Uh...last I heard it took a good hitter to make a hit-and-run work. Gonzo has been hitting very well lately. So you get Kent moving, open up a hole in the infield and let him hit one through it.
****!!!!!! i have a feeling thats all they're gonna need :\ i hope i'm wrong.
However, it just isn't very smart overall (like most overly aggressive baseball) because the costs outweigh the benefits. Yes, Gonzo has been hitting well lately... but he also hasn't been forced to swing at a particular pitch in each at-bat either. Let your good hitter go up there and work the count and swing at the pitch he likes instead of forcing him into an all-or-nothing situation.
And that's not even mentioning how slow Kent is.
Heh. Furcal was way out in center to get the relay throw and Juan-for-5 still one hopped that moon ball. Not that they would have prevented the run from scoring with a good arm out there. It's just funny how bad he is.