Opening Day Lineupstravaganza Redux: Brewers @ Giants, 4:05PM

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What, you thought Opening Day lasted only one day? P'shaw, let the kiddies who didn't play a game yesterday have their time to shine. Today, the Giants and the Brewers open their 2009 campaign at Renameable Telecom Park out in San Fran. Expect chilly weather, y'all!

The focus of attention in this game is Tim Lincecum, who has finally become a real boy after an entire offseason spent as an avatar. The reigning NL Cy Young wiener is a force to be reckoned with, but Brewers beat blogger Tom Haudricourt reminds us that the Brew Crew has had success against Tim in the past: he's just 1-2 with a 5.25 ERA against the squad. Ryan Braun has two career dongs against the fella.

The Brewers counter with 52-year-old journeyman and restaurateur Jeff Suppan, who once saw a Cy Young award at Pedro Martinez' Labor Day barbecue in '03.

Rickie Weeks, 2BRandy Winn, RF
Corey Hart, RFEdgar Renteria, SS
Ryan Braun, LFFred Lewis, LF
Prince Fielder, 1BBengie Molina, C
J.J. Hardy, SSPablo Sandoval, 3B
Mike Cameron, CFTravis Ishikawa, 1B
Bill Hall, 3BAaron Rowand, CF
Jason Kendall, CEmmanuel Burris, 2B
Jeff Suppan, SPTim Lincecum, SP

Like I said last night, the Giants entire offensive hopes rest on a breakout season from Pablo Sandoval and Travis Ishikawa. Barry Bonds is not walking through that door because his head cannot fit under the lintel.

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A Molina should never hit in the 4 spot.

Go ahead, find another Giant who could swing his way out of a wet paper bag with a baseball bat and Bruce Bochy will slot him cleanup.

I remember watching Emmanuel Burris' coming-of-age soft-core when I was a kid, it was really eye-opening stuff for a 13-year-old. I am surprised she has enough range at second to play in the bigs. I bet I know how she got the job.

Wait. Jason Kendall is still employed?


Queen of the galaxy.


If you ask me, the whole Emmanuel series was sullied by that "Emmanuel in Space" nonsense. What's that? You didn't ask?

Weather's 54 Fahrenheit, cloudy, windy here in SF. It will be a joyous day.
I still hate you all.


Hall starting? Oh geez.

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