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harangatang
05-16-2006, 09:53 PM
As I would have never dreamed last year I think the problem with our offense is that Rich Aurilia has been out of the lineup. I think on Friday when Aurilia should be activated from the DL the Reds offense will start getting hot again. It just seems like when Aurilia he provides the likes of Dunn, etc. with better pitches and everyone does better. The Reds were 19-8 before Aurilia got hurt and 4-7 (almost 4-8) since that time.

griffeyfreak4
05-16-2006, 09:53 PM
But The Hatte is hot, who does he play for?

reds44
05-16-2006, 09:55 PM
The infield isn't the issue.

It is LF, CF, C and when those are your 3,5, and 6 hitters like they are tonight, you will struggle.

harangatang
05-16-2006, 09:57 PM
But The Hatte is hot, who does he play for?
Yeah, but the Reds really don't need anymore left handers against lefthanders with Dunn and Griffey. Like tonight I think the Reds offense would be alot better with Rich in the lineup against Maholm, who is left-handed.

reds44
05-16-2006, 09:58 PM
Yeah, but the Reds really don't need anymore left handers against lefthanders with Dunn and Griffey. Like tonight I think the Reds offense would be alot better with Rich in the lineup against Maholm, who is left-handed.
The Hat is hitting better vs. LHP then RHP.

harangatang
05-16-2006, 10:01 PM
The infield isn't the issue.

It is LF, CF, C and when those are your 3,5, and 6 hitters like they are tonight, you will struggle.
If Rich is batting 4th it seems like your 3, 5, and 6 have better pitches to swing at. I know your obsessed with Griffey so you should remember what happened to the offense last September when Griffey went on the DL. The offense really struggled and batters like Dunn didn't get anything to swing at. The role Griffey played last year is same role that Aurilia when he's in the lineup this year.

reds44
05-16-2006, 10:02 PM
If Rich is batting 4th it seems like your 3, 5, and 6 have better pitches to swing at. I know your obsessed with Griffey so you should remember what happened to the offense last September when Griffey went on the DL. The offense really struggled and batters like Dunn didn't get anything to swing at. The role Griffey played last year is same role that Aurilia when he's in the lineup this year.
You did not just compare RA to Griffey did you?

And since when am I obsessed with Junior?

harangatang
05-16-2006, 10:41 PM
You did not just compare RA to Griffey did you?

And since when am I obsessed with Junior?
All I am saying is that RA provides the protection in the lineup that Junior did last year that keeps the offense going. We all know KGJ is a HOF and is a better hitter than RA but RA seems to let everyone in the lineup see better pitches this year.

There was a sequence of posts you had written where I got the impression that you were absolutely infatuated with the guy. If I am wrong (which seems the case) then I got the wrong impression.

kyle1976
05-16-2006, 10:50 PM
Aurilia is sorely missed. He fits well in the 2 or 4 spot. He's a great clutch hitter and he HITS the ball. What a concept!!