“So you take a throw… now you’re 3-1. Then the pitcher comes back with an excellent launch… 3-2. Now you are ready to play a double game. Everyone should hit 3-0. The Grand Slams are a huge statistic, ”tweeted Cincinnati Reds and Hall of Famer legend Johnny Bench.
So you take a pitch … now you’re 3-1. Then the pitcher returns with an excellent preparation pitch… 3-2. You are now ready to jump into a double play. Everyone should hit 3-0. The Grand Slams are a huge statistic. @tatis_jr https://t.co/4D3ilsD9Sh
– Johnny Bench (@ JohnnyBench_5) August 18, 2020
Right-handed Reds Trevor Bauer also jumped in to defend the young shortstop, telling him to “keep bringing energy and flash to baseball and making it fun.” “
Hey @tatis_jr listen:
1) Keep swinging 3-0 if you want to, regardless of the game situation
2) Keep hitting home runs, no matter what the situation
3) Keep bringing energy and flash to baseball and making it fun
4) The only thing you did wrong was apologize. Stop that.
– Trevor Bauer (@BauerOutage) August 18, 2020
Former Houston Astros pitcher Collin McHugh agrees, it’s up to the pitcher to tweet to make a better pitch, and swinging in a 3-0 account shouldn’t be against the rules, regardless of the score.
Swinging into a 3-0 account shouldn’t be against any rule, regardless of the score.
Before a game, I was always looking to see which% a guy goes 3-0. If it’s more than 20%, that means I can’t do just one.
Guys who will never “give you a pitch” at home are the toughest ABs.
– Collin McHugh (@Collin_McHugh) August 18, 2020
“I didn’t like it, personally,” Woodward said after the game. “But, like I said, standards are challenged on a daily basis. So just because I don’t like it doesn’t mean it’s wrong. I don’t think we liked it as a group.
“He’s young and free and focused and all of those things,” Tingler said, also pointing out that Tatis missed a sign of “taking” ahead of the grand slam. “It’s the last thing we’ll ever take. It’s a learning opportunity and that’s it. He will grow up.
“I’ve been in this game since I was a kid,” Tatis said. “I know a lot of unwritten rules. I was a little lost on this. … These experiences, you must learn them. Probably next time I’ll take a pitch.
Tatis’ two circuits now allow him to lead the league at 11 in just 23 games played.
The Padres and Rangers will continue their streak from Globe Life Field in Arlington on Tuesday night.