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    Reds need to shake things up in the WC game.

    Because right now it looks like they'll get blown out.

    I think FCB is right. Hamilton needs to start.

    For Ludwick or Choo, I'm not sure which.

    Probably Choo. Of course, there is a 0.00000% chance of Baker actually starting him.
    Last edited by malcontent; 09-27-2013 at 10:42 PM.
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    Re: Reds need to shake things up in the WC game.

    Can Hamilton play 2nd?
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    Re: Reds need to shake things up in the WC game.

    Phillips and Ludwick are horrible right now. The lineup needs to be:

    Choo
    B Hamilton
    Votto
    Phillips (out of necessity )
    Bruce
    Frazier
    Cozart
    Mesoraco

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    Re: Reds need to shake things up in the WC game.

    Quote Originally Posted by malcontent View Post
    Because right now it looks like they'll get blown out.

    I think FCB is right. Hamilton needs to start.

    For Ludwick or Choo, I'm not sure which.

    Probably Choo. Of course, there is a 0.00000% chance of Baker actually starting him.
    C'mon man. That's undoubtedly what some Bucs fans said last Sunday night after we blew them out 11-3; just before they went on to win 3 of their next 4 including tonight in our house.

    I'd like Hamilton to start also. But, saying that Tuesday looks like they'll get blown out--with our pitching and what our bats can and have done--well, that's crazy talk. Maybe they'll lose. Maybe they'll win. Neither should surprise. The only thing we can be confident predicting? They'll play hard.
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    Re: Reds need to shake things up in the WC game.

    Quote Originally Posted by Red Swagger View Post
    Phillips and Ludwick are horrible right now. The lineup needs to be:

    Choo
    B Hamilton
    Votto
    Phillips (out of necessity )
    Bruce
    Frazier
    Cozart
    Mesoraco
    I like that lineup a lot. Won't happen of course (BHam, Mes). But I like it and wanted you to know.
    Reds & Nats, 2013 LCS. Take2 (9/13) Reds but no Nats

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    Re: Reds need to shake things up in the WC game.

    Thanks, also another option could be:

    Choo
    Hamilton
    Votto
    Bruce
    Frazier
    Phillips
    Cozart
    Mesoraco

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    Re: Reds need to shake things up in the WC game.

    Yeah I mean, how on earth did they ever win 90 games with things as bad as they are? The sky is definitely going to fall for real this time.
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    Re: Reds need to shake things up in the WC game.

    Quote Originally Posted by malcontent View Post
    Because right now it looks like they'll get blown out.

    I think FCB is right. Hamilton needs to start.

    For Ludwick or Choo, I'm not sure which.

    Probably Choo. Of course, there is a 0.00000% chance of Baker actually starting him.
    Why would you want to bench Choo? In his last ten games he's been on base 22 times, scored 9 runs and driven in 6 from the lead-off spot. What more do you want from the guy?
    "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

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    Re: Reds need to shake things up in the WC game.

    Bench Choo for a guy with a .300 OBP in the minor leagues.

    I've hard some pretty horrible ideas, but this one is certainly near the top.

    Now Ludiwck, that is a different case. He's adding nothing at the moment and doesn't look like he plans to. I'm all for replacing him and adding a different dimension.

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    Re: Reds need to shake things up in the WC game.

    Quote Originally Posted by Patrick Bateman View Post
    Bench Choo for a guy with a .300 OBP in the minor leagues.

    I've hard some pretty horrible ideas, but this one is certainly near the top.

    Now Ludiwck, that is a different case. He's adding nothing at the moment and doesn't look like he plans to. I'm all for replacing him and adding a different dimension.
    Exactly. Choo has been one of the few strengths of a struggling offense lately. Ludwick has been Ludwick. Awesome move by Dusty to put him in the two spot. You can't make this stuff up.
    "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

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    Re: Reds need to shake things up in the WC game.

    Go back to what seemed to work

    Choo
    Phillips
    Votto
    Bruce
    Ludwick
    Frazier
    Mez
    Cozart

    Or

    Hamilton
    Choo
    Votto
    Phillips
    Bruce
    Frazier
    Mez
    Cozart

    (Mez and Cozart can be flipped too)
    Last edited by Matt700wlw; 09-28-2013 at 03:58 AM.

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    Re: Reds need to shake things up in the WC game.

    Quote Originally Posted by malcontent View Post
    Because right now it looks like they'll get blown out.

    I think FCB is right. Hamilton needs to start.

    For Ludwick or Choo, I'm not sure which.

    Probably Choo. Of course, there is a 0.00000% chance of Baker actually starting him.
    Choo benched. Over 1.000 OPS vs RHP. And you want him benched. GREAT POST!!!!!

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    Re: Reds need to shake things up in the WC game.

    Quote Originally Posted by Homer Bailey View Post
    Choo benched. Over 1.000 OPS vs RHP. And you want him benched. GREAT POST!!!!!
    But what is his batting average against LHPs?
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    Re: Reds need to shake things up in the WC game.

    Quote Originally Posted by Hubba View Post
    But what is his batting average against LHPs?
    .083 against Liriano this year, 1 for 12 with a .154 OBP
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    Re: Reds need to shake things up in the WC game.

    Code:
                                                                  
                    PA AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO   BA  OBP  SLG  OPS
    Shin-Soo Choo   32 31 6  0  0  0   2  1 10 .194 .219 .194 .412
    Joey Votto      12 10 2  0  0  0   0  2  2 .200 .333 .200 .533
    Jay Bruce       11 11 0  0  0  0   0  0  6 .000 .000 .000 .000
    Sure, our three best hitters all have to be benched against Liriano.


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