Monday, August 16, 2004

Dougy Better Be Fresh

Doug Mientkiewicz is starting at second base tonight for the Red Sox. With Derek Lowe on the mound. It's certainly odd. He'll be fine range-wise, but gotta wonder about turning the double play. Here's one thought: Toronto's SP Justin Miller has a left/right OPS split this year of 1.102/.597. That is almost entirely unheard of. I can see why you want the lefties in there, but this might be a bit of a stretch.