Re: 4-26-11 Reds @ the Brew Crew
This is actually a pretty astute lineup for the Reds tonight.
First off, with Leake throwing ground balls, Dusty rests Cairo and uses Renteria and Janish in the infield. Better defense.
Second, in very limited innings this year, the Brew Crew pitcher has a 1.17 ERA against righty hitters. He has a 5.68 ERA against lefty hitters.
So using Hermida tonight makes sense, to give the Reds another lefty bat in the lineup. And to rest Gomes, who sorely needs it.