Michael Bourn batted leadoff last night, although the lineup card had him batting second and cost the Astros an out. Tonight, apparently, he’ll bat leadoff for real. And with any luck, he’ll stay there for a while.
Cecil Cooper apparently plans to bat Kazuo Matsui second, although I don’t know why. I’d hit him ninth, after the pitcher, and see how that went. He’s not doing much with the bat at all.