Seems like the hitters are way too impatient b/c they are basically all 1st pitch swinging even late in the game when they need to be more patient.
There are times to work the count, and times to jump on the first pitch.
Of the 32 batters we sent to the plate yesterday, ONE of them struck out ONCE.
ONE of them also walked. ONCE.
SC was throwing strikes.
We aslo hit some hard shots that were just gobbled up. Nothing you can do there.
The only players who looked composed and patient at the plate were Katz and Jones
These are actually the two players I think should take more first pitch hacks, as neither handles breaking balls particularly well. One far worse than the other. Usually you will see more first pitch fastballs. Not set in stone, but more than not.
Maybe, just maybe with Wynkoop being a freshman, if we had run his pitch count up, he may have tired and walked some hitters, or left cookies out for us, but we did put the bat on the ball well for the most part. Just couldn't find grass. That ball hit to left by Ibarra was a cannon shot. Left fielder just picked up his glove and vaccumed it up. Jones smoked a ball.
Mcmullen slammed one in the gap I thought was for extra bases....and so on.