OK, I’m watching the game and I feel compelled to make a comment as Eric Patterson just struck out swinging at a ball in the dirt…
WHY DOES THIS GUY PLAY?
Seriously, can someone tell me why Lou keeps putting this guy in the lineup? I know he only has 12 at-bats (of which he has one hit and 4 K’s) with the 2008 Cubs and it’s hard to judge him based on so few attempts at the plate, but here’s a newsflash for you Walter Cronkite: E.P. can’t hit.
Notice how Kurt’s post-Soriano-injury alternate lineups don’t even mention Patterson once? Is this because we are giving Patterson a free pass or do we simply not notice his amount of suckitude?
I tried to think of a good reason to play Patterson but I just can’t find one (especially since we have Thunder Matt tearing shizzy up with his boomstick in Iowa). Can someone enlighten me about this?
Sometimes I feel like I’m taking crazy pills.
…of course now that I wrote this post, Patterson will probably hit a grand slam tonight. Such is life.