Choo grounded out three times on Saturday, and hit a scorching liner to Cardinals third baseman David Freese in his final at-bat. Choo hit the ball hard in each at-bat, but just couldn't find the holes.
"Last two days I haven't been on base much, but that happens in baseball. Today's a new day," Choo said before Sunday's game. "That last at-bat, that's just baseball. I hit it, [Freese] already caught the ball."
Choo was aggressive in four plate appearances against Cardinals starter Kyle Lohse, swinging at the first pitch in two of those at-bats. The 29-year-old Choo is batting .423 (11-for-26) this season when swinging at the first pitch, and just .095 (2-for-21) when he falls behind 0-2 in counts.
"We don't want to miss the fastball," Choo said. "Lots of out pitches, changeups, sliders [later in the count]... you don't want to see, so that's what I do."