Christian Friedrich will take the mound this afternoon, hoping to help the team avoid another sweep. The days of being on the winning end of a sweep seem like a glitch in the Matrix, almost an apparition, as the team seems to have moved back to their losing ways.
While the power to clear the fences was on show in last nights loss, the ability to have anyone on base to really make a dent was the issue. One person that showed he could still wield the lumber effectively was Chris Nelson who, who came in during a double switch with Francis, and went on to go 2-3 with one of the five home runs. Perhaps it is because of that, or to give DJ a rest, or maybe just a hail back to the Sunday Lineup of yestermonth, but Chris Nelson will be playing at second today.
Colvin will also lead off todays lineup.