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.
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.