Newly acquired Alberto Callaspo, Kevin Frandsen and Reggie Willits formed the bottom third of the lineup -- three contact hitters Scioscia would like to see create some pressure. Third baseman Callaspo (29 strikeouts in 349 at-bats), first baseman Frandsen (six strikeouts in 136 at-bats) and left fielder Willits are at their best as situational hitters.
"We want to apply some pressure, get some good at-bats from these guys," Scioscia said. "Kevin's shown the ability, not only to put the ball in play, but be a good situational hitter. Alberto can square up a baseball, and Reggie can do a lot of things in the No. 9 hole."
Hideki Matsui, with two homers, a double and five RBIs while batting .385 on the road trip, was given a day off but will be in the lineup the next two nights against righties Scott Feldman and Tommy Hunter, Scioscia said.