Originally Posted by PuffyPig
It's not a platoon. Heisey came in for defensive purposes.
Ok, let me be more specific.
Heisey and Luwick share LF. I believe it is a bizarre arrangement. Both are right handed hitters. They seem to use Heisey against lefties, even though he has hit lefties generally poorly during his career. Some nights it is completely unclear why one player plays and the other sits.
It is not lefty/righty, which is the classic platoon.
And in this case, tonight, yes, Heisey came in for defensive purposes because he is excellent defensively in LF. Ludwick is not as good defensively. And it was late in a close game.
Overall, however, I think it is a very unusual and odd arrangement. Therefore, I referred to it as a strange platoon, or whatever.