How about those two extra-innings at-bats for Vazquez with runners on third and less that two out? Classic.The Red Sox just refuse to take pitches. It's infuriating.
They faced the entire Twins staff last night for 68 PAs and had two walks -- one intentional. Jackie's at bat was the biggest at bat of that inning and it's like Sandy, Beni and JD weren't even paying attention. You keep the line moving and get hittable pitches by being patient but the Sox are swinging at everything. Everything.
Did you know that both his parents were ballet dancers and that he grew up in Germany?Good job by Eduardo there. Kepler scares me
You can't just take pitches to take them, of course. If they really can't recognize pitches, then I guess they have to swing and hope but we have some pretty good hitters. You have to put the pitchers under pressure to get the ones you can handle.So are people OK with Xander K'ing there because he took a couple of fastballs over the plate? Cora wants them to be aggressive on pitches in the strike zone. Blame the quality of contact and not the aggressiveness.