09-03-2003, 11:59 PM
I just got back from the game, and I was extremely frustrated by the constant first-strike swinging for most batters (Frank Thomas being a notable exception). Maybe it is because I'm just finishing the book Moneyball which emphasizes the statistical approach to baseball. But I've known for awhile that it is a good idea to work the pitch count. Was tonight an aberration, or do the Sox hitters tend to swing early in the count?