Re: Re: Re: Re: manny
you use manny as an example of awesome rotational mechanics but during the second half of the season he didnt hit nearly as well. Was there a change in his mechanics?
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> > > Hey
> > > I think that the teams found they could pitch him inside and get him out cuz he stands so close to the plat
> > > Jeff Hitman
> > I live outside Boston and watched Manny all year. He got a bad case of the flu and missed almost a week of playing time. When he returned, he was not the same hitter. THere was some confusion here about his playing the outfield vs. dh'ing but IMO the flu had a really negative effect on him.
> > I suspect he felt weak and a bit slow with the bat, so he tried to get his swing started a little earlier. Anyway, he stopped taking outside pitches to the opposite field for most of July and August. He was pulling everything and strking out a lot.
> > By the end of the year he was fed up with the circus in the clubhouse and didn't seem to be trying.
> > It would be interesting to compare his mechanics from May with his August mechanics. I suspect they were different. His approach certainly was and the results were as well.
> Hi Guys,
> Manny and Edgar suffered through the same problems half the season. Both started 'red hot', Edgar hit at a .800 clip for approx. 3-4 weeks.
> One thing to consider is if one hitter is doing all the damage, teams will pitch around them until they feel comfortable pitching to them again.
> There is always a change in mechanics. Does the hitter know something is wrong? I'm sure they do, it's not always easy to make the corrections.
Good point. Pitchers try to mess up hitting mechanics.
Manny never really recovered his mechanics, though he was a bit better by the end of the season.
Not that the RedSox management has a clue about what they are doing, but Manny never really came out of his slump and Rick Down, the hitting coach, was fired at the end of the year.
I can only assume they felt he wasn't getting the job done. Then they offered the job to Walt Hriniak (!@#@#%*@$^) who, fortunately for RedSox nation, turned it down.
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