Thus far this year, Morse has been the best and most productive Giants hitter this season. With 20 runs batted in and six home runs, he is a pivotal part of the lineup. More impressively, Morse is hitting .348 with runners in scoring position. Better yet, Morse owns a .467 batting average and seven runs batted in, in high leverage situations.
Perez on the other hand, is 0-5 with three strikeouts with runners in scoring position. While hitting in high leverage situations, again, he is 0-5 for two strikeouts. Overall, he is the owner of a .143 batting average while replacing Morse in left field. When he has come into the game as a defensive sub for Morse, Blanco also hitting .143 with no runs batted in.
As expected, Morse is obviously the best hitter of the trio. With such a vast difference in hitting ability, can the Giants really afford to be removing Morse from the game so early on, if even at all?
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