Originally Posted by Tom Servo
Scary lineup for Bronson to face.
The lineup would be a heck of a lot more scary with Juan Francisco. Say what you will about Juan, he's very tough on righties -- and considering Arroyo's fly ball tendencies and GABP's dimensions, Juan might be a nightmare tonight.
Fortunately for the Reds, Juan hurt an ankle sliding the other day and is out tonight. He is "day to day" so he could return this series.
As is, the Braves are mostly right handed which plays to Arroyo's strength.
Derrick Robinson is now the righty platoon in LF, which makes sense, although you wonder if the Reds couldn't find a more potent bat for that role. Reds are weak in righty hitters off the bench.