I realize that is what he was trying to say. But anytime you're outhit 19 to 8, a few "might have been HRs in another park" doesn't really merit the manager saying the team hit the ball better than the team that got nearly 2.5x as many hits.
I'm not disagreeing with you. I hate when we try to look for a positive in something that we can't be excited about. Who cares if we hit the ball hard enough. Get base hits. Enough said. (I would usually agree with Riggleman on hard hit balls like that but if we've been doing it all game and couldn't figure it out, thats our fault)