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impressive to be able to switch-hit that late in life and then get to Philadelphia, spin on balls with power, play small ball from both sides of the plate. He's really developed his game." It was after Victorino was sent back down to Double-A
able to exploit the matchups offensively. With the playoffs approaching there will be a lot of different lineups, so small ball is pretty good. In the playoffs you have to have versatile lineups. The more flexible you are in your rotation the more
Only it wasn’t, thanks to a rally instigated by Marco Scutaro ’s ninth-inning leadoff double, followed by the small ball contributions of Jacoby Ellsbury (sac bunt) and Dustin Pedroia (sac fly). It marked the 14th time that the Sox have hung a blown save on Rivera
had just left, Ortiz was still committed to the hitting philosophy of Minnesota, which emphasized fundamentally sound small ball . That being the case, in a sense, Feb. 27, 2003, would represent the beginning of the man known as Big Papi . “It was my very
C’ s also did a great job of getting out in transition, turning their defense into easy scoring opportunities. SMALL - BALL GIVES CELTICS TROUBLE After the Celtics scored the first six points of the second quarter to extend their lead to 20
26 minutes off the bench — a Green-esque performance. JONAS JEREBKO IS A STRETCH 5 The Celtics continued to play small - ball with great success, in large part because the Warriors didn’t have a center capable of making them pay defensively
those were the only two big men that played. Shavlik Randolph and Jonas Jerebko both did not play, which meant a lot of small ball for Brad Stevens . Jae Crowder (12 points, seven rebounds, four assists) played a lot of power forward during his 29
rotation twice, brought in Marcus Thornton as his first man off the bench. He also finished the first with a bizarre small - ball line-up that featured Bradley, Turner, Smart, Jae Crowder, and Sullinger. Rookie James Young played just under
lot of playing time, Herrera continues to come to the park and get to work on the things he does best: fielding and small ball . “I prepare myself everyday to come to the ballpark and do the littler things, bunt, take my regular ground balls and from third, second