Friday, September 30, 2011

Why there is logic behind Detroit Tigers manager Jim Leyland starting Brandon Inge at third base tonight

It shouldn't be a suprise Tigers manager Jim Leyland went with Brandon Inge over Wilson Betemit at third base for tonight's opener of the American League Division Series.
- Inge hit .245 against left-handed pitching this season, Betemit .236.
- Inge is a much better defensive player.
- Inge hit .324 in September.
On the downside, Inge has batted against Yankees starter C.C. Sabathia the second most of any pitcher. He has hit just .190 against him with two home runs and four RBI and 15 strikeouts in 58 at bats.
Betemit is 3-for-5 lifetime against Sabathia with a double and RBI.



Blogger Barry said...

Pat, Inge has to play sometime. Betemit will probably against righties I hope.

7:48 PM 

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