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Dustin Pedroia talks hitting adjustments, Sasquatch

Jun 25, 2014|

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It's nice secret. Not -- things that interest. So I wish my chest. And just sit there and it's okay. Episode of this and to be who would wind you know. Usually rob Bradford. Welcome to another edition of the award winning brat -- show sponsored that's always my -- distinctive clothing the people make you look so darned good. Someone who will attest to how good I've been lucky this year Dustin Pedroia is sitting here. And now what we're gonna talk to Dustin about his -- and then -- what. A Major League Baseball player has to do in terms of adjustments as they go throughout their career -- dust and talking you'll go. Putting -- in 2010 and about how you really had become a better hitter than even 2008. And just talk a little bit about the out of -- how do you think. As you went along even though you what you you -- is obviously MVP numbers in 2008. You'll fall even in those 23 years. Yeah he got. -- obviously at that I think that. Early in your career pitchers don't know you as well they they it's. -- like to mention a lot of fastballs I mean amiss. In the inner heart of the plate sitting in. You know if you obviously start hitting on the stop doing that also. You know I think there's more. More thought in this you know the way they. And on approach hitters knowing me -- other guys too many try to stay away from home. -- know what the -- they have to try to stay with the guys our area and you know eliminates a lot of mistakes have been made in the inner part of the play itself has got to be Smart and and try to get -- rounds does the pitch that you want in and out and drive it. So. Year to year to year they should -- an issue differently so this year how are they pitching you differently than last year both. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- So you know it's a constant adjustment every day depends on his pitch and what kind of stuff he has. There's a lot of thought going on before you know each game and and the ones your younger approach changes day to day ends. You know the more times you can execute your approach and -- what you wanna do more success happens when you're going. Did when he's gone on good runs this year what have you done well what what kind of adjustments have you made is it because I would imagine again it's is adjusting to. It's different ways that that teams are pitching and so what what do you don't want. -- I mean I haven't really got hot streak yet I mean it. You know there's last homestand and -- in Detroit series. Got a few hits went to Baltimore. -- the ball good and get many hits Ellis. You know I sort of swing the -- I went home Cleveland series where they get many hits. They got lined out like five or six times so I started to feel better. And the results aren't there now and I think that's the part that's frustrating but you know when you're going good your your goals. Taking your approach into the into the game trying to see the ball in and putting your swing on it you're not thinking too much about anything and not thinking about. You know I gotta get a hitter and John footballer and I -- you're just trying to have your battle for your swing on it see the ball. And Owens you know you kind of carefree -- Attorney backs and that is is is to see the ball react Fletcher Fletcher abilities take over in -- In the pros he knows the sooner that's all you can do -- that that's what gets you out of this. You know -- and not hitting the ball well or not are not doing what you do. It's not a simple as it is OK to -- me on the outside corner and no playoffs playoffs playoffs until they get a little bit closer to. The plate coverage it is not a simple as that right it's it's. Yeah now they days just stay out there meaning it would you can understand them and first my first couple years and degrees I think pitching us right now is a lot better -- a lot of guys throw throwing harder I mean I don't think this guy and Seattle's ten and hasn't thrown 98 I mean they're you know -- got power arms so. Mean if you take two strikes on the outer half. You know you really wanna be down Nocioni got those -- are -- does he doesn't throw it where you want them to strike out so. Sometimes you -- you gotta make adjustments things and go up they're looking to get the ball the other way. Instead of trying to he pitched so you know end and and do damage with -- You know when when you edgier things stumps thing last year and obviously you don't want that out because pitchers could try to take advantage of it. When it doesn't something like that does come around or are pitchers think that day. Can exploit an injury do you notice. They're trying to do something that maybe they won't have done otherwise. Moments. Yeah I mean -- He's you know everyone pays attention than having to live that every team -- advance scouts I mean you know us. If guys banged up he's not in the balls or or one -- and you know. You know when help him high ball hitter yeah I mean I'm just didn't get -- back to that mound and guys. Okay elevates the balls up you know as chest area in my face both backs and it had a former so. You know obviously Lester could really do that comes. And I'm just getting the point now where aren't I I feel like coming from beginning those balls to damage it. One of things I thought I think I've noticed a little bit lately it's -- song at the first pitch a little maybe a little more offense that. Acker now. -- haven't been a little bit more aggressive I mean when -- got to. You know it's if it's. No I think traditionally haven't been on I've worked the count and and see a lot of pitches and then in England at bats that. You know when he's obviously -- teams struggle offensively a little bit first part and and we know we don't have we're not in a rhythm of the game you know figure of a first pitch fastball right in there you know home and a lot of client. Hopefully. You know obviously this scouting reports that in and they'll figure that sounds -- a -- announced -- first pitch ball will set a plan about -- that. Is it tougher when you lead when you have a lineup which. Across the board isn't producing like other lineups you've been in because you're considered one the foundation guys you've -- a 23 sometimes four spot. Is it even though you can tell yourself to be patient be patient be patient you also know that your being count on is that tougher to -- and keep that sort of patience. A little bit -- sometimes. I kind of message you're -- runners on it and you know smoked -- ball and got out and I remember. You know I just adds more pressure to it instead of thinking man hours and you know there's nothing really else -- can do and I had. -- those those great at bat -- have results then. People don't see that you know they just look at the numbers they'll discuss fitness you know so. Was that a signal of the process you know I think Edwards you know I tried it too much -- again. You know play out come you get a lot of us throughout the year in and over the course of the season here and we're -- being -- The last time you're on this card guest. You knew you had a sound by actually they keep playing over and over which he told me to invest in Google or go to Google. Because I -- not right I challenge you believe in -- clutch. And he said that you would -- -- for another time I don't wanna get into it too much by it. Tell me why I'm -- marquis. Guess if -- proclaim right now that. This thing does not access the. Mean I'm a big believer in the standings and proof of whatever it is it it means -- if you have proof that it doesn't exist. And and I'll let you know take that into account. Would you improve exists. So no that's why I'm looking. Like I don't know if it exists but I think it does. It's a big difference do -- blind faith have access. I don't know what that means that yeah you know -- there is -- how proof but you pretty sure. If it doesn't exist. I've seen it. It's what -- knowing all the you don't have the it's the you don't have. Proof that it does not exist peoples some -- do. -- I -- we talked those people -- talk to me you know but a lot of friends on the gonna cut you out. Well there because they're coming out friends you probably want to show and I played this well Brandon this is I was sitting in my. McConnell lives motel. -- the only channel I really doubt it was a Chandler showing them on first task watch. And -- -- you watch I share your most -- right. So -- finding an excellent is that same thing. Yes. Yes if you see if you're aware that show yes but. Is it having watched that show finding bigs but. Is that because you watch it show because those people have images or whatever is that your biggest. -- source of evidence of the success I just think that there's so many people. That has it. Supposed to you know say they've had an accountant. I don't think there's that many people out the world that are losing their mind. So therefore I have belief that there is something out there. Where Melinda and I just remember that were in the wind of this right now Aaron this -- plus territory. Lone field one more data to get it done so I appreciate you joining thank you thank you.

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