Sunday Brunch: Is Today’s Lineup Subway Serious? Pinch Hitting For Hairston?
It’s time for a few quick rants. After all, what would you expect after seeing Andres Torres and Jason Bay featured prominently at the top of the order today as we look to avoid the sweep. Is Collins kidding me with this lineup or what?
At least it’s great to see the red-hot Scott Hairston batting cleanup today… He of course is batting .417 (10-24) with five home runs, 10 RBI, eight runs scored and two stolen bases over his last 11 games. But why in the world was he pinch-hit for last night in the bottom of the ninth with two outs and the tying runs on base? How can you pinch hit for your team’s hottest hitter – power hitter at that!
Getting back to our table-setters Torres (.209 AVG) and Bay (.211 AVG), how could we give these two the opportunity to have more at-bats than anyone else in the lineup?
Why isn’t another red-hot hitter, Omar Quintanilla at the top of the order? All he’s doing since he got promoted was deliver a .344 batting average with a .462 on-base and a 1.024 OPS.
Sometimes, Terry Collins just makes me feel like tearing my hair out…
About the Author: Joe DeCaro
I'm a lifelong Mets fan who loves writing and talking about the Amazins' 24/7. From the Miracle in 1969 to the magic of 1986, and even the near misses in '73 and '00, I've experienced it all - the highs and the lows. I started Mets Merized Online in 2005 to feed my addiction. Follow me on Twitter @metsmerized.
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