Eckstein gets a day
David Eckstein has been given a rest day today, but nothing is wrong with him. It’s just a day for a breather — not to mention a day to sit out against someone he hasn’t hit well. Eckstein is 3-for-24 (.125) lifetime against Clemens. Hector Luna gets the start at shortstop, while Aaron Miles leads off and plays second base. Otherwise, not a lot out of the ordinary in today’s lineup. John Rodriguez starts in left field, no surprise given how he’s hit the ball the past two days. Gary Bennett is catching while Molina gets another day off.
Predictions for Sunday, which is shaping up to be an outstanding sports day…
France pulls off the upset. I’ve been underrating them all along. Now I’m jumping on the bandwagon. take that for what it’s worth.
Federer carves up Nadal. I’m impressed with what Nadal has done, but Federer is on another planet. And man he’s fun to watch. US Open should be fantastic, though — if they meet in the final there, that will be great, great stuff.
What will y’all be watching before baseball tomorrow? Soccer? Tennis? Golf? DVD of the Rams Super Bowl title? For me, it’ll be getting up early to watch Federer, get a little grub, then come back for the World Cup final. Once the race starts, I’ll flip over to that occasionally. Should be a fun, fun day.
(now playing on the iPod: Red Hot Chili Peppers, Mother’s Milk)