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    Re: Phils at Reds 4/7/08 Hello Castro!

    Castro's there for educational purposes.

    here, this is what I want you to avoid doing..

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    Re: Phils at Reds 4/7/08 Hello Castro!

    Quote Originally Posted by RedsManRick View Post
    SS bats 2nd. Can a beat report please just ask Dusty why. You don't have to be snarky, just make the man defend the position. My god.
    The man values bat control and a bat on the ball approach from his 2nd hitter, that's just the way it is.

    Except it and fight another dragon.

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    Re: Phils at Reds 4/7/08 Hello Castro!

    At least Dunn's in the lineup.

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    Re: Phils at Reds 4/7/08 Hello Castro!

    Quote Originally Posted by westofyou View Post
    Javey has a tweaked hammy and bats like crap RH too... it's a wash.
    Not complaining, just pointing out to the poster who said Dunn was the only lefty.

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    Re: Phils at Reds 4/7/08 Hello Castro!

    Quote Originally Posted by westofyou View Post
    Javey has a tweaked hammy and bats like crap RH too... it's a wash.

    Yup. Bako has to play, which cannot be avoided.

    And, that's not a bad thing. He's calling good games right now.

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    Re: Phils at Reds 4/7/08 Hello Castro!

    Ya got me edabbs, well done. Except, doesn't Arroyo bat right-handed? So, seven right-handed bats then?

    ETA: Should have said only Dunn AND Bako from left side.

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    Re: Phils at Reds 4/7/08 Hello Castro!

    If I were Bronson Arroyo, I'd Gillooly Castro. Then I'd go after Dusty for putting Freel, Hopper and Castro in the same lineup. Like that couldn't wait for a Josh Fogg start.
    Suck it up cupcake.

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    Re: Phils at Reds 4/7/08 Hello Castro!

    gotta agree w/ others here. While I don't have any problems w/ the players in today's lineup, I'm really scratching my head w/ Castro in the 2 hole. Why move Kepp when he's doing so well? Or if you want to move Kepp down to the 5 hole, hoping he'll drive in some runs, why not put Freel & Hopper 1 & 2?

    Although isn't there some big name left that Castro has abused in the past? I can't remember who, and its doubtful that is Coles since he's so young, I'm thinking maybe Randy Johnson or someone along those lines, that Castro has just light up for his career. Sometimes baseball makes no sense, maybe today is one of those days for Castro that he devlievers a couple of base knocks. Of course I guess the better hope for the season is that Castro takes the golden sombraro forcing Dustry & Krivsky to realize Castro needs to be cut when Gonzalez returns

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    Re: Phils at Reds 4/7/08 Hello Castro!

    Hopper's such a good bunter I would have thought him a shoe in to bat second in a lineup like this.

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    Re: Phils at Reds 4/7/08 Hello Castro!

    I hope Hamels is wild today and hits Castro with pitches each time Juan heads to the plate. At least that'd get Castro on base safely.
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    Re: Phils at Reds 4/7/08 Hello Castro!

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclone792 View Post
    I hope Hamels is wild today and hits Castro with pitches each time Juan heads to the plate. At least that'd get Castro on base safely.
    Castro has NEVER been HBP.
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    Re: Phils at Reds 4/7/08 Hello Castro!

    Quote Originally Posted by westofyou View Post
    The man values bat control and a bat on the ball approach from his 2nd hitter, that's just the way it is.

    Except it and fight another dragon.
    Everyone loved that thought when Kepp was the one hitting 2nd.

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    Re: Phils at Reds 4/7/08 Hello Castro!

    Quote Originally Posted by oneupper View Post
    Castro has NEVER been HBP.
    A true freak of a stat if I've ever seen one.

    Per MLB averages, a HBP occurs every 107.47 plate appearances. That means Castro should have 22 HBP in his career rather than zero. To help bring Castro back to the norm, I say each of his next 22 PAs in a Reds uniform should result in a HBP.

    Let's avoid those outs and get some baserunners.
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    Re: Phils at Reds 4/7/08 Hello Castro!

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclone792 View Post
    A true freak of a stat if I've ever seen one.

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    Either that or he's terrified of getting hit. Taking from the way he stands at the plate...I'd say the latter.
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    Re: Phils at Reds 4/7/08 Hello Castro!

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclone792 View Post
    A true freak of a stat if I've ever seen one.

    Per MLB averages, a HBP occurs every 107.47 plate appearances. That means Castro should have 22 HBP in his career rather than zero. To help bring Castro back to the norm, I say each of his next 22 PAs in a Reds uniform should result in a HBP.

    Let's avoid those outs and get some baserunners.
    Wouldn't that clog the bases though?


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