Brandon Crawford wrote another entry in the Brandon blog, this time talking about not only the team’s struggles, but his own. He had this to say about his own health:
I’ll be happy to get my back to 100 percent during the off-season. It started just before the All-Star break. I figured we’d work on it and it’d go away in a few days like most aches and pains do. It didn’t. It’s not a big injury, and I’m still in the lineup, but it affects my hitting. I put so much weight on my back (left) leg so I can explode off it. This is the change I made in my batting approach that boosted my power and average the last few years. My knee takes all that weight while it’s also torqueing, a combination of motions that has taken its toll. When something begins to hurt, your body tries to protect it. So I find myself drifting forward as I load up on my swing to ease the weight on the leg, which I’m not as explosive and not hitting pitches hitting pitches I’d usually hit. I’ve been working every day in the training room, and the last few days the knee has felt better. It’s been a frustrating couple of months, but you grind through it. Sometimes baseball is all about the grind.
You can read the rest over at the blog: