Quote Originally Posted by Magdal View Post
Yesterday MM put in 5 rookies for the getaway game vs. the Brews...but today he has his opening day lineup going. Draw your own conclusions!
He played four rookies, not five. And he did it mostly for matchup reasons as we were facing LHP Wolf. Righthanded bats Greene and Robinson replaced lefthanders Jay and Descalso. Carpenter played 1b for Berkman because Wolf owns him. Backup catcher Cruz played so that Molina could start all three games against the Reds.

And Robinson hit a 3-run bomb to salt the game away. Made Matheny look good.