Re: Keppinger headed to NY to re-join the Reds
Andy Pettitte is pitching. He's a lefty. I'd probably try this with Kepp at SS:
Not sure about Ross catching with Cueto on the mound. We may see Bako even against a lefty like Pettitte. Cueto is a fly ball guy. Kepp probably won't get much action at SS. Lefty hitter heavy Yankee line-up will pull toward 2B with a heavy dose of fly balls to the OF. Not loving Patterson in there, but the OF in Yankee Stadium is huge. A Hopper, Patterson, Bruce OF could run down any mistakes pretty well and Cueto needs some defensive support IMO. Dunn is really struggling and a lefty is on the mound. Maybe its a good spot for a day off. Otherwise, rest Griffey against the lefty (he can't hit them anymore) and let Dunn DH. Griffey has been hitting better lately, but Dunn is usually better against lefty pitchers.
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