Big thanks to Don Ruiz for covering the game on Friday night while I was flying and a big thanks to John McGrath for covering on Saturday so I could get a day off. I will be back for the rest of the home stand ... I think.
Nick Franklin is out of the line-up today, but manager Eric Wedge said it's not from the hard shot he took to the head from Justin Smoak on the pop up. Wedge said he's going to try and get Ackley some time at second base in the last few weeks - perhaps one time a week. You can call it Zobristing if you like.