Should the Braves shuffle the middle of the lineup?

Dukes & Bell
October 08, 2019 - 5:59 pm

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With game five of the NLDS tomorrow night the heart of the Braves order is struggling, Dukes & Bell talked what might get them going.

Carl said it’s amazing the thing that got you here is failing you now.

“When you look back at yesterday, we were 0 for 9 with runners in scoring position.” Dukes said “Some folks are saying you should bench Freddie Freeman, my comments to them, you’re crazy, you don’t sit your best hitter. If we lose this series are we going to be talking about the thing that got you here being the thing that cost you?”

Mike thinks they should shuffle the lineup order.

“The middle of this lineup is hitting .145, that’s Freeman, Donaldson and Markakis.” Bell said “What about dropping Freddie to say seventh, move Dansby to leadoff and Acuna to third or fourth.”