Ludwick 'taking it easy' as he gets back into swing

Ludwick 'taking it easy' as he gets back into swing

Ludwick 'taking it easy' as he gets back into swing
ST. LOUIS -- Through his first two games since returning to the lineup from left groin tightness, Reds left fielder Ryan Ludwick was 1-for-7 with a double and a run scored. Ludwick also had pinch-hit doubles on both Saturday and Sunday at Pittsburgh after he missed eight games with the injury.

"I feel great. I've been taking it easy when I need to take it easy," Ludwick said. "That was kind of my goal. I think the main thing for me was to come back and see some pitches. I think everyone was more worried about my timing at the plate more than anything.

"I feel like since I've come back, I haven't missed a beat at the plate. I'm seeing the ball well. I'm not punching out, which is usually a good sign for me. If I'm striking out a lot, it means I'm not feeling it. I've put some good swings on some balls."