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Vottomatic
05-31-2011, 09:29 AM
Another 2 walks by Joey last night and still batting .330 despite not getting anything to hit. Crazy idea or not? He can't hit HR's, doubles, or singles being pitched around. And Rolen is not getting it done.

Do you really think opposing pitchers want to walk him to start the inning or game?

New lineup:
Votto 1B (LH)
Phillips 2B (RH)
Bruce RF (LH)
Matt Kemp LF - gotta trade for this guy (RH)
Hernandez/Hanigan C (RH)
Stubbs CF (RH)
Rolen 3B (RH)
Janish/Renteria SS (RH)

Heisey K"s 3 times last night. Lewis batting .269. Gomes batting .194.

We need a legit LFer to spark this offense. :thumbup:

leeech86
05-31-2011, 10:56 AM
well...I think it's a good idea.

redsfan1995
05-31-2011, 11:01 AM
not in a million years would they do that

CySeymour
05-31-2011, 11:18 AM
Good post, Vottomatic.

I've actually been wondering why not hit him second at least.

Vottomatic
05-31-2011, 05:34 PM
not in a million years would they do that

Sure they won't. Centerfielder always bats first on Dusty's teams. :laugh:

Seriously. When they tried to get Bruce going a few times, they batted him first to get him some good pitches. EXACT SAME PHILOSOPHY.

bshall2105
05-31-2011, 06:12 PM
It worked for Evan Longoria.

kfm
05-31-2011, 06:48 PM
I'd rather bring up Alonso and bat him leadoff.

Nathan
06-01-2011, 01:30 AM
What's the big deal about lineup construction? It's only guaranteed to work the way you want it to for the first inning when you get your 1-2-3 guys up.. After that, anything goes.

lonewolf371
06-01-2011, 01:32 AM
Please don't do this.

Spaxspore
06-01-2011, 12:57 PM
Heisey K"s 3 times last night. Lewis batting .269. Gomes batting .194.

We need a legit LFer to spark this offense. :thumbup:

Nah, I would rather have a SS who can FIELD and HIT... we have neither


PS.
Why did they sign edgar when he can only play one position.....

BAKER12
06-01-2011, 01:34 PM
It's a great idea if you want him to hit without runners on base

Natty Redlocks
06-01-2011, 01:39 PM
Ooh yeah and bat the pitcher 8th, it'll be jeenyus

Magdal
06-06-2011, 06:42 PM
It's not as bad an idea as it seems to be. But I go for batting him 2nd. Bruce 3rd. The higher up, the more ABs. and late in the game with the 8th and 9th hitters being pinch hit for, there WILL be men on base for Votto.

He is being neutralized....something has to be done. Now, of course if Bruce continues to rake, it's all moot. But they WILL get more ABs if moved up a notch.

Vottomatic
06-06-2011, 08:04 PM
Hitting in front of Bruce (4-hole) was working well and Krusty goes and moves Rolen back to the 4-hole. Go figure that one out.

ntorvik
06-06-2011, 11:54 PM
I think we need Votto's bat to drive in runs, which would be the only real issue there. Votto has some speed on the basepaths, but not the kind that a lot of people look for in a leadoff hitter, which is where that problem would come in.

Magdal
06-07-2011, 01:02 AM
I think we need Votto's bat to drive in runs, which would be the only real issue there. Votto has some speed on the basepaths, but not the kind that a lot of people look for in a leadoff hitter, which is where that problem would come in.

Yeah, but this thread is predicated on the issue of him being pitched around in the #3, and being pitched TO in the 1 or 2. I go with whatever gets him more pitches to hit!

Austin_Rich19
06-07-2011, 01:23 AM
Joey Votto should not be leadoff he is great to knock in runs for the reds the, reason he is being walked is because he scores runs for us.He has a higher average and power and that is what you need for a three hitter.