Cardinals' Reynolds looking to get on base more
Mark Reynolds hasn't been a high on-base percentage guy throughout his career, but the Cardinal has tweaked his approach this season and looking to improve his on-base percentage.
"I like looking up at the scoreboard and [seeing that I'm] not hitting .190," Reynolds told Cardinals.com. "It's more about just putting balls in play ... The homers will come and normally come in bunches. Hopefully [Saturday's blast against the Royals] will kind of kick start me a little bit. I like singles, too."
However, that does not mean he is abandoning his power swing. Reynolds admitted there are still times in a game where he likes to let it loose.
"I'm just trying to put more balls in play and see what happens," Reynolds said. "I kind of pick my spots when I want to open up and try to pull the ball. When everybody is throwing 97 [mph] with cutters these days, you have to make adjustments. Right now, that's what I've been doing."
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