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Thread: 3-26-2007 Game Thread vs. Red Sox (Matsuzaka pitching)

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    Re: 3-26 Game Thread vs. Red Sox (Matsuzaka pitching)

    My first experience with the Reds in HD. I'm super-stoked.

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    Re: 3-26 Game Thread vs. Red Sox (Matsuzaka pitching)

    Quote Originally Posted by reds44 View Post
    Unless Narron feels like he is going to take another step as a hitter this year. There HAS to be something telling him he is a better choice for the 3 hole then Edwin, at least I would hope.
    ... good thing ST is such a reliable indicator.
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    Re: 3-26 Game Thread vs. Red Sox (Matsuzaka pitching)

    Unfair...the satellite is out here.

    I can't watch the game.

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    Re: 3-26 Game Thread vs. Red Sox (Matsuzaka pitching)

    Quote Originally Posted by flyer85 View Post
    seems like it should be easy to do both ... unless your name is Narron.
    If he's really that dead set on splitting up the lefties, he could go

    Hatteberg
    Freel
    Dunn
    Edwin/Phillips
    Griffey
    Phillips/Edwin
    Ross
    Seabass

    No back to back lefties, and Dunn has 2 good OBP guys in front of him. I guess it would be a sin to not bat Griffey 3rd or 4th.

    Btw, I know it's only spring training, but I hope we light up Dice-K.

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    Re: 3-26 Game Thread vs. Red Sox (Matsuzaka pitching)

    Is anyone planning to do PBP?

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    Re: 3-26 Game Thread vs. Red Sox (Matsuzaka pitching)

    Julio Lugo leading off.

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    Re: 3-26 Game Thread vs. Red Sox (Matsuzaka pitching)

    Quote Originally Posted by reds44 View Post
    If he's really that dead set on splitting up the lefties, he could go

    Hatteberg
    Freel
    Dunn
    Edwin/Phillips
    Griffey
    Phillips/Edwin
    Ross
    Seabass

    No back to back lefties, and Dunn has 2 good OBP guys in front of him. I guess it would be a sin to not bat Griffey 3rd or 4th.

    Btw, I know it's only spring training, but I hope we light up Dice-K.
    Dunn in the 3 hole isn't a great idea. That's a spot for driving in runners. He's been too much of a free swinger to bat #3. Move Hatteberg down and shift the rest up and you might be on to something.
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    Re: 3-26 Game Thread vs. Red Sox (Matsuzaka pitching)

    Quote Originally Posted by flyer85 View Post
    batting Dunn behind Freel is a waste of his protection value. Freels get almost all fastballs anyway because pitchers don't want to walk him and he has little power.
    But, conversely, Freel will see a ton of pitches to steal on when Dunn is batting -- most of the stuff pitchers try to get Dunn to chase are premium SB pitches.
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    Re: 3-26 Game Thread vs. Red Sox (Matsuzaka pitching)

    Lugo hits a chopper to SS, Seabass gets a bad hop and boots it.

    E6

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    Re: 3-26 Game Thread vs. Red Sox (Matsuzaka pitching)

    You won't see that very often

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    Re: 3-26 Game Thread vs. Red Sox (Matsuzaka pitching)

    Quote Originally Posted by rotnoid View Post
    Dunn in the 3 hole isn't a great idea. That's a spot for driving in runners. He's been too much of a free swinger to bat #3. Move Hatteberg down and shift the rest up and you might be on to something.
    Who led the Reds in RBI the last three seasons?

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    Re: 3-26 Game Thread vs. Red Sox (Matsuzaka pitching)

    Quote Originally Posted by flyer85 View Post
    seems like it should be easy to do both ... unless your name is Narron.
    Freel's the team's best leadoff hitter. Dunn's the team's best #2 hitter. At worst Dunn isn't going to give any extra help to Freel when Freel's at the plate, but does Freel really need any extra help in that department? Seems to me Freel should be fine either way. What Dunn in the #2 hole will do is buy more pitches for Freel when he's on base. Freel and Dunn combined also ranked #1 and #2 last season on the team in pitches per plate appearance (and in 2005 as well), so you're talking about a 1-2 punch that gets on base, starts with speed, follows with power and both guys can wear out opposing pitchers.

    My take is the enormous good that combination can do outweighs the concern you've raised.
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    Re: 3-26 Game Thread vs. Red Sox (Matsuzaka pitching)

    Cooooooooooooooooookie Crisp pops out to Phillips in foul territory.

    1 out, man on 1st

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    Re: 3-26 Game Thread vs. Red Sox (Matsuzaka pitching)

    Quote Originally Posted by rotnoid View Post
    Dunn in the 3 hole isn't a great idea. That's a spot for driving in runners. He's been too much of a free swinger to bat #3. Move Hatteberg down and shift the rest up and you might be on to something.
    Dunn doesn't drive in runs?

    wha?

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    Re: 3-26 Game Thread vs. Red Sox (Matsuzaka pitching)

    Livingston gets Varitek looking.

    2 down, 1 on


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