Game 12, Indians at Mariners
Millwood vs Masterson, 7:05 pm.
So, we’re apparently not the only ones who have discerned that Miguel Olivo shouldn’t be playing against right-handed pitching. After week one’s all-Olivo-all-the-time line-ups, Wedge has inserted John Jaso into the DH spot tonight and put Jesus Montero behind the plate for the third time. This is likely in part a response to Justin Masterson’s career platoon splits (.601 OPS against RHBs, .787 against LHBs), but kudos to Wedge for being willing to end the Olivo-as-everyday-catcher thing in mid-April. I’m guessing he’s still going to play more than he should, but at least he’s not the de facto catcher at the moment, and Wedge is showing that he will put non-Olivo line-ups on the field.