To shuttle or not to shuttle

I took the shuttle from Dodger Stadium today, and it couldn’t have been an easier way to get to the Coliseum. I got to Dodger Stadium at 2:15 p.m. and by the time I parked, got on the shuttle and arrived at 3 p.m. However, a friend of mine called from Dodger Stadium and said she left because the line to get on the shuttle was so long. She’s trying her luck somewhere near the Coliseum. I wished her luck.

Ask and you shall receive

Tonight’s lineups, for those who asked

Lugo SS
Pedroia 2B
Ortiz DH
Lowell 3B
Youkilis 1B
Crisp CF
Ellsbury RF
Kielty LF
Cash C

Furcal SS
Martin C
Ethier LF
Kent 2B
Jones CF
Loney 1B
Kemp RF
Pierre DH
DeWitt 3B

Interesting they DH Pierre in a ballpark where he might actually be able to throw the ball from LF to home plate. As for Kershaw, I didn’t get your request until after I was done downstairs, and I can’t find any documentation stating that he IS going to pitch behind Loaiza tomorrow, but I do think it’s a safe bet. He hasn’t pitched since Tuesday, and he needs at least a couple of innings because J-ville doesn’t open its season until Thursday against West Tennessee. … By the way, it LOOKS like Ramon Troncoso is going to get the last spot in the bullpen. He is having a GREAT spring. He also already has a 40-man spot, and those are in short supply right now. It’s a wing and a prayer given that his 35 appearances at J-ville are his ONLY experience at anything higher than Single-A. But he’s a sinkerball, groundball pitcher who gave up seven home runs in 215 1/3 minor-league innings. … Speaking of guys with very little experience above Single-A, Torre also but said in his pregame media session today that Blake DeWitt will be the opening-day 3B. He is waiting until the moment rosters have to be set (noon tomorrow) to make it official just in case something unforeseen (trade for a 3B) happens. But for now, that’s the way they plan to go. … Jill Painter will be blogging in-game tonight. That’s all for me until later.