Saturday, May 2, 2009

Substitutes

I've noticed something a tiny bit odd about Ken Macha's lineup selection. So far this year, not counting Mike Rivera playing in place of Jason Kendall, on eight occasions Macha has sat one of the regular starters (Hall 2, Cameron 2, Hardy 2, Weeks 1, Hart 1) . Five of those eight times have been in games when Manny Parra is the starting pitcher. That's a bit disproportionate to what you would expect.

I don't know if that's enough yet to call it a trend or if it has any significance. I don't know if it has anything to do with the fact that Parra is 0-4 or that the Brewers are 0-5 when he starts. I was just something I noticed and thought I'd go count. I'll keep any eye on it and see if it continues.

1 comment:

Kyguy said...

Interesting... never noticed that... Parra has had poor run support, maybe that has something to do with his record...

 
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