Originally posted on MyTeamRivals.com  |  Last updated 6/30/13
It’s the top of the ninth and the Phillies have a Micheal Young on second base, Dom Brown hits a high fly ball to move the runner to third. Next batter hits a ball right field on an error by the outfielder, Puig, a bad throw brings Micheal Young home to tie the game. Well placed balls to the outfield, move the runner along with some aggressive base running and they produce a tying run. The Ability, we have seen these same players perform this many times over in critical situations that have won them games. These same players have recently shown an increase in their hits, this is evident by the number of men left on base, which tells me that the line up that is put out each night is not effective. From the lead off hitter to the 3 hole and cleanup hitter continues to be a mismatch, Charlie needs realize that players like Ryan Howard may need to move from the cleanup position. His average continues to fluxuate since the pitchers now know how to pitch to him effectively and dismantle h...
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