I had to break out the “Dusty Was Misconstrued” tag for this latest bit of nonsense.
FireJoeMorgan.com points out something dumb that Dusty said on Tuesday:
“Everybody’s wondering why I didn’t pinch-hit for Corey,” Baker said. “Corey, in his career, has been better against left-handers than right-handers.”
Corey Patterson, career:
Vs. RHP .260/.302/.423
Vs. LHP .240/.273/.375
Frankly, I’m used to that sort of nonsense. But the rest of Dusty’s quote from that game story really stood out after today’s game:
“Everybody’s wondering why I didn’t pinch-hit for Corey,” Baker said. “Corey, in his career, has been better against left-handers than right-handers. I was limited in the outfield and didn’t have Junior today.”
The only outfield options would have been starting shortstop Jolbert Cabrera and Andy Phillips. Neither had played much in the outfield and Phillips hadn’t at all since Spring Training.
“I didn’t want to put a guy out there that hasn’t played out there,” Baker said. “It’s not fair to them, either. That ball will find you.”
Then today, this nonsense:
New York – Bottom of 8th
Mike Lincoln pitching for Cincinnati
J Keppinger at shortstop.
J Valentin at third base.
No, of course he’d never played there.
What can you even say about this stuff?