WARNING: This is installment 1,057 on Contact Swings. If you're tired of it, just move on.
FYI... on occasion, I will use contact swing if I have 2 strikes and am facing a fire-baller.
I'm playing in a BR game, away team. My opponent retires me 1-2-3 in the first. He scores 2 in the bottom of the first, contact swinging every pitch. Hit a HR on a changeup 6 inches below the zone. So... the devil on my right shoulder screams "arvcpa... why don't you just try contact swing every time to see what happens? They're doing it to you..."
So... I debase myself and decide to contact swing for the remainder of the game.
2nd inning. Trout leads off. High and tight contact swing 400 foot bomb to left center. A solid ground-out and fly ball follow, then another bomb. 3rd out, a solid line drive to the 1b that bounces away from him, but retires me in time. Tied 2-2.
Bottom 2nd. Double and single for a run. I retire the rest. Down 3-2.
Top 3rd. O'Hearn homers to right on a perfect/perfect FB up and in. Five points for me. I'm satisfied even if I lose. Killebrew single, Blackmon solid lineout to short, Trout solid double down the line, Keibert Ruiz no-doubter to right, opponent disconnects.
I feel kind of dirty. Going forward, if my opponent is contact-swinging, I guess I will too.