Lineup (post suspensions)
Notes: I’m not crazy about Betemit being my only backup at SS and 2B but Chris Woodward hasn’t shown enough to keep Ensberg off the team. … Brett Gardner needs to play every day in AAA rather than ride the pine in the majors. … I need to find out if Patterson can go three innings before I put him on the team. If not, Karstens is the choice. … Albaledejo, Bruney or Ohlendorf, flip a coin.
You absolutely CAN NOT monkey with the roster because of the suspensions. Why waste options for the sake of three days? There’s a day off after Opening Day, anyway. If Matsui can’t start three games in four days in left, he should be on the DL.