"Before then, I was thinking too much when I was going to the plate," Betemit said. "Right now, I'm watching every time when they throw me a curveball. I'm looking for one pitch to hit. I'm more patient. With men on base, we know they're not going to throw me a fastball up the middle, so I have to look for a good pitch to hit. Sometimes they throw me those curveballs right in the dirt and I chase it. Now I'm more patient and looking for a good pitch to hit."