Turn Off Ads?
Results 1 to 8 of 8

Thread: Lineup with injury depletions....

  1. #1
    Flash the leather! _Sir_Charles_'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Houston, Texas
    Posts
    8,138

    Lineup with injury depletions....

    Hopefully, Junior isn't going to be out long with his...whatever it is. But, if he is, then what? With Freel out and nobody wanting to see Patterson starting again anytime soon, what will our lineup look like tomorrow and for the immediate future?

    I'm thinking Paul Janish gets a LOT of playing time. That will allow Jerry Hairston Jr. to move into the starting CF slot and Jay Bruce into the RF slot.

    CF: Hairston Jr. (RH)
    RF: Bruce (LH)
    2B: Phillips (RH)
    LF: Dunn (LH)
    3B: Encarnacion (RH)
    1B: Votto (LH)
    SS: Janish (RH)
    C: Ross/Bako/Valentine ... pick your poison
    Pitchers spot

    Umm...is it just me, or is that a great lineup? Solid offense throughout, the lefty/righty alternation Dusty adores, much better defensively. The problem that I see though is substitution later in the game. Who comes in? Heck, who's left? Andy Phillips, the catchers not playing. That's it. As much as I dread it, I'd say it's a certainty that Patterson is coming up. Hopefully he'll just be an emergency starter, pinch runner, pinch hitter (bunter), or defensive sub for Dunner. He's hitting now for the Bats, but does ANYBODY think that'll continue with the Reds? Not me.
    2014 predictions:
    99-63 WS champs (Cards take 2nd WC, Mil 3rd, Pit 4th, Chi 5th)
    Bruce/Votto neck and neck MVP race (neither takes it)
    Bailey CYA winner
    Hamilton ROY & GG

  2. Turn Off Ads?
  3. #2
    I'm gettin paper Homer Bailey's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Chicago, IL
    Posts
    4,689

    Re: Lineup with injury depletions....

    That would be great. However, you KNOW that either Janish or Patterson will be in the 1 or 2 spot tomorrow. You can take that to the bank.

  4. #3
    Member
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Posts
    136

    Re: Lineup with injury depletions....

    DICKERSON was pulled EARLY in the Bats' game on Tuesday night.

    They did it with Janish when Keppinger went down.

  5. #4
    Flash the leather! _Sir_Charles_'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Houston, Texas
    Posts
    8,138

    Re: Lineup with injury depletions....

    Quote Originally Posted by NarrowStairs View Post
    DICKERSON was pulled EARLY in the Bats' game on Tuesday night.

    They did it with Janish when Keppinger went down.
    Really? Interesting. If it IS Chris, I'll be quite surprised...and pleased.
    2014 predictions:
    99-63 WS champs (Cards take 2nd WC, Mil 3rd, Pit 4th, Chi 5th)
    Bruce/Votto neck and neck MVP race (neither takes it)
    Bailey CYA winner
    Hamilton ROY & GG

  6. #5
    Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Posts
    710

    Re: Lineup with injury depletions....

    Quote Originally Posted by NarrowStairs View Post
    DICKERSON was pulled EARLY in the Bats' game on Tuesday night.

    They did it with Janish when Keppinger went down.
    He was pulled before Freel got injured.

  7. #6
    Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Location
    Wallingford, CT via Anchorage, AK
    Posts
    318

    Re: Lineup with injury depletions....

    Quote Originally Posted by _Sir_Charles_ View Post

    CF: Hairston Jr. (RH)
    RF: Bruce (LH)
    2B: Phillips (RH)
    LF: Dunn (LH)
    3B: Encarnacion (RH)
    1B: Votto (LH)
    SS: Janish (RH)
    C: Ross/Bako/Valentine ... pick your poison
    Pitchers spot
    This ^^^ is the lineup I would use against LHPs.

    Versus RHPs, I would do this:

    Hairston cf
    Bruce rf
    Dunn lf
    Encarnacion 3b
    Votto 1b
    Phillips 2b
    catcher
    Janish ss
    pitcher

    Phillips has only a .725 OPS versus RHPs this season. Edwin is not much better (.765 OPS versus RHP), but has a higher slugging pct (.473 vs .422). I guess you could always triple-stack the lefties when the Reds face a RHP.
    I'm not a hooligan. I'm a Reds supporter.

    Hooray Beer!

  8. #7
    Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Posts
    1,124

    Re: Lineup with injury depletions....

    Has anyone heard an update on when Kepp could be back? I've heard he has been running and taking infield practice. Could he be back soon, like within a week or so?

  9. #8
    Flash the leather! _Sir_Charles_'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Houston, Texas
    Posts
    8,138

    Re: Lineup with injury depletions....

    Quote Originally Posted by Grande Donkey View Post
    He was pulled before Freel got injured.
    But that could mean they were going to bring him up for Griffey.

    Or they're moving him to make room on the 40 man for Homer.

    I guess we'll find out today.
    2014 predictions:
    99-63 WS champs (Cards take 2nd WC, Mil 3rd, Pit 4th, Chi 5th)
    Bruce/Votto neck and neck MVP race (neither takes it)
    Bailey CYA winner
    Hamilton ROY & GG


Turn Off Ads?

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Board Moderators may, at their discretion and judgment, delete and/or edit any messages that violate any of the following guidelines: 1. Explicit references to alleged illegal or unlawful acts. 2. Graphic sexual descriptions. 3. Racial or ethnic slurs. 4. Use of edgy language (including masked profanity). 5. Direct personal attacks, flames, fights, trolling, baiting, name-calling, general nuisance, excessive player criticism or anything along those lines. 6. Posting spam. 7. Each person may have only one user account. It is fine to be critical here - that's what this board is for. But let's not beat a subject or a player to death, please.

Thank you, and most importantly, enjoy yourselves!


RedsZone.com is a privately owned website and is not affiliated with the Cincinnati Reds or Major League Baseball


Contact us: Boss | GIK | BCubb2003 | dabvu2498 | Gallen5862 | LexRedsFan | Plus Plus | RedlegJake | redsfan1995 | The Operator | Tommyjohn25