Thursday, August 13, 2009

Lineup for G115 - Astros @ Marlins

Thank you, Brian McTaggart:

Bourn CF
Tejada SS
Berkman 1B
Lee LF
Pence RF
Keppinger 3B
Matsui 2B
Quintero C
Hampton P

Hang on. Keppinger's at third. Not Blum. Sean West is a lefty. As we saw in the matchup, lefties hit .347/.400/.592 against him.

Blum is a switch-hitter. Who hits lefties to the tune of .364/.462/.545. I know Keppinger was brought in to face LHPs, but he's a righty, a group that hits West at a .236/.333/.385 clip. Keppinger does hit lefties well, this season he's hitting .338/.398/.514, but come on...


Steve said...

In the minor league, the lefties hit .214 against West, while the righties hit .286 against him. I think the 11 IPs of major league experience against lefties is very small sample size.

The Constable. said...

'Tis an excellent point. I think I was just looking for reasons to pick.