- It’s time to see what Kike Hernandez can do as a regular – put him at 3B until JT comes back.
- Pederson goes to CF.
- Muncy and Valera go back to OKC. Too many weak bats.
- Hudson goes back to OKC and Cingrani goes on the DL.
The team is under siege and decisive action is required. Things have to change and they have to change now! Puig will be back. Turner will be back, Hill will be back, Alexander will be back (he is pitching well at OKC), Koehler will likely be back as will Ryu and Urias and Forsythe will be back. Oh, yeah, Kershaw may be back. But, that is not TODAY!
Here’s my lineup:
- Taylor SS
- Verdugo RF
- Bellinger 1B
- Kemp LF
- Pederson CF
- Grandal C
- Hernandez 3B
- Utley/Locastro 2B
Bench: Henry Ramos (a spot on the 40-man has to be opened), Austin Barnes, Kyle Farmer
Starters: Buehler, Wood, Maeda, Hill, Stripling
Pen: Baez, Chargois, Garcia, Fields, Parades, Stewart, Liberatore, Jansen
Run that lineup out every day for two weeks and see what happens. Brock Stewart will be a lockdown reliever if allowed to settle in there.
Memo to Doc: Quit tinkering right now. Just do what I outlined and threaten Turner Ward with bodily harm if the hitting doesn’t improve. This is stupid! I’m done.