Or am I reading to much into this? From the Vizquel unlikely to make home opener story on mlb.com:
Although second baseman Ray Durham said that his bruised left shoulder felt fine, he was benched in favor of Eugenio Velez for the second game in a row. Asked if this reflected Bochy's preference for Velez or the need to give Durham additional rest, Bochy replied, "A little bit of both, but more my decision [to play Velez]. I figured Durham still would be a little sore, but, honestly, I haven't talked with him. Velez is 100 percent [healthy] and he's playing well." [emphasis added]
Anyone else find that completely bizarre? I understand playing Velez over Durham (duh), but:
- Durham tells this reporter he feels fine
- Bochy assumes Durham is sore
- Bochy tells same reporter that he hasn't even spoken to his (erstwhile) starting second baseman.
How is Durham supposed to feel if he reads this? How does a skipper tell a reporter that he hasn't even bothered to ask after one of his starting players?
Curious, I tell you.