Colvin gets second start vs. lefty pitching
CHICAGO -- Tyler Colvin got his second start of the season against a lefty on Monday, when he faced the Nats' John Lannan. Manager Lou Piniella gave Colvin the start against the southpaw, because the skipper plans to use Xavier Nady on Tuesday against expected starter Livan Hernandez, a righty, in order for him to get more looks from that side.
"What happens, invariably, is you start pulling off the ball a little bit," Piniella said. "When you face a right-hander hitting from the right side, it makes you stay closed. I think that will help him get going. Since we can only play him a couple games a week, I think facing a right-hander will do him a lot more than facing a left-hander."
Nady is batting .158 (3-for-19) against lefties this season.