Because Theroit has always hit lefties pretty good. Better chance of production, higher up the lineup. Simple as that.
Also, the batting order past #5 doesn't really make any difference whatsoever to the outcome of a game. Settle down there, big fella.
If they win I like this lineup
If they lose Play Belt forever
Don't over think this to much, Bochy said today after he presented the lineup, that" he is starting Theriot over Burris because he has had some success against there starting pitcher, and starting Pill because he has not played and deserves a chance" its nothing more, no stats, no indepth thoughts, nothing just silly reasons he once again gives the media...lol
Crawford needs a day off soon, he has been at SS every game since 2 weeks before season started..minus a day with the thumb which he says is completely healed.. He and Pablo are going to need a day or two to rest along with Posey real soon,,
Well even with Theriot hitting, why the F is he hitting ahead of Schierholtz? Makes no sense...
theriot can bunt Nate cannot if runners are on from top of lineup you need to move them over,, this is done on other teams when you are facing a real good pitcher and fear you may not get to many runs..
Who is slated to back up Pablo anyway?
Rumor out of St is Kuip...lol no one really knows but rumor has it Theriot and Burris can play 3rd.. unk if they really can as only Burris took some grounders there,, the day they gave Pill some grounders at 2nd (which he played in little league)..lol
Bochy and I quote,,(after presenting the lineup) "Starting Theriot today he has had some success against there pitcher, and starting Pill he has not played and has earned a start"
nice abstract reasoning again for the media...lol