Sunday tidbits, redux
Some more tidbits…
* A little more on DeRosa and Khalil Greene. Here’s La Russa’s comment:
“[DeRosa] is very versatile. So if Khalil goes crazy, we’ll play him someplace else. But at this time, with Khalil struggling… But Khalil can play short too. There are two different things. One is Mark and one is Khalil, and they can both play at the same time. I know Mark’s going to play. Khalil needs to get going.
“There’s definitely a way for both guys to play in the same lineup. They’re separate. I think DeRosa’s going to play. I expect him to play well. But Khalil’s trying to get his game back. If he gets his game back, he’s going to play a lot. If he doesn’t, he’s not going to play as much.”
* TLR said that he hoped putting K.Greene in the 2-spot today would help him get going. But he also said that if Molina were available today, Ludwick would likely have hit second today.
* DeRosa will likely hit fourth a good bit against left-handed pitching. Against right-handers, the guess is he’ll slow somewhere in the 5-6 range, but he could also occasionally hit second or fourth.
* Mozeliak on Glaus today: “We’re hopeful by the end of this week we’ll have an idea if there will be any real opportunity for him to go out on rehab. And if so, we’ll try to get him going on that. But I’ve stated all along that we can’t wait forever.”
And, finally, a Minnesota playlist. Can hardly go wrong with this one…
Bob Dylan, “Tangled Up in Blue”
Prince, “Sign O’ The Times”
Replacements, “Alex Chilton”
Bob Mould, “See a Little Light”
The Hold Steady, “Yeah Sapphire”