Tonight’s lineup: Nomar plays 3B NOW

I guess Grady decided for whatever reason to move Nomar to 3B tonight instead of waiting until he has four days to work out there. We’ll have our pregame with Grady in about 45 minutes, hopefully, so I’ll ask him why then. Also, Nomar has been dropped to sixth in the order, with Martin third, Probably has something to do with the fact that after missing three games with an illness, Nomar came back last night and went 0 for 5 and is not 2 for his past 16. Also, he still has just one home run this year, that coming way back on April 16 at Arizona. Hardly the power production you want from a No. 3 hitter.

SS Furcal
CF Pierre
C Martin
2B Kent
LF Gonzo
3B Nomar
1B Loney
RF Ethier
RH Billingsley

Also, there has been a change to the D-backs rotation. Randy Johnson will pitch on Thursday against Randy Wolf, Livan Hernandez is out. The Unit threw a simulated game yesterday and was deemed ready to go. Too bad for the Dodgers — unless, of course, they beat him. Let’s face it, he ain’t what he used to be. … The Pi Beta Phi convention is over at the Westin and has been replaced by something called Expo ’07. I’m not sure what kind of Expo it is, but I can tell you that so far, none of the attendees looks anything like a Pi Phi, past or present. And, this group has taken up almost every parking space at the hotel. Had to park at least 200 yards from the front door, and it’s 117 degrees here today.

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