Tonight’s lineup: Pierre in against the lefty

The gap is widening. Pierre now hitting 152 points higher than Ethier (.354 to .202) against left-handed pitchers — although Ethier still has three more home runs against lefties this season than Pierre has against ANY pitcher since the start of last year (that would be ZERO).

Pierre CF
Kemp RF
Kent 2B
Ramirez LF
Garciaparra SS
Blake 1B
Martin 3B
Ardoin C
Billingsley P