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An independent arbitrator reduced Kemp’s four-game suspension to two. Meanwhile, the four-million-dollar man trotted out this lineup today….

CF Pierre
LF Young
RF Ethier
C Martin
1B Loney
3B DeWitt
SS Berroa
2B Maza
P Kuroda

Yes, that’s a 7-8-9-1 of Berroa-Maza-Kuroda-Pierre. Against Jake Peavy. Because you know, Peavy needs all the help he can get. In a game when the Dodgers have neither Matt Kemp nor Jeff Kent, THAT is the lineup they’re running out. Wasn’t the whole point of having Andy LaRoche play 2B was so that he could relieve Kent?

I suppose I could mention that the aforementioned foursome are now 1-for-8 so far in the game that they’re trailing 6-0, but that would be beside the point. Besides, Pierre has one of the game’s only hits so far against Peavy (the other a double by Loney).


The lineup we should see in Detroit

C R Martin
LF D Young
RF A Ethier
CF M Kemp
2B A LaRoche
DH J Kent
1B J Loney
3B B DeWitt
SS L Maza (does it ever pain me to type that!)

The lineup we probably WILL see

LF J Pierre
CF M Kemp
RF A Ethier
C R Martin
2B J Kent
1B J Loney
DH A LaRoche
3B B DeWitt
SS A Berroa