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It should be the John Lindsey hour in Dodgers last games

September 24, 2010 |  2:38 pm

Time to give John Lindsey some love.

Six of the Dodgers last nine games are against the Arizona Diamondbacks, which means they carry absolutely zero relevance to anything. Unless you’re Kirk Gibson and trying to make a case to stick around.

Lindsey should start each of the six games against the Diamondbacks.

It’s not like he hasn’t earned it. Sixteen years trudging around the minors before getting your first sniff of the major leagues is qualification enough. It’s way more than enough.

The affable Lindsey has had one start and 10 at-bats since his Sept. 6 call-up. And one hit.

Mostly he’s sat and cheered his new teammates on as manager Joe Torre tried to play his best lineup against teams still fighting for the National League West title. You know, like the Dodgers used to do.

But there’s nothing of significance at stake in the six games against Arizona. Lindsey is 33 and may not come this way again. Let ’em play.

[Update:] No love for Friday.

Lindsey is not in the Dodgers' starting lineup against the Diamondbacks. Non-regulars getting a look include Chin-Lung Hu at shortstop, Russ Mitchell at third and Trent Oeltjen in center.

-- Steve Dilbeck