- Jul 24, 2007
The lack of a traditional lead off type hitting ahead of Raffy, X, and JD has been frustrating, especially when they were the only 3 guys in the lineup who were hitting. Story may be a good candidate ATM, but during his tear in the month of May he was perfect where he was. Seriously I would consider Vazquez or JBJ until they cool off, but I've a feeling we'll be seeing Duran on this homestand, so he's likely to slip into the slot short term.Story would work also. I asked in some thread a few days ago for a good reason why Arroyo and Refsnyder should be lead off hitters. Thus far I have not received an answer. Even if there is a good answer lets talk about the pitching. He is concerned how the starters are going to fair in September, while the team is completely imploding in April. If that were the case why not mitigate one of the weaknesses of the team. In other words stop pulling starters after 50 pitches. Not allowing pitchers to go through the order a third time seems to be the trendy things and boy was Cora going to hop on that train no matter how deep into hell it lead.