Nava, Big Papi and THE WALL

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    Nava, Big Papi and THE WALL

    Last year both of these were taking outside pitches and flicking them off the wall. Not this year. Are there any stats as to Big Papi's ground ball outs--into the shift? Must be humongous. nd Nava is watching outside corner pitches slide by like they were contaminated. So he's hitting .190, or something, when he has shown he's a .300 hitter. I think both could use  little advice from the coaching staff, don't you?

     
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    And, BINGO, Drew, did just that!

     
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    I think Nava woke up and realized he was dreaming and now it's all over.  Does he even have 5 XBH this year?

     
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    Nava 380 so far in June

    LOVE my  Red Sox, Bs, Cs, Pats and enjoy the ride every year. 

     
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    Nava seems to be out of his funk and his swing looks really good right now. 

    Ortiz just looks like he wants to put one over the bullpen every AB.  i see zero LF approach to his swing.

     
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    In response to slasher9's comment:

    Nava seems to be out of his funk and his swing looks really good right now. 

    Ortiz just looks like he wants to put one over the bullpen every AB.  i see zero LF approach to his swing.



    Agree, I wouldn't mind to see him bunt once in a while. Saturday the whole left side was open, with Pedrioa on First. He hit into shift DP, he would have bunted Pedey would have made 3rd easy nobody there, with 1 out. Naturally Napoli gets a hit next inning.

     
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    Yes, let's have our only true power hitter bunt. Brilliant...oh god no.

     
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    Open Message to David Ortiz---Swing for the fences

     
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    In response to andrewmitch's comment:

    I think Nava woke up and realized he was dreaming and now it's all over.  Does he even have 5 XBH this year?




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    Have you been watching games lately?

     
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    Open Message to David Ortiz---Swing for the fences



    Shouldn't that be FENSES?

     
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    Open Message to David Ortiz---Swing for the fences

    Sure, David, and continue to hit .158 (last 10 games) and .246, overall. And hit nice convenient bouncing ground balls! Great idea!


     
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    Yes, let's have our only true power hitter bunt. Brilliant...oh god no.




    i agree Danny that most of the time ortiz should be looking to drive the ball hard somewhere.  but it would also benefit him and the team if he would beat the shift with a bunt or 2 or 3 down the 3rd baseline.  keep them "honest" so to speak.  at the very least try and hammer the outside pitch off the monster instead of continuing to roll over to 2nd base. 

     

     
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    I'm with you, Slasher.  A bunt for a base hit beats an inning killing grounder into the shift.  He did it a couple of times last year.  He also went the other way with regularity last year and hit for a high average as a result.  Why he is trying to hit everything into the BP now is a mystery.  How can he not get it?



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    I'm with you, Slasher.  A bunt for a base hit beats an inning killing grounder into the shift.  He did it a couple of times last year.  He also went the other way with regularity last year and hit for a high average as a result.  Why he is trying to hit everything into the BP now is a mystery.  How can he not get it?



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    Joel, he was certainly using all fields far better last season.  But, do you really think he just 'doesn't get it'?  I mean, it is possible.  But baseball, and hitting in particular, is a fickle fickle beast - one of such subtle nuance that the slightest misplacement of the foot or hitch in stride can be the difference between a month of 0fers and a hot streak.  Personally, i find it difficult to believe that Ortiz, he of the batting average rennaisance due to discovering left field (thank you Adrian Gonzalez), just doesn;t get it.

     
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    I'm with you, Slasher.  A bunt for a base hit beats an inning killing grounder into the shift.  He did it a couple of times last year.  He also went the other way with regularity last year and hit for a high average as a result.  Why he is trying to hit everything into the BP now is a mystery.  How can he not get it?



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    Joel, he was certainly using all fields far better last season.  But, do you really think he just 'doesn't get it'?  I mean, it is possible.  But baseball, and hitting in particular, is a fickle fickle beast - one of such subtle nuance that the slightest misplacement of the foot or hitch in stride can be the difference between a month of 0fers and a hot streak.  Personally, i find it difficult to believe that Ortiz, he of the batting average rennaisance due to discovering left field (thank you Adrian Gonzalez), just doesn;t get it.




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    I know it's hyberbole to say he doesn't get it, Space, but he certainly seems to be way too pull happy this season. He squares up the ball regularly, but all too often into the shift.  I have to believe he can make the adjustment.  It's got to be mechanical, and he and the hitting coach should able to figure it out.  IMO he needs to keep his right shoulder in to drive the ball the opposite way.  He's too good a hitter to not be doing that.  I have to believe he is studying tapes from last season and should be able to pinpoint the problem.  I hope it's not a case of trying to carry the team by going for the BP every time up there.

     
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    In response to slasher9's comment:

    Nava seems to be out of his funk and his swing looks really good right now. 

    Ortiz just looks like he wants to put one over the bullpen every AB.  i see zero LF approach to his swing.




    Those back to back grounders to almost the exact same spot were tough to watch...but hopefully he will work it out. He overcame the shift last year he can do it again this year..

     
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    We need some excitement other than watching Gomes do 360's looking for balls that have deflected off his glove.

     
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    We need some excitement other than watching Gomes do 360's looking for balls that have deflected off his glove.




    Oh.. I don't know. That catch left center by Holt was pretty exciting...especially as it was occurring in the back drop of Gomes standing there looking up for the ball. Heck..even Lester was a little confused at first as to what had just happened...

     
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    In response to miscricket's comment:

    In response to billge's comment:

    We need some excitement other than watching Gomes do 360's looking for balls that have deflected off his glove.




    Oh.. I don't know. That catch left center by Holt was pretty exciting...especially as it was occurring in the back drop of Gomes standing there looking up for the ball. Heck..even Lester was a little confused at first as to what had just happened...




    I think the camera people were confused too.

     
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