Friday evening tidbits: Ank's back
It’s another bizarre weather night in SoCal, with chilly temps (low 50s) and dark gray skies. Very odd. Anyway, tonight’s tidbits…
* As you probably guessed after his pinch-hit appearance the other night, Rick Ankiel is back in the lineup today.
* The odd man out is Schumaker, with Ludwick and Duncan getting the other two starts in the OF. Adam Kennedy leading off. He’s 11-for-25 (.440) against Lowe and a .291 lifetime hitter at Dodger Stadium.
* TLR still has not divulged what they will do with the rotation after the off day. It’s Pineiro’s turn, but the have the option bump Looper up to five days and give Pineiro a little extra time.