he has a minor injury i think but the main issue is playing @ seattle tomorrow. i have aramis ramirez at home vs Cincinnati
as for berkman, against the dodgers @ LA didnt sound to good but carlos lee did well against them. else i can have adrian gonzalez @ SF tomorrw. here's the yahoo matchup for tomorrow: gonzalez has a slight edge but data very neutral
berkman is .559 in 29AB against pitchers with similir repertoires last season
imho, if you try to start/bench your best players according to matchups, you'll get burned. i think the best advice for longo, berkman and the like is to give them some leash and trust that the numbers will be there in the end.