razzle-dazzle asked in SportsBaseball · 6 years ago

The benching of Chisenhall?

Why was Chisenhall benched the next day after hitting 3 homeruns?

Lonnie hasn't got a hit since his benching.

I think the benching cooled down the hottest hitter in the majors;WAY TO GO SKIPPER!

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  • Jack
    Lv 4
    6 years ago
    Best Answer

    Chisenhall played the next two games after the 3 hr game. He was rested against Jon Lester, whom he had never faced, and hadn't had a game off since May 17. Facing a tough lefty can cool you off just as quick as not playing.

    Rhodes, he's not on the team because he plays multiple positions. He never played a MLB game at anything other than 3B before this year. He made the team because he hit over .300 in spring training and nobody was convinced that Santana could play 3B. If you'd watched Chisenhall since he came up, like I have, you would know that he was going to hit eventually. He has a beautiful swing.

  • Tbone
    Lv 7
    6 years ago

    Lonnie got lucky. The manager probably didn't like the matchup the next day. Not only is he not the hottest hitter in the league, he isn't even the hottest hitter on the Indians, that is Brantly. But I hope Lonnie keeps progressing and becomes the player they thought he was going to be a few years back. Or he could be the next Casey Blake. Let's hope it's the first one!

  • Anonymous
    6 years ago

    What are you talking abour? Chisenhall started and went four for seven in the two games following his three homer, nine RBI outburst, and raised his average to .393.

    Since those two games, against Kansas City, he's started four more games but has gone 0 for 13.

    Players get hot and go through slumps; it's the way things work in baseball. But keep in mind that the guy hit .282 in the minors and made the Indians only because he can play a number of positions. He's not on the club because he can hit and he really hasn't up until this season.

  • 6 years ago

    Hard to imagine that is what cooled him off since teams get days off throughout the season.

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  • 6 years ago

    Because he wasn't an everyday player to start with.

  • 6 years ago

    http://www.ohio.com/sports/indians/indians-noteboo...

    There are times you should take out the computerized spreadsheets and stick with a hot bat.

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