Pentland, hitting coach, coaching hitting
Ã¢â‚¬Å“It would be easy after the three or four games coming into this series for our hitters to press,Ã¢â‚¬Â manager Mike Hargrove said. Ã¢â‚¬Å“But theyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve bought into the approach Jeff has preached, theyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve been patient at the plate and weÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve given ourselves baserunners.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“You increase your chances to score, you increase the scoring.Ã¢â‚¬Â
P/PA, 2006: 3.82, #8 in the ML. 2005 it was 3.74, 14th.
That’s actually fairly significant: the spread between worst and first over a season is .3 P/PA.
Also, it’s small sample size theater. And patience does not always mean success.