6.18: SFG/OAK pregame -- Nate Schierholtz
Nate Schierholtz joins Mindi Bach to discuss his comfortability as a pinch-hitter.
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Your loyalties out of Oakland coliseum and playing right field against night batting sixth Nate thanks so much for a few moments of your time and it's really interstate. Because you unsuccessful in pinch hit situations this season but interestingly enough whenever the Giants played American League team and have to feel the DH. They don't perform well why why is that is at the same mindset -- different mindset is if you -- check. I haven't dish too much my career -- couldn't really answer that question but. You know for me pinch hitting. It's kind a day by day thing Sundays are gonna feel great out there are some days it's going to be a little bit more difficult to you know. Fastballs don't look like it's a 110 vs -- five some days. When it comes down to just not thinking too much you know I think in between at bats DH and you can over analyze and maybe try to make adjustments one. There and again you know you're going out there on defense and thinking about playing. Defense vs thing about you know getting out the last time so that's my best guess. Can -- even compare how much more comfortable you feel pitching this season as compared to last season. I think -- pinch hitting just a matter of getting experience and you know getting more about the feel comfortable I think. There early on in 2009 it was it was new to me I mean I've played every day in the minor leagues coming up and they'll pinch hitting off the bench is a little more difficult to slow the ball down but. Thought have a better plan on going out there and I've been around a little bit more to Seymour pitchers and have a better idea what they're gonna throw me. We are getting more starts this year and everyone knows that the strength of the Giants is that pitching -- offense has struggled this year but when your starters go through a down spell. Do you feel on the team pressing offensively more do you feel the effect of that. I think so little bit. I think you know all of us are trying to you know get the job done. And I know the pitching staff has been outstanding this year and and I you know they've done more than enough to win games for us so. You know the more runs we can score the better and and it's good to get Pablo back and you know it's tough to lose Freddy and buster. At the same time we're trying to do everything we can put some runs on the board early for pitchers. A year and unique situation because you're one of the few players who grew up watching the Bay Bridge series and now you're participating in it. What is your fondest memory of this longstanding rivalry. For me it's just -- games I think that. I went to a bunch of games growing up at candlestick and even more here at the coliseum so. They're coming early for VP as a kid. Catching home runs in the stands out here it's just it's neat to come here and play against the -- and get a chance to you know that my childhood dream.