Chipper gave a little insight how what he does at the plate from both sides. He stated that as a left handed hitter, that is his strong side, and that from that side of the plate he hits more of his home runs. When he bats from the right side of the plate, he usually has a more compact swing.
Joe Morgan spoke about this during the telecast of the game that it can be more difficult for a switch hitter to maintain his batting average than a batter that only hits from one side of the plate. He reasoning is there is twice as much to keep up with as far as mechanics and strength. Being that a switch hitter will bat from the right side against a lefty pitcher and that is Chipper’s “weak”, plus they have faced the most amount of lefty starters to this point of the season, it is going to be a real tough road for Chipper to hit .400. Up until that game Sunday night, Chipper was 1 for 9, but was coming back from the eye injury sustained during batting practice a few days before, when the ball he popped up hit the cross bar of the batting cage and bounced back to hit him in the eye.