Re: 7/01/08 Reds vs Pirates @ GAB
Originally Posted by reds44
Why does Keppinger sit today? Him, Hairston, and Phillips should always pkay vs. lefties.
Do you sit Junior again? Even after the walk-off? Do you sit Dunn? Do you sit EE? Do you sit Bruce? I'd rather Keppinger than Hairston, in a vacuum, but Hairston is "hot" and Keppinger is nursing a knee injury.
Bruce should probably be the odd man out on merit, but you won't see me complaining about the lineup tonight. More right than wrong.
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.