Well, that was weird. Can’t say I’ve ever seen what we saw late yesterday in that situation, but that’s why sports in general and baseball in particular are so unique.
Of course, that loss will mean a heck of a lot more if we somehow don’t manage to win anothe game this year and the Rockies win out, but I’m still feeling pretty good about our chances to win the division. It would be nice to do it today before we head home.
Meanwhile, I know I’ve been slower at posting lineups this year than in the past, but keep in mind that we’re posting them almost immediately on our Twitter account. Quite often, I’m not near a laptop and can’t blog at the moment, but I send it out via email to our front office and it gets tweeted from there. Of course, today is an exception because of how early the game is on the West Coast, but generally speaking you can find it there.
Here’s the lineup in case you don’t have it yet:
Pierre, LF (Manny with some hamstring tightness)
Loretta, 3B (Blake back in LA to make sure his hammy is ok and Belliard with the groin issue from yesterday)
Ausmus (ties Benito Santiago today for eighth all-time in games played by a catcher)
Castro, SS (routine day off for Furcal)