Sunday, September 4, 2011


RHP Charlie Morton (9-8, 3.74) takes on RHP Randy Wells (6-4, 5.06) at 2:20 PM. The game will be shown on Root Sports.

Lineup: Alex Presley LF, Josh Harrison 3B, Andrew McCutchen CF, Derrek Lee 1B, Neil Walker 2B, Garrett Jones RF, Ronny Cedeno SS, Mike McKenry C, Charlie Morton P.

McKenry remains Morton's caddy, and Brandon Wood remains the forgotten man as Harrison gets a long look. The middle of the order looks a lot more potent with Lee in the middle, doesn't it? JT gets the day off, we're assuming to rest his wrist. It'll be a heck of a juggling act for Clint Hurdle to work McCutch, Tabata, Presley, Ludwick and possibly Jones into an outfield rotation this month.

  • Derrek Lee's grand slam yesterday shouldn't have been that big a surprise (except for the superb timing); he now has seven at Wrigley Field, one behind the all-time leader Ernie Banks.
  • Indy was officially eliminated from playoff consideration yesterday, and Pedro Ciriaco got the September call-up, his sixth promotion to the big club this season. The tribe season ends Monday afternoon, so that's when the remaining call-ups should come. Ciriaco got an early nod probably as both a reward for his travel miles and because the Bucs don't have a legitimate backup glove for the middle infield.

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