Originally Posted by fearofpopvol1
Now that we're at the 1/3 of the season mark, Stubbs numbers aren't half bad. He is OPS'ing 736 on the season (749 if you count last year). I've watched his ABs and I really think he's starting to put it together at the plate. He had another great day at the plate today. If Gomes wasn't on fire, I'd move him up to the 6 hole, but no need to do that while Gomes is killing it.
On the negative side, he made 3 questionable defensive plays this series.
1.) Where he barely threw the ball in and the runner tagged up from 3rd and scored as the ball hit the mound.
2.) The incident with Gomes and the ball dropping, though I'm not sure this was totally his fault.
3.) He lazily through the ball in today late in the game and a runner tagged up from 1st base (and the ball was not at the warning track).
I really hope Dusty is talking with him about these blunders.
1) I didn't have an issue with this play. To be honset if that ball hadn't hit where it did it would have one hopped the catcher and been a nice play at the plate. I think Stubbs often doesn't look like he is hustling because he looks so at ease doing it.
2) Stubbs got the error but that is one Gomes. The replay showed Stubbs saying "I got it" but Gomes didn't move. If Stubbs can get to the ball it is his.
3) Didn't see that play but the catch he made in the gap I thought was a sure fire double. Great catch!