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.