The way first baseman Brett Wallace figures it, there's a lesson to take away from the 448-foot home run he hit on Saturday to end an 0-for-28 slump.
"I was up there trying to do damage," Wallace said. "I was aggressive. I wasn't thinking about it."
Wallace's last previous hit had been a July 23 single against the Chicago Cubs' Randy Wells. Though Wallace has been working on what he considers some minor mechanical points in regard to his swing, his main point of emphasis is his mental approach.
As in, the less thinking the better.
"You want to help the team," Wallace said. "You also know that the more hits you get, the better chance you have of playing. I think we as baseball players can get caught up thinking, 'I need to get my hits to help the team win,' instead of letting your talents and abilities come out. Let it go, be aggressive, swing hard."
For Brett Wallace, less thinking equals better hitting
Houston Chronicle | Sep 26