Joe Smith struck out Lastings Milledge looking on a nasty slider in today’s intra-squad game. That wasn’t the nice moment. That came later when Milledge walked past Smith’s locker, tapped him and said, “Nice job.’’
Milledge has hustled on the field and been engaging off it. It is obvious he is making an effort. I didn’t hesitate when Milledge wasn’t cooperative last year, and I won’t hesitate this spring when he does all the right things.