Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Why do Teams Like Hitting Carlos Quentin

Why do teams love hitting Carlos Quentin? It seems like every time I read a box score, Carlos is getting drilled. Two days ago in a spring training game he got hit twice. TWICE! IN SPRING TRAINING! Don't worry, he got revenge by going yard. Carlos did not play most of 2009, but he did play in 2008. In 2008 he finished third in HBP and he missed the entire month of September. Heck, just do an image search on him in Google and the 10th picture you'll see is the above picture of him getting drilled.

What is going on?

I'm sure his stance has something to do with getting hit so much. He is very active in his stance and he tends to lean in over the plate. But that can't count for everything can it?

It doesn't seem like he's a jerk or an antagonizer like AJ that you would expect pitchers want to throw at. He doesn't seem to show up pitchers after a home run that leads to bean balls . I don't get it.

Is it just me who notices this, or do more of you out there agree it seems CQ gets hit an awful lot?

1 comment:

  1. He crowds the plate. Pitchers do it to send a message that he needs to stop crowding the inside zone, as he is essentially taking it away.