RF Fukudome, SS Castro, 1B Nady, CF Colvin, LF Soriano, 2B Fontenot, 3B Baker, C Hill, P Lilly.
I just wanted to get my thoughts about this lineup out there before the game started. The offense has been struggling recently and manager Lou Piniella had been threatening some major changes. Well, there they are.
Are the changes a tad extreme? Tough to tell. Another very minor concern is that the new lineup leaves the Cubs with five righties on the bench against a reliever that’s making a spot start. This will limit Piniella’s ability to match-up when Pittsburgh goes to the bullpen.
But overall, changes need to be made and I’m glad to see that Piniella has finally done something about it; it’s about thirteen months overdue. Is this team better than the team that’s been taking the field daily? Maybe, but it’s certainly not worse!
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Written by Eddie Kim