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    Tonight's lineup (4/22)

    Hairston starts in center and per Dusty tradition leads off

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    Jerry Hairston Jr. 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

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    Re: Tonight's lineup (4/22)

    Must be a lefty going for LA.

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    Re: Tonight's lineup (4/22)

    It said RHP though!?

    edit: Appears dodgers switched to a LHP last minute. Wow.
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    Re: Tonight's lineup (4/22)

    Kuo? He's a lefty...
    "On-base percentage is great if you can score runs and do something with that on-base percentage," Baker said. "Clogging up the bases isn't that great to me."

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    Re: Tonight's lineup (4/22)

    Quote Originally Posted by membengal View Post
    Must be a lefty going for LA.
    Yes... Hong-Chih Kuo

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    I really wish I knew why Brandon Phillips hits cleanup. If he didn't do it last year, would it even have crossed Dusty's mind? What does EE have to do before he gets moved up?
    Games are won on run differential -- scoring more than your opponent. Runs are runs, scored or prevented they all count the same. Worry about scoring more and allowing fewer, not which positions contribute to which side of the equation or how "consistent" you are at your current level of performance.

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    Re: Tonight's lineup (4/22)

    Why not stick to what hasn't worked?

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    Re: Tonight's lineup (4/22)

    Quote Originally Posted by RedsManRick View Post
    I really wish I knew why Brandon Phillips hits cleanup. If he didn't do it last year, would it even have crossed Dusty's mind? What does EE have to do before he gets moved up?
    I especially don't understand why you would keep him cleanup when he is struggling so much. Right now he is not hitting line drives around the field like last year. Most of the ABs lately he pops out to right field.

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    Re: Tonight's lineup (4/22)

    Quote Originally Posted by membengal View Post
    Must be a lefty going for LA.
    Kuo is pitching, he has very questionable command. Hopefully Hairston and the rest will be patient and let him pitch himself into trouble.
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    Re: Tonight's lineup (4/22)

    Quote Originally Posted by BRM View Post
    Why not stick to what hasn't worked?
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    Re: Tonight's lineup (4/22)

    According to Trent's blog David Ross is at the park today. So he could be activated any time as soon as they make a roster move. I know they were going to do it tomorrow if he is already there I am not sure why they would not activate him today.

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    Re: Tonight's lineup (4/22)

    He was there yesterday, too.

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    Re: Tonight's lineup (4/22)

    Quote Originally Posted by Reds Fanatic View Post
    I especially don't understand why you would keep him cleanup when he is struggling so much. Right now he is not hitting line drives around the field like last year. Most of the ABs lately he pops out to right field.
    I guess grounders to 2B are better than pop ups to RF.....

    Edwin Encarnacion: .273/.385/.545
    Brandon Phillips: .250/.305/.368

    Which guy do you want cleaning up?

    Versus lefties Phillips higher in the order does make some sense, I admit. But the rest of the time, not even close. Brandon Phillips is a very exciting player who I love to watch and am glad is on the Reds. But Edwin Encarnacion is more productive hitter. You're right, EE has hit ridiculously few line drives this year -- and he's still out-producing Phillips. What happens when he starts roping the ball?
    Last edited by RedsManRick; 04-22-2008 at 05:43 PM.
    Games are won on run differential -- scoring more than your opponent. Runs are runs, scored or prevented they all count the same. Worry about scoring more and allowing fewer, not which positions contribute to which side of the equation or how "consistent" you are at your current level of performance.

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    Re: Tonight's lineup (4/22)

    Hairston is a lifetime .673 OPS vs lefties and .685 vs. Righties.

    So it probably doesn't matter who pitches.

    In any case, LA has Loaiza to finish up if Kuo falters.
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    Re: Tonight's lineup (4/22)

    Quote Originally Posted by redsrule2500 View Post
    It said RHP though!?

    edit: Appears dodgers switched to a LHP last minute. Wow.
    The LH has been scheduled all week, to my knowledge.


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