First things first. Stop leading off Granderson against anybody. He's a young player who is lost at the plate right now and we are in a playoff race with Chicago on our heels. Batting leadoff is too much pressure for a young player mired in such a miserable slump.
I've been impressed with Pudge at leadoff. Who knew he could look good at leadoff. Maybe it's only a small sample size, but he can't do no worse than Granderson of late.
Maybe batting second is one idea, but regardless, Guillen batting 5th is too low. He's the best overall hitter on the team and has the best onbase skills. That's not a guy you want hitting ahead of the lower part of your order.
Monroe batting third, second, whatever. As long as he's in the top half. His plate discipline still leaves a lot to be desired, but he's locked in right now.
Magglio? What happened there? He showed a power revival earlier in the year. Now....poof. Maybe it's his knee, maybe it's fatigue. Something isn't right. He's now a singles hitter. Definitely not cleanup material. No harm can be done by giving DY a shot here. Then there will be days against lefties where DY sits out...
Sean Casey. Yeah he is one of the slowest guys in baseball, but I think he might need to bat 6th. I don't trust Clevlen just yet. Shelton will be back in September and hopefully will have rediscovered his swing enough to platoon with Casey since Casey will be incapable of being an everyday player from here on out, but Casey is a proven .300 hitter.
Clevlen/Granderson, Infante, and Inge is a tossup. The only one hitting well at the moment is Clevlen and it is still hard to trust the guy who was awful in AA. But then again, he can't be any worse than Granderson, Inge, or Infante, right?
7-9) Roll the dice. You're going to get 4-5 K's per game out of these spots among Inge, Granderson/Clevlen, Infante
First 6 spots in the order (when DY and Casey play) go righty-switch-righty-switch-righty-lefty
Keep Neifi Perez out of the lineup as often as possible. Use Thames sparingly at best unless he shows some signs of coming out of his slump. He's wildly streaky, so it's possible.
Damn. This team needed some more offense and they acquired Neifi freaking Perez.