Monday, July 21, 2008

Carlos Delgado should he bat 4th?

Gary and Keith brought up this topic during yesterday's telecast. Especially when Ryan Church comes back to the lineup to have Carlos Delgado bat 4th in the lineup.

Well he has certainly found his stroke. In the last 30 days he has been hitting .316 with 7 home runs and 22 rbis. He is second on the team over that time with a .410 on base percentage and second on team with a .612 slugging percentage.

I never liked Carlos Beltran batting 4th. I know it was done due to Delgado not hitting. I just don't see Beltran as a cleanup hitter. Over the last 30 days he has been hitting .255 with 5 home runs and 20 rbis.

Jerry Manuel hopefully is thinking to make some changes in the batting order if we get to see Ryan Church this week.

1 comment:

Jobu said...

I like DelStatue in the 5,6, or 7 hole. If he keeps hitting the way he is, he brings punch to the bottom of the order.