Votto and Bruce, .973 and .963, hit Lohse the best on the ballclub. Phillips at .500 and Ludwick at .285 OPS haven't. Those are the ones with some meaningful history of at bats.
With few at bats, Heisey (a HR) and Izturis (two doubles) have done well, on the bench tonight. Mes .788, Cozart .691 both playing. Choo 2 for 12. Hannahan playing, neither Frazier nor Hannahan has done much in few at bats.
Ramirez .804 in 21 at bats against Latos. In fewer at bats, good numbers for Aoki, Gomez, Segura. A number of Brewer hitters have done well v. Mat so far.
Braun only .426, but he's not around.
Aoki and Gomez with two HRs against Latos, Segura one.
Khris Davis who has hit the Reds hard is out with a wrist injury. Could be back soon, but not playing tonight. It's Aoki, Segura, Lucroy, Ramirez, Gomez, Gennett, Halton, Schafer, Lohse.
Last edited by Kc61; 09-13-2013 at 04:11 PM.
Reds seem to have a distinct pitching advantage tomorrow with Bailey who has been on fire. Sunday it's Arroyo v. Gallardo, so maybe an edge to the Brew, Gallardo has been hot as well.
So tonight would be a nice game to win. Should be a tough battle. Latos has done well but not many Ks of late. Lohse can always have a good game, hasn't been hot of late.
Hope I'm wrong, really really wrong, but I'm sensing it's overdue for a Latos Letdown.
And the Brewers have hit Latos for an .870 OPS this season.
All of which probably means nothing. Depends on how his stuff is tonight more than anything.
And Lohse has a 6.55 ERA this month, a bad OPS against. 1-1 with a low ERA against Reds this year.
Last edited by Kc61; 09-13-2013 at 04:55 PM.
Is Handsome Jack just starting as a reward for that homer the other day? I miss seeing Frazier and his constantly shape-shifting scruff in the lineup.
"Iíll kind of have a foot on the back of my own butt. Thatís just how I do things.Ē -- Bryan Price, 10/22/2013
"I talked to an advance scout that told me if Joey Votto and Albert Pujols were on the same team he'd advise his team to do the unthinkable...pitch around Votto to get to Pujols." - Buster Olney, ESPN
Taking 2 out of 3 keeps you in the Central title hunt and improves your chance at the home 1 game playoff.
Also tells Nationals to just stop trying.
Cubs 1-0 over Bucs, top 4
EDIT: Cubs now 3-0 over Bucs, still top 4
Last edited by 40YrRedsFan; 09-13-2013 at 08:10 PM.
Thank goodness Bill Hall 2.0 isn't in the lineup for MIL.
Rounding third and heading for home...
Umm, FrancisKo has always been a strikeout artist, Creeper.
Joey...get aggressive in the zone, please.
Baseball is like church. Many attend, few understand
Reds get a single from Phillips, but nothing else...out in the 1st. Brewers coming up.