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    Re: Reds vs Astros - 5/1/07

    Quote Originally Posted by Matt700wlw View Post
    I've posted the Astros lineup
    batting #6, pence. Some good pun material there...imaging if Schilling were pitching.
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    Re: Reds vs Astros - 5/1/07

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    Reds NEED to show patience at the dish tonight. This is a pitcher they should dominate.
    I agree, hopefully Hamilton will take a few pitches in the leadoff spot. He has had the tendency to swing at the first pitch with mixed results, a couple of his homeruns have been on the first pitch, but also a lot of outs. The same goes for Phillips in the 2 hole. If they make Albers work, the reds should have a good night at the plate.

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    Re: Reds vs Astros - 5/1/07

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    I see Jerry is still riding the Gonzo hot streak. Might as well ride him until he cools off I suppose.

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    Re: Reds vs Astros - 5/1/07

    Awful lineup.

    They will score 7
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    Re: Reds vs Astros - 5/1/07

    Quote Originally Posted by RedsFanWC View Post
    I agree, hopefully Hamilton will take a few pitches in the leadoff spot. He has had the tendency to swing at the first pitch with mixed results, a couple of his homeruns have been on the first pitch, but also a lot of outs.
    He's hitting .375 with a 1.438 OPS when he makes contact on the first pitch.

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    Re: Reds vs Astros - 5/1/07

    Quote Originally Posted by KronoRed View Post
    Awful lineup.

    They will score 7
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    Calipari is not, nor has he ever been accused or "caught", cheating. He himself turned in one of his players (Camby) for dealing with an agent to get one Final Four overturned. The other is all on the NCAA and Rose. (IF Rose cheated.)
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    Re: Reds vs Astros - 5/1/07

    There seems to be a lot of grumbling lately about the Reds not taking the first pitch or "Not working the count", but wasn't this a strategy the Reds minor's had under O'Brien and of course, every one, including the players hated? To me, if it's a strike and you think you can hit it, swing away, who cares what pitch it is, it's more important to swing at something you think you can put in play then fall behind and end up swinging at a pitchers pitch.

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    Re: Reds vs Astros - 5/1/07

    Quote Originally Posted by PuffyPig View Post
    He's hitting .375 with a 1.438 OPS when he makes contact on the first pitch.
    Well i guess i didnt realize he was that successful on the first pitch. That's pretty impressive. That is the best reason for him not to bat leadoff then, a leadoff hitter is supposed to take some pitches so the guys hitting after him can see what a pitcher has that day, especially when facing a pitcher a lot of guys have not seen or have not seen much (which the reds seem to struggle against).

    Narron better run with Hamilton if he gets on base, otherwise he should bat Hatteberg leadoff and let him work the count.

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    Re: Reds vs Astros - 5/1/07

    I have yet to understand why Phillips can't be our leadoff hitter when Freely is out. He's very quick and he can stroke the ball, not necessarily for power. Hamilton would work well in the four hole, right behind Jr. I don't care how old Jr. is, he's my number three hitter...my lineup would be Phillips, Hatteberg, Jr., Hamilton, Gonzalez, Dunn, Encarnacion, Ross, Arroyo
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    Re: Reds vs Astros - 5/1/07

    Quote Originally Posted by BoCcc2832 View Post
    I have yet to understand why Phillips can't be our leadoff hitter when Freely is out. He's very quick and he can stroke the ball, not necessarily for power. Hamilton would work well in the four hole, right behind Jr. I don't care how old Jr. is, he's my number three hitter...my lineup would be Phillips, Hatteberg, Jr., Hamilton, Gonzalez, Dunn, Encarnacion, Ross, Arroyo
    Phillips = Good pop, poor OBP
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    Calipari is not, nor has he ever been accused or "caught", cheating. He himself turned in one of his players (Camby) for dealing with an agent to get one Final Four overturned. The other is all on the NCAA and Rose. (IF Rose cheated.)
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    Re: Reds vs Astros - 5/1/07

    Quote Originally Posted by WilyMoROCKS View Post
    Phillips = Good pop, poor OBP

    He is a rbi/hit machine with ducks on the pond...which is why I think he is best suited for 5-8...even though his speed makes him a top of the lineup candidate. As mentioned...his poor OBP negates that option.
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    Re: Reds vs Astros - 5/1/07

    What is Freel's OBP?

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    Re: Reds vs Astros - 5/1/07

    Quote Originally Posted by BoCcc2832 View Post
    I have yet to understand why Phillips can't be our leadoff hitter when Freely is out. He's very quick and he can stroke the ball, not necessarily for power. Hamilton would work well in the four hole, right behind Jr. I don't care how old Jr. is, he's my number three hitter...my lineup would be Phillips, Hatteberg, Jr., Hamilton, Gonzalez, Dunn, Encarnacion, Ross, Arroyo
    Dont mean to sound redundant but Phillips has no patiences and is more interesting in hitting a HR than getting on base as a leadoff hitter should do.
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