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jhc2010
05-21-2010, 11:27 PM
Would Dusty consider batting Micah Owings as the DH? The Reds do play 9 games this season in AL parks (Cleveland, Oakland, and Seattle).

He is a .291 career batter with a slugging percentage of .542. 9 homeruns in 179 AB's.

Shawn_RedsFan
05-22-2010, 12:13 AM
Gomes or Nix is 100 times better choice than Owings...

The Voice of IH
05-22-2010, 12:35 AM
Gomes or Nix is 100 times better choice than Owings...

+100

I have a DH question for you all, can a DH hitter come into to a game and play the field, or is he stuck at DH?

Orodle
05-22-2010, 01:55 AM
Owings is a good hitting pitcher, but we have better options to DH

ian_madden
05-22-2010, 01:58 AM
Gomes or Nix is 100 times better choice than Owings...

+1000

Owings is a "good" hitting pitcher.

gilpdawg
05-22-2010, 02:51 AM
+100

I have a DH question for you all, can a DH hitter come into to a game and play the field, or is he stuck at DH?
He can I believe, but if you do that, you lose your DH for the game and the pitcher has to bat, I think in the position in the order that the spot the DH filled.

So, if, say Gomes was the DH, and the left fielder got hurt and there was nobody else on the bench for some reason, Gomes would move to left and the pitcher would have to bat in the spot that the original left fielder was in. I think that's the rule, and that's why you never see it happen.

gilpdawg
05-22-2010, 02:54 AM
Owings is a good hitting pitcher, but we have better options to DH

If Owings batted on a regular basis, his holes would be exposed. Could he adjust? Maybe. Maybe not.

jhc2010
05-22-2010, 03:24 AM
I think that's the rule, and that's why you never see it happen.It happened just recently. In May 11's Oakland/Texas 13-inning game, Oakland's DH went into left field and the pitcher appeared in the batting order. Oakland reliever Tyson Ross batted and struck out.

http://mlb.mlb.com/news/boxscore.jsp?gid=2010_05_11_oakmlb_texmlb_1

arkimadee
05-22-2010, 03:26 AM
He also hasn't looked good at all at the plate this year. Does he have a hit yet?

jhc2010
05-22-2010, 03:27 AM
He also hasn't looked good at all at the plate this year. Does he have a hit yet?He has a home run.

arkimadee
05-22-2010, 03:30 AM
He has a home run.
that's right, it was that cubs Castro debut game

PlugALeake
05-22-2010, 05:03 PM
I'd take Gomes or Nix any day over Owings.

krm1580
05-22-2010, 07:24 PM
Ownings is a good hitter for pitcher, but if you consider that 2 teams have thought he had more value as a 5th starter/swingman, it gives a pretty good indication that he probably was not going to be that good of a hitter