Standing here in the visitors’ clubhouse corridor as Miguel Olivo and Brendan Ryan shout over my shoulder,
But I did indeed check the lineup and it’s a bit of a new twist. Ryan isn’t in there and looks healthy to me.
Justin Smoak isn’t in there, either. We know he’s had some hamstring issues dating back to a game a week ago Saturday. But I haven’t seen him yet today. You would think Eric Wedge would want him in there against a right hander but it’s Alex Liddi instead.
Munenori Kawasaki in at shortstop in Ryan’s place. We’ll know more within the hour.