Since returning to the lineup, Moncada has batted .152 (8-for-52) with eight walks and 22 strikeouts in 14 games through Thursday.
‘I know it took a little bit with his timing,’ Knights batting Cheap Germany Soccer Jerseys coach Andy Tomberlin said of Moncada’s DL stint. ‘I know that any time you have a break from this game, it doesn’t matter how good you are or how well you swing, your timing can be thrown off in just a matter of days.’
The Cuban-born second baseman, who signed the richest international free agent contract in history with the Red Sox as a 19-year-old, emphasized his commitment to the development process in the interview with SN.
‘It’s a process. I feel good, and I felt good when I started the year, and thank God things are going well,’ Moncada said. ‘Right now, I’m not doing so well, but like I said, it’s a process and you’ve just gotta keep working, keep working every day and trust it.’
Before Tuesday’s game against Durham, Knights manager Mark Grudzielanek said opposing pitchers have spotted Moncada’s aggressiveness and taken advantage of it.
‘He expands his zone a bit and when he doesn’t get his hits, he expands it even more, Grudzielanek said. ‘It’s, again, understanding what he’s capable of doing and letting the game come to him. Right now, he’s trying to force the game. … Yes, he’s been swinging at a lot of pitches out of the zone since he’s been back from his thumb injury, but he’s been learning and getting better.’
If he comes out and dominates Sunday in the lion’s den (Roethlisberger’s term for Cheap Google Jerseys Gillette Stadium in Foxborough), then he can stay live all the way through the social media heaven that is Super Bowl Media Day.
If he instead pulls a Giants and has a bad night, and the Steelers get beat, then maybe he can show the world how that feels. He can watch the numbers soar for that session, too.