Leaving runners on

SDS

Ok so I know the whole moneyball thing is about getting on base, but I’m really struggling to cash in runners right now.

I just lost a game 1-0, wherein I left 12 runners on base. I had only three hits and NINE walks, not to mention a ridiculous amount of strikeouts.

My opponent refused to throw in the zone. Newhouser threw North of 110 pitches in five innings.

Obviously, being patient against players like this is important, but at a certain point, I got bored from taking so many pitches and was not able to put good swings on the few pitches in the zone he did throw.

I’m going to tip my cap to the opponent for pitching so stingily (is that a word?) but I need some help in staying focused after so many innings without much to swing at.

Any suggestions other than Git Gud?

SDS

First time I’ve seen “stingily” used, which absolutely is a word.

SDS

@halfbutt said in Leaving runners on:

Ok so I know the whole moneyball thing is about getting on base, but I’m really struggling to cash in runners right now.

I just lost a game 1-0, wherein I left 12 runners on base. I had only three hits and NINE walks, not to mention a ridiculous amount of strikeouts.

My opponent refused to throw in the zone. Newhouser threw North of 110 pitches in five innings.

Obviously, being patient against players like this is important, but at a certain point, I got bored from taking so many pitches and was not able to put good swings on the few pitches in the zone he did throw.

I’m going to tip my cap to the opponent for pitching so stingily (is that a word?) but I need some help in staying focused after so many innings without much to swing at.

Any suggestions other than Git Gud?

You pretty much know what made you lose, go watch CBrev’s series “What would brev do” or his hitting tips part 2 and maybe you can add something to your approach. His approach has won me so many games, being able to switch from a passive to an aggresive approach and then back to passive helps to cash in on certain opportunities

SDS

Yeah, I have been watching those and really find them helpful.

I pretty much did everything right, I just couldn’t come up with ground ball to score a guy from third.

At the very end of the game in the ninth with two guys on none out, ahead of Griffey, I abandoned my approach and swung early in the count and, you guessed it, grounded into a double play.

I think the glaring message is reduce the strikeouts.

SDS

I'm in the same boat. I get lots of hits. Enough walks. I get on base but am TERRIBLE at converting runs. I just psych myself out.

SDS

@halfbutt said in Leaving runners on:

Yeah, I have been watching those and really find them helpful.

I pretty much did everything right, I just couldn’t come up with ground ball to score a guy from third.

At the very end of the game in the ninth with two guys on none out, ahead of Griffey, I abandoned my approach and swung early in the count and, you guessed it, grounded into a double play.

I think the glaring message is reduce the strikeouts.

You did good for 8.1 innings then. Shake it off and be ready to cash in, next time you’ll do better. It happens and you know where you failed, you got this.

SDS

Yeah, next game I scored 4 on 9 hits and could have had more. All we can do is put good swings. Paxton went 7 strong.

SDS

Or you could have the ground into double play issues. Or the good popped ball and your wondering why it’s an infield fly when that pci placement and timing was a double two batters before.