Minnesota Twins: Should Paul Molitor reshuffle the lineup?
The Minnesota Twins offense continued their struggles last night in their 3-1 lose to the Toronto Blue Jays. The lose moves the Twins one game back of the Blue Jays for the second Wild Card spot in the American League.
Before the game Twins manager Paul Molitor, called a team meeting to check the pulse of the team. The meeting did not pay immediate dividends as the team continued to struggle to manufacture any offense.
In four games this month the Twins offense has scored six runs, two of them coming off wild pitches and managed just 15 hits.
There is no doubt that the Twins offense needs a jump-start, but how will they get it? A simple lineup change could do the trick.
Moving Eddie Rosario to the leadoff spot and sliding Brian Dozier down could jump-start both players and the offense.
After nearly hitting for the cycle against the Seattle Mariners, Rosario has struggled. Moving him to the leadoff spot could give him new life and a sharpened focus at the plate. He’s already hit everywhere else in the lineup thus far this season. Why not give him a crack at the leadoff spot in hopes of getting the offense going?
Dozier has been struggling the last 30 games hitting .211 with 39 strikeouts. He does have eight home runs, but it’s been all or nothing with Dozier as of late and maybe moving him to the two-hole well release some of the pressure he may be feeling.
Molitor is looking for a way to get the offense going. A simple reshuffling of the top of the lineup could do the trick.
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