Livan experiment, take two.
With JDLR's recent spate of strong starts, you have to think that Livan won't get a third chance with another bad outing tonight. While we're on the subject of preparing for 2009, you would think that at some point Ian Stewart's career .342/.419/.658 line against left handed pitching would dictate his placement higher in the batting order than say someone like Brad Hawpe, who for all his recent heroics is historically less effective against LHP's or especially a speedy centerfielder that manages just a .274/.325/.343 line against them, but alas:
Colorado Rockies @ Washington Nationals
08/16/08 5:10 PM MDT
|Colorado Rockies||Washington Nationals|
|Clint Barmes - 2B||Emilio Bonifacio - 2B|
|Willy Taveras - CF||Willie Harris - LF|
|Matt Holliday - LF||Ryan Zimmerman - 3B|
|Garrett Atkins - 1B||Lastings Milledge - CF|
|Brad Hawpe - RF||Austin Kearns - RF|
|Troy Tulowitzki - SS||Jesus Flores - C|
|Yorvit Torrealba - C||Ronnie Belliard - SS|
|Ian Stewart - 3B||Kory Casto - 1B|
|Livan Hernandez - P||John Lannan - P|
Anyway, go Rockies!