I, for one, like when the batting order is flip-flopped around. I think that if your guys cannot produce runs over a weeks time, maybe it’s time for a shake-up. Switching Braun and Fielder seem to help at the time when the Brewers had no other option a month ago, so why not flip it around again, with other players?
Tonight, the lineup is a tad disorganized from normal, but I don’t think it’s going to be a bad thing. There is much talk around the MLB lately, like moving the pitcher up one spot, or moving a #2 guy closer to the bottom, just to see more runs produced in those spots. Speed is a huge part of the game, as well as, having a guy that can bunt players around the diamond. If you have to move those guys around a bit, why wouldn’t you as long as it works out?
Not to mention the fact that when you have more lefties than righties, you are going to have to switch them around based on who is pitching the ball that day. Here is the lineup for tonights game against the Cubs:
As you can see, Counsell is leading off. I say that since this guy gets hits almost everytime he is in the order, why not? That gives Ricky and Prince and shot at getting him home. If Weeks gets on that leaves 3 RBI guys to get those 2 around the bases. I know it all looks great on paper, or a blog run by a fan instead of a member of the team, but there is some logic to these decisions.
There is just too much critizism when it doesn’t work out in the Brewers favor. We’ll see what happens tonight!
What do you think about the switch? Leave your comments below and let’s discuss!