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Why bench guy who is killing the ball?

Postby jayman » Tue Apr 27, 2004 8:21 pm

TEX benches NIX? The guys on fire!
TOR benches Hinske who just broke out a slump?

All along the Yanks play Jeter and the Padres play Giles. Hmmm, maybe Jeter should be careful - if he strings together a couple of good games Torre may bench him! (I'm being sarcastic).
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Postby Zito is God » Tue Apr 27, 2004 8:27 pm

Hinske benched COMPLETELY surprised me...
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Postby CBMGreatOne » Tue Apr 27, 2004 8:42 pm

Nix can't hit lefties, but I don't get the Hinske thing.

The title to your post is extremely confusing I might add...
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Postby AcidRock23 » Tue Apr 27, 2004 9:33 pm

I just got on and checked the box score and went 'NO NIX!!! WTF??' but noted Affeldt is a lefty. W/ the depth of talented dudes that Texas has, they can kind of afford to mix it up.

During the As/ Angels series a week or so ago, they had an ok interview where Garrett Anderson basically said 'I've got two swings, one for righties and one for lefties'. It's amazing that it's so hard for so many guys. Good interaction between physics, skill and psychology!!
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Postby jbones733 » Tue Apr 27, 2004 9:38 pm

If you did your homework, Showalter said he will not play vs lefties despite his recent surge. He said this specificlly caise Texas will be facing 3 lefties in a row as KC is loaded with them.

he will probably play one of the 3 i assume
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Postby shortround_phat2008 » Tue Apr 27, 2004 11:45 pm

They benched Nix because, a lefty was pitching and they wanted to test out Brian Jordan, i don't know why they benched Hinske though the guy is the hottest 3B in the league
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Postby Pedantic » Tue Apr 27, 2004 11:48 pm

Why are you confused about Hinske being benched? He was going against a lefty...and a pretty good one at that.
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