Posted 18 July 2012 - 04:16 PM
And when there's two outs, runners on, and Butera comes up we'll be thankful for Carroll's increase average leading off the next inning.
Uh...and that wouldn't be a problem if he was batting ninth? I'm not questioning that Butera is the weakest hitter in the lineup, but that's not going to change no matter what position he bats in.
Anyway, you asked for a reason. I gave you a couple - it's common practice with the DH, and Carroll split's. Nobody's saying you have to accept the reasons - trash them if you like.
Posted 18 July 2012 - 06:27 PM
Liriano is not helping his trade value by giving up 2 runs in the 1st. Is he focusing too much on striking people out?
The Cult of Liriano scores games differently. It's currently 2-2. Liriano's Ks-Runs Scored Against. You're not properly valuing our stud frontliner.