Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Bailey In, Russell Out
*Stop batting Freddy Galvis leadoff. The leadoff hitter is supposed to be the table setter for the top of the lineup (typically the team's best hitters), by getting on base via hit or walk. In 337 MLB games he has a batting average of .241 and a piddling on base percentage of .280 (he certainly ain't no Rickey f'n Henderson!).
*Andres "Whitey" Blanco needs to get more at bats. He's done nothing but hit since donning a Phillies uniform in 2014. Over parts of 3 seasons with the Phillies- 140 G, .293/.849, 29 DBL, 3 TRPL, 8 HR, 1.9 WAR. Can he play 1st base, because Ryan Howard sure as hell can't (already 4 errors!).
*Tyler Goeddel has 1 hit in 16 at bats and has struck out 50% of the time (8 Ks).
*Odubel Herrera has become a patient hitter. 28 walks all of last season...14 walks already this year in only 15 games.