This is exactly what I wrote about yesterday
Tie game on the road, top of the ninth. Ichiro’s managed to get on base. Who do you want up?
If you answered “Willie Bloomquist and Miguel Cairo” congratulations, you manage a major league baseball team. It was a near miracle that they managed to get to Raul, who knew what to do with that wood thing you take up to the plate.
In terms of offensive talent, here’s how McLaren constructed tonight’s lineup:
power-only slugger turned into open-stance singles machine
decent hitter mired in awful slump
How do you not get canned for this kind of insanity?