UPDATE: Josh Hamilton scratched from lineup with back spasms - might be able to get him into the game later tonight if treatment works.
Assume J.B. Shuck is batting 8 and everyone moves up but we shall see...
UPDATE: new lineup as predicted...
- Aybar SS
- Trout CF
- Pujols 1B
- Trumbo RF
- Kendrick 2B
- Callaspo 3B
- Iannetta C
- Shuck LF
- Blanton P
- Erick Aybar SS
- Mike Trout CF
- Albert Pujols 1B
- Ooops There it is Mark Trumbo LF
- Josh Hamilton RF
- Howie Kendrick 2B
- Alberto Callaspo 3B
- Chris Iannetta is Catching
...and Joe Blanton is on the mound. The righty is looking for his 2nd win of the year.
In other news, reliever Sean Burnett went back onto the Disabled List for a sore elbow which he maintains, at least officially, is the normal reaction to the offseason elbow surgery he had.
No word yet on the minor league call-up who is taking his place. Any guesses? If you look at our minor league pitching splits you might start hoping they call up a hitter... until you look at the organization's minor league hitting numbers! We've had 21 pitchers toss for the club and the record for the franchise is 29... it doesn't seem to be a question of whether we hit that mark but more like when we hit it.
UPDATE: Burnett to the 15 Day DL, Tommy Hanson reinstated and scheduled to start on Friday at home against Houston.