Conrad out of lineup after three-error game
Glaus will start at third base, Infante moves to second for Braves
ATLANTA -- Braves second baseman Brooks Conrad was not in the starting lineup for Game 4 of what could be his club's final game of the National League Division Series on Monday night against the Giants at Turner Field.Instead, Troy Glaus was at third base and Omar Infante at second a day after Conrad set two NLDS records by committing three errors in Sunday's 3-2 loss. The Giants lead, 2-1, and can wrap up the best-of-five series with a victory Monday. Braves manager Bobby Cox said he would "sleep on it" on Sunday night when determining whether Conrad would be back in the lineup after the 30-year-old utility player set a record for most errors in a NLDS game and most in a first-round series -- four overall. Cox said he didn't get much sleep, but he opted not to start Conrad, anyway. "I talked to Brooksy at length this morning, and he needs a day off," Cox said. "He needs to get away from it for a day. As you know, he's been the darling of the fans here all season long. This shouldn't happen to anybody in the game of baseball. But it's happened to Brooksy, and he needs a day off. I told him to hold his head high, and maybe pinch-hit and win a game for us." Conrad's last miscue was on a routine two-out Buster Posey grounder that went through his legs, allowing Freddy Sanchez to score the winning run, as the Giants came back from a 2-1 deficit to score twice with two down in the ninth.
Tough series for Conrad
Bad news Brooks
Barry M. Bloom is national reporter for MLB.com and writes an MLBlog, Boomskie on Baseball. Follow @boomskie on Twitter. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.