Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Hard(en) Day's Night OR Rich Harden: After Dark

As he did with Ronny Cedeno a year ago, Lou Piniella is going to try to schedule Rich Harden's appearances according to statistically advantageous scenarios. Rich is dynamite at night. At Wrigley day games, he's a dud.

This could suit more than just Harden's nocturnal tendencies. We could be seeing Harden pitch routinely on five or six days' rest. That's great for him and his oft-injured frame, but it seems like it could wreak havoc on the rest of the Cubs starters.

I guess I view this move the same way I received the idea of turning the Peach Pit into a night club: with hopeful skepticism.
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