Why the hell is Jeff Larish batting 5th in the order? It’s one thing to give the kid a chance, but moving down Cabrera in the order for him? It’s ludacris.
So naturally Larish comes to bat in a key situation in the 6th inning today. Tigers trailed 3-2 with the bases loaded and one out. Larish steps into the box behind 0-2 and hits into a double play on the next pitch, leaving Cabrera on deck. I know Miguel is not having the best year, but who would you rather have at the plate in that situation? Cabrera hitting .278 with 8 homers and 34 RBIs, or a rooking barely hitting .100?
It may be time to send old Leyland packing along with Lloyd. Managerial mistakes like this are impossible to explain, but unfortunatey par for the course this year. Lineups are shuffled randomly, with no apparent rhyme or reason.