Re: 5/30/2013 Reds at Indians
Originally Posted by Blitz Dorsey
Two quick Dusty-related things:
1. I don't care that he got a hit, batting Izturis second is Dusty Being Dusty. Textbook. Why wouldn't you want the worst hitter on your team batting in the 2 hole? (Nightmares of the Paul Janish days.)
2. Where are all the people who said last night that you can't (or shouldn't) use your backup catcher as the DH? Obviously, Dusty quickly learned that Mesoraco was his best option as the DH. I don't know how this wasn't crystal clear from the get. Hannahan over Mesoraco as a hitter? OK. I know it was "just one game" but bottom line is it wasn't an intelligent baseball move. Only Dusty would use a defensive specialist/noted bad hitter as a DH.
I don't know about anyone else, but I'm relieved to finally hear Blitz weigh in on how he feels about Dusty's nightly decision making. The tension was killing me.
I may not be fast, but I sure am slow.