Kent moving down in the line up. I bet he hates that.
Lincecum RHH hitting .235
Haren RHH hitting .229 (actually pitches better vs LHH)
Ubaldo Jimenez RHH hitting .223
Cain RHH hitting .234
These pitchers from the NL West will eat that lineup up!! Where is the left handed stick in the middle of the Dodger lineup? That lineup looks great vs a LHP (not last night). Take a look at the best teams in the MLB. They all have (with the exception of the Cubs) big LHH bats in the middle of their lineups.
White Sox: Thome; Griffey
Twins: Mauer; Morneau
Rays: Pena; Crawford
Mets: Beltran; Delgado
Cubs: Edmonds (boderline), Fukodome (boderline)
I'm aware that if Furcal was healthy and playing at the top of the lineup, Loney or Ethier could bat anywhere from 3-6. A balanced lineup of LHH and RHH is ideal in most winning teams.
And I think we'll be seeing a lot more GIDPs from the right handed heavy Dodger lineup in the last two months of the season. Especially if Furcal and Pierre are not playing. Station to station baseball will create lots of 2 and 3 run HRs for Manny, but also lots of GIDP, like we saw last night.
I'm just playing devils advocate. I do think it's great that we got Manny for almost nothing. But I sure don't think it guarantees the Dodgers a playoff spot.
I got the line up off of Dodger thoughts. The past couple of days Jon Weisman has had the line up earlier than anyone else.
Penny had his rehab start today
Also, 44 of his 55 pitchers were strikes.Code:Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA Penny 4.0 6 2 2 1 4 0 4.50
Hopefully he doesn't report any discomfort, could be back up soon.