by: Mr. November
Nothing like the first NY/Boston series to get the blogging going again.
Great game last night by Wang, but overall the bats are scaring me. Which leads me to this point:
How can Jason Giambi, hitting .087 on the season, rationalize NOT bunting every time up?
I hear analysts say all the time that he's not paid to bunt, he's up there to hit home runs and get RBI's, but let's be realistic. He's in a lineup with many guys around him who can drive in runs with one swing of the bat. Every time "The Greasy One" comes to the plate, the opposing 3B is playing SS (and even shading towards 2B most times). If Giambi bunted down the third base line, literally, every time he hit, one of two things would happen:
1) He'd bat 1.000 for the season, or
2) Opposing defenses would stop the shift, opening a whole on the right side of the infield, and potentially opening up some more RBI chances in the process.
His job may technically be to hit homeruns, but he's not hitting anything right now. Time to mix it up and have Joe G. bring a little National League to the Bronx.