Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Lineup: G8 - Astros @ Cardinals

Alyson Footer has your lineup for G8:

1. Bourn - CF
2. Matsui - 2B
3. Feliz - 3B
4. Lee - LF
5. Pence - RF
6. Blum - 1B
7. Manzella - SS
8. Towles - C
9. Myers - P

So Feliz gets bumped up, Pence gets dropped down, and Chris Johnson sits on the bench.


Joe said...

UGH Geoff Blum better hit tonight. I know he plays a pretty decent first base, but when you aren't scoring enough runs to win, CHANGE IT UP.
Michael Bourn and Carlos are going to have a big game. Just a hunch.

Patrick said...

I can't really understand why Jason Michaels is not in the lineup given how bad both Pence and Lee have looked at the plate. Michaels isn't going to hit a home run every game (as he did in his lone start this season), but he'd give better ABs than what Pence/Lee have shown thus far

The Constable. said...

I understand why Michaels isn't getting the start, and it's mainly due to the fact that Lee will hit, it's just a matter of when. And benching Pence right now might kill his confidence and he wouldn't recover. They just have to be given time, it's just a matter of hoping that the Astros aren't 10 back by April 30 (and that's being conservative).

OremLK said...

Gotta agree with Joe, the main guy we need to be bench is Blum. Why is Chris Johnson even with the team if he's barely going to get any at bats? Send him down so he can get some work in.

While you're at it, bring up Chris Shelton and let him play in place of Geoff Blum at first base.

Joe said...

Yeah Chris Shelton would be a better choice if you are looking for a power bat off the bench, disregarding lack playing time.
Chris Johnson may be on the wrong side of 25 prospect wise, but he still has potential to hit and be a decent platoon player against lefties.
Just send him to AAA and give him at bats if Blum is going to continue to start.
When Chris Johnson (much deservingly) made the team out of ST, we all thought Geoff Blum lost playing time and became the utility man. I think that would fit Geoff fine. He's definitely not a 400-500 at bat anymore, if he ever was.