Phillies’ Scott Kingery goes deep on changes at the plate after 2018 horror show
by Scott Lauber, Updated: February 22, 2019
CLEARWATER, Fla. — When Scott Kingery was finally able to stomach seeing video from the horror movie that was his rookie season, he saw an out-of-control swing that did more slashing than Michael Myers and opposing pitchers who salivated at the sight of him walking to the plate, like Hannibal Lechter over a dish of liver and fava beans.
The real fright, though, came from a plate approach that was as mangled as Freddy Krueger’s face.
BY GORDON WITTENMYER Staff Reporter October 9, 2014
The Cubs didn’t have to go far to find their next hitting coach. They hired Mount Carmel High School grad John Mallee from the Astros’ staff this week to replace Bill Mueller.
They also hired former Cubs outfielder Doug Dascenzo as first-base and outfield coach, shifting first-base coach Eric Hinske to assistant hitting coach, to complete their 2015 coaching staff.
By Brian McTaggart / MLB.com
ARLINGTON — A routine trip to the ballpark earlier this season sent Astros hitting coach John Mallee on an alternate route because of construction.
By Earl Bloom —
Despite the tear he’s been on for 2 1/2 months, Astros designated hitter Chris Carter has drawn just five intentional walks.