Question of the Day, 5/14 …
Do you think Mark Trumbo’s earned the right to bat in the 3-hole and move everyone down one spot? — @huskerfanasmo8
That’s an interesting thought. I’ve never pictured Trumbo as a 3-hole hitter because he just didn’t show he can get on base enough last year. But right now, he has been by far their best hitter, leading the team in batting average, homers, RBIs and OPS, so I don’t think it would be a bad idea to put him there. Whether or not Mike Scioscia actually does it, though, is doubtful. The bigger question here is when you move Albert Pujols down in the order (temporarily) so he can get going and not affect you as much while trying to figure some things out. It’d be weird to see Pujols batting sixth or something, but the longer he goes like this, the harder it’ll be to justify him hitting in a lineup’s most important spot.