September 18th, 2007

Second start in a week for Thames

He started part of that day-night doubleheader last Tuesday and then Saturday against Johan Santana at the Metrodome, but he’d barely played otherwise. But he’s 4-for-10 with a double, homer and five RBIs off of Westbrook, compared to 1-for-5 for Timo Perez. He’ll probably start again Wednesday afternoon against Sabathia, so that might get him going.

  1. Granderson, CF
  2. Polanco, 2B
  3. Sheffield, DH
  4. Ordonez, RF
  5. Guillen, 1B
  6. Rodriguez, C
  7. Thames, LF
  8. Santiago, SS
  9. Inge, 3B

For what it’s worth, it was still a loose clubhouse today before the game, but that’s as much about a team with nothing to lose at this point as whether or not the team still has a chance. But in any case, they still seem to be enjoying themselves, and last night’s collapse shouldn’t have any lingering effect. Zumaya isn’t available after working three straight games, and Miner’s off, too.