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Tuesday's thoughts: Wedge's wacky lineups

- I've believed all along that Ramon Castro was the most effective catcher on the Mets' roster. The scary thing is that he also might have been the organization's best option at first base after Carlos Delgado went down. After another hitless game Tuesday, Daniel Murphy is down to .234/.318/.347 for the season. Castro has never played first base, but it's not like Murphy is even living up to the low standards set by Carlos Delgado on defense. It's time to send Murphy down and try Fernando Tatis as a stopgap at first.

- Maybe it is time to do something about Eric Wedge: Travis Hafner was intentionally walked twice by Brewers right-handers while hitting sixth ahead of Chris Gimenez, a rookie making his fourth major league start. Hafner, who entered with a 934 OPS, ended up hitting a rather meaningless two-run homer in the ninth. The guy batting ahead of him, Ryan Garko, entered with a 668 OPS against right-handers this season.

- It was a rough night for Hanley Ramirez. He committed an error on a routine grounder, and he allowed Jacoby Ellsbury to score from second on an infield single when neither he nor Dan Uggla could knock down the ball. Also, with the Red Sox up 8-2 with no outs in the sixth, he was thrown out trying to stretch a single into a double. He did hustle the whole way, but it was an awful decision.

- The Giants offense couldn't have much less impressive in Angels starter Sean O'Sullivan's major league debut. Sullivan did do a pretty good job of keeping his 90-92 mph fastball low in the zone, plus he was able to get ahead in the count with his curveball. Still, the Giants showed very little interest in battling him. The lone walk he issued came with two outs in the seventh, and he was able to complete seven while throwing 98 pitches.

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