Also out of the lineup is Daniel Murphy. I find this curious. If the team is committed to Murphy in left field then why has he been on the bench for 3 of the last 5 games (tonight will make it 4 out of 6)? My only guess is that Gary Sheffield is still and unknown and they want to play him a bit to see if he’s worth keeping. Sheffield is only hitting .154 so maybe it’s worth it to start him for a few games to see if he gets any better.
In any case here’s the tentative lineup for tonight’s game: