yep, that and i guess him getting used to stuff in mlb. give credit to Don Baylor also (last i heard he was tryin to make Matsui more comfy at the plate and make him get his feet closer to outside pitches) !
im real happy with what hes done in this stretch.
[size=10]Manny Ramirez....$20 million
Pedro Martinez....$17.5 million
Curt Schilling...$12 million (and a $2 million bonus)
Never hearing a Yankee fan chant 1918 again...priceless. [/size]
It doesn't hurt that he's hitting in front of Piazza.
This is about the same time last year that Hideki started to turn it up. Not that that really means anything but it's interesting. The surprising thing is that his defense has really improved in the same stretch.
Also funny to mention that his explosion directly coincides with Donald Trump calling him out on Sportscenter. I read that this clip was aired in Japan.
Maine has a good swing for a pitcher but on anything that moves, he has no chance. And if it's a fastball, it has to be up in the zone. Basically, the pitcher has to hit his bat. - Mike Pelfrey