Every day on “The Best Show Ever?” we ask the question of the day. Today our question was would you take either Kyle Schwarber or Rhys Hoskins out of the lineup for game 3?
The two of them have been brutal at the plate so far in the playoffs. Kyle Scwarber has yet to get on base and his only production has come from two sac flys. Rhys has just one hit. They are a combined 1-34 at the plate. And having all of that, at the top of your lineup, is making it very hard to score runs and keep rallies going. And after last night’s loss, there were many Phillies fans angrily tweeting to bench the both of them.
But in doing so you would be taking 76 HRS out of the lineup. And who are you going to replace them with? Matt Vierling? Edmundo Sosa? The Phillies’ bench is not exactly full of potent bats. And both Schwarber and Hoskins are capable of going from ice-cold to red-hot in one at-bat. The point is moot regardless because there is zero chance Rob Thomson would remove either of them from the lineup. But enough people on Twitter were throwing out the idea of benching the slumping sluggers that it was worth seeing what people thought.
The members of the show unanimously agreed that it would a bad idea. You don’t pull that much power from the lineup, no matter how poorly they are hitting. They also agreed that they wouldn’t even move them down. You got to this point hitting them 1 and 2, and the Phillies don’t really have better options. But what did our listeners think?
Here are some of the best answers we got from you all on Twitter…
Move schwarbs down, keep Rhys where he is. Rhys is making some solid contact but just unlucky with where the ball is going this series. Schwarber looks like he’s trying to do too much and the pressure of leading off may be the cause of that.— KD (@ThaBoulKD97) October 13, 2022
Absolutely not. lol But, Schwarber wouldn't hit any higher than 4th— Jay Scott Smith (@JayScottSmith) October 13, 2022
Bohm at first and Sosa at 3rd. Even put Vierling in left atleast he makes contact with the ball!!— Seth (@Seth324_) October 13, 2022
No, at this point they need to dance with the ones that brung them, but they definitely need to step up very soon.— DelCo Brian (@DelCo_Brian) October 13, 2022
No, just move them down in the lineup. You’d be silly to take out Schwarber. He’s still your RBI guy.— Natalie Dawn (@NattieFink) October 13, 2022
See. I don’t understand the outrage. The team u saw last night appeared on the field most of the year. This team was supposed to win games 12-10 but instead we pray Nola and wheeler throw no hitters because the offense is consistently inconsistent &when they’re off they r way off— BillBr0wn (@Br0wnBill) October 13, 2022