Goatriders of the Apocalypse

The lineup, Game 1 (UPDATED)

Name Bats Pos AVG OBP SLG wOBA
Soriano R LF 0.283 0.322 0.517 0.457
Fukudome L RF 0.260 0.355 0.389 0.334
Lee R 1B 0.295 0.363 0.484 0.366
Ramirez R 3B 0.290 0.345 0.501 0.362
Edmonds L CF 0.263 0.354 0.501 0.367
Soto R C 0.280 0.345 0.453 0.347
DeRosa R 2B 0.282 0.349 0.427 0.341
Theriot R SS 0.286 0.351 0.355 0.320
Dempster R P 0.221 0.237 0.319 0.235
Avg.     0.274 0.337 0.442 0.338

For those who don't believe me, here's a link. Again, thanks to Brian Carwright for his projections. These are expectations of hitting performance versus a right-handed pitcher, which should explain some concerns you may have.

Also, please note that the projection for Dempster hitting accounts for the use of pinch hitters in late-game situations.

And here's the Dodgers' lineup:

Name Bats Pos AVG OBP SLG wOBA
Furcal L SS 0.289 0.353 0.428 0.344
Martin R C 0.279 0.361 0.411 0.344
Ramirez R LF 0.314 0.392 0.578 0.411
Ethier L RF 0.294 0.354 0.471 0.357
Loney L 1B 0.289 0.337 0.436 0.337
Kemp R CF 0.298 0.336 0.468 0.346
DeWitt L 2B 0.266 0.316 0.410 0.318
Blake R 3B 0.271 0.333 0.452 0.340
Lowe R P 0.165 0.205 0.190 0.180
Avg.     0.276 0.334 0.431 0.333

you are making things up?

you are making things up?

Fukudome, eh?

Interesting choice for Lou. I suppose he reckons that Kosuke brings a defensive advantage, however, batting him second is a little odd.

Lefty versus righty rather than righty versus righty.

Dome has the platoon advantage. I have to confesss, I like this lineup a lot.

Why would you think that, Josh?

That's the lineup.

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