Was talking to Ned and Rick Monday by the water coolers when DeWitt came over to get a drink. Ned said, “I told you you’d be back.” Blake just laughed. Said he spent one night in the hotel in Las Vegas after arriving at 3 p.m. on Friday, then played in the game that night (he went 1 for 2 with a double, three walks and three runs in a 12-11 win over Portland), after which all the players gathered in the lounge to watch the rest of the Dodgers game on TV. When Nomar got hurt, Lo Bundy, the 51s’ manager, told Blake, “You better stick around for a while,” or at least that’s what Blake said. Anyway, the inevitable call finally came, and here he is, back in the majors after a two-day absence.
Here’s tonight’s lineup