Despite resting his hottest hitter and putting together a batting order dotted with fill-ins and slumping players, Milwaukee Brewers manager Craig Counsell said Sunday morning, "I like the lineup we're using today."
Bernie Williams stood in front of the pitcher's mound, flanked by Derek Jeter, Mariano Rivera, Andy Pettitte and Jorge Posada, all clothed in finely tailored suits rather than the pinstriped baseball uniforms in which they earned fame and fortune.
Adam Rosales hit a two-run homer off Chris Capuano that bounced off the top of the left-field wall, Yovani Gallardo won for the second time since mid-April and the Texas Rangers sent the New York Yankees to their 10th loss in 11 games with a 5-2 victory Sunday night.
Carlos Frias hung his head and walked slowly off the mound toward the Los Angeles Dodgers' dugout. After each outing - and before Sunday he'd had four very useful starts - Frias pounds his chest and points to the sky. But this day, even that ritual seemed half-hearted.