Sunday, September 27, 2009

GAMES AT TEXAS AND AT HOME

I've played in two games since the last time I had a chance to write on here, an away game against the Texas Rangers and Kansas City Royals, and a home game against the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Chicago White Sox. We traveled to Surprise, Arizona, to play in our second game of the fall season. I played nine innings again at 2nd base and hit third in our lineup. I ended the game 2 for 4 with a line drive single to left field and a ground ball single through the six-hole. One adjustment I have been working on is staying on top of the ball and trying to hit hard ground balls and line drives, staying away from hitting the ball in the air. It has really paid off so far as a lot of the balls I have hit on the ground and on a line have found their way through the infield for base hits.
Our third game was played at home against LA and Chicago. In my first at bat of the game I hit a line drive to left field and as I made my turn around 1st base to head to 2nd, I came down awkwardly on the bag and twisted my ankle. I seem to be inventing new ways every few weeks to hurt myself this year. I finished the game 1 for 3 with a walk. In our three games this fall season I am hitting 4 for 4 with 2 walks in my first two at bats of every game, and 0 for 6 with 0 walks in my last two at bats. I noticed this same trend happening a lot during my season in Portland this year. I am not sure for the reason, but I definitely have to find a way to finish off games better at the plate.
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