Jones bat is back after batting .144 in August
Garrett Jones is swinging the bat well again. In his past 10 games, Jones is batting .324 despite not having a homerun since August 31st. Jones entered August batting .274, which dipped down to .247 by the end of the month.
“Something I feel like I’ve been doing the best all year this past two weeks is being able to drive the ball the other way,” Jones said. “And just hitting line drives, not thinking home runs, just hitting line drives and being more productive at the plate.”
Jones tried altering his batting stance during his rough stretch, which actually made things worse.
“It was a domino effect there and it got to the point where I was just screwed up,” Jones said.
“In the beginning of the season they were pitching me down and away, down and away, down and away,” he said. “I was getting anxious trying to pull the ball, thinking about hitting a home run, and not just taking what the pitcher was giving me.”
Since then, Jones has been taking a more simplier approach to the plate, and focoused on hitting the pitch wherever he can.