Re: ALCS Game 2 Thread: Tigers at Red Sox
posted at 10/13/2013 2:34 PM EDT
In response to RedSoxFireman's comment:
Abraham is clueless!
Middlebrooks was oustanding in the field and has a more experienced and dangerous long ball bat, than Bogaerts.
Drew's done nothing but stink the 2012 and 2013 playoffs. Drew had the matchup he was supposed to excel in, and he stunk.
Bogaerts should start at SS.
Bradley in CF, Ellsbury in LF and Nava at 1st. Oh, that's right, it's Carp, who looked terrible last night.
Starting Lineup vs. Max:
Ellsbust CF (1.667 OPS v. Max)
Pedroia 2B (.824 OPS v. Max)
Ortiz DH (1.689 OPS v. Max)
Salty C (Pinch hit slot) (1.083 OPS v. Max)
Nava LF (Pinch hit slot) (.311 OPS v. Max)
Middlebrooks 3B (.333 OPS v. Max b ut 2 RBI's in 6 career PA v. Max) (2013 12 HR vs. RHP)
Carp 1B (.582 OPS v. Max) (Pinch hit slot)
Bogaerts SS (Never faced Max ) 1HR in 32 career MLB PA vs. RHP (Pinch hit slot)
Shane RF (.500 OPS v Max) Shane has no business in 2 slot v. Max, turns lineup over nicely in bottom slot in this matchup
LH S. Drew (.614 OPS vs. Max Nope!!!!!) can be plugged into 4, 5, 7 or 8 slots, and has done nothing in the 2012 and 2013 playoffs or last night to earn a start. Better value to team off the bench as plug in LH pinch hitter into 4 possible slots
LH Berry (.729 OPS v. RP) can be plugged into 7 or 8 slots if not taken away as potential needed late innings pinch runner
RH Mike Napoli (.220 OPS vs. Max) can be plugged into 4, 5, 7 or 8 slots, has done nothing in 2013 post season to earn a start v RH starters with less than oustanding matchup history
RH David Ross (.900 OPS vs. Max Yep!!!) can be plugged into 4, 5, 7 or 8 slots
RH Jonny Gomes (.667 OPS vs Max Nope!!!) can be plugged into 4, 5, 7 or 8 slots
Joke of the day !!!! Middlebrooks dangerous long ball bat......Also Naps could be pluged into the bench the rest of the way. Maybe the only slots you should do are at the casino.