Baseball Reveille 6/11/12
Here are several go-to links to make your Monday a bit more bearable:
David Ortiz: If you go up there trying to cover both sides of the plate, you have no chance. Where I’m looking depends on the pitcher. I make my adjustments that way. As I get older, I have to stay away from power swinging. I’m looking more for location now. When I was younger, I wanted to hit the ball 500 feet. My reactions were better, so it didn’t really matter to me. Now I’m like, “They’re going to pitch me this way, so I’m going do this.”
Justin Verlander: Off a guy like me, I think hitters have to look in zones. There are guys who can cover both sides against a guy who doesn’t throw as hard as I do. Hitters adjust, and I do, as well. I’m going to adjust based on what I see and feel out on the mound.
Maybe a catcher is most likely to know how to evade his opponent at home plate. Congrats to Rod Barajas for one of the best slides we will see this season.
That’s it. Have a walk-off week!