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Padres Instructional League Notebook V

Everett Williams

Peoria, AZ: Minor league field coordinator Tom Gamboa reiterated the need for execution in all facets of the game on Thursday, pointing to the playoffs as a prime example.

"The intensity and work ethic has been terrific," Gamboa said. "We saw a lot of good things in our execution practice (on Wednesday). Forty-percent of your at-bats will be situational hitting. "The game is about pitching and defense. These are constants. The mindset has to be that we have to figure out ways to manufacture three or four runs in situational at-bats. Not just swinging but being...

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