Friday tidbits — CORRECTION
Greetings from Great American Ball Park, where I intend to consume between six and 10 Skyline Cheese Coneys over the next three days. Good times.
Here are a couple of tidbits pregame today…
* Fairly standard lineup tonight, given who’s available. Taguchi CF, Miles SS, Pujols 1B, Duncan LF, Rolen 3B, Encarnacion RF, Molina C, Kennedy 2B, and then the interesting one — Thompson P.
* Wainwright has been pushed back to tomorrow. Maroth will make his second Cardinals start on Sunday. Looper will then slot in on Monday,
with Wellemeyer Tuesday. Reyes does not have a start in the next five days. I’ll ask shortly what the plan for him is, but I’d imagine they’d send him to start at Memphis rather than using him in relief here. I don’t know that though; I’m just fielding a guess.
* Correction/backtrack on the above. Early in the afternoon, I was told that it would be Wellemeyer on Tuesday. However, both TLR and Dunc say that it is in the process of being decided as to who will start Tuesday. So I’ll keep following that. I’d still guess that it will be Wellemeyer, with Reyes the odd man out, but neither the mgr nor the pitching coach would announce/divulge/confirm that.
* Spiezio is still in the hospital in NY. According to media relations rep Brian Bartow, he’s getting better, but he remains in NY for now. The team didn’t get out until well past midnight last night — ugh.
* No other roster moves as of today, but of course, stay tuned.
* Oh and one other thing, Tool is playing at the arena next door tonight. Hmmm, if we can get a really quick game and a really quick postgame, maybe I could get there by show’s end. Nahhh.
-M, fresh off four solid hours of live Pearl Jam on the drive over here.