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Drew's patience pays off

10/10/2008

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THREE THINGS TO WATCH: ALCS GAME 2

1. Drew proves you can hit if you don't swing the bat

The Red Sox are a team that prides itself on patience at the plate. No team took fewer swings as a percentage of pitches seen than the Sox did this year, and they were tied for the lowest swing rate last season. That is why the acquisition of outfielder J.D. Drew in 2007 was not a surprise.