Sunday, May 31, 2009

The Hoffmann watch

NUN Jamie Hoffmann's playing time pretty much evaporated in the past week, with one at-bat since May 25.

It's not too surprising that he's not getting a lot of PT. The Dodgers have Matt Kemp (career .296 hitter) in center and Andre Ethier (career .294 hitter) in right, and Hoffmann isn't likely to dislodge either of them. Juan Pierre got first crack at left field duty after Manny Ramirez got caught by the doping police, and he's merely hitting .384.  We all know he's not that good — nobody is, including Joe Mauer — but Joe Torre is not about to stop riding that hot hand.

But Pierre's 0-for-7 the last two days, so maybe ... 

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