Dioner getting the nod. I wonder how he is with the pitchers. Seems like our staff was setup good with each of the 2 catchers. I wonder how big a difference it will be with Navarro instead of Mes for a couple weeks.
Mes should be out only one week because, as I recall, he was placed on the special seven day disabled list for concussions. Of course, he could then go on his three day suspension. In any event, he won't be out long.
Navarro is a veteran, I'm not too worried about him. He is a switch hitter, but lifetime, like most Reds, he does more damage against left handed pitching.
Reds are on a roll, I'm not too worried that Navarro will change that. Very confident in this team.
KittyDuran hopes Leake has a good game esp since she is wearing a t-shirt w/his name on the back! Doesn't want to have to turn shirt inside out-out of shame...
Keeping cool in the club. GAC just texted he's in the house... Should KittyDuran mingle with the common folk?
Phillips scratched. Lovely.
New lineup: Cozart, Stubbs, Bruce, Ludwick, Rolen, Frazier, Navarro, Valdez, Leake
Raisor thinks that they aren't playing Phillips so Pittsburg thinks they might have a chance.
They don't though.
Gotta admit I'm a bit ambivalent about the Leake vs. McDonald matchup but as long as Pittsburgh doesn't score a boatload of runs I like our chances.
I think it could be that Brandon is ever so slightly not ready and since he is the one that would get retaliated against, Dusty pulled him. Let's see if he enters after the game commences... I hope it is only that!
KittyDuran sees Cutch and Chapman in line at Penn Station... Attachment 6184