Friday, October 29, 2010
Expect Rangers regular lineup vs. LHP
By Richard Durrett
ARLINGTON, Texas -- Manager Ron Washington gave reporters a sneak peek at his Game 3 lineup, which he said would be the normal one he's used lately in this postseason against left-handed pitchers.
He said that includes probably playing Mitch Moreland at first base. When the playoffs began, Jorge Cantu was Washington's choice at first base against lefties. But Cantu struggled at the plate and Moreland has found a groove, hitting .342 this postseason in 38 at-bats.
Jeff Francoeur will also be in the outfield against the lefty Jonathan Sanchez as will catcher Bengie Molina.