I think there was an article on Hardball times where they analyzed if it made sense to match up your worst pitcher vs. the other team’s best pitcher, so you would have a bigger edge in the other games of the series.
From memory, the answer was a resounding NO, it was a lemon strategy.
Probably a coincidence, but it did cross my mind when seeing today’s Braves/Mets lineups as something Fredi would try to do…
Fredi the Tinkerer, at work again. Might as well feed the backups to Harvey rather than the new guy, right? I mean, it’s a double header and all so people are going to sit. But why sit 3 of your best 5 hitters in the same game? I’d AT LEAST like to see McCann replace Laird in the early lineup. Gattis caught last night and McCann is fresh. But Fredi would rather give away entire games than a few PA. But we should all know by now that Fredi gonna Fredi.
Comment by Dan Ugglas Forearm — June 18, 2013 @ 11:21 am