Sunday camp tidbits: Ludwick, Mather out again

Hello, all — hope no one slept through anything important this morning. A cloudy morning has given way to sunshine, and it should be a nice one today.

* Ryan Ludwick (sore oblique) and Joe Mather (sick) are both out of the lineup again today, a decision made easier thanks to tomorrow’s off day. Rick Ankiel is back at DH, though TLR said he didn’t have a setback. They’re just being careful.

* Given that, here’s today’s lineup: 1.Schumaker 2B — 2.Ryan 3B — 3.Pujols 1B — 4.Ankiel DH — 5.Duncan LF — 6.K.Greene SS — 7.Thurston RF — 8.LaRue C — 9.Rasmus CF

* Cuts are expected to take place after today’s game. Minor League pitchers and catchers report tomorrow, so this is the first time they are really even able to cut anybody.

* Matt Scherer is throwing live batting practice today.

* New Rams head coach Steve Spagnuolo is among the visitors to camp today, as are Bob Knight and Bill Parcells.

Today’s playlist is all Manchester:
Happy Mondays: “Kinky Afro”
Charlatans UK: “There’s No Other Way”
James: “Sit Down”
Inspiral Carpets: “This Is How it Feels”
Stone Roses: “Fools Gold”

Stone Roses: “


Please tell Bob I said hello.

Hey Matt, whats the outlook on Thurston? I have never seen him play. Also, how serious is this oblique thing with Ludwick? Thanks and we are less than a month away.

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