Bench Pressures: Lovullo's Tough Calls 

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 Torey Lovullo substitutes Jace Peterson for Blaze Alexander in the 7th inning of a close game against the Cubs.

 Substitution Decision

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 Peterson's at-bat results in an unproductive soft groundball, contributing to a quick inning.

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Unproductive At-Bat

 Peterson's season average falls to 1-17 with a .190 on-base percentage.

Season Average Decline

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 Lovullo defends his decision to give Peterson high-leverage at-bats, aiming to get him going.

 Managerial Justification

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 Peterson gets more playing time due to Geraldo Perdomo's injury, despite his struggles at the plate.

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 Increased Playing Time

 Lovullo prioritizes Peterson's left-handed approach over Alexander's better stats against right-handed pitchers.

 Tactical Prioritization

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