Originally Posted by Ghosts of 1990
This is actually not on Bruce; but has anyone noticed he's been getting double-switched for quite a bit this year? Kind of odd to do to a gold-glove defender in a game where he has at least one and maybe two more at-bats coming against RH bullpen guys.
Monday night: Baker pulled Bruce in the fourth inning for Hermida
Last night: Baker pulled Bruce after the 6th for Heisey.
Monday's game got out hand early, so Dusty started subbing early. His first substitution came as part of a double switch during a pitching change.
Last night, Dusty wanted to bring in Chapman and have him pitch for two innings, but not have to come to the plate. The #9 spot was due to bat fourth in the next inning, so a double switch was necessary. Bruce was the last player to bat in the previous inning, so he was the logical choice to switch out. I wouldn't read too much into it.