Freese gone, and the lineup

David Freese, as expected, is the man out to make room for Blaine Boyer. Meanwhile, Boyer takes Brian Barton’s old number, 54.

Today’s lineup vs LHP Oliver Perez:
1. Ryan 2B
2. Ankiel CF
3. Pujols 1B
4. Ludwick RF
5. Molina C
6. Duncan LF
7. Greene SS
8. Thurston 3B
9. Wellemeyer P



I had high hopes for Freese this year, loved his potential for extra base hits, but am not surprised to see him send down afer a not so good start. Hope he and Mather both rediscover their grooves. Ditto for Ankiel. It’s hard to see Ankiel struggling out there.

I will take my chances with skip vs. a lefty over brendan ryan against anyone…… why create platoons when they are not an advantage….. also, why not brian barden at second if we must have a right handed hitter in that spot?

Ryan in his Major League career vs LHP: 295/356/361

Schumaker in his Major League career vs LHP: 205/279/217

How is that not an advantage? Especially considering that Ryan is the superior defender.


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