Good thing hitting Freese got him out of the lineup, bad thing is they have another .300 hitter to use in his place. But best news is no Molina who is forcing his way into the MVP debate and is killing us at GABP.
1. Jay CF .314
2. Carpenter, 3B .302
3. Holliday LF .302
4. Craig 1B .318
5. Beltran RF .276
6. Schumaker 2B .309
7. Cruz C .232
8. Furcal SS .269
9. Garcia P .269
Other news we knocked All-Star Lance Lynn out of the rotation as they are moving Joe Kelly back to rotation.
Stubbs 7-for-23. 2B and HR
Phillips 5-for-26, 2B and HR
Jay 1-for-8, 2B
Beltran 1-for-12, HR
Schumaker 3-for-6, 2B and HR
Molina is 4-for-12 with a 2B and HR and Freese is 4-for-8 with a 2B and HR so its extra nice they are out of the lineup.
Leake gets through the first unscathed minus a single.
Good top of the first for the Reds
No balls out of the infield in the home half, need to get some balls in the air off this guy and rattle his cage as he has a hard time on the road.
Quick top of 2nd. Still scoreless.
Nice turn, their order isn't as imposing when they take out two big bats. Mike needs to not left the reserves beat him and he could be OK if we get him some runs.
Kick save and a beauty by Craig. Scoring chance for Rolen with 2 out.
That was a Cardinals type play for sure on Bruce taking a potential double away with a shin bone on a liner you missed.
Rolen walks. Up to Navarro.
No dice. Navarro K's. Headed to the 3rd.
Another solid inning for Leake. Zeros going to bottom 3rd.
Leake starts us off right now lets get him in.
Complete and utter failure with the top guys in this lineup, over and over and over again.