So why the hell does he bat ninth?
Thursday, May 1, 2008
Young Diamondbacks pitcher Micah Owings, who, in his second year as a starter is pitching extremely well, slugged .683 last year. This year, after 20 plate appearances, his OBP is almost .500. It's becoming pretty clear that the guy can really hit. The Diamondbacks acknowledge this point by pinch hitting him, as when, yesterday, he hit a game tying pinch hit homerun.