Re: 7-12-07 - Redlegs-Metropolitans at Queens
I think Hatteberg is great, but he is platooning. Why leave him in against lefty Feliciano in the eighth inning? Against the lefty, isn't Conine the better hitter? Mets gain the advantage lefty-lefty, Reds agree to the disadvantage.
Conine is not going to hit for Griffey, nor for Dunn, so Reds basically are unable to use good righty hitter against Mets lefty relievers.
Ok if Hatte plays against all pitchers, but he is a platoon guy. If so, platoon him.