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    Tonight's Lineup 5/13/08

    Via Shannon Russell of the Enquirer


    Tonight's lineup

    Ryan Freel cf
    Jeff Keppinger ss
    Brandon Phillips 2b
    Edwin Encarnacion 3b
    Joey Votto 1b
    Jerry Hairston Jr. rf
    Adam Dunn lf
    David Ross c
    Edinson Volquez p

    v. LH Mark Hendrickson
    posted by Shannon Russell at 3:31 PM

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    Re: Tonight's Lineup 5/13/08

    I find it amazing that Dusty decided to keep Patterson out of the lineup after his 4-5 day yesterday. Maybe he doesn't love Patty all that much.

    Other than that though, why in the world is Dunn hitting behind Hairston Jr?

    Oh and, In before the lock.

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    Re: Tonight's Lineup 5/13/08

    The Reds need Kepp, BP, and EE to keep hitting left handers. Not a huge fan of the lineup, but whatever.

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    Re: Tonight's Lineup 5/13/08

    Quote Originally Posted by schmidty622 View Post
    Other than that though, why in the world is Dunn hitting behind Hairston Jr?
    To break up the only two lefties in the lineup. Hendrickson has pretty good numbers against lefthanded hitters and this team has been anemic in the past against lefties.

    This is a darn good lineup, first really good lineup Ive seen Dusty put together all year long. We're going to score alot of runs tonight boys!

    This game is a winner unless EV gets shelled which(knock on wood)I doubt happens. But this Marlins O is pretty good. Im excited for this one! Get your popcorn ready...

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    Re: Tonight's Lineup 5/13/08

    We might as well let Dunn go if Dusty isn't going to use him properly.
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    Re: Tonight's Lineup 5/13/08

    Quote Originally Posted by Blue View Post
    We might as well let Dunn go if Dusty isn't going to use him properly.
    Seriously. What's the point of putting him in a spot where he will get, if he's lucky, two hittable pitches all game?

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    Re: Tonight's Lineup 5/13/08

    I find it funny that Dunn has the exact number of RBI + runs as Griffey, yet has 15% less outs made while batting mostly in stupid spots in the order and Griffey is always protected. But hey, we won yesterday, so let's keep Dunn in 7th, cause THAT'S why we won.

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    Re: Tonight's Lineup 5/13/08

    Lost in all the fairly predictable whining and kvetching is something actually interesting:

    This will be the first time all year that Volquez is *not* caught by Bako, following seven consecutive collaborations of theirs consisting of one earned run or less.

    I'm only partially joking when I say, "If things go wonky tonight, I'm blaming David Ross. And by extension, blaming Dusty for starting Ross."


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    Re: Tonight's Lineup 5/13/08

    Quote Originally Posted by Blue View Post
    We might as well let Dunn go if Dusty isn't going to use him properly.
    Using Dunn properly is not the problem here. Dunn's inability to put the bat on the ball is the problem and the excuses for not doing so have run out.

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    Re: Tonight's Lineup 5/13/08

    Quote Originally Posted by Handofdeath View Post
    Using Dunn properly is not the problem here. Dunn's inability to put the bat on the ball is the problem and the excuses for not doing so have run out.
    Dude, Dunn doesn't get any Pitches to hit. Every team know he is the most dangerous Hitter on the team, and are not going to throw him anything likely he can Pull cause if they walk him, oh well, The next guy ain't going to hurt us...

    But wait, Bat Paul Bako behind him? Nice...

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    Re: Tonight's Lineup 5/13/08

    Quote Originally Posted by Handofdeath View Post
    Using Dunn properly is not the problem here. Dunn's inability to put the bat on the ball is the problem and the excuses for not doing so have run out.
    Agreed until his BA gets up to atleast 265 I don't want to see him any higher than the 6th hole.

    Votto, Phillips, and even Edwin have proved they should be 456 or 345.
    Griff will never be lower in the order then the 4 hole because he's a future hall of famer. Like it or not thats Dusty's mentality.

    So where do you bat Dunn, not in leadoff and surely not in the two spot where Kepp has pretty much solidified himself for the rest of the season as far as im concerned. Until he hits better than Phillips, Votto or Encarnacion why bat him higher than any of them?

    Right now the 7 spot is where Dunn should be!
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    Re: Tonight's Lineup 5/13/08

    Good to see Griffey getting a rest, he needs it after last night.

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    Re: Tonight's Lineup 5/13/08

    I make no excuses for him. He's having a bad season. He's still been the best hitter on this team for the past six years. I can't help but get the feeling that many of you are using his failures the first six weeks of this season as evidence that you've been right all along. You have actually been wrong all along, and I'm waiting for him to prove you wrong again.
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    Re: Tonight's Lineup 5/13/08

    I hope he comes back along. I like Adam Dunn but right now the guy isnt getting it done and just becasue he has in the past doesnt mean he should bat higher than the guys who are. If it was up to me Id bat Jr much lower too right now. But that will never happen with Dusty. Hopefully this demotion in the lineup gets Dunn motivated, It already seems like it has in the last few games.

    Speaking of demotions Griff has hit pretty good in his career against Hendrickson, do you think his D last night is why he isnt playing in this game? I'd say yes..

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    Re: Tonight's Lineup 5/13/08

    Quote Originally Posted by Blue View Post
    I make no excuses for him. He's having a bad season. He's still been the best hitter on this team for the past six years. I can't help but get the feeling that many of you are using his failures the first six weeks of this season as evidence that you've been right all along. You have actually been wrong all along, and I'm waiting for him to prove you wrong again.
    That's gonna be a long wait.


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