Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Aaron Rowand takes his hacks. This photo makes it look like he has given up his unorthodox stance, but it was taken just after he shifted in to hitting position. He hit pretty well for the first day. A good number of line drives and one HR. The Giants really need him to be the Aaron Rowand of 2 years ago.

1 comment:

DrBGiantsfan said...

I'm going to take the optimistic tack and say that I think Rowand's rib injury bothered him all season. He probably won't ever hit 35 HR's on the west coast, but he has enough power to hit more than 20.

His stance really bothers me too. I don't think he's always done that. I wonder why? Is it too stretch his back before the swing? Load up his leg muscles? Whenever a hitter is doing something funky like that and is struggling, I want to scream at the TV and tell him to just go to a basic stance and hit.