Jones sitting … for how long, nobody knows

Joe Torre said this morning that, “Right now, we’re going with the hot hands.” Andruw, of course, isn’t that right now. Basically, what that means is that Andruw has to wait until someone else cools off until he gets back into the lineup on an everyday basis. “It means we’re trying to win as many games as we can,” Torre said. Joe also said there could be matchups, such as certain opposing pitchers, that he’ll still want to play Jones against. “(But) we faced two left-handers (Friday and Saturday), and I saw some good at-bats here and there. But there is still a lot of stuff he has to get better at. I’m not speaking out of school, because Andruw feels the same way.”

LF Pierre
CF Kemp
C Martin
2B Kent
1B Loney
SS Garciaparra
3B Blake
RF Ethier
LH Kershaw

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  • scanman33

    How does Pierre qualify as a “hot hand”? Jones actually has a higher OBP and SLG in the last 7 games (or for Pierre, 2 games).

  • scanman33

    Pierre’s last 10 games:

    .244/.244/.244/.488

    Jones:

    .160/.242/.320/.562

    I realize Jones has been a disappointment, but for this team to go anywhere, they need to get him going. It’s understandable if there’s someone exponentially better than him available, but Pierre isn’t (especially when you factor in defense).

  • Dave R.

    Jones was 1-for-6 in the Washington series so that qualifies as “some good at-bats”? Torre = senile.