Originally posted on Padres Public  |  Last updated 5/30/13
The Padres are a few short hours away from playing their final game of 2013 with the Seattle Mariners. Since it became probable last week that today’s game would feature Andrew Cashner versus “King” Felix Hernandez fans have trying to figure out a way to ditch work and get to the park. Good luck with that. Since we all know of Felix Hernandez based on his reputation (bad-ass RHP) what can we expect from Bud Black’s line-up today? Thank you for raising your hand and yes you are correct – Bud Black will likely overload his line-up with left-handed hitters. But is this the wise play? For his career Felix Hernandez’ numbers platoon splits break down as follows: LHB .251/.316/.380 RHB .235/.285/.330 Like I said – Felix is a bad-ass. Do the numbers warrant a typical Bud Black stacked-lefty-line-up in which we see a lot of Will Venable and Alexi Amarista and no Kyle Blanks and Chris Denorfia? Discuss amongst yourselves. The King’s splits during the 2013 season are fairly similar with LHB ...
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