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Postby Bosy Billups » Thu Apr 06, 2006 6:43 pm

Why isn't he leading off today? Hopefully he's not hurt.
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Postby Chip1010 » Thu Apr 06, 2006 8:37 pm

I was wondering the same thing. They were facing a righty, so you would think he'd be in the lineup.
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Postby GotowarMissAgnes » Thu Apr 06, 2006 8:43 pm

According to MLB.com, it's just Leyland trying to get some regulars a rest and bench players some time. Of course, it you have half a brain you sit Granderson and play Thames and Monroe tomorrow when Detroit faces a lefty.
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Postby Chip1010 » Thu Apr 06, 2006 8:57 pm

Thanks for the info.
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Postby Padsin05 » Fri Apr 07, 2006 1:20 am

actually might make sense to get Granderson some time against lefties early in the season to see how he responds
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Postby clarkw267 » Fri Apr 07, 2006 2:52 am

It was because a lefty knuckleballer is typically hard on right handed guys. Obviously this wasn't the case tonight though considering he got taken deep 6 times.
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Postby Turnip » Fri Apr 07, 2006 3:27 am

leyland said Granderson is starting tomorrow

DETROIT: Manager Jim Leyland kept OF Curtis Granderson out of the starting lineup so he could get backup Marcus Thames some at-bats. Leyland said left-handed hitters like Granderson struggle against right-handed knuckleballers like Texas starter R.A. Dickey. "With Marcus, this made sense. Curtis will be back in the lineup tomorrow," Leyland said. .
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Postby HYLRedSox » Fri Apr 07, 2006 4:11 am

Turnip wrote:leyland said Granderson is starting tomorrow

DETROIT: Manager Jim Leyland kept OF Curtis Granderson out of the starting lineup so he could get backup Marcus Thames some at-bats. Leyland said left-handed hitters like Granderson struggle against right-handed knuckleballers like Texas starter R.A. Dickey. "With Marcus, this made sense. Curtis will be back in the lineup tomorrow," Leyland said. .


Thanks! ;-D Good to hear.
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