Re: 8/28/07 - Reds vs Pirates(Game 1) - Game Thread
I will be shocked if Ellison plays the second game and Hamilton sits. My prediction for game 2:
Dunn in left, Hamilton in center, and Hopper in right.
Infield: EE at 3rd, Gonzo at short, Phillips at 2nd, and Hatte at 1st, and Ross catching.
I think lefties may have more throuble with Gorzelanny than Maholm. Lefties are only batting .179 off Gorzelanny, and righties hit him at a .270 clip.
Against Maholm, the game 2 starter, lefties hit .230, and righties hit .284.
Therefore, the amazingly logical lineup that Pete is running out there stacks almost all righties against Gorzelanny in game 1, while using more lefties in game 2 against Maholm. It looks like Pete might have taken a little look at the stats! I like that....
"I think he'd be unbelievable. He's as organized as anyone in the game, he holds people accountable... He doesn't buy into stereotypical things in the game... Price looks at evidence. He's a freaking smart guy, he makes his decision on reasonable evidence." Bronson Arroyo