Couple of changes tonight

Zach Plunkett will start in place of Casey Opitz at catcher. Jordan McFarland is the starting DH in place of Matt Goodheart.

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[quote=“MattJones”]

Zach Plunkett will start in place of Casey Opitz at catcher. Jordan McFarland is the starting DH in place of Matt Goodheart.

[/quote]Why no DH Opitz?

[quote=“daBoar”]

I’m not the coach, so I can’t know for sure right now, but a couple of theories:

  • First, I don’t think Opitz will DH much this year. When he isn’t in the lineup it gives him a chance to rest his legs. The more he can play twice a weekend in February and March, the better off he’ll be in May and June.

  • Second, they need to get Jordan McFarland going and the only way to do that is to give him more live ABs. He had a bad AB in the seventh last night but redeemed himself in the ninth. We’ll see if he can keep it going tonight.