After Hopper's poor defensive play in OF yesterday, I am ready to play Patterson every day in CF, even against LH pitchers.
I know Patterson will struggle at the plate vs LHs, but I think we need his defense out there every day.
Hopper is just not a good defender in the OF, even with his speed. He brings very little to the plate as well.
Freel sometimes brings a contribution offensively and defensively, but makes a lot of bonehead plays.
I'm willing to send out Patterson everyday against LH (although hopefully not in leadoff) just because I don't feel the alternatives are that great.
Likewise, it makes no sense to me to bench Votto to start Juan Castro. Let's end that.
I think Dusty needs to realize he has no good RH bats off the bench and go ahead and start the LH hitters..