"It's really tough," Trumbo said. "Finding a good pitch to hit can take a while to materialize in at-bats. … It doesn't matter what the score is; if you're watching, you'll see pitchers pitching you just as tough in a blowout as they will in a tight game. If you're a middle-of-the-order hitter, sometimes you're really going to have to work for it and wait for the seventh or eighth pitch of the at-bat, and I think that's what I'm kind of getting at. You want to be a tough out and you kind of want to prolong some of those at-bats and because of that, some of the walks are probably up, too."