6:05 PM — Lineups…
Jordan Henry, CF
Cristo Arnal, SS
Lonnie Chisenhall, 3B
Jerad Head, DH
Beau Mills, 1B
John Drennen, RF
Tim Fedroff, LF
Juan Apodaca, C
Daniel DeGeorge, 2B
Eric Berger, P
Justin Christian, LF
Austin Krum, CF
Lance Berkman, DH
Daniel Brewer, RF
Marcos Vechionacci, 1B
Corban Joseph, 2B
Rene Rivera, C
Luis Nunez, SS
Matt Cusick, 3B
Adam Warren, P
5:55 PM — How good of a guy is Lance Berkman? Wow. He gave us fifteen minutes of his time on a wide, wide variety of topics. Stay tuned.
Wilkin De La Rosa, through interpreter/actual coach Vic Valencia issued a strong denial of having ever had anything to do with B12, no less injecting it or having it injected in him.
Berkman will be here two days, likely will DH both days.
4:35 PM — Berkman is interacting with his new teammates and taking BP. Here’s a video of his first six swings…
And a photo…
4:20 PM — Berkman’s on the field. He’s wearing #37…
3:20 PM — Berkman will hit third and DH today…
2:40 PM — Lance Berkman is here and is scheduled to play in two games for the Thunder. Not sure if he’ll be at first base or DH or what the plan is, but that’s what I know for right now. No word on what number he’ll be wearing just yet, either.
Also, and this is somewhat obvious, but I plan on attempting to speak with Wilkin De La Rosa today. De La Rosa and Ivan Nova were reported by The New York Post to have been injecting each other with B12 last season…and while I can think of about 50 other stories I’d rather write, I’m somewhat obligated to pursue this one.
Pitching matchups for the series are as follows…
8/30: Adam Warren vs. Eric Berger
8/31: Cory Arbiso vs. Alex White
9/1: Andrew Brackman vs. Corey Kluber
9/2: Manuel Banuelos vs. Matt Packer
Mike Ashmore, mashmore98 AT gmail.com