... if Heisey has a legitimate strained oblique, he is going to be out for a month at least, if not longer. A platoon of Alonso and Lewis, both left handed hitters, makes no sense at all.
I have seen no indication this is going to be "the move", but I want to stand up and be counted for it right now. Sappelt is hitting .317 or thereabouts at the time of this post, with a very high .obp. Sure, his "counting stats" are not all that great, but all the guy has ever done has hit at every level.
I would like to see Sappelt hitting leadoff and starting at least 70% of the time in the remaining ballgames, playing defensively between left and center fields. I would also like to see Yonder get the majority of the time Sappelt leaves him in left, while spelling Joey occasionally. Lewis should be relegated to pinch hitting duty ONLY, and Stubbs should be in the lower third of the batting order the remainder of the season.