With Inter-league play staring for the Phillies tomorrow against the New York Yuckees in new Yankee Stadium, there is a serious question that good ol’ Cholly needs to answer: Who should be the Phillies’ DH?
I’m sure it’s going to change depending on the situation, like if the pitcher is a righty or lefty and what stadium they’re playing in, but there are a few options.
Could it be Matt Stairs? He’s been a beast off the bench so far in his pinch hitting role and the DH role seems to fit him perfectly. He’s a power bat that doesn’t need to play in the field to stay sharp at the plate.
Greg Dobbs? He hasn’t regained the form that he had last season as the top pinch hitter in baseball, but I think that’s a result of not getting enough at-bats. Last season, he would get the occasional spot start. This season, he hasn’t really gotten much playing time and his PH results show that.
Chris Coste? Don’t want to do that because if Chooch gets hurt, the Phils lose the DH when Coste enters the game as a catcher
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