San Miguel has to re-learn how to hit first against opponents
Paul Lintag on Aug 28, 2017 08:12 PM
"Eventually, we gotta stop getting hit first and start swinging." --- Wendell McKines.
While they're not in trouble yet, it's a strange time for San Miguel in the Governors' Cup.
Five games into the season-ending joust, the Beermen are only 3-2 and far from the dominant force they were when they won the first two championships of this current season.
Granted, San Miguel is dealing with the injury of June Mar Fajardo and the schedule has been a little up and down because of Gilas Pilipinas but the fact remains that the Beermen have lost two of their last three games.
For a team that's chasing a Grand Slam, that should be a cause for concern. At least a little.
"It's a wake-up call," import Wendell McKines said on San Miguel's close loss to NLEX Sunday.
"We gotta go back to the drawing board and figure things out," he added.
With the Beermen dominating this season, opposing teams naturally treat a San Miguel game as a big deal.
And in order the complete a triple crown, the Beermen will have to endure every opponent's best shot moving forward.
To win the the Grand Slam, San Miguel has to hit back its best shot moving forward.
"We gotta give credit to our opponents. They're giving us their best shot," McKines said.
"Eventually, we gotta stop getting hit first and start swinging," he added.
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