From John Fay:
Baker didn’t realize until Sunday that Patterson had been struggling so mightily on offense. He’s hitless in his last 22 at-bats. In his last 11 games, he’s 1-for-29.
“It didn’t seem like that because he’s not striking out. Most of the time when a guy is 0-for-something, he’s got a bunch of punch-outs in there,” Baker said.
Patterson has only struck out four times in 60 at-bats.
Does this bother anyone else as much as it does me? That the manager didn’t realize the player he brought in was “struggling so mightily on offense”? Either Baker’s not paying attention to his job or else he has a blind eye for “his” players.
Oh, and he’s walked a grand total of 4 times in those 11 games.