Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Tyner again.

Johan worked out a walk and hit a double tonight. He should be the Twins DH. He has shown the plate patience that Tyner has not shown.In his career as a hitter Johan now walks in 3.5% of his plate appearances and Tyner has walked in 4.5% of his plate appearances.

Why is it so hard not to swing the bat. Watch how Mauer approaches an AB, hell watch how Johan approaches an AB.

He must think that if he keeps swinging he will eventually hit a homerun. It is really not worth it.

Somehow Sosa walked Tyner in the 3rd. I missed the at bat so I don’t know exactly how it happened.

The next inning, Tyner had the kind of at bat that I hate. He somehow worked the count to 3-1 and Sosa threw ball low and inside and so Tyner, halving already reached his walk quota for the month, swung and missed. Then on 3-2 Sosa threw a high fastball that also would have been ball four and grounded out.

The game was basically over then so it really didn’t matter. But it’s the principle. He has no power it makes no sense for that idiot to swing at ball four constantly.

I guess I should be thankful because a two walk game by Tyner would be a sign of the coming apocalypse.

Thank you Jason.


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