It's all or nothing with Reynolds

Diamondbacks slugger's career off to a Schmidt-like start, despite the strikeouts

Originally Published: August 21, 2009
By Jerry Crasnick | ESPN.com

When the Arizona Diamondbacks pulled into New York for a series against the Mets in late July, manager A.J. Hinch gave his hitters a brief tutorial on the hazards of Citi Field.

"It's a big ballpark," Hinch recalls telling them, "so 'turn and burn' doesn't work here. Don't try to hit the ball out of the ballpark, because it just doesn't carry."

It was sound advice -- in theory. When third baseman Mark Reynolds drove Livan Hernandez's second pitch ...

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