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    Re: Would you have had Leake bunt in the 3rd today?

    Quote Originally Posted by TOBTTReds View Post
    Ned Yost of the Royals just has his baseball analytics team devise the best lineups for him to use, and that is what he is doing now. Of course, they don't have many great hitters, but I'm sure the best lineup would not put the lowest OBP and OPS in the two hole (Hosmer is batting 2nd). It is just silly that Cozart is batting 2nd, and frankly it is infuriating. I still can't get over it, especially in situations like last night with two men on, we could have a competent hitter up to bat in the two hole. But no.

    *As a side note, I'm a big fan of Cozart, especially defensively. He's just not cutting it on offense. Has anyone asked Dusty why he continues to bat the guy who makes the most outs 2nd?
    I think a writer asked Dusty one day this past week, and Dusty got pissed and said something snippy like "Maybe I should have you come down and run things." I understand it gets frustrating having people question your moves, but that's the life of a big league manager. Dusty needs thicker skin, and you'd think someone who has been managing as long as he has would have learned that.
    ...the 2-2 to Woodsen and here it comes...and it is swung on and missed! And Tom Browning has pitched a perfect game! Twenty-seven outs in a row, and he is being mobbed by his teammates, just to the thirdbase side of the mound.


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