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    Reds at Pirates 4/11/08

    Reds lineup from John Fay:

    Norris Hopper CF
    Jeff Keppinger SS
    Ken Griffey Jr. RF
    Brandon Phillips 2B
    Adam Dunn LF
    Edwin Encarnacion 3B
    Joey Votto 1B
    Paul Bako C
    Edinson Volquez P
    Hopper is hitting .455 against Malholm that is why he is starting tonight.

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    Re: Reds at Pirates 4/11/08

    Quote Originally Posted by Reds Fanatic View Post
    Reds lineup from John Fay:



    Hopper is hitting .455 against Malholm that is why he is starting tonight.
    In 11 whole at-bats.
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    Re: Reds at Pirates 4/11/08

    Quote Originally Posted by RichRed View Post
    In 11 whole at-bats.
    11 AB's is quite a bit in this day and age. Good spot start for Hoppy
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    Re: Reds at Pirates 4/11/08

    eh but Corey's avg will be going down eventually, why make it happen in a lefty/lefty matchup. Might help keep his confidence up
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    Re: Reds at Pirates 4/11/08

    Quote Originally Posted by VR View Post
    11 AB's is quite a bit in this day and age. Good spot start for Hoppy
    I don't mind Hopper getting the start, especially the way Patterson hits (or doesn't hit) against lefties. As is the case when Patterson plays though, I don't want Hopper batting leadoff. But I know that the CF bats leadoff under Dusty and that's just the way it is.
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    Re: Reds at Pirates 4/11/08

    Quote Originally Posted by Reds Fanatic View Post
    Hopper is bunting .455 against Malholm that is why he is starting tonight.
    I fixed that for ya

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    Re: Reds at Pirates 4/11/08

    I'm fine with that lineup. Lefty starting and Juan Castro still on the bench....seems good enough for me.

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    Re: Reds at Pirates 4/11/08

    Patterson isn't going to play vs. lefties, so considering Hopper is around a .350 hitter lifetime vs. lefties and is hitting .435 of Malholm, you could do much worse. I'd rather have Hopper starting than Freel.
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    Re: Reds at Pirates 4/11/08

    I really think I'd do a non-traditional with this group

    Keppinger
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    Re: Reds at Pirates 4/11/08

    Quote Originally Posted by reds44 View Post
    I'd rather have Hopper starting than Freel.
    I'm with you there.
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    Re: Reds at Pirates 4/11/08

    Quote Originally Posted by RedlegJake View Post
    I really think I'd do a non-traditional with this group

    Keppinger
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    Junior
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    Votto
    Bako
    Volquez
    Hopper
    Three consecutive lefties against the lefty. Four lefties out of five batters against the lefty. Very non-traditional.

    I'm a big fan of the job Krivsky has done, but it's really time he got the first base thing straightened out. No reason for a lefty hitter to be playing first base against this lefty pitcher tonight. If Votto is the guy, there needs to be a move made to get a righty hitter for games like this. This guy Cabrera is hitting well at AAA, I'd give him a shot if nobody better is available.

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    Re: Reds at Pirates 4/11/08

    Don't mind Hopper leading off against a lefty. Not that he has a huge sample to draw from, but his OBP against lefthanders has been very good.
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    Re: Reds at Pirates 4/11/08

    Quote Originally Posted by Kc61 View Post
    Three consecutive lefties against the lefty. Four lefties out of five batters against the lefty. Very non-traditional.

    I'm a big fan of the job Krivsky has done, but it's really time he got the first base thing straightened out. No reason for a lefty hitter to be playing first base against this lefty pitcher tonight. If Votto is the guy, there needs to be a move made to get a righty hitter for games like this. This guy Cabrera is hitting well at AAA, I'd give him a shot if nobody better is available.
    When Gonzalez is healthy, Keppinger is your 1st baseman vs. left handed pitching. The Reds have the guy, but with Gonzalez on the DL it's either Votto/Hatteberg at 1st vs. LHP, or Castro at SS and Kep at 1st.
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    Re: Reds at Pirates 4/11/08

    There just isn't much to work with when the Reds face lefties. It is a weakness.

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    Re: Reds at Pirates 4/11/08

    This is one lefty the Reds have had success against.
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