5/6 Lineup & Ramirez
Aramis Ramirez was back in the fifth spot on Thursday, one day after being dropped to sixth. Derrek Lee said after Wednesday’s game that it shouldn’t matter where you hit. Lou Piniella agreed.
“There’s too much made out of it,” Piniella said of the lineup positions. “The guys in the front part of the lineup get up one more time than the guys in the back part. That’s the big difference. … Outside of that, once the game starts, it doesn’t matter. You’re going to lead off some innings, hit second some innings. it doesn’t make any difference.”
Here’s the lineup vs. lefty Brian Burnes:
— Carrie Muskat