5/5 Lineup & Ramirez
Aramis Ramirez and Alfonso Soriano flip flopped spots in the batting order Wednesday so Soriano is hitting fifth and Ramirez sixth.
“What we really need to do is get Ramirez back in the four-hole — that means he’s swinging the bat the way he’s accustomed to,” Lou Piniella said Wednesday. “That’s really the secret of this whole thing.”
The problem is timing. Ramirez said he’s late on fastballs and early on breaking pitches.
“It’s called inbetween,” Piniella said. “That’s not a good place to be. I think every hitter at some point in his career gets into that situation. It’s just a question of working yourself out of it.”
Here’s the lineup:
— Carrie Muskat