Originally Posted by Who Dey Time
I can guess a couple things....
1) Mesoraco in front of Harris negates Harris' speed.
2) If Mesoraco can continue his hot hitting, you allow Bailey to sacrifice (not swing away) which gives the top of your order scoring opportunities.
I would offer this.
1)We just saw Mesoraco enter the game as a pinch runner. He does not lumber like most catchers.
2) You want to get your hot hitters more opportunites to hit not less. If Bruce, Rolen or Heisey are in scoring position, who is more likely to drive them in at this point in the season - Harris or Mesoraco?