Re: Fay answers questions from tonights game
Originally Posted by AvesIce51
That's obvious. But what doesn't make sense is that you replace him at all. He has such a potent bat that it doesn't make sense. I could see replacing someone like Hatteberg if we had someone like Doug Mientkiewicz. But you don't consistantly take out one of the most dangerous hitters in the league. Our pen gave up all 6 runs last night without hitting a ball to LF. Between 40-50% of all balls are hit up the middle, so it makes more sense with a SS, 2B, and CF'er too.
Dunn's offense easily out weighs his poor D, mostly because a LF'er does not impact the game that much. Also, with our bullpen being awful two out of three games before last night, a four run lead is not safe.
Also, like someone else mentioned, replacing him with Hamilton is fine too bc he is such a good hitter. I know Hopper has a good minor league track record, but we don't want him up in the 9th with the game on the line.
All in all, I can only blame the bullpen for games like last night, what else could JN have done (and I'm not a fan of JN)?
Agree with all this. Especialy the part about a LF not impacting the game that much on defense.
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