The “safe” call at first in the top of the 9th on Laynce Nix’s hit to Jimmy Rollins was harshit.
For those on the message boards and on sports talk who are adamant about how Jay Bruce needs to be in the lineup every day and how much Jay Bruce means to the team and how vital his contributions are and what his power does for the lineup and how many runs his outfield assists have saved, etc. and who insist, “Don’t worry about his batting average,” my question is this (and I happen to think he does belong in the majors and he wouldn’t have anything to prove in AAA … he just needs a lot more days off – especially against left-handed starters – than he’s getting) … Will you feel the same way when our everyday starting right fielder is batting .190? Or .185? Because he’ll be there before you know it if no changes are executed.