Fredi Gonzalez continued to tinker with his lineup Friday, putting Luis Gonzalez, who started in right field in place of Jeremy Hermida, in Hermida’s No. 2 spot in the lineup. Josh Willingham, who was dropped to seventh Thursday, moved up to the No. 6 spot and Dan Uggla returned to second base after a night off and batted in the fifth spot.
Luis Gonzalez entered the game hitting .556 (10 for 18) over his career against Cubs starter Ryan Dempster, and two of his 10 hits were home runs.
The idea worked. Gonzalez ripped a double in the first inning, and Dempster pitched around him the rest of the day, walking Gonzo twice. The double in the first inning was Gonzo's 587th. He is 15th on the all-time list and is now just 14 away from Barry Bonds.
Catcher Paul Hoover the start as John Baker took a day off after the night game.
Here are today’s lineups.