Making good pitches vs. Walking hitters | Rangers Live

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Making good pitches vs. Walking hitters | Rangers Live

- Why do you continue to pitch to him when he does this every time?

- Well, in the ninth inning, you've got a one-run lead. So there's a man on first base. If you walk him in that situation, then you get rid of him. But you move a man into scoring position as the tying run.

Now all the next hitter has to do is get a base hit and the game's tied. So what you have to do is you have to depend on your pitcher to make a good pitch and get him out. But I don't know that you'll ever see a player walk to move the tying run into scoring position unless it was Barry Bonds in his heyday.

I mean, this guy is a good power hitter. But he's a 240 hitter. And he strikes out 170 times. If you make a good pitch to him, you'll get them out. You just can't keep making the same mistakes.