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    Re: 8/28/07 - Reds vs Pirates(Game 1) - Game Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by flyer85 View Post
    I really don't get the fascination with Ellison, it is absurd. Playing him over Dunn or Hamilton is like you are trying to lose.
    Amen. Besides, how's Hamilton going to learn to hit lefties...if he's never allowed to hit against lefties?

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    Re: 8/28/07 - Reds vs Pirates(Game 1) - Game Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by RichRed View Post
    Amen. Besides, how's Hamilton going to learn to hit lefties...if he's never allowed to hit against lefties?

    Ellison is the outfield version of Juan Castro.
    That may be true but did you really have to put it in those terms? Thanks for ruining my day.

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    Re: 8/28/07 - Reds vs Pirates(Game 1) - Game Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by dabvu2498 View Post
    They're about to play 10 games in 9 days. And it's still pretty hot out there. Playing your "studs" in all 10 of those games would be akin to the discussion going on in this thread:
    So no Red should play in all 10 games, I keep an eye out for that.
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    Re: 8/28/07 - Reds vs Pirates(Game 1) - Game Thread

    Yankees vs. Red Sox

    Angels vs. Mariners

    Mets vs. Phillies

    Cubs vs. Brewers

    Diamondbacks vs. Padres

    REDS VS. PIRATES

    Great time of the year to have Great Series.

    ...and the REDS and Pirates are the two hottest clubs of them all. I'd be shocked if the 4-game series finishes anything other than 2-2.
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    Re: 8/28/07 - Reds vs Pirates(Game 1) - Game Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by RichRed View Post
    Ellison is the outfield version of Juan Castro.
    excepting that it's even worse when you are an OF that hits like a SS.
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    Re: 8/28/07 - Reds vs Pirates(Game 1) - Game Thread

    Ellison stinks. Now that I have said that he will get two hits. :

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    Re: 8/28/07 - Reds vs Pirates(Game 1) - Game Thread

    Bay hitting 6th?
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    Re: 8/28/07 - Reds vs Pirates(Game 1) - Game Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by jesusfan View Post
    Bay hitting 6th?
    he has been in a 2 month slump.
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    Re: 8/28/07 - Reds vs Pirates(Game 1) - Game Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by RichRed View Post
    Amen. Besides, how's Hamilton going to learn to hit lefties...if he's never allowed to hit against lefties?

    Ellison is the outfield version of Juan Castro.
    I don't agree that lefty hitters should play against all lefties for the purpose of letting them "learn" to hit lefties.

    Hamilton is weaker against lefties and having him strike out 7 or 8 times in a double header is not optimal. He may play game two, but this pitcher in game one is very tough on lefties. So it is appropriate to sit Hammy for this game.

    It's too bad the Reds don't have some better righty hitters. So, instead, they use Ellison in this game, bat him eighth, maybe he contributes defensively or gets a hit. I'm sure if they had Soriano or Vlad to play left field he would be in there.

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    Re: 8/28/07 - Reds vs Pirates(Game 1) - Game Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Kc61 View Post
    I'm sure if they had Soriano or Vlad to play left field he would be in there.
    I'm sure if they had Cody Ross no one would have a problem with him being in there.

    Like I said when they acquired Ellison, he was not a temporary stopgap(as I was assured he would be) the FO actually believes he is a useful player.
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    Re: 8/28/07 - Reds vs Pirates(Game 1) - Game Thread

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    he has been in a 2 month slump.

    He'll come out of it against the Reds.
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    Re: 8/28/07 - Reds vs Pirates(Game 1) - Game Thread

    In other action....

    Astros take on the Cardinals tonight...

    Along with the Brewers and the Cubbies!

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    Look at all those Pirates fans behind home plate!
    "Since I've been with the Reds in 1989, we've never had a farm system this loaded," Bowden said. "If we were the New York Yankees and had unlimited dollars, we could have traded for Colon, (Jeff) Weaver, Rolen, (Cliff) Floyd, (Kenny) Rogers and Finley and gotten them all -- and still held onto our top five prospects. That's an amazing statement."

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    Not a soul at PNC park...

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    Attendance at this first game is of Little League proportions.


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