Against RH starters, I'd bat Hamilton, Griffey and Dunn all back-back-back, and go for the kill, big run innings, rather than playing to keep the game close and minimize "unwanted" match-ups in the 7th or 8th.
I don't understand it either. Well, I understand what Jerry's trying to do, but why not go for the crooked numbers early, and avoid those 8th inning meltdowns?
He certainly has the LH power to do it, he needs to use it!
Did Ruth and Gehrig bat back-back in the order?