"I take a lot of responsibility for what's going on," Wells said. "It's frustrating for everyone. When things are going poorly, guys want to do too much to get everybody out of what we're going through. It's just a matter of taking a deep breath and getting back to our approaches."About those approaches...is the Citocity wearing off?
Vernon Wells, the much maligned star of Sunday's loss, has exactly zero hits to the opposite field this year. Zero. Nil. On balls hit up the middle, his OPS is .533. That is some extreme shit.
Consider Aaron Hill, team leader in OPS. When the ball goes up the middle, his OPS is .884. He has 36 hits in that direction. Lyle Overbay is second on the team in overall OPS thanks to his .977 mark up the middle. Alex Rios's up the middle/opposite field OPS are .590/.636. Maybe Rios & Wells could try something other than dead pull. Just try.
Daylife for the picture and Bastian for the quote