Watch today’s game. They’re hitting the ball. They’re not scoring runs, but they’re hitting the damn ball and that makes me frustrated. Like boss-level in Double Dragon frustrated.
Huff’s double play ball? In any other situation it’s a rope single into center and a run after Cabrera’s hit. Of course because they put on the hit and run Jimmy Rollins is standing on second and it’s two outs. Ironically, had it been a piddling grounder to short Huff actually would have had a hit.
It’s shit like this that makes me want to go all Lou Pinella on the nearest piece of furniture. It’s not like they’re getting dominated by the Philly pitchers (Cliff Lee aside,) they’ve been hitting the ball hard at all the wrong places and all the wrong times.
And how do you coach them out of that? Should you even try? How many times can you say “just keep at it and they’ll start to fall,” before a guy snaps his bat in half and jams the pointy end into your small intestine?