Ron Roenicke has neglected to announce the Opening Day lineup for this afternoon. However, JS Online, a reliable source, released the following projection:
1st: Rickie Weeks, 2B
2nd: Carlos Gomez, CF
- Thus confirming speculation that Morgan and Gomez will platoon in 2012.
3rd: Ryan Braun, LF
4th: Aramis Ramirez, 3B
5th: Corey Hart, RF
- He appears fully-recovered from his surgery, and should take the field this afternoon.
6th: Alex Gonzalez, SS
- I'd love an explanation here, because I can't think of one. How can you justify putting a guy with a career .291 OBP ahead of Gamel and LuCroy?
7th: Mat Gamel, 1B
8th: Jonathan LuCroy, C