Charlie Manuel frequently makes poor strategic decisions. The 11-million dollar scoreboard in left field would probably do a similar job. We guarantee a post analyzing Manuel's decisions for every Phillies game. Please click on our aliases below to email us.
Friday, July 13, 2012
The top 6 in the lineup on Sunday was Rollins, Pierre, Utley, Howard, Ruiz, Pence. It is insanity to have 3 consecutive lefties in the order followed by 2 straight righties. Having such a stacked lineup allows the opposing manager to use his left-handed relievers in multiple-batter situations without having to face a righty. Of course, Manuel has been doing this for years; however, Utley and Howard are both past their prime, so each time he trots out this lineup, it is even dumber than the day before.
This is the part of the post where I say that hopefully Manuel has a brain aneurysm that causes him to alternate lefties and righties for the rest of the season, but this team is going nowhere. So, Charlie, keep the idiotic lineup strategy flowing. These game posts are easy when you've screwed up before the game even starts.
The Phillies play tomorrow in the Mountain time zone, when someone for Philadelphia pitches against someone who plays for the Rockies.