Thursday, September 20, 2012
Sox focused on hitting in clutch situations
By Bruce Levine
Alexei Ramirez and his teammates have Sox coaches focused on hitting in the clutch.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The lack of hitting with men in scoring position has Chicago White Sox hitting coach Jeff Manto working overtime to come up with a solution.
The Sox were hitting.192 with men in scoring position over the last 13 games heading into action Thursday against the Kansas City Royals. That is a major concern for a team that scores almost 45 percent of its runs via the long ball.
"I don’t think there is any magic way to get guys through this time of year," Manto said before Thursday's game. "We try to keep it positive with these guys. They are the reason we have gotten this far.They know that at times they have come out of their zone, so we reinforce some positive things into the equation."