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    Votto hitting leadoff

    Looks like Jr isn't playing tonight, but Joey Votto is in the leadoff spot.

    Joey Votto 1b
    Jolbert Cabrera ss
    Jay Bruce rf
    Brandon Phillips 2b
    Adam Dunn lf
    Edwin Encarnacion 3b
    Corey Patterson cf
    David Ross c
    Bronson Arroyo p

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    Hmm, I think I like this lineup. Joey has a good eye so hopefully he does well batting in the leadoff spot. Go Joey!
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    Re: Votto hitting leadoff

    I say move Cabrera to the 6 hole, Bruce to the 2 hole followed by Dunn and he would have something.

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    ^Three lefties in a row? That's unpossible!

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    HEY! It only took over 2 1/2 months to move Patterson out of the 1-2 spots!!!

    Its still a very flawed in its construction. Patterson doesn't belong anywhere in the lineup. And are you sure Votto isn't playing CF?
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    Hah, well Dunn's still buried in the lineup and batting in front of an automatic out, and the fact that Patterson is in there to begin with, but I guess we will take whatever victories we can, and getting someone with a semblence of OBP in the leadoff spot works for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Javy Pornstache View Post
    Hah, well Dunn's still buried in the lineup and batting in front of an automatic out, and the fact that Patterson is in there to begin with, but I guess we will take whatever victories we can, and getting someone with a semblence of OBP in the leadoff spot works for me.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Javy Pornstache View Post
    Hah, well Dunn's still buried in the lineup and batting in front of an automatic out, and the fact that Patterson is in there to begin with, but I guess we will take whatever victories we can, and getting someone with a semblence of OBP in the leadoff spot works for me.
    Taking Phillips out of the 4 and moving him down to 6 would help too. Phillips is more of an automatic out than Edwin with his terrible .313 OBP, not to mention his rally killing 10 GIDP.
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    Votto as the leadoff hitter? I sure as heck did not see that one coming.

    Leadoff is an improvement simply because Patterson isn't there.

    I like Bruce at 3 but better at 2.

    BP does not = a cleanup hitter. I wonder if this will be Dusty's next revelation.

    EE and Dunn still too far down in the order.

    Patterson should not be playing if Hopper is healthy.

    The sad fact is, despite all those criticisms, it's still an improvement for Dusty.
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    Re: Votto hitting leadoff

    Quote Originally Posted by TheBigLebowski View Post
    Votto as the leadoff hitter? I sure as heck did not see that one coming.

    Leadoff is an improvement simply because Patterson isn't there.

    I like Bruce at 3 but better at 2.

    BP does not = a cleanup hitter. I wonder if this will be Dusty's next revelation.

    EE and Dunn still too far down in the order.

    Patterson should not be playing if Hopper is healthy.

    The sad fact is, despite all those criticisms, it's still an improvement for Dusty.

    I totally agree about Hopper playing instead of Patterson... He is activated so what? Does Dusty want Hopper on the Bench so he can Pinch hit for Patterson later in the Game...

    That is probably the way he thinks...

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    Chat is open for the game tonight.

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    I'm not thrilled with Joey leading off, but it's not like Dusty's got many other viable options. Nobody is hitting.

    The one positive is Patterson batting 7th. I really don't have much of a problem with Patterson playing right now. We don't have many options regarding CF right now, his defense is solid, my problem was hitting him at the top of the lineup. Once we get some players back from injuries...it should be back to the bench for him though (or "other" options).
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    Re: Votto hitting leadoff

    Quote Originally Posted by Hondo View Post
    I totally agree about Hopper playing instead of Patterson... He is activated so what? Does Dusty want Hopper on the Bench so he can Pinch hit for Patterson later in the Game...

    That is probably the way he thinks...
    Dudes! I called it! Did I not????? He pinch hit Norris Hopper for Corey Patterson...

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    If rep still existed here I'd give you some.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HeatherC1212 View Post
    Hmm, I think I like this lineup.
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