Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Open Thread of Pointless Platoon

Craig Counsell is atrocious against lefties. He is also atrocious against lefties. There is no reason for him to be in the major leagues, much less starting for a team that is leading the Wild Card. His grit, determination and veteran leadership mean about as much as my grit and determination to never miss a game. I may actually be more valuable than Counsell, as I am not out there pretending to be a baseball player and stealing a roster spot from someone actually deserving. But, Ned is in love so there is naught we can do. Craiggers gets the start tonight:

2B Ray Durham
SS J.J. Hardy
LF Ryan Braun
1B Prince Fielder
RF Corey Hart
CF Mike Cameron
3B Craig Counsell
C Jason Kendall
RHP Ben Sheets

For the record, Craig Counsell is 0-1 against Wellemeyer, and Bill Hall is 0-8, so the only two options are disgustingly terrible, but seeing as Branyan is done, that's what we gots. Total Brewer OPS against Wellemeyer is .616, so in order to escape the wrath of the detractors, Sheets will have to pitch a gem and probably drive in a few runs.

Game starts in about 90 minutes...Go Crew!

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