Friday afternoon tidbits: Only one more for Pineiro?
It’s chilly; 49 right now and dropping as the evening goes on. But it appears that whatever clouds are here will be moving on, and there’s no threat to the game.
* Joel Pineiro showed up in the clubhouse today. He’s done with the Florida portion of his rehab. He’ll go to Springfield for a Tuesday rehab start, and he hopes that his next game would be in the big leagues — his next turn would fall Sunday 4/13, at the end of the road trip.
* Chris Duncan is getting closer but still not in the lineup. TLR said he wouldn’t have been in against Odalis Perez anyway.
* Brian Barton gets his first start, in the leadoff spot and left field. That leaves Rico Washington as the only hitter who has not started a game.
* Conventional wisdom seems to be that John Lannan will start Sunday for the Nationals, but as of now they still have not announced a starter for that game.
* STL lineup: Barton LF; Ankiel CF; Pujols 1B; Glaus 3B; Ludwick RF; Molina C; Izturis SS; Looper P; Miles 2B.
* WAS lineup: Guzman SS, Milledge CF, Zimmerman 3B, Johnson 1B, Kearns RF, Lo Duca C, Belliard 2B, Lopez LF, Perez LHP.
* The Kooks, “Naive”
* Tanya Donnelly, “New England”
* Talking Heads, “Life During Wartime”
* REM, “Living Well is the Best Revenge”
* Foo Fighters, “New Way Home”