Re: Will Big Papi play first in inter-league games coming up?
posted at 8/13/2013 2:01 PM EDT
In response to southpaw777's comment:
In response to ThefourBs' comment:
In response to SFBostonFan's comment:
In response to Eddymon's comment:
I live in California and am going to this Monday's game vs. The Giants and the pitching matchup appears to be Lester vs. Lincecum. Do you think Papi will play first over Napoli especially since Lincecum is a righty and not to mention that Ortiz is a better hitter?
I live in Marin County, across GG bridge, and I will be going to the games on Tues night & Weds afternoon proudly wearing my Boston Strong T-Shirt and my "Bee" on the cap. I won't worry that Giant fans will beat up on me as a couple of Dodger fans did last year putting a family man Giant fan in a coma in LA. Of course, what will help will be my wife with her SF cap on.
I am hoping for at least 2 out of 3 in SF and maybe being greedy 2 out of 3 in La La land but with only 1 out of 3 I think a 3-3 split on the coast will be a good effort.
Shame we have to consider Papi for 1st base. Naps is an enigma ! He continues to struggle with the strike outs. Wonder why a hitting coach can't analyze why he got 27 RBIs in 26 games in April and is in such a funk now---what is he doing wrong. Seems to be batting in slow motion. Could he have a eyesight problem? Dunno ?
Ortiz doesn't have a bad glove, just very little range.
I can't think of a time when Ortiz, at first, cost the Sox a game.
Me either. He does have a good glove. But like you said, not much range. Hopefully we will see the big man at least half the games.
My comment about a shame that Papi might need play 1st because of Naps' slump was not to infer I felt his fielding was a handicap. As he is no youngster, he has been a DH and even resting a few games might be welcomed too instead of playing him on the field. Maybe platoon him for 6 innings or so and with a hopeful 2-3 run lead, then bring in Naps.