Adrian Gonzalez of the Boston Red Sox talked to the Boston Globe's Peter Abraham about how he changes his approach to hitting with men on base:
Gonzalez explained how having runners on base helps make him a better hitter.
“They’re going to pitch the way they’re going to pitch. But when you have people on base, the pitcher doesn’t want to walk you and put you on base,’’ he said.
“They’re still going to pitch to you. That doesn’t mean they’re not going to throw fastballs down the middle. You just know that if you get to a situation where it’s 2-0 or 3-1, he might throw an offspeed pitch and it’ll be a strike.’’