ssjl wrote:Bagwell bats second today-ARE YOU KIDDING ME? Williams is GARBAGE-He doesn't know 1 minute to the next what lineup to make out.Jimy it goes like this moron---1-biggio 2-beltran 3-bagwell 4Berkman(lets break up Kent & Bags 2 righties) 5-kent & the bottom 3 don't matter. Fire this loser NOW !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
He usually bats Everett 2nd because Everett is one of the best bunters in the league, and Williams plays a very NL style of playing (plays small ball and goes for one run early lead in the first inning).
Jimmy said that he was going to toy with the lineup a bit to try to get a spark, and thats exactly what he did.
Im not sure how much of the Astros you have been watching this season, but Bagwell is not hitting for power or average really and is striking out a lot. Hes not someone i would want to have in the 3 spot with all these other great hitters in the lineup. My lineup would be:
And yes....i would platoon Ensberg and Lamb. Ensberg is a better defensive 3B, but Lamb is better offensively. For some reason, everyone thinks that Ensberg is such a great hitter, but in fact he really hasnt looked very good this season and has warranted teh platoon in my opinion.