Originally Posted by UPRedsFan
What happened to playing the hot bat? When the get to October Stubbs better see the starting lineup only if there is a lefty on the mound or if he somehow gets hot the last week of the season.
I've never been under the impression that Dusty plays the hot bat, when he says it I take it more as coach speak. Winning streaks, losing streaks, hot bats, whatever...I've always felt like Dusty is looking big picture when he makes the lineup card.
Wants to give guys a chance to get out of slumps, wants plenty of rest for veterans, wants all of his bench players to see regular time to stay sharp...just like he's wanting to maintain a well oiled machine as we get to crunch time.