Look, I am a big Dee Gordon fan. I predicted that he would steal 80 bases this year and hit close to .300 and I still believe that.
However, he has to go down. He is off to a start that sports a .192 BA with a .263 OB%. That’s horrible!
Dee Gordon has to go down! In fact, I would send him down today.
Oh, not to AAA, but to the 8th spot in the batting order. Take a little pressure off, let him get his wits about him and them bring him back up. He has to go down.
My lineup for today:
- Hariston 3B
- Ellis 2B
- Kemp CF
- Ethier RF
- Rivera LF
- Loney 1B
- Ellis C
- Gordon SS
- Lilly P
I would elect to let Loney hit in front of his hometown fans – maybe the Astros would want to trade for him or maybe he can get untracked in his hometown. James needs to get it together and even though a left is pitching, I would play him this whole series. If he doesn’t do it soon, Scott Van Slyke is at the ready! Let’s see what he can do.
- Eovaldi pitched an inning last night and was pulled. It’s one of two things: (1) De Jon Watson just wants to limit his innings early in the season, or (2) there is some roster mover planned. I think it is the former, not the later.
- If Uribe goes to the DL, will Van Slyke get the call?
- Jared Massey’s Minor League Report – April 19, 2012