Nothing would be sweeter, right? Well, a solid start by IPK would add some icing, for sure. Hopefully, he can take those positives from last time out and turn them into a win this time. Otherwise, it will be tough to take similar positives from another losing effort.
A couple of notes. Wilson Betemit will start rehabbing tomorrow. He’s eligible to come off the DL tomorrow. Does this spell the bitter end of Morgan Ensberg?
Some rookie facts, courtesy of Mike. IPK will no longer be a rookie once he records the second out of the third inning tonight. Joba is 5.2 innings away, which he should get to rather quickly. The next closest from there is Ohlendorf, who needs 16.1 innings. Edwar needs 19, and Veras needs 23. Speaking of Edwar, he’s looked decent in limited time, right? With Joba stretching out, maybe we’ll actually see him used a bit more.
On the offensive side, Shelley needs just 14 at bats to shed his rookie status, and Alberto needs 75. I would be terribly saddened to see him sent down once Betemit comes back.
And now the lineup: