Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Game 4 Postponed

Game 4 of the series has been canceled after a two hour rain delay. This is good because I didn't want to stay up until 2 or 3 in the morning watching this thing. Games 4 and 5 have been re-scheduled for Thursday and Friday but the weather forecast is not very optimistic for those days either.

It will be interesting to see if this new schedule will change any of the pitching plans. Justin Verlander is scheduled to pitch game 5 but Jim Leyland might want to use Kenny Rogers instead since he would be pitching on the usual 4 days rest.

Speaking of changes, There was a new line-up set up for tonight's game and I would imagine the same line-up will be in place tomorrow night:

Granderson CF
Monroe LF
Guillen SS
Ordonez RF
Casey 1B
Rodriguez C
Polanco 2B
Inge 3B
Bonderman P

I thought Guillen should have been batting third all year long so obviously I am happy with that part of it. Monroe and Casey have been hitting well in post-season so it makes some sense to have them batting 2 and 5. I'm surprised Polanco was moved down to the 7 spot since he was on a tear before the series started. Polanco did not have a great year offensively though so I don't mind seeing him down there.

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