Well, apparently I jinxed JD last night by celebrating the fact that he was in the lineup. Seriously though, there were some anxious moments when he came out of Monday night’s game, and the trade almost fell through. JD, for his part, is already talking about wanting to come back. Now that would be an ideal situation.
JD’s replacement looks to be (drumroll)…the long-lost Face of WAR himself, Jim Adduci, who finally makes his triumphant return. Yes, he has dropped off the face chart. But it’s only a matter of time. Warwick Saupold and James McCann, you’d better be looking over your shoulders!
An outfield of Upton, Adduci, Mahtook, and Presley could be quite formidable. OK, I don’t really believe that. But based on what they’ve done so far, who knows?
As a point of random interest, ESPN listed the four longest home runs hit on Monday. Three of them were from home run derby contestants (Charlie Blackmon, 451, Justin Bour, 446, and Giancarlo Stanton, 441). The other was from none other than Mikie Mahtook (445).
- Ian Kinsler, 2B
- Alex Avila, C
- Justin Upton, LF
- Miguel Cabrera, 1B
- Nick Castellanos, 3B
- Victor Martinez, DH
- Jim Adduci, RF
- Alex Presley, CF
- Jose Iglesias, SS
Pitching: Justin Verlander vs Jason Hammel
OK, Justin, are you really the one who’s going to drop the win streak? I don’t think so.
Nick takes over JD’s spot in the lineup.