"This isnít stats vs scouts - this is stats and scouts working together, building an organization that blends the best of both worlds. This is the blueprint for how a baseball organization should be run. And, whether the baseball men of the 20th century like it or not, this is where baseball is going."---Dave Cameron, U.S.S. Mariner
Hoover's been heavily worked, true.
But he didn't have to give up two bombs in extra innings.
He didn't hold them in extras on Opening Day when he had no work.
Too bad he had to come in for the 11th. Too bad he was used last night. Too bad he allowed two homers. Not cheapies either.
Oh yea...makes sense dusty. Your worst contact hitter at the 5 spot. Good thing your best contact guy frazier is at 6 spot...make sense. Good solid management. Sets us up for just what we got today. Bruce should of been moved to the 7 or 8 hole 3 games ago. Awesome.
Stammen > Hoover
Did I just read above Frazier is our best contact hitter?
The kid is not ready for Prime Time yet. And he is counted on too much. And like someone said, this happens when you are working short handed. One game of many. Only 157 to go.
Sure hope Boss is watching this game thread thing. It's gone down every game so far. There is a problem.
"You only have to bat a thousand in two things; flying and heart transplants. Everything else you can go 4-for-5."
I'd give Derrick Robinson a couple of outings in the two hole. No power, but he could be a decent OBP man. Could help Choo set the table.
Bruce will be ok, he's just overanxious now. Terrible at bat there, but he's just trying too hard.