Loney-- is batting, give or take a few points .265. Gomez is batting close to .300 + or -. Iggy and Lava are really struggling--really struggling.
Let's make it so we have some offense and compete form that side of the ball. If we are going to lose , lose with at least your best 9 hitters. Gomez needs to be in the lineup every day.
Gomez, 1 B
Pedroia, 2 B
Loney is a ninth inning Defensive replacement for Gomez.
I want to see what kind of range Ciriaco has. Is it better, worse, equal to Iggy?
DeJesus--looks lost in extremely limited play.
What is the third catcher for? I thought he might get a chance the other day when Salty hit the triple , then the double--DeJesus pinch run ?? (no) and the third catcher plays. To try to assure a run...nope staying the course--we're 16 games out and it's like we're fighting for the pennant.
Insisting to play Iggy , batting below .100---can't bunt, can't get the ball out of the infield, or better yet short OF. lava's not much better: batting in the .160"s ---he definitely needs more minor league time--he could probably use a personal batting instructor to help him in the off saeson with all things batting.with balance. Has Mag's thrown in the towel like BV has or is he working with these guys via tape, etc.
What a chance, the last 15 games, to get a little payback for last Sept.'s swoon--by knocking off some of the contenders---no the manager believes he has a the worst personnell in the history of baseball---so he's going to prove it by not putting at least his best 9 players on the field at the same time.
And V's going to show Aceves who's got the last word on this team. V truly acts like a child and continues to try to get relieved of his responsibilities and the management refuses to let him go. Perhaps management will allow the PawSox manager Arnie B to take over the Sox after Tuesday nights game in Durham.That's my hope.--I strayed a bit sorry about that.