"Everybody thinks all the bats are different, and that's great for pitchers," Kline said. "Well, the thing is with the bats, if you jam a guy he gets out, whereas last year you jammed him and the ball might leave the ballpark. But at the same time, you fool a guy and he's out on his front foot and the ball will land between the second baseman and the right fielder. Last year, that would just carry to the right fielder. I know the numbers are down, but at the same time there are small things that even themselves out."
"The only difference between the last two years was probably that I threw a lot more pitches this year than I did last year," Kline said.