M's manager Bob Melvin just wanted to "shake things up" with the lineup. The M's were shutout twice by the Astros, then went 8 innings before finally scoring a run in the 9th inning last night, so Melvin's trying something new.
Roger Angell: I was talking with Bob Gibson and I said: 'Are you always this competitive?' He said: 'Oh, I think so. I got a three-year old daughter, and I've played about 500 games of tic-tac-toe with her and she hasn't beat me yet.'