Porter gives Wallace the day off

Astros manager Bo Porter gave struggling first baseman Brett Wallace the day off Wednesday after he went 0-for-4 with four strikeouts during the team’s 22-hit outburst on Tuesday. Wallace is 1-for-21 this season with 17 strikeouts.

“Sometimes you need to take a step back,” Porter said. “You can be trying so hard with extra work and video and reading game reports and over-analyzing each and every at-bat to where you probably need to take a step back. We’re going to give him the day off, we have an off day on Thursday, and Friday send him back in there. I think the results are going to be in a more positive light for Brett.”

Wallace singled in his second at-bat of the season March 31 against the Rangers, but has gone 0-for-19 since with 16 strikeouts.

“I think the thing that’s kind of crazy is swing-wise, I feel pretty good and my swing feels like it’s not that far off,” he said. “It’s just timing and contact point adjustments that need to be made. I think that’s one of the things you just have to keep your head down and keep working, and the more at-bats you get, you see the ball travel and let it get a little deeper and go from there.”

3 Comments

Hoping Brett can turn things around soon. Maybe a day off to clear his head will help. The strikeouts are getting ridiculous.

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Brian, this is one problem that Brett has, when he is hot, he is good, but when he is not hitting, it takes a while before he gets in the grove again, so maybe this will help Brett get a different look at himself, this is a careover from last year, starting off good, then getting out of sink with his batting !!!                                                Ralph

       

The only probledm Brett has is between his ears. He is a GOOD player, but I think all the jerking him around last year by Mills, and Luhnow…..he lost his “mojo”.
Who knows, maybe he has some kind of anxiety disorder.

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