Down to business: Ned is really going out on a limb today. Check this out:
- Weeks, 2B
- Hardy, SS
- Fielder, 1B
- Gross, CF
- Estrada, C
- Jenkins, LF
- Hall, RF
- Graffanino, 3B
- Sheets, P
But: Gross looks great at the plate, he looked good in center, and I'm much happier that, if Gross is going to be in the lineup, it doesn't mean Hall sits two or three times a week. (Now, Corey Hart is a whole nuther story.) While it's frustrating to see at least one good outfielder on the bench every night, it is, as they say, a good problem to have: we simply have too many guys who deserve to be in the starting lineup. Can you name a better bench in the big leagues than Hart/Mench/Counsell/Miller/Gwynn? I didn't think so.
Update [2007-4-13 21:20:49 by Jeff]: It's over before it even began. Literally. The baseball gods saw that Bill Hall was playing right field and they said, "It was bad." On the second day, they fixed it.
No word yet on when they're going to make it up, but it seems likely they're going to shoot for a doubleheader either tomorrow or Sunday; given that the forecast isn't so good for tomorrow either, perhaps they'll just push the make-up game to Sunday.
Update [2007-4-13 21:42:28 by Jeff]: This story says there's no makeup date yet; perhaps they're waiting to see how tomorrow's weather turns out. They did push back tomorrow's start time to 7:10. Good for their chances of playing the game; unfortunately not good for the chances of me seeing said game. Bummer.