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    Anderson Machado or Mark Bellhorn....

    Machado...batting .043 his last 8 games.

    Bellhorn.....batting .095 his last 8 games.

    Someone needs to play SS for a while until Gonzo is back.

    Maybe Phillips stays there and Aaron Herr is brought up

    Herr....batting .171 his last 9 games.

    Or, just leave Keppinger at SS and bring up Dewayne Wise. Leave Freel on the bench as a sub to help out where needed.
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    Re: Anderson Machado or Mark Bellhorn....

    Quote Originally Posted by Eric_Davis View Post
    Or, just leave Keppinger at SS and bring up Dewayne Wise. Leave Freel on the bench as a sub to help out where needed.
    This is my favorite of the mentioned options. Keppinger continues to get AB's without them being at the expense of Edwin. Although Freel would likely then be slotted in at 3B every other game

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    Put Keppinger there, bring Janish up to caddy.
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    Re: Anderson Machado or Mark Bellhorn....

    Gonzo is back friday.. leave Keppinger at SS.. Freel as the super sub

    I think both Lopez and Ross are going to be day-to-day.. so maybe a move happens before the game.. who knows..
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    Re: Anderson Machado or Mark Bellhorn....

    I still say it will be Alex Gonzalez. He is back in town, but a little rusty. They can let Kepp start again, and have AlGon as a backup until he is fully ready.

    Per John Fay:
    "Gonzalez, Hamilton updates
    Alex Gonzalez was at Great American Ball Park Tuesday. He threw some and hit. Pete Mackanin thinks he may return Friday."
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    Re: Anderson Machado or Mark Bellhorn....

    Quote Originally Posted by flyer85 View Post
    Put Keppinger there, bring Janish up to caddy.
    I don't like the idea of bringing Janish up and wasting an option year this season. He may not even be in a position to be up here next year actually, so I'd rather hold off and go with Keppinger starting and Phillips as the emergency backup.

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    Re: Anderson Machado or Mark Bellhorn....

    Quote Originally Posted by Eric_Davis View Post
    Machado...batting .043 his last 8 games.

    Bellhorn.....batting .095 his last 8 games.

    Someone needs to play SS for a while until Gonzo is back.

    Maybe Phillips stays there and Aaron Herr is brought up

    Herr....batting .171 his last 9 games.

    Or, just leave Keppinger at SS and bring up Dewayne Wise. Leave Freel on the bench as a sub to help out where needed.
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    Re: Anderson Machado or Mark Bellhorn....

    Quote Originally Posted by Eric_Davis View Post
    Machado...batting .043 his last 8 games.

    Bellhorn.....batting .095 his last 8 games.

    Someone needs to play SS for a while until Gonzo is back.

    Maybe Phillips stays there and Aaron Herr is brought up

    Herr....batting .171 his last 9 games.

    Or, just leave Keppinger at SS and bring up Dewayne Wise. Leave Freel on the bench as a sub to help out where needed.
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    According to Louisville's webpage, Dewayne Wise is on the DL.
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    Re: Anderson Machado or Mark Bellhorn....

    Quote Originally Posted by mbgrayson View Post
    I still say it will be Alex Gonzalez. He is back in town, but a little rusty. They can let Kepp start again, and have AlGon as a backup until he is fully ready.

    Per John Fay:
    "Gonzalez, Hamilton updates
    Alex Gonzalez was at Great American Ball Park Tuesday. He threw some and hit. Pete Mackanin thinks he may return Friday."
    I didn't know this. Gonzalez would be the logical choice to replace Lopez (who I assume will go on the DL). I agree with your idea to start Keppinger at SS, and let Gonzalez slowly work his way back into the lineup. Gonzo could serve as the defensive backup right away, though.
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    Re: Anderson Machado or Mark Bellhorn....

    If Gonzo can go on Friday, they may just not make a move at all until Friday. If he's not, they can just make a move then.
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    Re: Anderson Machado or Mark Bellhorn....

    Quote Originally Posted by Chip R View Post
    If Gonzo can go on Friday, they may just not make a move at all until Friday. If he's not, they can just make a move then.
    But if they wait to make a move regarding Gonzalez and Lopez, and Ross is unavailable with his finger injury (which I think is likely), then the Reds are going to be short-handed tomorrow.
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    Re: Anderson Machado or Mark Bellhorn....

    Per C.Trent:
    "POSTGAME: Pedro Lopez was going to the hospital and Dr. Kremcheck was headed there right after the game. They think he may have broken a bone in his cheek area. There was a lot of blood, but nobody saw teeth.

    Also talked to David Ross, he said he'll take Thursday off and hopes to be back to catch Bronson Arroyo on Friday. It was a dislocation at the bottom knuckle in his right pinkie, which is the least important finger in baseball. You shouldn't have too much of your pinkie on the bat and you don't use it for throwing. And it's good that it's on his right hand, because the pain would be more if it were on his catching hand."
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    Re: Anderson Machado or Mark Bellhorn....

    If anyone gets another update on Lopez, please let us know. That was horrible.
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    Re: Anderson Machado or Mark Bellhorn....

    Don't forget that Junior's been tired ever since coming back from the All-Star break, which is doggedly tiring for someone like him where everyone wants his attention.

    Junior needs 2 days off a week for probably the rest of the season, and tomorrow would be great for him to take off, leaving him Ross, and Lopez unavailable. Lopez will probably go on the DL, unless John Allen decides to make a "financial decision" with him and sends him down to AAA first and then the DL, so that he gets paid minor league money instead of Major League money.

    Tomorrow should be interesting with most of the bullpen being used today, and lately when they do pitch, it's bad anyway. Maybe Bray should be brought up.
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    Re: Anderson Machado or Mark Bellhorn....

    Quote Originally Posted by Eric_Davis View Post
    Don't forget that Junior's been tired ever since coming back from the All-Star break, which is doggedly tiring for someone like him where everyone wants his attention.

    Junior needs 2 days off a week for probably the rest of the season, and tomorrow would be great for him to take off, leaving him Ross, and Lopez unavailable. Lopez will probably go on the DL, unless John Allen decides to make a "financial decision" with him and sends him down to AAA first and then the DL, so that he gets paid minor league money instead of Major League money.

    Tomorrow should be interesting with most of the bullpen being used today, and lately when they do pitch, it's bad anyway. Maybe Bray should be brought up.
    I agree with you about Griffey needing a day off. Though I know the batting order will never be like this, my lineup for tomorrow would be:

    Hatteberg 1b
    Keppinger ss
    Dunn lf
    Phillips 2b
    Encarnacion 3b
    Valentin c
    Freel cf
    Hopper rf
    Livingston p




    More likely, I can see a batting order of:

    Hatteberg 1b
    Freel cf
    Dunn lf
    Phillips 2b
    Encarnacion 3b
    Keppinger ss
    Valentin c
    Hopper rf
    Livingston p




    I could also see this (though I hope I don't):

    Freel cf
    Hopper rf
    Hatteberg 1b
    Phillips 2b
    Dunn lf
    Keppinger ss
    Encarnacion 3b
    Valentin c
    Livingston p
    Last edited by Big Klu; 07-26-2007 at 03:09 AM.
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