Tagged: ON THE FIELD… (vs Dodgers, 7.21-23.06) photo gallery

Take It & Leave It

So Taguchi takes Ball One on an outside pitch during his 9th inning at-bat against the Dodgers in Game Three of the LA series. 7.23.06

So had replaced left fielder Chris Duncan in the 7th inning. This was his one and only at-bat of the game– not to mention his one and only at-bat of the series.

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Get It Started

Scott Rolen initiates his swing during second at-bat (in the 4th inning) of Game Three against the Dodgers in LA. 7.23.06

Part of Scott’s on-deck ritual has always been to take his customary wide stance, settle into it and then take a few meaningful hacks. But this time around I saw him do something new. After taking a couple healthy swings he measured off his stance with his bat. It appears he’s trying to set his footing one (or so) bat-length apart. I’ve never seen him do that before and I think this is a change for him… which has me wondering: Could this be the cause (or the attempt at a cure) for his recent offensive difficulties?