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?