Originally written on Minus Twenty-Two  |  Last updated 11/18/14
The Giants lineup has been bad this season. Rock bottom was arguably being no-hit by Homer Bailey earlier this week. But the first time it was comically bad might have been Saturday afternoon when it managed to do something even tee-ballers have little problem with. The Giants had a run taken off the board in the bottom of the first inning when it was determined they batted out of order. Buster Posey knocked home Gregor Blanco with a one-out double down the right field line to take a 1-0 lead. The only problem was that Posey was supposed to be Pablo Sandoval. Dodgers manager Don Mattingly came out to protest. Both the Dodgers and umpires’ lineup cards had Sandoval in the three hole and Posey hitting cleanup, even though the stadium scoreboard indicated vice versa. As per the rules, Blanco was sent back to third, Sandoval was declared out without ever stepping into the box, and Posey went to bat again as the proper No. 4 spot batter, only to fly out to end the inning. Before you go...
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