Originally Posted by Kc61
Guessing Dusty doesn't want Frazier, a rookie, to have to cope with Halladay. Rather he's giving Todd a needed rest. Cairo hit well this weekend he'd rather give the veteran a chance against Halladay.
(Cozart, also a rookie, rested one game this weekend, he's in for defense with Leake pitching.)
Not agreeing, just guessing Dusty's thought process on Frazier.
Similarly, I think Dusty is resting Stubbs as unlikely to hit Halladay. As for Ludwick, Dusty rests him often and XMan gets a shot as a reward for the big hit yesterday.
As far as I can try to read the manager's mind. . . .
I certainly think Dusty has factored in the need for rest with playing pitcher/hitter percentages.
But to me, it just comes down to the Zen of Dusty
. And with the Reds record in 2012, I will defer any lineup criticism at this point.
"I think he'd be unbelievable. He's as organized as anyone in the game, he holds people accountable... He doesn't buy into stereotypical things in the game... Price looks at evidence. He's a freaking smart guy, he makes his decision on reasonable evidence." Bronson Arroyo