8/12 Cubs lineup

Travis Wood takes the mound Monday when the Cubs open a three-game series against the Reds. Here’s the lineup:

DeJesus LF
Lake CF
Rizzo 1B
Castillo C
Schierholtz RF
Castro SS
Murphy 3B
Barney 2B
T. Wood P


Best hitter in tonight’s game is Wood.

Watching the game yesterday, the announcers were going on about Jackson having troubles in the 1st inning alot.
Warming up, I assume the Pitchers throw so many pitches in the Bullpen or until they think they are ready. If I was Bosio, I would have Jackson throw an extra 14 pitches, with those 14 pitches, I would have a guy standing in the batters box right handed for 7 pitches and the batters box LH for 7 pitches. This way he is ready to face hitters in the 1st inning, plus used to seeing hitters in the batters box.
If those extra pitches cause him to leave the game early, thats cool. I would rather have him pitch 5 or 6 quality innings than have the Cubs start 3 or 4 runs behind in the game.

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