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Yea, I dont think Robles batting 9th really matters so much with no pitchers batting this year.

robles should be leading off with Turner in the 3 hole

Pearson has been incredibly impressive. The poise on this young cat is unreal.

Where should your best hitters bat? One school of thought is to put your best hitter at the top of the order because he'll get more at-bats that way over the course of the season. Your second best hitter bats second. And so on down the order. Here are the average plate appearances per lineup position based on the 2006 MLB season:Lineup Position Plate Appearances1 7672 7493 7324 7145 6976 6807 6618 6439 625As you can see, each higher spot in the order means 15 to 20 or more plate appearances over the course of the season.But let's look at another element. How often does each lineup position come up with men on base?Lineup Position Number of Times With Men on Base1 2592 3233 3514 3635 3336 3147 3048 2939 288The number four position has the most over the course of a season. In fact, it's 104 times more than the leadoff position, quite a significant difference. The third spot in the order is not far behind.What does this tell me? Your best hitters should bat in the number three and number four spots in the order. Put the speedier (and/or higher on-base) of the two in the number three slot. Follow that up with your next best on-base guys in the number one and two spots. Five through eight (or nine)? Go with the best to worst with the remaining players.

Uh .. . That's probably one fewer plate appearance a game

Kieboom looks overmatched

CF RoblesRF EatonSS TurnerLF Soto1B KendrickDH Thames2B CastroC Suzuki3B KieboomLook Dad, a major league lineup!

In AL lineups, the 9 hitter is often pretty strong. Gardner did it for the NYY, I think Billy Mueller led the AL in avg. the year he won the batting title.

How many ks is that? No sound at the bar

Pearson was incredibly impressive imo

Is this the first night in the blue tops?

well, it w as a home crowd

Switching it up tonight and watching the Toronto broadcast. Nice professional presentation, Dan Shulman is a familiar voice.