Question of the Day: 4/24 …

“Why doesn’t Mike Scioscia at least let Kendrys Morales have a few at bats against lefties?” — @lamas626

He has. Morales has received 11 of them, with zero walks and one hit to show for it. Morales has basically shrugged it off every time I’ve asked him, but I think there’s a huge difference between his timing against lefties and his timing against righties (he’s batting .350 against them in 40 at-bats). A lot of that has to do with simply not facing as many lefties. And I know you only get that timing by, well, facing them, but Scioscia seems to like using the pretty rare time an opposing lefty starts to either get Mark Trumbo in at DH or get other guys off their feet. I know Morales’ presence is a big and important one for this struggling offense, but I just don’t see him being productive from the right side of the plate. Not yet, anyway.

Alden

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