Corey Hart is slumping. There are no signs it's getting better, and with him in the 6-hole, especially when Counsell is in the lineup, 6-7-8-9 reminds one of the Giants offense.
Desperate times call for desperate measures. Do we bench the All-Star to try to jump-start a little offense? If so, who do we plug in there? The options on the NLDS roster are:
- Tony Gwynn: Great defense, similar OBP
- Brad Nelson: He's a lefty, so no way that happens tomorrow
- Weeks or Durham (with the other at second) -- no experience in the outfield, but both can hit
- Bill Hall: Wanna replace one slump with another?
- Mike Rivera: He'll make Pat Burrell look like a gazelle.
- CC Sabathia: Dude can mash.