Lineup vs. Left-Handed Pitchers
- CF Delino DeShields
- LF Jurickson Profar
- RF Nomar Mazara
- 3B Adrian Beltre
- 1B Joey Gallo
- SS Isiah Kiner-Falefa
- 2B Rougned Odor
- C Robinson Chirinos
- DH Renato Nunez
-A sizzling right-handed hitting Profar overtakes Choo in the two-hole. Choo has struggled mightily against southpaws this year.
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-Kiner-Falefa handles shortstop responsibilities and Profar plays left field.
-Renato Nunez continues to receive opportunities to prove himself against left-handed pitching. His ability to hit lefties is supposed to be his strength. A trial run at DH will be good to start. Though, what definitely needs to be avoided is Nunez getting action defensively. That shouldn’t be a problem as Beltre gets back to full health.
-Banister may elect to keep the veteran Choo in the lineup. If so, Profar should still bat second; Choo can bat towards the bottom.
-Choo would DH if in the lineup, forcing Nunez out.
-Profar and Kiner-Falefa could swap positions. Kiner-Falefa has not yet played a game in left field; however, he is certainly athletic enough to make the transition. It just depends on who Banister trusts more at shortstop.
-Ryan Rua could replace Nunez at DH.