"That ball is FAIR! Cincinnati's ahead 2 games to none!" - the last World Series game played in Cincinnati
Ok, I'm not looking for the best numbers at the 2 hole, but the best line up. I posted my guess , the statnics can run the numbers, but my vote is the same as posted, with Votto 2 and BP #3.
Pete Rose will be leaving the Montreal Expos to become player - manager for the Cincinnati Reds
I also hope Bruce bats cleanup. I know Dusty was reluctant to have Votto and Bruce back to back with them both being lefties, but hopefully Price will be different.
Bruce needs to make better contact if he is going to be a 4 hole hitter. That is where your RBI man needs to be and it is hard being successful when you strike out 200 times a season. Would rather have ludwig there.
BP in the 3 hole depends on being able to avoid month-long slumps like we saw last season, but I like everything else about that lineup.
Rounding third and heading for home...
I'm a huge fan of batting Bruce in the 4 hole with the current team we have. I would love for us to go out and find a true cleanup hitter, but that doesn't look like its happening.