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04-05-2013, 12:29 AM
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Originally Posted by Coppy View Post
You'd be batting lefty, lefty, lefty in your 2, 3, 4 spots. Brown & Howard both hit under .200 against lefties last year. Utley barely above. I really like the lineup as it is. I think Rollins is perfect in the 2 spot & Revere perfect in lead off.
I really haven't seen enough of Brown to say he's bad off lefties. Utley when he's hitting is average against them. Howard sucks obviously. The problem I have with the lineup is that Utley is the only guy producing runs. If Lee doesn't pitch spectacular tonight, the Phillies are 0-3.

Brown was on base almost 50% of the time in the series but doesn't score a single run. He just seems better suited for the 2 hole right now. Rollins maybe 5 or Utley 5 and Rollins 3? It's just an idea. I don't like moving guys around who've been good in that spot but when you leave 22 guys stranded through 27 innings, it might be a good idea to switch things.

Hoping that Howard and Young will stop being black holes in the lineup too.

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