- When a batter is ahead in the count they are hitting .295
- When the pitcher is ahead, batters are hitting .204
When I’m ahead in the count, I’m picking too many spots. I just want to look for my pitch. Sometimes I swing at balls away. I swung at balls that are high. Or down. When I have two strikes, I’m more selective. I just try to see the ball and put good contact on it. But when I’m ahead in the count, I’m just expanding the zone.Maikel Franco
Matt Davidson has hit four home runs in four games.
Jose Quintana hasn’t won since May 2.
Lonnie Chisenhall is the third Indians bench player to drive in five or more runs in one game since 1913
Justin Verlander leads the American League with 42 walks through 14 starts.
To me it’s like spring training, a full game is not most important but being able to bounce definitely is for a catcher, and we’re getting closer to that point Kevin Cash on Ramos
Buster Posey felt sudden pain in his surgically reconstructed ankle after hitting a home run last night.
The Cardinals bullpen threw only one less inning than their starting pitchers over the four game series against the Brewers. They are 10-19 against teams above .500.
The Royals have scored seven or more runs in each of their last five games for the third time in club history
Bruce Bochy used Ty Blach and Jeff Samardzija as pinch hitters after he used Aaron Hill and Kelby Tomlinson as pinch-hitters and Nick Hundley and Gorkys Hernandez as injury replacements.
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