Thursday, April 26, 2012

Tigers Swept Under the Rug

Great to see the offense start to come alive, specifically Mr. Smoak.  He needs to start drawing more walks and hitting the ball farther.  I was interested in the post on USS Mariner the other day which talked about players who have low contact numbers like Smoak usually don't hit for high averages unless they hitting the ball a long ways.  So Justin responded with a home run.  Keep it up.  It's also interesting to look at this April vs last April for Smoak and where he is hitting the ball.  Obviously, he came out swinging last year and that was the guy we hoped we had traded for.  He was drawing walks (14) and hitting the ball hard (6 2Bs, 4 HRs).  But look at the difference in his hit chart.  This year he is hitting the ball to right field whereas last year he was driving the ball to right field.