Lineup Changes and Strasburg
I still don't think we are getting enough speed at the top of the lineup to set the table and cause more havoc for opposing pitchers. Anderson Hernandez good choice to lead off. But lets go with Alberto Gonzalez to bat 2nd. I need to see more movement from those top 2. Ryan Zimmerman logical at 3, always a good spot for him. Adam Dunn power at 4. Elijah Dukes at 5. Nick Johnson at 6. Austin Kearns/Josh Willingham at 7. Jesus Flores at 8 then the pitchers spot.
I don't know, Byron. How about getting some guys on base at the top of the lineup? Most sabrmertrics show that the most important batting order spots are 1st, 2nd and 4th. So, of course it's perfectly logical to have the two worst hitters bat first and second. Nothing like having the bases empty for Zimmerman and Dunn. Because the only movement these two clowns will make is the right hand turn into the National's dugout.
Try this one for size:
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Random second baseman