In a game in 1986, Davey Johnson did something I have never seen before. The Mets were down to zero position playerrs due to ejections after a fight. So late in the game, Jessie Orosco and Roger McDowell were both in the game defensively at the same time. One would play RF the other wouuld pitch, L/L and R/R matchups were used for every hitter. Since they were not removed from the game this was allowed.
Question: Has this rule been changed or altered?
Question: If not, wwhy would teams not employ this tactic more often?
With Rice being the only LHP in the pen, why not bring him in to face a tough Lefty, stick him in the OF and bring him back 2 batters later?
If this is allowed, could you do this the entire game?