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Please note that in the “DH” column, the player listed is the player that has been added or removed from the lineup, not necessarily the player in the DH slot. For example, if the Phillies move Domonic Brown to DH and put Tony Gwynn Jr. in the OF, then I will list Gwynn Jr. in the “DH” column because he is the player who is gaining at-bats.

Last Week

AL at NL:

Away

Opponent (Games)

R/L Faced

DH

BOS

PIT (3)

2R, 1L

Ortiz/Napoli/Craig/Nava

No DH meant only one spot for David Ortiz, Mike Napoli, and Allen Craig. Ortiz got one start at first base and Napoli got the other two. Craig got two starts in right field, which meant Daniel Nava sat those games.

NL at AL:

Away

Opponent (Games)

R/L Faced

DH

PHI

OAK (3)

3L

Asche/Ruf/Howard

Ryan Howard and Darin Ruf started all three games at DH and first base respectively. Strangely (given the left-handed-throwing-ness of the Oakland pitchers), Cody Asche started two games at third base, while Maikel Franco only started one game.

This Week

AL at NL:

Away

Opponent (Games)

R/L Faced

DH

HOU

NYM (3)

2R, 1L

Singleton/Guzman

Houton’s Jon Singleton-Jesus Guzman first-base platoon will most likely be sitting on the bench as the everyday DH, Chris Carter, will probably start in its place.

NL at AL:

Away

Opponent (Games)

R/L Faced

DH

ARI

MIN (3)

3R

Lamb/Pennington/Marte/Reimold

Arizona has a bunch similarly disappointing options for the DH at this point of the season. My guess is that three of the four of Jake Lamb, Cliff Pennington, Alfredo Marte, and Nolan Reimold get an extra start due to the DH.

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TGT969
9/22
Bucs made short work of Ortiz when he played. Of course Bucs made short of Bosox overall!