Lindblom Impresses in ‘B’ Game
Pinch-hitter candidate Brian Giles had three hits and John Lindsey a home run, but the player that impressed manager Joe Torre the most in the morning “B” game with the White Sox Monday was 22-year-old right-hander Josh Lindblom with two scoreless innings. Lindblom made an unexpected run at a roster spot late last Spring, but general manager Ned Colletti prevailed and kept Lindblom in the Minor Leagues all season.
“Am I allowed to say it with my general manager around,” Torre asked, after naming Lindblom as the player that caught his eye. “He’s pretty simple to watch. His ball explodes at the end with something on it.”
Fifth-starter candidate Scott Elbert allowed three runs in two innings. Travis Schlichting and Javy Guerra pitched effective single innings and centerfielder Trayvon Robinson made a diving catch. The Dodgers hit into four double-plays. — Ken Gurnick