Thursday, May 20, 2010

Braun To Bat Cleanup As Well?

Kevin Youkilis was 2-4 with 1 HR (his 8th), 1 double (his 11th), 4 RBIs, and 1 run scored against the Twins. Youk's line in the month of May is .411/.585/.786 for an OPS of 1.371.

Batting cleanup, Ike Davis was 3-5 with 2 doubles (his 6th and 7th) and 3 runs scored against the Nationals.

Batting 3rd, Ian Kinsler was 2-5 with 1 RBI and 2 runs scored against the Orioles.

Gabe Kapler was 2-2 with 1 run scored against the Yankees.

Adam Stern was 0-3 with 1 RBI against the Pirates. Stern made his 1st start in center field today.

Batting cleanup, Ryan Braun was 0-4 against the Pirates. Braun has been batting 3rd all year and has thrived there. He's started at cleanup 26 games in his career, and the numbers aren't too good. Granted, it's not the biggest sample size in the world (108 PAs), but I'd leave him in the three-hole.

Scott Feldman picked up his 2nd win of the season. He went 6 innings and gave up 4 runs on 12 hits, 1 BB, and 5 Ks against the Orioles. Considering he got hit around so much, 4 runs in 6 innings really isn't too bad. Definitely limited the damage.

John Grabow picked up his 3rd loss of the season. He pitched 2/3 of an inning and gave up 1 run on 1 hit and 2 BBs against the Phillies.

2 comments:

William said...

Feldman's BABIP is .341. He's been fairly unlucky.

Don't think I would move Braun either. Why mess with a sure thing?

Great game for Ike.

William said...

Schoeneweis was designated for assignment. He'll reappear somewhere.