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Nasty_Boy
06-18-2008, 05:30 PM
Looks like Jr isn't playing tonight, but Joey Votto is in the leadoff spot.

Joey Votto 1b
Jolbert Cabrera ss
Jay Bruce rf
Brandon Phillips 2b
Adam Dunn lf
Edwin Encarnacion 3b
Corey Patterson cf
David Ross c
Bronson Arroyo p

HeatherC1212
06-18-2008, 05:32 PM
Hmm, I think I like this lineup. Joey has a good eye so hopefully he does well batting in the leadoff spot. Go Joey! :)

Nasty_Boy
06-18-2008, 05:36 PM
I say move Cabrera to the 6 hole, Bruce to the 2 hole followed by Dunn and he would have something.

JV
Boss
Dunn
BP
EE
Cabrera
Cpat
Ross

justincredible
06-18-2008, 05:40 PM
^Three lefties in a row? That's unpossible!

Blue
06-18-2008, 05:41 PM
HEY! It only took over 2 1/2 months to move Patterson out of the 1-2 spots!!!

Its still a very flawed in its construction. Patterson doesn't belong anywhere in the lineup. And are you sure Votto isn't playing CF?

Javy Pornstache
06-18-2008, 05:43 PM
Hah, well Dunn's still buried in the lineup and batting in front of an automatic out, and the fact that Patterson is in there to begin with, but I guess we will take whatever victories we can, and getting someone with a semblence of OBP in the leadoff spot works for me.

JayBruce4HOF
06-18-2008, 05:57 PM
Hah, well Dunn's still buried in the lineup and batting in front of an automatic out, and the fact that Patterson is in there to begin with, but I guess we will take whatever victories we can, and getting someone with a semblence of OBP in the leadoff spot works for me.

:laugh:

So, so true.

PickOff
06-18-2008, 06:24 PM
Hah, well Dunn's still buried in the lineup and batting in front of an automatic out, and the fact that Patterson is in there to begin with, but I guess we will take whatever victories we can, and getting someone with a semblence of OBP in the leadoff spot works for me.

Taking Phillips out of the 4 and moving him down to 6 would help too. Phillips is more of an automatic out than Edwin with his terrible .313 OBP, not to mention his rally killing 10 GIDP.

TheBigLebowski
06-18-2008, 07:23 PM
Votto as the leadoff hitter? I sure as heck did not see that one coming.

Leadoff is an improvement simply because Patterson isn't there.

I like Bruce at 3 but better at 2.

BP does not = a cleanup hitter. I wonder if this will be Dusty's next revelation.

EE and Dunn still too far down in the order.

Patterson should not be playing if Hopper is healthy.

The sad fact is, despite all those criticisms, it's still an improvement for Dusty.

Hondo
06-18-2008, 07:53 PM
Votto as the leadoff hitter? I sure as heck did not see that one coming.

Leadoff is an improvement simply because Patterson isn't there.

I like Bruce at 3 but better at 2.

BP does not = a cleanup hitter. I wonder if this will be Dusty's next revelation.

EE and Dunn still too far down in the order.

Patterson should not be playing if Hopper is healthy.

The sad fact is, despite all those criticisms, it's still an improvement for Dusty.


I totally agree about Hopper playing instead of Patterson... He is activated so what? Does Dusty want Hopper on the Bench so he can Pinch hit for Patterson later in the Game...

That is probably the way he thinks... :rolleyes:

Grande Donkey
06-18-2008, 07:59 PM
Chat is open for the game tonight.

_Sir_Charles_
06-18-2008, 08:03 PM
I'm not thrilled with Joey leading off, but it's not like Dusty's got many other viable options. Nobody is hitting.

The one positive is Patterson batting 7th. I really don't have much of a problem with Patterson playing right now. We don't have many options regarding CF right now, his defense is solid, my problem was hitting him at the top of the lineup. Once we get some players back from injuries...it should be back to the bench for him though (or "other" options).

Hondo
06-18-2008, 11:23 PM
I totally agree about Hopper playing instead of Patterson... He is activated so what? Does Dusty want Hopper on the Bench so he can Pinch hit for Patterson later in the Game...

That is probably the way he thinks... :rolleyes:

Dudes! I called it! Did I not????? He pinch hit Norris Hopper for Corey Patterson...

I am the all knowing... :cool:

TheBigLebowski
06-19-2008, 12:13 AM
If rep still existed here I'd give you some.

Jack Burton
06-19-2008, 08:58 AM
Hmm, I think I like this lineup.

Your sarcasm is delicious.

BLEEDS
06-19-2008, 11:29 AM
well, now if he could somehow NOT pencil in a SS - not named Keppinger - into the 2 hole, this might actually look like a Major League Lineup.

I mean seriously, you have 2 guys from the minors come up to play SS, and they are put into the 2 hole?!?!? To what, strike-out and hit .240. YES, that is an improvement over Corey Patterson, but COME ON.

I see no benefit - other than to have 2 crappy hitters in a row at the end of the lineup - but it's better than having 2 crappy hitters in a row at the TOP OF THE LINEUP!?!?!

Votto
Bruce
BP
Dunn
EE
Patterson
Ross
Cabrera

put your light-hitting SS 8th - not 2nd!! UGH!!

PEACE

-BLEEDS

Jack Burton
06-19-2008, 11:43 AM
I mean seriously, you have 2 guys from the minors come up to play SS, and they are put into the 2 hole?!?!? To what, strike-out and hit .240. YES, that is an improvement over Corey Patterson, but COME ON.


Exactly, just one of the many reasons why dusty should be fired. It's just unacceptable.

BLEEDS
06-19-2008, 01:22 PM
Well, dudepick must have received another epiphany.

Today's lineup:

N. Hopper cf .269
J. Bruce rf 325
B. Phillips 2b .265
A. Dunn lf .227
E. Encarnacion 3b .244
J. Votto 1b .278
P. Bako c .241
P. Janish ss .192
A. Harang p


What a novel concept batting your WORST hitters LAST in the lineup so they get the LEAST amount of plate appearances.

What's next?!?! He's going to bat BP 3rd ONLY against lefties, and put Dunn/EE/Votto/anybody in there in the 3 hole against righties!??!?! NAHHHHHHHH, that'd be TOO much for ME to handle...

PEACE

-BLEEDS