Apparently, in his third major league season, Laynce Nix is still being relegated to a platoon role, as Buck opts to go with Gary Matthews Jr. instead. Given that Nix still isn't playing against lefties, despite the paucity of legitimate righthanded hitters on the team, I'm beginning to wonder if the team has just given up on Nix ever hitting lefties.
Alomar and DeRosa are also in the lineup today, with Mike Young at DH.
Dellucci, Barajas, Nix and Allen are the bench.
I'll be in a deposition this afternoon, so I probably won't know anything about this game until it is done...but I'm guessing Astacio pitches poorly today...