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The Magical Lineup Card

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This is odd:

Manager Ned Yost made no major changes from the lineup that went 1 for 12 with runners in scoring position Sunday in a 4-2 loss in Pittsburgh, other than putting Russell Branyan back at third base.

"We've got to get it done with that lineup right there," said Yost, pointing to his lineup card. "We're very capable of getting it done with that lineup. We're not ready to change it around yet."

I agree with Ned -- this lineup is fine, especially with Branyan in it.  Tweakable, perhaps, but the last few games are no major cause for concern.  But here's the odd part: hasn't Ned done quite a bit of tweaking already?  Why is his lineup card more solidly set now than it was a few weeks ago?  I wouldn't think a few weeks' performance would tell you much about vets like Spivey and Damian Miller ... even Branyan is relatively predictable by this point.  

So, what do you think?  I've said here before that I don't care much for the RISP stats, as I'm willing to ascribe them, at least in part, to luck.  Especially when the sample size is one freakin' game.  But is this something that lineup-master Ned could do something about?