I think it's time for Prince to sit out today's game, to think about what he's done. Or hasn't done.
He's just brutal right now. He is slugging .223 (!) with 20 Ks in his last 67 at bats over the past 3 weeks. Batting .179. Those are Craig Counsell numbers. Actually, Craig Counsell scoffs at those numbers.
I like Prince, I really do. But he needs a day off, especially given that the Mets are throwing another lefty out there today.
Give Rivera a start at 1B. Just don't bat him cleanup.
In today's lineup Rivera is playing 1B and is not batting cleanup. Thanks for reading, Ned.