A win today and we’re 1 1/2 games out of the Wild Card…a loss and it’s 3 1/2.
Once again, a big game that finds David Wells on the mound…here’s the lineup:
UPDATE: For those who keep wondering, yes, it is Andy LaRoche’s bad back that continues to keep him out of the lineup. Grady told the media before the game today that while he’s able to swing, they want to make sure he’s able to field ground balls without pain/problems before he is back in there.
Also, Derek Lowe appears to be ready to go for Saturday’s game. He played catch today without incident.
And finally, Jason Schmidt saw the doctor in Los Angeles today and was in the clubhouse during batting practice and before the game. He remains optimistic, as does the team, about his chances for complete recovery next season. He hasn’t started throwing yet but obviously there are still five months before we break camp in Vero Beach.