promised some unconventional thinking when drawing up his lineup for these games at National League parks, and tonight's would qualify.
With no designated hitter, Showalter found a way to get
' hot bat in the lineup, sending him to right field, a position he's never played in the major leagues.
Showalter wants to keep
at first base, and there are several options at third (
starts there tonight). Those are the only two positions Davis has played in the bigs.
He has played 54 minor league games in the outfield, including 14 games at Triple-A Round Rock last season. But he hasn't played right field since his first year of pro ball in 2006, when he played two games for Single-A Spokane.
In his last 21 games, Davis is hitting .361 with four doubles, seven homers and 16 RBI.
Here are tonight's lineups. By the way, it's a 7:35 start tonight.
Brian Roberts 2B
J.J. Hardy SS
Chris Davis RF
Adam Jones CF
Matt Wieters C
Mark Reynolds 1B
Steve Pearce LFBrian Matusz P
Michael Bourn CF
Martin Prado 1B
Brian McCann C
Dan Uggla 2B
Chipper Jones 3B
Matt Diaz LF
Jason Heyward RF
Andrelton Simmons SS