Ah, the 8th inning. What to do?
Kyle Farnsworth got $17 million for three years to pitch in the 8th inning. If you can’t use him with a three-run run at home in the 8th inning, what good is he?
His splits against lefties were decent last season. Myers has been overworked lately. You have to run Krazy Kyle out there.
I’m sure plenty of people will question running for Giambi. But when he’s playing first, you have to get him out of the game with a lead in the 8th inning. Have to. You can’t lose a game because Giambi kicked a ball at first in the 8th inning while Mientkiewicz was on the bench.
Giambi hadn’t played in the field since spring training.