Saturday afternoon tidbits: Glaus, Molina still out
As of right now,
there’s a smidge of blue sky in downtown Pittsburgh. It just started absolutely POURING — M. It’s already slacking off and I can AGAIN see some blue sky,so who knows? -M. I have heard, however, that the evening forecast may be threatening. And they just rolled out the tarp. Cross your fingers.
* Troy Glaus and Yadier Molina are both still out. However, Molina and TLR both sounded confident that Molina will be able to play tomorrow. Glaus is less certain — as I write this, he’s doing some work that should give him a better idea of whehter he can go tomorrow. He basically said that if he can swing a bat without wincing in pain, he’ll play.
* Odd lineup today, with Miles at SS and batting 6th, Kennedy 7th and LaRue 9th. TLR’s explanation was that he wanted guys swinging left-handed in the 6 and 7 spots against Ian Snell. Also a possibility is that given the importance TLR places on the 9 spot, he didn’t want Miles (2-for-11 vs. Snell) or Kennedy (3-for-17) batting there.
* Talked to Joel Pineiro, and I’ll have a story on the site about him, but despite TLR’s comments last night, there’s no question at this point that Pineiro will take his starts for the rest of the year. And Pineiro had no gripes with the criticism.