"I think maybe [I'm being] more aggressive early on in the count, putting the ball in play," Hardy said. "Sometimes, honestly ... I feel like a strikeout wouldn't be that big a deal anyway. When I take a swing early in the count, and it's a pitch that's off the plate and put it in play weakly, I get [angry] and wished I would have swing and missed to give myself two more chances. For me, a strikeout as long as there's no one on third base and less than two outs is the same thing as a rollover to shortstop. I don't know how many times I've done that."