Big news just in. Nomar had a MRI and it confirms that he has a torn quad. He will sit and pinch-hit. James Loney will start in his place.
Although I'm discouraged by the Nomar news I am hopeful that the youthful Loney can give me a reason to smile. Since September he has 10 hits in 30 at-bats for a .333 batting average. This includes 4 homeruns and 12 RBI's. He was slugging a healthy .833. Needless to say, he has been very good lately.