Torre Shuffles Batting Order
Manager Joe Torre has the same eight position players starting Sunday night in Game 3 of the NLCS, but he’s juggled the batting order against Phillies left-hander Cliff Lee from the one he used in Game 1 against lefty Cole Hamels.
He left Rafael Furcal first and Russell Martin eighth, but moved everybody else around. Ronnie Belliard moved from seventh to second; Andre Ethier, Manny Ramirez and Matt Kemp moved down one slot each from second, third and fourth to third, fourth and fifth; and he moved James Loney ahead of Casey Blake, the pair now sixth and seventh.
This gets Belliard, 3-for-8 in the first two games, nearer the top of the order while moving down Blake, 1-for-8. — Ken Gurnick