Lineups, and the Tuna
So Bill Parcells is here. Makes sense, right?
Neifi Perez -- 4
Timo Perez -- 8
Magglio Ordonez -- 9
Sean Casey -- DH
Chris Shelton -- 3
Omar Infante -- 5
Marcus Thames -- 7
Vance Wilson -- 2
Ramon Santiago -- 6
LHP Nate Robertson
(The teams agreed to use the DH today even though they're at a NL park.)
Lopez -- 4
Wilson -- 6
Zimmerman -- DH
Kearns -- 9
Young -- 3
Church -- 7
Belliard -- 5
Fick -- 2
Logan -- 8
RHP John Patterson
Parcells: He comes to spring training every year. Now, he's got even more time on his hands. He and Tony La Russa are tight. (Of course, Tony might be a little, um, busy to get to him today.) So he just cruised through the Nationals' clubhouse, etc., chatting people up. Just a sports junky like the rest of us. He's wearing shorts and sneakers and short white socks and actually looks healthier, to me, than he did at the end of his tenure with the Cowboys, which was only like two months ago, right?
Actual Nationals news: Simontacchi is not going to throw his bullpen session today, so the rotation is all screwed up. Hill will throw tomorrow, Chico on Sunday (Simontacchi's spot) and some guy named TBD on Monday. I'll do more research on TBD, but I think he's left-handed, pounds the strike zone, not much for velocity.
Simontacchi is definitely in danger of missing the chance to be on the Opening Day roster. It does sound like, however, that he'd only miss one start. So if they just plug someone into that fifth start of the year, April 7 against Arizona, they could bring Simontacchi back five days later if he's ready by then.
Other "news": Luis Ayala threw an inning on the minor-league side this morning, allowing a hit, a run, a walk, striking out two in 19 pitches. Still no ETA on him.
Other relievers, including Cordero, will begin throwing back-to-back days at some point over the next week. Need them to do that before the season starts.
And Guzman has day off today because he went back-to-back days in the field for the first time. They feel happy with his progress, though.
I'll get you something during the game.
Posted by: GoNats | March 23, 2007 12:13 PM | Report abuse
Posted by: Brewer | March 23, 2007 12:28 PM | Report abuse
Posted by: Barry Svrluga | March 23, 2007 1:19 PM | Report abuse
Posted by: Anonymous | March 23, 2007 1:54 PM | Report abuse
Posted by: Alan | March 23, 2007 1:55 PM | Report abuse
Posted by: Sec. 418 Jr. | March 23, 2007 1:55 PM | Report abuse
Posted by: Stan | March 23, 2007 1:56 PM | Report abuse
Posted by: Sec 205 | March 23, 2007 2:09 PM | Report abuse
Posted by: O. Day | March 23, 2007 2:39 PM | Report abuse
Posted by: Stan | March 23, 2007 2:43 PM | Report abuse
Posted by: thunderstrucknatsfan | March 23, 2007 2:58 PM | Report abuse
Posted by: Anonymous | March 23, 2007 3:09 PM | Report abuse
The comments to this entry are closed.