When did Jason Kendall become Pudge Rodriguez?

Last year, catcher Jason Kendall threw out something like 2 of 50 baserunners trying to steal. That’s a 96% failure rate. But even as aggressive as Lou’s boys have been on the base paths this year, for whatever reason they don’t run on Kendall. Why is that? With the dozens of Cub baserunners in the Brewers series, there were about 4 attempts by the Cubs to steal a base. Doesn’t Lou have these stats available to him? Has he forgotten how inept Kendall is at gunning down runners? Last year it seemed teams routinely would swipe 4 or 5 bases per game against Kendall. But for whatever reason not the ’08 Cubs.

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    May 2, 2008   Posted in: game strategy

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