Re: Keppinger headed to NY to re-join the Reds
Originally Posted by OnBaseMachine
Lineup: Keppinger in
Posted by JohnFay at 6/22/2008 11:53 AM EDT on Cincinnati.com
The Reds activated Jeff Keppinger from the disabled list and designated Andy Phillips for assignment. The club hopes Philiips passes through waivers so he can be assigned to Louisville.
"He did a good job for us," Walt Jocketty said. "He knows his role. He's played for a winner."
More moves are coming. Jerry Hairston is eligible to come off the DL Wednesday. "It's a day-to-day, week-to-week thing, Dusty Baker said.
Norris Hopper lf
Ken Griffey Jr. rf
Brandon Phillips 2b
Edwin Encarnacion 3b
Joey Votto 1b
Jay Bruce rf
Corey Patterson cf
David Ross c
v. LH Andy Pettitte
Adam Dunn is getting a day off. "He looks lost," Baker said. "He's behind on fastball's and ahead on breaking balls.
"It can't hurt," Dunn said.
Originally Posted by mth123
Assuming Griffey is DH, I like it. Hopper, Patterson, Bruce ought to help Cueto quite a bit. Dunn is struggling, I like him better as a DH than Griffey against a lefty, but with Dunn struggling giving him the day off and playing Griff is fine. I don't like any of the catchers, but Ross is the best choice of a bad lot for today.
I would flip-flop Encarnacion and Votto in the #5-6 spots, and Patterson and Ross in the #8-9 spots. But other than that, I like it. I agree with giving Dunn a day off.
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