and who do you suggest be there Zimmerman...ANOTHER ROOKIE
Not necessarily. I wouldn't have played Guzman, period. Guzman does not equal run scoring and I probably wouldn't have played Cruz either because he doesn't take enough pitches, especially against this Marlins pitcher.
I would have tried to get Rick Short in the lineup. The Short-detracters say that he's a "singles and doubles hitter" who "doesn't have a defensive position that he's great at". We need "doubles and singles hitters", especially tonight.
I would have played Carroll despite the fact that he's not good against right handers. This Marlins pitcher isn't that good so he'd likely walk Jamie once or twice because Jamie will take pitches.
Also, Zimmerman might be a good choice because hitters have an advantage when they haven't been seen very much.
The totality of the situation should determine the lineup. I don't know what determines Frank's lineups.