Re: Narron intends to break up left-handed bats
I won't get started on Narron, but IMO breaking up the lefties in a lineup is overrated.
Sure, opponents can bring their LOOGY for more than one batter...but having a big bat lefty (say Dunn) followed by another (say Griffey) also forces a right handed pitcher (which are the majority, especially in our division) to have to pitch to at least one of them. No hiding.
IMO this reflects an obsession of Narron's with the end-game: Bullpen, pinch hitting and Defensive Replacements. He doesn't want to LOSE a game at the end (well nobody does...but...)
Problem is most games are really won or lost in first few innings. It's no use having a great end-game strategy if you're not "in it" at the end.
I'm afraid Narron will put up lineups like this, then complain about the team not hitting with RISP.