Re: 3/12/08 vs Phillies
In all fairness, batting guys at the top of the lineup in ST can have as much to do about getting them more ABs than any strategic decision. I see 5 guys fighting for a job, followed by 2 guys who already have jobs, followed by 2 guys without a shot.
Games are won on run differential -- scoring more than your opponent. Runs are runs, scored or prevented they all count the same. Worry about scoring more and allowing fewer, not which positions contribute to which side of the equation or how "consistent" you are at your current level of performance.