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Old 10-21-2020, 10:36 PM   #1
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Struggling To Hit Dingers

Hitting on AllStar. Power at default. 50 games into my Padres franchise and Machado is leading with 7. I know Petco isn't exactly a hitters park but still. Is it just a matter of using power swing when in hitters counts? I rarely if ever use the power swing...
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Old 10-21-2020, 11:01 PM   #2
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I hit a realistic amount and never use power swing.
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Old 10-21-2020, 11:20 PM   #3
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I use Directional hitting. I assume that's dragging my homer totals down?
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Re: Struggling To Hit Dingers

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I use Directional hitting. I assume that's dragging my homer totals down?
Are you influencing or just pressing x?

Also I'm just going to drop this here.

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Old 10-22-2020, 01:05 AM   #5
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Re: Struggling To Hit Dingers

I only occasionally use square (power swing) to hit, and rarely after one strike is on the board. no problems here hitting dingers, taters, bombs or blasts with X (normal swing) or square. I'm a timing/directional hitting guy, playing on dynamic difficulty
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Old 10-22-2020, 11:58 AM   #6
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I play directional/timing and have no problem hitting HR's on All-Star. Never use anything but X to swing, you just need to swing at good pitches..
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Old 10-22-2020, 01:13 PM   #7
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Are you pulling the ball? That’s where most of my HR’s come from. I’m on all star and never use power swing
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Re: Struggling To Hit Dingers

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I use Directional hitting. I assume that's dragging my homer totals down?
I use directional, and have the power and solid hits sliders down a notch, but still hit a lot of bombs. Are all of your sliders at the default level?

My advice is:
-Be patient, and wait for your pitch.
-When using the directional influence, keep it at 3 or 9 o'clock, based on whether you're hitting with a righty or a lefty (Also depends on what the count is...if you're even, or ahead in the count, you're looking to pull the ball, if you're down, you're looking to push or put it up the middle).
-Don't be aggressive early in counts. You're trying to disrupt the pitcher. He's more apt to miss down the middle in a 2-1/3-1 count than if you're always behind.
-Re: the previous point, being in the NL West, you're probably facing a ton of really good pitching. Patience will pay off more often than not if you let a Kershaw-type pitcher get himself into trouble, instead of being super aggressive early on. You might strikeout more (I certainly do), but you'll also have a lot more hard hits.
-WAIT FOR YOUR PITCH!!!!

Hope this helps! If all else fails, just boost the solid contact slider up a notch. There's some pretty great slider sets in the vault that are worth messing around with as well. I use Armor's, and they're wonderful.
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