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Friday, March 23, 2007

Narron on the lineup

Asked Jerry Narron about the lineup before the game. Basically, he's leading toward going to bat the left-handers second, fourth and sixth. Brandon Phillips will likely be third, Edwin Encarnacion fifth. (Sounds like Josh Hamilton will go in Ken Griffey Jr.'s spot if Griffey on the DL).

Hasn't decided where the lefties -- Griffey, Adam Dunn and Scott Hatteberg -- will hit. Only thing absolutely set is Ryan Freel will hit leadoff.

There are a lot of possibilities:

Freel
Hatteberg
Phillips
Griffey Jr.
Encarnacion
Dunn
David Ross
Alex Gonzalez

or
Freel
Griffey
Phillips
Dunn
Encarnacion
Hatteberg
Ross
Gonzalez

or
Freel
Dunn
Phillips
Griffey
Encarnacion
Hatteberg
Ross
Gonzalez

Actually, Narron said he hasn't decided whether Ross or Gonzalez would be seventh or eighth. I put Ross eighth, so as not to upset the guy who posts comments about his .292 career on-base percentage.


2 Comments:

at 11:50 PM Anonymous Paul said...

As the guy who complains about Gonzalez and his .292 career OBP, I applaud you putting him eighth. I just hope Narron has enough sense to do the same.

I don't know about this batting a lefty at 2, 4 and 6 stuff though. Phillips a No. 3 hitter? If Griffey is batting No. 6 I might be OK with it, but not if Dunn is down there.

 
at 8:25 AM Blogger John Fay said...

Paul, you'll be happy to that Pudge Rodriguez got on Narron for hitting Gonzalez second against the Tigers. Narron said he's doing that in exhibition games to get Gonzalez two or three quick at-bats and then get him out of the game.

 
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