Gameday: March 2 at Padres

Before we get to today’s “A” game lineup, manager Ken Macha told us at this morning’s “B” game against the Dodgers that outfielder Tony Gwynn Jr. had a setback during a throwing drill on Sunday and will undergo an MRI scan today to determine what’s going on in his sore right shoulder. He won’t be the designated hitter this afternoon.

Trot Nixon makes his first appearance in center field and Brad Nelson, who has drawn raves from Macha so far, starts in left. Here’s the full lineup:

Jason Kendall       C
Craig Counsell       2B
Corey Hart            RF
Prince Fielder        1B
Angel Salome        DH
Trot Nixon             CF
Brad Nelson          LB
Casey McGehee    3B
Alcides Escobar    SS

Right-hander Jeff Suppan gets the start for Milwaukee and Todd Coffey, R.J. Swindle, Tim Dillard and Lindsay Gulin are also scheduled to work.


I love that you’re posting blogs now, but I demand a reason why Trot Nixon is in CF! I thought his reputation was that he could barely field the DH position. It’s plausible for him to be at a corner OF spot, but CF is too much for me to take.

Sweet. Brad Nelson is going to play Linebacker! Will that be middle or outside?

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