I am glad I do not have the responsibility of coming up with a lineup here. Mike Redmond, Miami Marlins Manager, has ended his experiment of having former Phillies infielder Placido Polanco bat cleanup behind. The new solution: former Phillies pinch-hitter Greg Dobbs.
#Marlins today LF Pierre, 3B Polanco, RF Stanton, 1B Dobbs, CF Ruggiano, C Brantly, 2B Solano, SS Hechavarria, LHP LeBlanc— Joe Capozzi (@joecapMARLINS) April 4, 2013
The Phillies may not have won a World Series without Dobbs setting the Phillies all-time pinch hit record. However, we know that top pinch hitter does not equate to cleanup hitter.
The only piece this lineup is missing is Wilson Valdes, who the Marlins have stashed at AAA. Surely he could hit better than Solano or Hechavarria, right?