Sure, he is a liability out in the field, but Chris Denorfia just keeps on hitting. On a team that is collectively trying to stay above the Mendoza line, Chris Denorfia is batting .347. In games that he has started, the Padres have a record of 6-4.
We need to find a way to get him more plate appearances if he keeps on hitting and the Padres keep winning. The silent bats is our biggest weakness , so why not start the best hitters on the team so that we don’t keep getting shut out in games. We have been shut out in 8 games already this season. JUST RIDICULOUS!
Will Venable is batting .224 right now and Ryan Ludwick dipped below the .200 mark again this season. Venable looks like he is starting to heat up, so Norf should be stealing some of Luddy’s at bats and then he can be put on the bench for defensive reasons late in the game. Norf is one of our top offensive threats and is mainly used as a pinch hitter. We need his offense in the game from the start!