Monday, July 13, 2009

Braun To Bat Cleanup

What are the odds that if Pujols hits two bombs, Braun will say it was because he was protecting him in the lineup? Even.

NL
SS Hanley Ramirez
2B Chase Utley
1B Albert Pujols
RF Ryan Braun
LF Raul Ibanez
3B David Wright
CF Shane Victorino
C Yadier Molina
RHP Tim Lincecum

AL
RF Ichiro Suzuki
SS Derek Jeter
C Joe Mauer
1B Mark Teixeira
LF Jason Bay
CF Josh Hamilton
3B Evan Longoria
2B Aaron Hill
RHP Roy Halladay

Is it just me, or does Paul Ibanez and Jay Bay look like pretty junk #5 hitters for an All-Star game?

3 comments:

Matt said...

If you looked at the stats for Ibanez and Bay so far this year, you probably would reconsider that last statement.

brad said...

I'm sure they have fantastic numbers, but so did Luis Gonzalez that one year. When you say "Raul Ibanez," I don't think "#5 hitter in the all star game" quality.

Anonymous said...

Sucks that they made Braun play RF. He was the leading vote getter for all OFs, he should get to play where he's used to.