Tuesday, September 09, 2008

This Makes Sense

I stopped counting after Joe Torre left Nomar Garciaparra out of the lineup for six straight games.  I think the streak got up to about nine or so, but Nomar was back in the lineup tonight against the Padres.  

Nomar's absence from the lineup was warranted - he's hitting .232, and .222 since the all-star break.  But he is an acceptable one night substitute for James Loney, who has the night off. What is curious, however, is that Torre thought it rational to put a guy who was not good enough to hit 8th yesterday into the cleanup spot tonight.