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Berkman, Young will line up as DH's

Posted on: October 21, 2011 7:30 pm
ARLINGTON, Tex. -- The World Series changes venues, and you know what that means: As the only sport that changes rules in its championship event, Game 3 here brings with it the designated hitter Saturday.

For the Cardinals, it's a chance to get Allen Craig into the lineup following his two RBI pinch-hits against Alexi Ogando in Games 1 and 2. Cardinals manager Tony La Russa said he will play Craig in right field and move veteran Lance Berkman to designated hitter.

"It really comes down to just respecting Lance," La Russa said. "He's a pivot on that, and talking to him, I think we'll play Allen in right field and Lance will DH and we'll go day-to-day with it."

Rangers manager Ron Washington did not publicly reveal his plans because, as he said, "we just arrived at the ballpark and I haven't had a chance to tell my guys yet."

But later in the day, he told the writers who cover the Rangers that Michael Young will be his DH, Mike Napoli will play first base and Yorvit Torrealba will catch.

Since: Jul 7, 2007
Posted on: October 22, 2011 10:38 am

Berkman, Young will line up as DH's

So Ron Washington doesn't put in Endy Chavez (OBP .413 vs lefties) against Rep, instead opting for Torrealba, German, and Gentry (OBP vs. lefties FAR below .413) because he "liked the lefty righty matchup".  But with a starting RHP in game 3, he opts to add......a righty?  No Moreland?  Oh how Mitch has fallen from spite of the fact that he would have at least two of those balls that passed to the right of the left-gloved Mike Young.

Let's see if the players can snatch brilliance from the hands of stupidity.....

Since: Oct 18, 2009
Posted on: October 22, 2011 2:50 am

Berkman, Young will line up as DH's

Hopefully El Hombre' will get it going! Cant wait to see these two great teams mash it up and put up some numbers! Go Cards! 11 in 11!

Since: May 6, 2011
Posted on: October 21, 2011 10:14 pm

Berkman, Young will line up as DH's

AL style now. Games one and two were great fun but its time to tee off. Warm thin air and strong breezes. 3-2 will be the third inning. Lets Go Rangers!!!

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