I think worrying about the DP is a tad over rated. I trust PB swinging the bat more than most on this team. If he hits into a double play, bummer, but we saw the other option 2 nights ago and it was pretty disheartening.
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Cleanup for Phillips is better, but not ideal. As you say. I think 5th or 6th are the ideal spots for Brandon.
But I could live with Phillips at 2 or 4 -- except for Dusty's post-game quote. See, if Dusty said "what the heck" and let Phillips swing away, that's ok. His quote showed a real concern about the DP which influenced his strategy. That's what I didn't like.
If the manager is so jittery about Phillips' DP propensities, and has to bunt with him, then he needs to hit in a different spot.
Last edited by Kc61; 04-03-2013 at 09:34 PM.
I like the fact that he has speed (late inning pinch runner).
He is a switch hitter (Dusty will not have to think too much - I hope).
Since Dusty likes the Left - Right - Left - Right thing, I hope he does not make Derrick bat Left handed against a left handed pitcher! ( )
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Derrick Robinson's minor league numbers are putrid. In his last two seasons he has 26 XBH in 971 at-bats. One every 37 ABs. But he is really, really fast. And sometimes that is all that really matters.
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