Originally Posted by WVRedsFan
It should be interesting with Bruce leading off, but Janish in the 2-hole? That strikes me as really strange. It's like "if you play shortstop, you bat second" regardless of ability. But what do I know?
Reds have only three righty hitters in the lineup. And only two righty bats that have had any success. Phillips and EE.
Dusty doesn't want to use them both in the top part of the lineup and then have lots of lefties lined up in a row. This lineup is an attempt to avoid that problem.
He could have done --
I guess he preferred to keep EE in his "normal" spot lower in the lineup and hit Janish second.
Reds need more righty hitting. With Kepp and Hairston both out, Reds need a lot more righty hitting.