Originally Posted by kaldaniels
In today's game, that is true. But if you put him on first for Ludwick today, I assume you want to do that every time (put him on first for the first guy on) Which in the long haul will cost you.
Not everytime, just in the 9th when we are within striking distance and to avoid the double play.
To answer the post before yours' I don't see any risk. He has been perfect this month stealing bases and it's not been close. Also the batter will see 1 if not 2 fastballs in a row...not to mention the pitcher will be trying to "hurry" his stretch to the plate...