WASHINGTON -- A night out of the starting lineup wasn't actually a night off for outfielder Brian Bogusevic on Tuesday, who went to work in the batting cage and worked with hitting coach Mike Barnett to get back on track. Bogusevic entered Wednesday hitting .133 this year.
"If you're struggling, you can kind of take a step back a little bit and relax, but at the same time you get a lot of work," Bogusevic said. "The last day or two I've gotten a lot of work in the cage, and hopefully it will translate into the game [Wednesday]."
For Bogusevic, work in the cage means more than just getting as many reps as possible. It's about the constant battle of trying to find a batting stance and an approach that works for him. That also means spending some time looking at video.
"It's looking for comfort," he said. "Whether you're working on one thing, being wider or more narrow [in your stance], you're trying to find comfort. That's what I've tried to do the last couple of days in the cage, and I do feel more comfortable."