When Jesus Montero was done in by sea food and scratched from tonight's lineup, manager Eric Wedge had choices in replacing him.
He chose Dustin Ackley, and put left-handed hitting Munenori Kawasaki in the lineup at second base.
First, Kawasaki had faced Texas starter Yu Darvish before. Second, both reserves Alex Liddi and Casper Wells were right-handed hitters. It came down to Kawasaki or left-handed hitting catcher John Jaso.
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Wedge went with the man who faced Darvish before.