Originally Posted by Tom Servo
Not to turn this into a Dusty bashing but man, it's not a great sign when you look at the lineup, think the names in it are exactly right...and then realize your two weakest bats are hitting 1st and 2nd.
Cozart's numbers over the last month reflect anything but a weak hitter. In fact, his OPS in that period is 130 points higher than Phillips'.
You want Hanigan to lead off? Not many managers would hit the slowest man on the team in the lead off spot. How many catchers lead off. It's not just Dusty.
The team lacks natural table setters. I've complained about this personnel all year, but Walt is pretty sharp. Maybe he realized that in this division, these ballparks, power is the key and consistent power through the lineup is most important.
Forget the batting order, the correct guys are playing, let's get a win.