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Matt700wlw
04-11-2007, 05:53 PM
PHOENIX Don't have a lineup yet, but someone, whose name I'm not supposed to mention, is taking fly balls in right field right now. So I'm guessing that will give Ken Griffey Jr. a day off, and two days off in a row. But I expect Griffey to play Friday against Zambrano.

Will get you the lineups when I get them. Luckily my Blackberry works in the clubhouse.

-Trent

Wheelhouse
04-11-2007, 05:54 PM
Seems so.

cincy09
04-11-2007, 05:55 PM
No surprize there with the day off tomorrow.

reds44
04-11-2007, 05:56 PM
As I said, get Freel, Hamilton, and Phillips all in the lineup tonight for their speed.

I approve.

Degenerate39
04-11-2007, 05:56 PM
Maybe Jr. needs a day off so Friday he can get his first home run of the season and pass Reggie Jackson on the All-Time list.

reds44
04-11-2007, 05:57 PM
Maybe Jr. needs a day off so Friday he can get his first home run of the season and pass Reggie Jackson on the All-Time list.
It's going to be COLD, and the wind is going to be blowing in.

Expecting a rain/snow mix all weekend.

Matt700wlw
04-11-2007, 06:08 PM
It's going to be COLD, and the wind is going to be blowing in.

Expecting a rain/snow mix all weekend.


I'll be there, cold or not!

I thought WGN weather said Friday was going to be pretty good? That's the day I'll be there.

CTA513
04-11-2007, 06:11 PM
Maybe its Arroyo playing RF so they can have his bat in the lineup?

;)

RBA
04-11-2007, 06:14 PM
The should not mess with Hamilton. They should leave him in center and move Freel to right when Jr needs a rest.

RedsManRick
04-11-2007, 06:15 PM
It's going to be COLD, and the wind is going to be blowing in.

Expecting a rain/snow mix all weekend.

If it's anything like it was today, it's gonna be UGLY. Got to walk to the 'L' in 2 inches of slush this morning.

reds44
04-11-2007, 06:16 PM
I'll be there, cold or not!

I thought WGN weather said Friday was going to be pretty good? That's the day I'll be there.
We got 5 inches of snow today. :lol:

Friday is actually decent, 47 and party cloudy. However, it's always colder at Wrigley this time of year, especially with the wind.

On Saturday (the day I'm going) it's supposed to be 37 with a rain/snow mix.

Reds Freak
04-11-2007, 06:19 PM
Could it be Jeff Conine? Narron might be looking to get some more "plate discipline" in the lineup and Hamilton, Conine, Hatteberg, and Dunn are the only ones that have really shown that thus far.

Degenerate39
04-11-2007, 06:30 PM
It's going to be COLD, and the wind is going to be blowing in.

Expecting a rain/snow mix all weekend.

Never mind then

cheerryanfreel
04-11-2007, 06:34 PM
I love the Hamilton start again today if that is who "you know who" is. Jr needs a break and Hamilton is about the hottest player on the team right now maybe minus conine. Im not sure if i would keep Freel in center or move him into right tonight

kbrake
04-11-2007, 06:37 PM
Give Freel another day off. Griffey looks like he is so close to having his timing down I dont think sitting him now is a good idea.

kaldaniels
04-11-2007, 06:44 PM
The should not mess with Hamilton. They should leave him in center and move Freel to right when Jr needs a rest.

For the time being I'm happy with Freel in center and Hamilton's gun in right.

TeamBoone
04-11-2007, 07:27 PM
As much as I love Josh, Freel is the everyday CFer and shouldn't have to move.

justincredible
04-11-2007, 07:58 PM
I love the Hamilton start again today if that is who "you know who" is. Jr needs a break and Hamilton is about the hottest player on the team right now maybe minus conine. Im not sure if i would keep Freel in center or move him into right tonight

Not to be a turd but I would hardly call Hamilton hot. He had a HR last night which was awesome, but he only has one hit so far this year. Dunn and Conine have been the hottest hitters so far this year.

If you meant hottest as in appearance, though, my girlfriend and mother would agree with you about that. All my girlfriend talks about is Hamilton and two years ago when the Marlins were in town and mom and I were sitting in the Diamond seats she kept on commenting on Conine's butt when he was on deck. :D

Spring~Fields
04-11-2007, 08:00 PM
The should not mess with Hamilton. They should leave him in center and move Freel to right when Jr needs a rest.

I agree, you're starting to scare me. :)

Spring~Fields
04-11-2007, 08:03 PM
It's going to be COLD, and the wind is going to be blowing in.

Expecting a rain/snow mix all weekend.

Since we all question the decisions of management with the Reds, why would they risk running Griffey out there on lousy days where the conditions might contribute to an injury, of course they will, but why? :confused:

RBA
04-11-2007, 08:21 PM
As much as I love Josh, Freel is the everyday CFer and shouldn't have to move.

I don't think Jr moved to right to make room for Ryan Freel. I think he made that move knowing eventually Hamilton will have that slot. Freel is not an "everyday" CFer. He maybe in the minds of the management as of now, but we will see that quickly change as Freel wears down during extended playing time.

Highlifeman21
04-11-2007, 08:41 PM
As I said, get Freel, Hamilton, and Phillips all in the lineup tonight for their speed.

I approve.

Hopefully Hamilton bats ahead of both of them.

KronoRed
04-11-2007, 08:45 PM
Hopefully Hamilton bats ahead of both of them.

Not quite there yet :D

TeamBoone
04-11-2007, 09:09 PM
Freel is not an "everyday" CFer.

I didn't say he was "an" everyday CFer. I said he is "the" everyday CFer on this team right now.... and he is.

Can that change? Sure. I just don't see it changing within the first month of play.


Not to be a turd but I would hardly call Hamilton hot. He had a HR last night which was awesome, but he only has one hit so far this year.

Ummmm, maybe hot isn't the right term but this is hardly an adequate explanation. "Only" one hit in how few at bats? Plus two walks in how few at bats?

Maybe not hot (he doesn't get enough ABs to become hot, at least not yet), but he's playing pretty darn well when given the opportunity.

Newman4
04-11-2007, 09:14 PM
Cincinnati AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Freel, CF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .222
Hatteberg, 1B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .312
Dunn, LF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333
Encarnacion, 3B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .241
Hamilton, RF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .200
Phillips, 2B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .200
Gonzalez, SS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .321
Ross, C 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .067
Belisle, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals

Hamilton in the #5 hole

justincredible
04-11-2007, 09:32 PM
Ummmm, maybe hot isn't the right term but this is hardly an adequate explanation. "Only" one hit in how few at bats? Plus two walks in how few at bats?

Maybe not hot (he doesn't get enough ABs to become hot, at least not yet), but he's playing pretty darn well when given the opportunity.

I agree that he has done pretty darn well at the plate but I just can't consider someone with 5 career at-bats as the hottest player on the team. I am extremely happy with what he has done so far, though. I'm looking forward to the future with him as an everyday starter.:thumbup:

membengal
04-12-2007, 01:09 AM
Can we call him hot now?

tripleaaaron
04-12-2007, 01:17 AM
My girlfriend seems to think freel is the "hottest" on the team, so I guess that is why he is in center and hamilton is in right, because the female following is still in favor of freel over hamilton +3% in a poll I made up for this post