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Tonight's Lineups

I'll try to post again before the game starts, but in the meantime, I gotta scramble to put together some reaction to the Manny saga. For now, here are tonight's lineups. This might be the most succinct way to illustrate the impact of his departure: the new left fielder is batting ninth.


Guzman - 6
Johnson - 3
Zimmerman - 5
Dunn - 9
Dukes - 8
Willingham - 7
Flores - 2
Hernandez - 4
Zimmermann - 1

Los Angeles

Furcal - 6
Hudson - 4
Ethier - 9
Loney - 3
Martin - 2
Kemp - 8
Blake - 5
Wolf - 1
Pierre - 7

By Chico Harlan  |  May 7, 2009; 8:50 PM ET
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these lineups almost look even without manny.

Posted by: surly_w | May 7, 2009 9:01 PM | Report abuse


Torre must have come down with a case of geniusitus (LaRussa syndrom).

I hope he winds up with Kemp/Blake getting stranded at second all night long.

Posted by: joebleux | May 7, 2009 9:01 PM | Report abuse

Good to see Anderson H back in the lineup.

Posted by: CapPeterson | May 7, 2009 9:03 PM | Report abuse

I'm surprised that Kemp and Loney aren't switched to make up the absence of Manny's production. Oh well, I haven't won four World Series...

Posted by: leetee1955 | May 7, 2009 9:04 PM | Report abuse

Torre won 4 World Series titles while managing the Yankees, who, because they're in the AL use the DH, and LaRussa did not bat the pitcher 8th during the 2006 season when he won with the Cardinals.

Posted by: ericp331 | May 7, 2009 9:43 PM | Report abuse

Great. Now, when the Nats break LA's home winning streak, they'll attribute it to Manny's absence.

(There's some optimism hidden in there if you know where to look for it.)

Posted by: JohninMpls | May 7, 2009 10:19 PM | Report abuse

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