Our illustrious leadoff hitter is now hitting a stellar .201. His on-base percentage, the single most important statistic for a leadoff hitter, is .242. That’s so bad, it is incomprehensible. Patterson’s OPS is 596.
He made nine outs in yesterday’s game. In nine at-bats.
Everything I said yesterday about Patterson applies double today. It’s a complete disgrace that the management of this team thinks that Patterson is a leadoff hitter. More discouragingly, it makes you wonder whether management has a clue at all — especially Dusty Baker, who has watched Patterson suck in person for several seasons.