Daily Archives: April 25, 2007

April 25, 2007

Bring on the Cards

I've taken a catnap ahead of time and carried-out Chinese food so I wouldn't have to waste my precious energy cooking tonight, so I'm hopeful that I'll stay awake through the whole game tonight. It will help me if we can avoid the rain delay this time.

C. Trent has the line-ups:

Josh Hamilton CF
Brandon Phillips 2B
Adam Dunn LF
Ken Griffey Jr. RF
Edwin Encarnación 3B
Scott Hatteberg 1B
Alex Gonzales SS
David Ross C
Bronson Arroyo P

David Eckstein SS
Chris Duncan LF
Albert Pujols 1B
Scott Rolen 3B
Jim Edmonds CF
Preston Wilson RF
Adam Kennedy 2B
Yadier Molina C
Braden Looper P

Can anyone explain to me why Josh Hamilton leads off this line-up? I realize that there are not a lot of other choices, but Hatteberg or Phillips seem like better choices than Hamilton.

Ross got a couple hits last night after dipping below the semi-Mendoza line (.100) briefly. Here's hoping he's moving back up. It would be hard for him to move much further down.