Thursday, February 18, 2010

Pirate Players Project Opening Day Lineup

So who will the Dodgers face in the opening day lineup against the Pittsburgh Pirates (on April 5 in Pittsburgh)? The Pirate players were polled, and here's what they believe will be their opening day starting lineup:

• Andrew McCutchen - CF
• Akinori Iwamura - 2B
• Garrett Jones - RF
• Ryan Doumit - C
• Andy LaRoche - 3B
• Lastings Milledge - LF
• Jeff Clement - 1B
• Ronny Cedeno - SS
• Paul Maholm - P

The top two in the predicted Pirates order were near-unanimous choices, Andrew McCutchen followed by Akinori Iwamura. Nos. 3-6 fell into a bit of a jumble, though it's clear that manager John Russell is expected to use a combination of Garrett Jones, Ryan Doumit, Andy LaRoche and Lastings Milledge in those spots.

Eight players participated in the poll, anonymously. Not the biggest sample size; on the other hand, it's the equivalent of 1/6 of a normal home game crowd at PNC Park.

April 5, only 46 short days away!!!


Casey Lombardo said...

Doumit is a Dodger killer.