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ChatterRed
08-01-2008, 08:05 PM
I don't get Dusty.

Dunn has the highest OBP on the team and he bats Dunn fifth???? And Bruce third, whose struggling????

I get the lefty, righty, lefty thingie, but this is ridiculous.

Bat Dunn atleast third, Phillips fourth, then I'd bat Votto over Bruce, just because I think Joey isn't struggling as much, in the fifth spot.

......and we should have traded Bailey when he had some value. 2 runs allowed in the first inning. Ridiculous.

redsfanmia
08-01-2008, 08:08 PM
Does it matter?

ChatterRed
08-01-2008, 08:08 PM
Human batting tee. That's what this kid is. Allows a double to leadoff the second inning. 5 hits allowed in 1.1 inning of work.

757690
08-01-2008, 08:10 PM
I don't get Dusty.

Dunn has the highest OBP on the team and he bats Dunn fifth???? And Bruce third, whose struggling????

I get the lefty, righty, lefty thingie, but this is ridiculous.

Bat Dunn atleast third, Phillips fourth, then I'd bat Votto over Bruce, just because I think Joey isn't struggling as much, in the fifth spot.

Jocketty was quoted as saying that he wanted to try out the outfield of Dunn, Hairston and Bruce. I take this lineup as a Dusty looking toward the future and seeing how Bruce handles the 3rd spot. Bruce should be the Reds 3 hitter of the future. I see the Reds making many more decisions like this the rest of the year, pointed towards the future instead of the game that day.

cjs07484
08-01-2008, 08:12 PM
It doesn't matter where you bat, if your pitchers can't get hitters out...

improbus
08-01-2008, 08:27 PM
I'm going to think like a Conspiracy Theorist here, so let's get crazy:
Maybe the Reds are hitting Dunn 5th to purposefully keep his RBI numbers down. The stats show that he should be hitting 4th, but the Reds continue to ignore them. So, maybe they want to keep his RBI numbers down to keep his price low. The difference between 100 RBI's and 120 RBI's might be 3-5 million per year. That wily ol' Jocketty...;)

keeganbrick
08-01-2008, 09:35 PM
There is a lefty on the mound tonight, I really dont mind what he did.

Griffey012
08-01-2008, 09:51 PM
I would love to see some sort of lineup with EE, Dunn, Phillips 3 4 5. To me EE seems like our best person to fill the 3 spot right now. Because he is usually a tough out, and can get on base for Dunn.

keeganbrick
08-01-2008, 10:08 PM
I think we will be seeing a lot of this lineup for the rest of the year. I would rather have Dunn 4th but we HAVE to have RLRLRLRLR

Hairston
Keppinger
Bruce
Phillips
Dunn
EE
Votto
Ross

Noosh
08-01-2008, 11:11 PM
Bruce and Phillips should be moved to the six and seven spots moving Dunn, EE, and Votto all up two spots in the order.

At least it looks as if we got something in the Griffey trade in Masset, although I suppose it was the Nationals, but following Homer, Masset looked amazing. A potential starter, but more importantly we finally have a long man so our bullpen isn't shot because of one bad start by Bailey. It also gives us the option to give Masset a spot start for someone who might just be a bit tired, without having to make any type of roster move. Man, why didn't we think of this long man thing before, huh? Could have probably saved Harang from getting bad enough to need a DL stint and from suffering through more Homer Bailey. Let the guy get a win in the minors before you expect anything from him in the majors.