Because Dan has been so consistent:
IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ll continue to post these numbers, with some confusion and frustration, daily:
Gomes (2009 overall) – .280/.353/.584
Gomes (2009 vs. LHP) – .379/.486/.931
Gomes (career MLB vs. LHP) – .266/.369/.510
IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ll also add this:
Gomes (career minors): .271/.395/.531
Gomes (career majors): .235/.329/.455
McDonald (career minors): .269/.331/.394
McDonald (career majors): .173/.225/.213
How can someone look at these numbers and decide the right thing is to have McDonald in Cincinnati and Gomes in Louisville? IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m really flummoxed.
If the goal is to have the best roster in Cincinnati, designating McDonald for assignment and recalling Gomes is a no-brainer. Platoon Gomes with Laynce Nix in left field, and let Gomes fill in at 1B as needed. Free Jonny Gomes!