From the Cincinnati Enquirer
Miley’s reasoning for the odd lineup was Colorado left-hander Jeff Francis has had more trouble with right-handed hitters than left-handed ones.
Coming in., right-handers were hitting .303 off Francis, left-handers .270. But Francis had walked only two lefties, compared with 28 right-handers. He also had given up six home runs to right-handers and none to lefties.
But the numbers are skewed by the fact that Francis had faced many more right-handers (33 at-bats) than left-handers (185) before Friday.
Griffey has feasted on pitching at Coors. Entering the series, he was hitting .360 with eight home runs and 21 RBI in 50 at-bats. Dunn is hitting .333 with five homers in 33 at-bats here.
Miley’s reasons for these moves last night defy explanation.
The thing I find more interesting is that Fay (for John) basically rips him on it. The local media just doesn’t do this…
Could it be a sign that the end is near for Miley? And if so, who’s the logical replacement?