Rich's Clip Of The Day

Pitchers Hitting the Big Fly

Rich Herrera
August 16, 2018 - 3:51 pm

@973 The Fan

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No matter where I go I can always run into someone who thinks we need the DH in the National League.  It's an automatic out, its a waste of time, blah blah blah.  I know that the number 9 hitter isn't going to win the batting title or a home run derby in the national league, and that's ok.  There are reasons why big league pitchers don't hit.  The biggest thing is that they don't swing anymore once they get into pro ball.  In the Minors, they are working on throwing the ball not hitting it.  So how can they be expected to rake once they get to Yankee stadium? A pitcher that can bunt or have a product out moving a runner along can help his own cause.  And every now and then they can do yard!  

Rich Herrera