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Alex Rodriguez is having a career-altering postseason. Nick Swisher? Not so much. No matter whether he's hitting left-handed or right-handed, whether he's swinging at fastballs or breaking balls, whether the pitch is a foot outside or right over the middle of the plate and thigh high, he is the surest out in the Yankee lineup right now. Don't get me wrong—I love the guy. I love the energy he brings, and his goofy sense of humor, and his all-or-nothing approach at the plate...wait, no. Just the first two.

When you're at bat with the bases loaded and two outs in a one-run game, in any three-ball count—meaning, yes, even a full count—your approach has to be simple: you're going to get a strike, and it will be a cookie. Swing free and easy, and try to hit a line dri ...

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