re: 2012 GIANTS...TROUT >
Sean Rodriguez's career slugging against lefties is higher than Carlos Pena's. As well as average. On top of that Pena strikes out over 35% of the time against lefties compared to only 26% of the time for Rodriguez. It's pretty easy to say they make the wrong call after it didn't work out for them but it works out more than it doesn't or teams wouldn't do it. It's called playing towards the advantages pitchers have over hitters and teams do it all the times.
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