The Mets are leading 7-2 in the eighth inning today and have a man on second base with no one out. The pitcher's spot is coming up, but Claudio Vargas has gone seven innings and that's probably enough. He's only thrown 102 pitches, but it's on three days' rest. The entire bench is available - Raul Casanova, Brian Schneider, Damion Easley, Ryan Church and Endy Chavez. Church probably still isn't available because of his head injury.
Question: why use Endy Chavez as a pinch hitter? First of all, he's not hitting. Second of all, he's the only other outfielder on the roster right now. Nick Evans and Fernando Tatis are the corner outfielders for the Mets today; perhaps Chavez would be better used a defensive replacement for one of them?
Result: Chavez grounds out, because he can't hit his weight right now, but Luis Castillo dunks a double down the line to plate the eighth run of the game.