|Polanco on Fire, 5-5 Against New York|
Friday, April 13th, 2012
"It was like I was hitting little league pitching," said Placido Polanco after his 5-hit performance against the Mets. "No offense meant to New York, but it was like I was back in little league again. I could see the ball that well. But this wasn't a kid league park, it was Citizens Bank Park."
The Philadelphia second baseman had a fantastic day at the plate, knocking out 5 hits in 5 at-bats and pacing his club to a 12-1 victory.
His manager elaborated after the game to the press, saying, "Placido worked the entire offseason on trying to shorten his swing and stay inside the ball and the hard work is paying off in base hits."
"That's what I'm trying to do," Polanco said. "Be quick to the ball and let it travel a little farther so I get a better look at it."
Placido Polanco singled in the 1st, hit a two-run triple in the 2nd, singled in the 4th, hit an RBI single in the 6th and doubled in the 8th.
This season Polanco is batting .419 with no home runs.