“If you keep repeating your mistakes, then history is destined to repeat itself.”
No we’re not channeling the voice of our high school American history teachers.
But if you look at Tuesday’s lineup card for the Padres, manager Andy Green decided to make a few tweaks after Monday’s 15-0 opening day disaster.
Here’s what the Padres Opening Day Batting Order looked like against the Dodgers:
Upton Jr. LF
That group managed a whopping total of 3 hits.
Outfielder Travis Jankowski added a single in garbage time (aka the 9th inning with the game out of reach).
So after seeing his team get thrwarted by Clayton Kershaw and the Dodgers bullpen, Green decided to shuffle four players around but keep the same 8 position players in the field.
Here’s the Padres new game 2 lineup vs the Dodgers and starting left-hander Scott Kazmir:
Upton Jr. LF
So Norris slides from 2nd to 5th, Spangenberg moves up to the 2 spot, and Ramirez and Upton move down a little bit.
You’ve got your power hitters 3-4-5 now with Kemp, Myers and Norris in the heart of the lineup.
Expect Jay to bat leadoff every time he starts.
Green seemed pretty confident in his abilities to set the table throughout spring training.
Hopefully James Shields will get more support as the Padres try to bounce back with their brown uniforms.