Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Look for a different lineup tonight

Facing lefty Ted Lilly, you can expect to see a different lineup, tonight - especially after the incredulity I felt at seeing Pence behind Blum in the 7-Spot.

Luckily, Pence knows when to shut up about it:
"I'm going to play wherever I can help us win," said Pence, who hit his first homer of the season batting seventh in Tuesday's 3-2 win over the Cubs. "That's the bottom line. We're here to get to the playoffs, and we've got a team that can do that."

Facing the lefty, Keppinger will get his first start of the season and Pence will likely slide up to that #6 spot.

The Wife noticed something last night with the lineup from Gs1-2: From #2-#6, the Astros' lineup is pretty slow. I know, I know - Berkman stole 18 bases last year, but Pudge, Berkman, Lee, Tejada, Blum. Three fastest guys on the team bat 7-8-1.


jphelps said...

Having speed at the bottom has created some intresting RBI opportunities for the top of our lineup, they have just failed to come through so far.

The Constable. said...

It's true. The bottom of the lineup is hitting like 2-3-4 should be. If they all can get clicking, this could be an interesting year.