“No, absolutely not,” said the struggling right fielder, who enters Sunday’s game against the
So what is the benefit then of batting Hamilton between Trout and No. 3 hitter
"Maybe the pitchers are a little more distracted, and they might be more apt to make a mistake," Hamilton said. "But it goes back to the pitcher, who has a plan for you no matter who is behind you or in front of you. When Trout is on base it might make them make a mistake, but that could be with any pitch."
Hamilton, who doubled twice in Saturday’s doubleheader split against the Red Sox, hadn’t hit in the second spot since he was a rookie with the
"I always love hitting in the first inning," he said. "It's exciting. Being between Trout and Pujols is not a bad place to be."