Sunday quick tidbits and lineup: Wellemeyer, Molina, DeRosa, K.Greene, Ryan
Much cooler today. Some quick tidbits for you, and I’ll expand upon this a little later, after DeRosa’s news conference (which is scheduled for noon CT).
* Todd Wellemeyer is scheduled to start Thursday.
* Yadier Molina is somewhat sore after the collision at home plate yesterday, so Jason LaRue is starting in his place.
* Mark DeRosa is in left field, batting fourth.
* TLR’s take on K.Greene and DeRosa is basically that they’re not mutually exclusive, so if Greene gets hot, he can play his way into time at shortstop, or DeRosa could play more outfield, or some arrangement like that. What he didn’t say, but didn’t really need to say, is that despite that, it’s fairly clear that this will eat into Greene’s playing time some.
* With that said, against the lefty today, both Greene and DeRosa are in the lineup.
* TLR said they expect to go back to 13 pitchers soon.
* Brendan Ryan is available off the bench but really they want to wait another day before throwing him into any kind of significant duty. I wouldn’t expect to see him hit today.
Lineup vs LHP Francisco Liriano:
1. Schumaker 2B
2. K.Greene 3B
3. Pujols 1B
4. DeRosa LF
5. Ludwick RF
6. Ankiel CF
7. LaRue C
8. Pineiro P
9. T.Greene SS