Not only is Austin Kearns playing, he's batting fifth. I'd much rather see a struggling Dukes in this spot.
Yeah, he's a fine fellow and all that and I would LOVE to see him succeed. But isn't there a point where you just throw up your hands and realize it isn't going to happen.
Corey Patterson is batting sixth. Five Ks in his first 11 at bats! This is quite the lineup tonight. I'm surprised they didn't bring Alex Cintron back for an honorary start.
Hell, at least they're playing baseball. I had a big meeting this afternoon so it was nice of them to wait.
UPDATE - The man can play some defense. I'll give him that. I just wish he wasn't below the Mendoza line at the plate.