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Thread: What Lineup Goes Tonight Against Hamels?

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    What Lineup Goes Tonight Against Hamels?

    Tonight the Phillies are throwing a lefty. I have no idea about how individual Reds have fared against Hamels, but this one of many possible lineups fields the best outfield defense (and one OFer has to be a LH bat unless you put Conine out there and Valentin at 1B) -- if you have to play one LH OFer, make it the best defender, it drops that only LH batter a notch or two (Hamilton will likely have success against Hamels, but this takes a little pressure off), and gets three good baserunners at the top of the order for a little small ball.

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    Re: What Lineup Goes Tonight Against Hamels?

    No way Dunn is out of the line up unless he is injured or sick. If Griffey is gonig to play if he is feeling better as well.

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    Re: What Lineup Goes Tonight Against Hamels?

    Griffey should play tonight and Dunn should sit.
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    Re: What Lineup Goes Tonight Against Hamels?

    Norris in the lineup is never a good idea unless someone is injured.

    Even then, it probably isn't a good idea.
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    Re: What Lineup Goes Tonight Against Hamels?

    I was going to say that I think we should just forfeit so that we could give EVERYONE a day off, but we ARE playing the Phillies, so even if Milton gives up 15 hits and 13 runs, there's still a very real possibility that the Phillies bullpen would blow it.

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    Re: What Lineup Goes Tonight Against Hamels?

    Even against the Phillies I have no hope of a victory tonight.

    The Reds just aren't the kind of team to sweep series.

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    Re: What Lineup Goes Tonight Against Hamels?

    Quote Originally Posted by Falls City Beer View Post
    Even against the Phillies I have no hope of a victory tonight.

    The Reds just aren't the kind of team to sweep series.
    Especially because Milton's pitching tonight
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    Re: What Lineup Goes Tonight Against Hamels?

    Play the backups, Saturday night special.
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    Re: What Lineup Goes Tonight Against Hamels?

    Hamels threw a gem against us last year if my memory serves me right.

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    Re: What Lineup Goes Tonight Against Hamels?

    yes he did, and I believe it was his MLB debut as well.
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    Re: What Lineup Goes Tonight Against Hamels?

    It was and I have it on DVD. The kid is going to be very good as long as he stays healthy.

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    Re: What Lineup Goes Tonight Against Hamels?

    If Milton pitches the way he pitched his last outing, five days ago, then we can win. So far, in two starts, the REDS have yet to score a run for Milton. You'd think he was their ACE because opposing pitchers have stepped up and the offense has gone to sleep.
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    Re: What Lineup Goes Tonight Against Hamels?

    Hamels is young. He'll have plenty of games where he blows up.
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    Re: What Lineup Goes Tonight Against Hamels?

    Reds won an exciting game last night with a walkup crowd of almost 10k. The weather is supposed to be beautiful again tonight -- no reason to think the walkup tonight won't be as large (or larger).

    If you're going to pack the house, give the fans the best the team has to offer:

    RF: RYAN FREEL
    LF: ADAM DUNN
    2B: BRANDON PHILLIPS
    CF: JOSH HAMILTON
    1B: JEFF CONINE
    3B: EDWIN ENCARNACION
    SS: ALEX GONZALEZ
    C: DAVID ROSS
    P: ERIC MILTON (not the best, but dammit its his turn)

    If Griffey is healthy, figure out some way to get him in. Otherwise, thats your lineup tonight, IMO.
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    Re: What Lineup Goes Tonight Against Hamels?

    Quote Originally Posted by Caveat Emperor View Post
    no reason to think the walkup tonight won't be as large (or larger)
    Here's hoping... but there are no giveaway Freel T-shirts, tonight
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