The Suns took Game 2 by a score of 1-0 in a terribly umpired game to level the series. Now the Jaxx are back home, where they'll stay until this series is over and the Championship decided. Tonight Ricky Nolasco takes the ball in an absolutely pivotal game, and the teams lineup so...
|Ricky Nolasco, RHP
14-3, 2.89 ERA
173/46 K/BB, 13 HR in 161.2 IP
|William Juarez, RHP|
11-3, 2.63 ERA
129/59 K/BB, 3 HR in 136.2 IP
|CF Todd Donovan||LF #Dwaine Bacon|
|2B Tony Abreu||2B *Eric Patterson|
|RF *Jon Weber||3B Casey McGehee|
|3B Andy LaRoche||1B #Matt Craig|
|1B *James Loney||RF Brandon Sing|
|C Russ Martin||CF *Buck Coats|
|SS Joel Guzman||SS Carlos Rojas|
|LF Justin Ruggiano||C Casey Kopitze|
|P William Juarez||P Ricky Nolasco|
Heyward getting the night off.
Grand Slammin' Sczcur in RF - La Stella batting 2nd
Your thought: don't pitch Rondon at all, since a save can't happen in extra innings at home.
Maddon's thought: might as well pitch him now, because there's no later.
This article from spring training said he was trying to pull the ball a lot more:
Oh, thanks. I guess I should actually look at the schedule. Yay, 3-game road trip!
Good call, indeed. This ought to be a good series.
Sorry to nit-pick -- but the games against the Nats this week are at home.
Can't remember a worse weather-start to a season. Yuck.
Didn't see the game, but it sounded like the Cubs gave away 2 runs with poor fielding. Bummer.
That strike call on LaSterlla was terrible
at least it wasn't a "nobody showed up" stomping.
anytime you wanna jumpstart your season would be nice, heyward.
Now looming VERY large. Game tied.
That Braves TOOTBLAN trying to stretch a double into a triple is looming very large.