Results for tag: Jose Bautista
Posted by: Larry Fleisher on May 23, 2011 at 06:28:31 PM

When it comes to power hitting in the major leagues, it is Jose Bautista's world and opposing pitchers are living it in. It is that way even if he puts it "every time I hit the ball hard, it just happens to sail over the fence".

"As weird as it may sound, I don’t try to hit home runs when I go up to the plate," Bautista said. "I do try to hit the ball very hard and it just happens that when connect well on a 2-0 pitch – it’s going out."

It's not everytime.

But it's close such as once every 7.5 at-bats this year and once every 9.7 at-bats. That accounts for how frequently Bautista has hit home runs and since becoming the premier power hitter in the game at the start of last season, he has 72 over his last 705 at-bats.

While skeptics may find it hard to believe, some

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Posted by: Larry Fleisher on Apr 30, 2011 at 02:26:07 AM

When three hours and 35 minutes of tightrope and high-wire baseball ended, there were a number of words thrown around.

Walking over to the Blue Jay clubhouse, presided over by first-year manager John Farrell, words like game-changing, complete player and lead pitch were used as descriptive terms. Also used were angelic.

Game-changing described the speed element anchored by Rajai Davis. Complete player referred to Jose Bautista and lead pitch described the normal role of Casey Janssen's final pitch. Angelic was used by Ricky Romero, who described being lucky enough to avoid getting hit by a line drive in the third inning by saying:

“I guess there’s an angel next to me right there."

All of those components led to the end result of a really long night at Yankee Stadium, the

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