Originally posted on Padres Public  |  Last updated 7/30/13
“If you’re keeping score Venable will hit in the eighth spot in the batting order …. no that can’t be right.” In the seventh inning of Saturday’s game against Arizona, with the Padres comfortably ahead 9-3, manager Buddy Black made a number of substitutions.  Will Venable entered the game to play center.  Chris Denorfia moved from center to right.  Tim Stauffer came in to relieve Andrew Cashner.  The substitutions caused companion changes to the lineup.  Stauffer took Jesus Guzman‘s spot in the order (5th) because Guzzy had made the last out of the top half.  Venable, therefore, entered in the pitcher’s spot. So far so good. While relaying the changes, Dick Enberg initially reported Venable entering in the 8-hole.  He realized pretty quickly something was amiss. “The scoreboard is wrong.” Whoops. Every ballpark displays the lineup consistently, and yet differently.  When I was a kid attending games at Dodger Stadium there were no player names on the scoreboard.  The lineups there
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