Re: Reds vs. Astros Friday 9/7
Staistically, this is probably the best line-up the Reds have had all year.
1. Phillips - .294
2. Heisey - .289
3. Votto - .346
4. Ludwick - .276
5. Bruce - .265
6. Frazier - .289
7. Navarro - .296
8. Valdez - .196 (kind of drops the average a bit)
For a while the Reds were only playing 1 or 2 players whose averages were over .250 each night. Bruce was under for awhile as well as Ludwick. Frazier has brought his average up a lot, but I think he was around .250 for a while.
Even with Valdez, I can't think of a night when the Reds had an a team batting average this high on the field.
Again, it will probably be an 11 inning 1 run game - but at least the line-up looks pretty.