Saturday tidbits: Picher in the 9 spot
* There’s at least one Cardinals blogger out there who may be sad today, because the pitcher is hitting ninth today. And it’s likely not to be just a one-day thing. Basically, TLR’s rationale is there’s no natural 9 hitter except Rasmus today, and he really wanted Rasmus in the 2 spot. There will be days this year when there’s no good fit for the 9 spot, and it sounds like on those days, the pitcher will move back to 9.
* David Freese is on the trip, starting at third base and has two hits today. He’s fielded one grounder and couldn’t grab one sharply-hit ball (no fault — it was a clean hit, tough play). It seems to me that his chances are getting better. The 3B issue is not over.
* Extra players on the trip: Freese, Shane Robinson (whom TLR spoke highly of today; likes his swing), Casey Rowlett, Colt Sedbrook, Sam Freeman, Tyler Norrick, Hyang-Nam Choi, Marco Gonzalez and Casey Mulligan.
Depeche Mode, “Everything Counts”
Camouflage, “Love Is a Shield”
Electronic: “Feel Every Beat”
The Postal Service: “We Will Become Silhouettes”
LCD Soundsystem: “North American Scum”