Originally Posted by WVRedsFan
Shouldn't have come down to that anyway. Poor lineup construction, but what seems to be poor personnel, too. Cozart is a rookie hitting .240ish. Heisey is a fourth or fifth outfielder who swings at everything. Votto follows and has no one to drive in most times.
Bat Phillips first and go from there. Leave the rookies down in the order and find a hitter to bat fourth. Maybe we could trade Homer for one?
I'm better than fine moving Phillips back to the 1st spot. While that leaves a hole at cleanup (sort of), I'd rather have a higher OB guy in front of Votto than worry about who hits if Votto is walked (I'd stick Bruce there and forget about it). Plus, Phillips gives better RBI potential when the lineup turns.