Originally Posted by Raisor
Dusty hasn't used a Sunday special all year
There hasn't been as many "regular" lineups as you think, especially with your outlandish statement that he's never used one even once all season.
Last Sunday both Choo and Frazier were given the day off.
The Sunday before that, Dusty was trying to win the Cardinals' series so he went for it.
The Sunday before that, Dusty was trying to win the Pirates' series so he went for it, but Phillips missed the game because of the HBP.
Those were two important series, similar to the playoffs, so Dusty put his best roster out there.
Two Sundays before that, Izturis got the start at SS and batted 2nd.
April had some "Sunday" lineups. One had Corky Miller starting and another had Hanahan and Izturis starting.
With Ludwick going down day one, Heisey became the full-time starter, so every game Heisey didn't start was also a bench player starting on Sunday. That occurred 3 of 4 Sundays in April while Heisey was still the Starter.
So, for half of the season, Dusty has put out "Sunday" lineups. It's still the day he prefers to give his bench players' starts along with the traveling days during the week.