Willie Randolph had his chance tonight when the games mean something to bat David Wright second, but didn’t.
I read this to mean he doesn’t really want Wright there in the first place, and he had his look-see during spring training. Carlos Beltran is in the two hole because Randolph said he’d like to bunch his speed up top when he gets the chance (that means, when Paul Lo Duca doesn’t play).
The reason Wright is batting fifth tonight is the same why he’s been there all season, and that’s because that slot gives him more RBI opportunities and he’s a run producer. He just won’t get as many chances in the two hole.