Re: NLDS Game 2 Reds vs. Philly
Nix v. Oswalt: 18 PA, .529/.556/1.176, 9 H (6 XBH), 2 SO, 1 BB. One of those homers gets caught at the wall and his SLG drops .300 points. Color me skeptical, but optimistic.
If he's really that good against him, why not bat him even higher? This strikes me more as Dusty liking to keep guys in their role. LF bats 5th in our lineup.
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.