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    5/6/2013 Braves at Reds

    Here's tonights lineups. Robinson drew the short straw for LF tonight.
    McCann is making his 2013 debut tonight for the Braves.


    Braves

    1. B.J. Upton (R) CF
    2. Chris Johnson (R) 3B
    3. Justin Upton (R) RF
    4. Freddie Freeman (L) 1B
    5. Evan Gattis (R) LF
    6. Brian McCann (L) C
    7. Dan Uggla (R) 2B
    8. Andrelton Simmons (R) SS
    9. Paul Maholm (L) P

    Reds

    1. Shin-Soo Choo (L) CF
    2. Zack Cozart (R) SS
    3. Joey Votto (L) 1B
    4. Brandon Phillips (R) 2B
    5. Jay Bruce (L) RF
    6. Todd Frazier (R) 3B
    7. Devin Mesoraco (R) C
    8. Derrick Robinson (S) LF
    9. Bronson Arroyo (R)
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    Re: 5/6/2013 Braves at Reds

    Scary lineup for Bronson to face.
    "Since I've been with the Reds in 1989, we've never had a farm system this loaded," Bowden said. "If we were the New York Yankees and had unlimited dollars, we could have traded for Colon, (Jeff) Weaver, Rolen, (Cliff) Floyd, (Kenny) Rogers and Finley and gotten them all -- and still held onto our top five prospects. That's an amazing statement."

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    Re: 5/6/2013 Braves at Reds

    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Servo View Post
    Scary lineup for Bronson to face.
    I agree. If gives the Reds a quality start I will be impressed.

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    Re: 5/6/2013 Braves at Reds

    Braves really struggle against righties with a good breaking ball. I actually think this is a good matchup for Bronson. Only thing that hurts is McCann coming back for this series.

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    Re: 5/6/2013 Braves at Reds

    I could be wrong but I think Bronson could do well. A lot of these hitters strike out a lot and they might not be able figure Bronson at least early.

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    What are the odds they play tonight?
    "But I do know Joey's sister indirectly (or foster sister) and I have heard stories of Joey being into shopping, designer wear, fancy coffees, and pedicures."

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    Re: 5/6/2013 Braves at Reds

    Quote Originally Posted by Raisor View Post
    What are the odds they play tonight?
    From the forecast it looks like a coin flip for getting an official game in. And a small chance they complete nine today.

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    Re: 5/6/2013 Braves at Reds

    Quote Originally Posted by NeilHamburger View Post
    Braves really struggle against righties with a good breaking ball. I actually think this is a good matchup for Bronson. Only thing that hurts is McCann coming back for this series.
    Quote Originally Posted by R_Webb18 View Post
    I could be wrong but I think Bronson could do well. A lot of these hitters strike out a lot and they might not be able figure Bronson at least early.
    I just look at the names and remember the damage, and the stats seem to back my memory up, granted it's not murderer's row though. Excluding BJ because he's new to the NL and Gattis and Simmons because they haven't face him, here's this lineups #s against Bronson:

    Johnson has batted .400 against BA
    Justin Upton is .223 with 2 HR
    McCann is .500 with 4 HR
    Freeman is .429 with 1 HR
    Uggla is .333 with 2 HR's
    "Since I've been with the Reds in 1989, we've never had a farm system this loaded," Bowden said. "If we were the New York Yankees and had unlimited dollars, we could have traded for Colon, (Jeff) Weaver, Rolen, (Cliff) Floyd, (Kenny) Rogers and Finley and gotten them all -- and still held onto our top five prospects. That's an amazing statement."

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    Re: 5/6/2013 Braves at Reds

    Robinson is a switch hitter right? Why not try him batting 2nd?

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    Re: 5/6/2013 Braves at Reds

    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Servo View Post
    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.
    Last edited by Kc61; 05-06-2013 at 06:24 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tony Cloninger View Post
    Robinson is a switch hitter right? Why not try him batting 2nd?
    That ship has sailed.

    It really shouldn't matter that Robinson is a switch hitter because with Paul, if a lefty comes in, you hit for him.

    So either way the Reds can avoid the handedness problem, it shouldn't come up in a strict platoon.

    Dusty is simply sticking with Cozart. And against a lefty it has a better chance of working.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kc61 View Post
    That ship has sailed.

    It really shouldn't matter that Robinson is a switch hitter because with Paul, if a lefty comes in, you hit for him.

    So either way the Reds can avoid the handedness problem, it shouldn't come up in a strict platoon.

    Dusty is simply sticking with Cozart. And against a lefty it has a better chance of working.

    Against LHP sure....just like we used to say about Stubbs as well.

    Baker's intangibles that we cannot see as a manager must be off the charts with his inability to understand match ups against LHP and platoon systems.

    I wish Earl Weaver was his mentor....instead of Lasorda.

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    Re: 5/6/2013 Braves at Reds

    Just bat Frazier second, move Mez up to 6 and Cozart 7th where he should be...
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    Quote Originally Posted by bubbachunk View Post
    Just bat Frazier second, move Mez up to 6 and Cozart 7th where he should be...
    It's not like Frazier is on an base machine.

    Or Mez has been an anything machine.
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    Re: 5/6/2013 Braves at Reds

    If the game gets played....I think Maholm gets lit up by this Reds lineup.
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