instead of of hitting Hanigan for the pitcher he sends up Valdez,======================================
you'd know more about the game if you watched it instead of misreading the boxscore
came in on a double switch.============================
ssshhhh, no educating allowed
Because Catchers CAN'T hit. It's why they hit 8th and don't pinch hit. It's my BIGGEST complaint with this manager.
If Hanigan would bat leadoff in Cozart's place, he would have gotten on base 35 MORE times than Cozart has this season based on his career .367 OBP. That's THIRTY-FIVE more opportunities for runs to be produced from Stubbs and Votto.
But.....Catchers bat 8th, that's the stereotype. They just s*ck at hitting regardless of what they actually do at the plate.