Originally Posted by _Sir_Charles_
Not sure I believe that. Lutz has considerably more power than either of those guys. Only needed a deep fly ball.
I cannot tell you how profoundly I disagree with this. If power was the answer, the Reds should have pulled a defensive tackle from the NFL draft.
Lutz was at AA where he was not hitting much. There was very little reason he had to fill the roster spot. There was no reason he had to start today.
This is a game vs. the Cards, the team's big rival, in St. Louis. Must we treat it as a tryout camp?
XPaul and Robinson are far more advanced players. Or even use Hannahan and play Frazier in LF for a day.
Lutz is a fine prospect, he'll have his day. I don't see why it is today.