Gio blows. We know, we know. Oh, oh. Too bad we don’t have Wright in the lineup. We’ll see how the lefties do against him.
Ruben blows. We know, we know. Oh, oh. Flores is getting the day off. The reasoning is that since Jon Niese induces a lot of ground balls (and a lot of home runs), Ruben is in the starting lineup to provide a defensive upgrade at SS, except that he doesn’t. Ruben Tejada is bad at everything. You look at him, look at this average, and go, “hmmm, well he must be able to field or something.” Nope. “Well, he must be fast or something.” Nope.
Niese is looking to bounce back from his nationally televised shitshow. C’mon Jon.