Re: Best Lefties Sit vs So-so Righty?
posted at 8/21/2013 2:08 PM EDT
In response to royf19's comment:
In response to ctredsoxfanhugh's comment:
Drew is a lifetime .333 hitter in 33 AB's vs. Zitto. Not much to go on, but it's more than mostly everyone else in our lineup.
Farrel isn't a complete tool he looks at numbers.
First, I'm not one to rip Farrell. I might not agree with some decisions, but that doesn't make me right and him wrong like some posters think when they disagree. It's just my opinion. Also, just because a move doesn't work out, it doesn't make the move the wrong one.
About last night, when I saw Drew's stats against Zito, it made a bit more sense about sitting Drew last night to get Bogaerts in the lineup right away. Still, the way he's been hitting RH'ers, I hated seeing Drew sit, and maybe it would have been better to give Bogaerts his first game against a lefty.
And I understand about Ortiz going back-to-back, I still wish there was a way to play him last night and sit today. But maybe Ortiz has a big day today.
Maybe...but that's the reason why.
Maybe if they played tonights game 162 times Boagerts would bat .300 with a .950 OPS and Drew would go .200 with a .600 OPS. But maybe tonight Drew goes 4/4 with 2 HR's who knows. Personally I would have liked to see Bogaerts there tonight, but I understand the decision. I would put Bogaerts in there.....but that's just my opinion.