So Mattingly has finally dropped Rollins in the lineup, saving nearly one at bat per game for the better hitters. What took him so long? How long have we all been calling for this change? Is he done flipping around the hitters? Should a rookie with thirteen homers without the speed of a Rickey Henderson be batting lead-off? Especially when he follows Rollins, AJ Ellis, and the pitcher, as he does today?
Hard to say. Is another change coming? Will Zach Lee be brought up to pitch the first game of tomorrow’s double header? It sure seems that way, after he got pulled early from his Oklahoma City start the other day. Good luck to him, given that his first start in the majors will be at Coors Field.