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Pirtle Delivers Solid Swings As A Switch-Dog

The move raised some obvious eyebrows at the time. And goodness knows Brett Pirtle doesn't look the part of the classic ‘cleanup' hitter. Yet how this second baseman has been swinging the stick reminds that not all baseball wisdom is conventional.

The best part? Despite moving into this premier slot, Pirtle hasn't pressed for success. "Sometimes they fall and sometimes they don't," he said. "But all you've got to do in this game is see how many balls you can square-up. And don't worry about the outcome. If you worry you're messed-up for the at-bat." Obviously there isn't a lot of worry to Pirtle. As the calendar flips over to May, the...

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