Thursday, July 31, 2008

New Plan:

Take the only guy who's swinging the bat with any consistency and get him less at-bats. Sound good? Great.

Yep, that's right: Ryan Braun is hitting fifth today. Brilliant: take him out of the spot where he's the most comfortable and has flourished this year. That should do the trick.

Fucking idiot.

7 comments:

Softball's Tony Gwynn said...

Braun's swinging the bat consistently all right, swinging consistently at balls out of the strike zone.

Maybe the shake up will work maybe it won't but you got to try something because the current line-up isn't producing this series.

Rubie Q said...

He's swung at balls out of the strike zone LAST NIGHT. I didn't see anything wrong with his swing in the first game of the series, did you?

You want to make a switch, fine. But don't take your best hitter out of his customary spot. That accomplishes nothing. Stupid stupid stupid.

Softball's Tony Gwynn said...

2-12 with 7 K's and 1 walk in this huge series. Yeah I think there's something wrong with his swing. Maybe more his head than his swing, but somethings wrong.

Switch it up for today...it hurts nothing.

Softball's Tony Gwynn said...

and now he's resorted to bunting...and he can't even do that.

Rubie Q said...

And Hardy has gone 1-12 in the series with four strikeouts. And now he's hitting THIRD?

Come on. You can't possibly defend this. This is the problem with King Ned: he makes moves just to make moves, without any rhyme or reason, instead of making moves that are actually going to improve the club. That kind of shit is what's going to get him fired at the end of the year.

Softball's Tony Gwynn said...

you are telling me that changing the order had any effect on the game. If he would have kept the same inept line-up he had out there the past 2 nights it would make a difference. hell, he put Kapler in there..who at this point is the better option than Hart. Counsell played better than Billy would have. And that's another hit for Kapler. Maybe keep your MAN on the bench for a while. He's stunk since the All-Star break. You have to do something to change things around and this was Ned's choice. I wouldn't have been suprised if they left Braun on the bench today, which I texted at 9:12 PM yesterday. Him and Hart have been useless in this series.

Rubie Q said...

I agree that you have to change things up. I just don't see the point of dropping your best hitter out of the three-hole in favor of a guy who's just as cold. How does that make the team better?