rentz wrote:a lefty hitting to left center in arlington is a pretty big deal.
thats one of the deeper parts of the park, where the ball doesnt carry as well
i think his shoulders fine, he's just putting a ton of pressure on himself right now
I realize it's hard to hit it to left-center, but I wonder if it was just a fluke that he happened to be late on that pitch, or if that is the best he could do because he couldn't get around on the pitch. He received cortizone shots in spring training - something which is reserved for a fairly serious injury. I think he'll start receiving some days off when Matthews Jr. gets healthy. At that point they'll be trying to share ABs between Nix/Mench/Wilkerson/Matthews.
Then again maybe you're right and he's just pressing. That easily could be, but at this point I am starting to wonder about it being more than just pressing.