Monday evening tidbits: Greene gets a rest
It’s an absolutely perfect night for ball at Turner Field. Warm greetings from the city where I first saw Major League Baseball, way way back in the early 1980s.
* Khalil Greene gets a breather tonight in favor of Brendan Ryan. TLR pointed to Greene’s subpar career numbers at Turner Field (6-for-46 lifetime) as the main reason. He basically said that Greene was going to get a day at SOME point in this 20-straight-games stretch, so this was the one that made sense. I’m not a big believer in a number like that, but I’m not the manager. And it makes some sense to try to get Ryan in the lineup, since he’s playing very well.
* Pujols said he never gets tired of winning Player of the Week, and that in fact he still has all the watches he’s received for winning the award.
* Of more note, he said he had no issues with the way the Cubs handled things yesterday, as far as hitting him after Soriano was hit.
* TLR said they’ll be sticking with 13 pitchers for a while, had no complaints with how it’s been working out. He doesn’t feel that anybody’s gotten stale as a result of the arrangement.
Today’s playlist all comes from XM First Wave, which I listened to during my flight on AirTran today. Never flew them before. Haven’t gotten home yet, so I will reserve SOME judgment, but after one-half of a trip, I think I’d fly them again.
Sisters of Mercy: “This Corrosion”
O.M.D.: “So In Love”
Midnight Oil: “Forgotten Years”
Human League: “(Keep Feeling) Fascination”