Game 6: Ranger Lineup Stacked With Right-Handed Hitters

It's only Game 6, that's all. If Ron Washington's Game 6 lineup outscores Tony La Russa's Game 6 lineup, there's an excellent chance for the Texas Rangers to win their first World's Championship in the 51-year history of the franchise.

That's all.

Anyway, here is Washington's lineup, which will be opposed by Cardinals left-hander Jaime García:

1. Ian Kinsler (R) 2B
2. Elvis Andrus (R) SS
3. Josh Hamilton (L) LF
4. Michael Young (R) 1B
5. Adrián Beltré (R) 3B
6. Nelson Cruz (R) RF
7. Mike Napoli (R) C
8. Craig Gentry (R) CF
9. Colby Lewis (R) P

This lineup's little different than what Washington would use against a right-handed starter; the only difference is that Gentry plays against right-handers and David Murphy plays against left-handers. But it's worth mentioning that Jaime Garcia is not particularly vulnerable against a lineup like this; probably because he throws a lot of cutters and change-ups, his platoon splits are virtually identical.

Which doesn't mean you can't get to him. It just means that if you do, it's not because you stacked your lineup with right-handed hitters.

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