Re: 5/2/2012 Reds vs Little Bears
Originally Posted by _Sir_Charles_
Yep. He doesn't have the power, but he's got excellent on base skills, plate disciple and he makes excellent contact. He's a VERY tough out in general. Plus Mesoraco just looks like a middle of the order bat in the making. Putting them both there just keeps the rest of the lineup stable as Dusty obviously loves doing.
You want the guy with the .735 career OPS, .714 last year, and .657 this year to protect Votto? Again, do you want him to walk 900 times?
You could always bat your second best hitter (Bruce) 4th, but I guess that makes too much sense.
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