Originally Posted by redsmetz
I was very puzzled by Carbrera leading off and I suspected something like what Sheldon mentions on his blog:
No Reds hitter has a more extensive history vs. Brewers LHP Randy Wolf than Orlando Cabrera, who is 13-for-41 (.317) with four doubles, one homer and six RBIs.
Cabrera has also been one of the hotter Reds hitters in general. He has hit safely in nine of his last 11 games (17-for-45, .378).
I think it is a combination of how well Cabrera has hit lately and Phillips has really been struggling batting leadoff. Phillips is in a 3 for 30 slump right now.