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In the top of the eighth inning of last night’s game Ike Davis was scheduled to come up with David Wright on 3rd and 2 outs. Ike was 2 for 3 on the night with an infield hit and an rbi double. Most encouraging was his infield hit to the left side. Something I hadn’t seen from Ike all year. Ike Davis did not come up to bat in the 8th, instead Terry Collins inserted Josh Satin to face Dunn and Josh promptly hit a fly ball to left ending the inning. From a practical baseball perspective it makes sense to bring in a righty against the lefty in that spot given Ike Davis’ offensive struggles and his numbers against lefties. From a intuitive position however, particularly one with an eye on development, it was not just wrong, but highly problematic in both its outcome and its premise. Terry Collins has been criticized for a lot of things but one thing we keep hearing about is his tendency to go with veteran hands rather than letting some of our youth have playing time. He also seems to get...
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