Originally Posted by smixsell
There's a lot I like about it. (Jay has never been too prone to DPs ---even with no adjustments in his approach).
I still would try Choo-BP-Votto-Bruce to start with but would consider switching to your preferred order a very viable option if BP proved disappointing in the role.
Unfortunately Dusty will never try either because he would suffer an aneurysm if he put 2 (or 3!) lefties in a row.
Fortunately, Dusty would probably recognize that the Reds have three lefty starting hitters in the lineup.
So not only would Bruce at #2 put three lefties in a row, Reds then would follow with five righties in a row. Then the pitcher.
Suffice it to say, having three lefties then five righties makes it rather easy for the opposition to set up its relief pitching.
Having Bruce at number 4 would be fine, but Ludwick-Bruce-Frazier is just as good at four-five-six IMO.