Let's salvage at least 1 game out of this series. Again, no Sands in the lineup. Nice to see JHJ @ 3B, though. Good lineup, however!
LF--Victorino 2B--Ellis CF--Kemp SS--Ramirez RF--Ethier 1B--Rivera 3B--Hairston Jr. C----Treanor P----Billingsley
I don't understand why Sands isn't in the lineup... but then again, I'm not a professional manager/GM.
Maybe someone can explain to me why you call up a kid who is tearing the cover off the ball, only to bench him...
Ethier FINALLY moved down to 5th. I would love for him to knock a 3-run homer tonight.
Well, this is a line-up a lot of us have been wanting - at least 1-5 - hopefully they produce.
DFA Rivera and start Sands. Use Loney as a defensive replacement and pinch hitter.
Why hasn't this been done?
"Why hasn't this been done?"
The things that make most sense, generally take a while to happen (unfortunately).
Are we supposed to judge him off his 23 AB this year?
What is there to gain by playing Rivera?
Sands started a lot for us last September, and did so well. He hit .342.