Et tu, Lint-ay?
We all said at the start of the year this guy is better around #6 / #7 in the order than #2. He has changed his style for what is perceived to be the role of a #2 hitter, sacrificing power to work longer counts. It does not help when the guy in front of him is swinging at first pitches constantly. That kind of forces the #2 hitter to work the count.
Any game Lombo is in, he should be #1 or #2, and Espinosa should be lower in the order (or, perhaps Desmond, but I think he has been closer to adequate).
I'm not a ballplayer so I can't get into the psyche of players when their roles change. I can see a guy who hits like he'd be a great #2 hitter, like perhaps Werth, but when those guys get shifted to that slot, their approach changes and they don't do the things you want them to. I think this is the case for Desmond and Espinosa. Desmond has to hit at the top of the order to have any value, and he needs to be hyper aggressive when he bats. I think those two things are incompatible, but that is where he is. Danny, OTOH, needs to just rip, accept the strikeouts, and take the walks when they come. He can't seem to do that at #2. He tries to darn hard to take counts deep and go with what is given to him, and that is not his game.