Re: Can anyone tell me the advantage of breaking up the lefty's in the lineup?
I think breaking up lefties are stupid. There are very few lefties that I would break up my left handed hitters for. If your a pitcher would you rather face a 3,4,5 of Hamilton, Griffey, Dunn or face a lineup of Hamilton, Phillips, Griffey, Gonzo, Dunn. I think this is a situation when a manager tends to outthink himself and doesn't put the best lineup together. For example Griffey is a lefty and David Wells is a lefty yet Jr. has hit more hrs off wells than anyone else. When you are dealing with a game when a 70% fail rate is good I think that switching lineups to break up the lefties does more harm than good.