AJ Ellis has gotten 38 of the 46 plate appearances for catchers in the month of September. Drew Butera has four. Tim Federowicz has four.
What does it matter? Plenty. While none of the three of them have many hits this season, AJ Ellis is the tried and true backstop that manages all of the pitching staff. He needs some rest. We can’t afford an injury to Ellis ahead of the playoffs. Also, while he doesn’t collect many hits, he has collected enough free bases this year to push his OBP (on-base percentage) to .322.
I guess it made sense to start him all three games in the all-important Dodgers-Giants series over the weekend. But now, give him a rest. I’m surprised to see him starting today in Colorado.