Friday afternoon tidbits: Looper on Tuesday
It’s an absolutely spectacular day by the Bay. Wish y’all were here.
* They’ll roll the starters over after the off day, rather than bringing Wainwright back on short rest. It will be Looper on Tuesday and Wainwright on Wednesday.
* Ankiel gets a day off, with an outfield of Barton-Schumaker-Ludwick.
* Brad Thompson is listed as available in the bullpen as of tonight, though they’d prefer to wait another day to use him.
* TLR declined to reveal who they’ll send out to make room for Pineiro on Sunday, but he said it will not be McClellan. So while he won’t say it, that makes it pretty clear that it will be Jimenez.
* STL lineup: Schumaker CF, Barton LF, Pujols 1B, Glaus 3B, Ludwick RF, Molina C, Miles 2B, Lohse P, Izturis SS.
* SF lineup: Lewis LF, Davis CF, Winn RF, Durham 2B, Castillo 3B, Aurilia 1B, Holm C, Bocock SS, Zito P.