The white flag lineup
Well, that's one way to go -- start a lineup against the Rangers that doesn't have anyone who played against the Rangers in the 2010 World Series.
Zito turned in his usual crappy outing and the offense was shut out on five singles. I'd say the Comeback Player ofthe Year award is in doubt.
Actually, there were two guys from the World Series team that played tonight -- Nate Schierholtz (who went 1 for 5 in the Series) started in right and went 0 for 3; Aubrey Huff (who homered in Game 4) pinch hit and made an out.
Chris Haft's story says Sandoval (who homered twice tonight for Fresno) will be back as will Posey. Henry Schulman's game story for the Chronicle says Brett Pill has been optioned to Fresno -- about damn time, say I. Classic example of a guy who can tear it up in the minors and can't hit MLB pitching.