The Cardinals have an incredibly balanced lineup, righty/lefty-wise.
They can send out 3 lefties and 4 switch-hitters against the Cubs in Game 1 today. This is what I’ve been saying the Yankees need to do. (And they are starting to, with lefties Mike Ford, Tyler Wade and Mike Tauchman. Would I prefer righties DJ LeMahieu, Giancarlo Stanton and Aaron Judge back from the IL? Yes).
Now let’s take a look at how this “balanced lineup” did yesterday:
Worked out pretty well for them. (Matt Wieters still batting .000 on the season, oof).