Tuesday, May 04, 2004


The first game of the Cubs series at Wrigley has started, and for some inexplicable reason, Shea Hillenbrand is batting cleanup. Now, I can understand the logic for putting Hillenbrand in the starting lineup with the players currently on the squad. Doesn't mean there isn't somebody better down in Tucson that should be up here, just that there ain't anybody better in a Diamondbacks uniform sitting in the visitors dugout at Wrigley Field.

But why would you have your worst hitter batting cleanup? Move him down to 7th spot, or someplace he won't do as much damage (or wouldn't have as much pressure placed on him).

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