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06-11-2012, 08:40 AM
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Luckily for coach Sosh that Trumbo is put into the lineup regularly. Did you know that Trumbo would not be in the lineup half of the time at the beginning of the season? Did you know that Trout was not in the lineup at all at the beginning of the season? We're fortunate to have Abreu cut and Wells not in the lineup due to an injury.
But it does seem odd because at the beginning of the season, Santana was pitching awesome, but had no run support. Now that there is run support, he probably relaxes too much so he doesn't have that urgency to keep the team in the game.
Oh I know. Sosh certainly has a predisposition towards playing his veterans. I also understand his management of Trumbo at the beginning of the season, it's tough to throw him out there every day, when he's basically a liability everywhere but 1B. However, you just can't leave (or trade) a bat like his out of the lineup, him and Trout are winning ballgames right now, and in the end, that's all that matters.
Santana just is what he is at this point, a pitcher who has the stuff to be an ace, but just doesn't have the mental makeup to be consistent.
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