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The Frustration at another LOLineup

September 4, 2010

**So I’ve been lacking the posts for a while like I often do, but I’m working on a couple things that will be coming in the off-season, one of which is about double plays and will have a lot of information. In the meantime, I’m going to make a few more posts, although typically shorter in length**

Rowand CF
F. Sanchez 2B
Huff 1B
Posey C
Guillen RF
Ross LF
Uribe 3B
Renteria SS
Cain P

So, I don’t think much needs to be explained here. You don’t really need to understand any type of advanced statistics to realize what’s wrong with this lineup. Bruce Bochy has created a lineup that’s just poor.

I understand giving your starters a rest, especially when during a stretch of a long roadtrip. But you don’t sit two of your most productive players in one game (Pat Burrell and Andres Torres), as well as another player with tremendous talent in Pablo Sandoval. Maybe you sit Andres Torres, whose numbers against lefties this season (.303 wOBA) have been below average. But to sit Burrell, who has mashed lefties in his career as well, and also Pablo Sandoval, who despite his struggles, should still be playing every day. This doesn’t even cover the continued presence of Jose Guillen, as well as a mightily struggling Juan Uribe and the ever awful Aaron Rowand.

I’m not going to over-analyze this anymore, but you cannot afford to put lineups out there this time of year when trying to eliminate a 2.5 game deficit in the division. But as a fan, it is indeed frustrating watching the lack of baseball intelligence from Bruce Bochy.

3 Comments leave one →
  1. Bradley Emden permalink
    September 5, 2010 5:39 AM

    This lineup looks bad for seven innings or so, but it is so bad that the opposition will become overconfident and they will sneak in a few homers to overturn their poor start and make the
    very large headed Bochy look as if he were a genius.

    • TheGig permalink*
      September 5, 2010 6:49 AM

      Hey whatever works I suppose. I suppose I shall eat my criticism of Uribe this night.

  2. victor fffffffffffffffff permalink
    September 5, 2010 8:39 PM

    Can’t expect much, it begins with failure.
    Followed by Sanchez.

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