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Sunday, August 05, 2012

Angels’ Vernon Wells struggles to find rhythm at plate

Wells…Rhythm…In His Younger Days.

Wells hit .308 (eight for 26) with two homers in a seven-game triple-A rehabilitation stint, but that has had no bearing on his big league performance. Not that the Angels were expecting it to.

“Minor league at-bats are minor league at-bats,” Scioscia said. “It’s good to get in shape, to see velocity, but the only way to get acclimated to major league pitching is to see it and hit it. And that’s what Vernon is going through right now. You have to be able to get it done. That’s the bottom line.”

With fewer opportunities, it’s natural for Wells to press when he plays, and that can only compound his struggles.

“He really needs to get simple,” Scioscia said. “Start with singles, and the power will come. ... I think he’s jumping at the ball. His load is a little hard, and it’s affecting his rhythm and timing. He’s working hard, and hopefully he’ll find something that’s going to let him contribute.”

Repoz Posted: August 05, 2012 at 11:24 PM | 7 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. The District Attorney Posted: August 06, 2012 at 12:07 AM (#4201239)
Angels’ Vernon Wells struggles to find rhythm at plate
WE NOTICED.
   2. frannyzoo Posted: August 06, 2012 at 12:12 AM (#4201246)
His load is a little hard, and it’s affecting his rhythm and timing.


Words of wisdom, Lloyd. Words. of. wisdom.

And also the general theme of nearly all blues songs, especially Muddy Waters.
   3. The District Attorney Posted: August 06, 2012 at 12:33 AM (#4201256)
His load is a little hard, and it’s affecting his rhythm and timing.

Words of wisdom, Lloyd. Words. of. wisdom.

And also the general theme of nearly all blues songs, especially Muddy Waters.
I heard a Lightnin' Hopkins song the other day. He was talking about how his car wouldn't start, so he took it to the mechanic, who told him there was nothing wrong with the car, he was just burning bad gasoline. I thought "well, that makes sense."
   4. McCoy Posted: August 06, 2012 at 12:35 AM (#4201258)
It's a dancer, Vernon, a dancer.
   5. LA Podcasting Hombre of Anaheim Posted: August 06, 2012 at 02:02 PM (#4201578)
Vernon Wells for a middle reliever? Anybody? Anyone?
   6. Martin Hemner Posted: August 06, 2012 at 03:58 PM (#4201694)
Ryan Howard could be a middle reliever if asked.
   7. Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Griffin (Vlad) Posted: August 06, 2012 at 04:53 PM (#4201758)
His load is a little hard


Some fiber'll fix that right up.

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