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    Tonight's Lineup - Why am I Not Surprised

    Chris Dickerson lf

    Jeff Keppinger ss

    Jay Bruce cf

    Brandon Phillips 2b

    Javy Valentin 1b

    Edwin Encarnacion 3b

    Corey Patterson cf

    Paul Bako c

    Edinson Volquez p
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    Re: Tonight's Lineup - Why am I Not Surprised

    I posted this in another thread:

    What an incredibly bad lineup, again. Dusty continues to defy the odds. First of all, Dickerson should be playing center field to get comfortable out there in a new ballpark, plus his arm is stronger than Patterson's. Secondly, why start Valentin over Rosales? Valentin should be gone after this season, why not let Rosales gets some atbats to see if he can help this team next season? At least he's got enough sense to bat Dickerson lead off.

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    Re: Tonight's Lineup - Why am I Not Surprised

    Quote Originally Posted by WVRedsFan View Post
    Chris Dickerson lf

    Jeff Keppinger ss

    Jay Bruce cf

    Brandon Phillips 2b

    Javy Valentin 1b

    Edwin Encarnacion 3b

    Corey Patterson cf

    Paul Bako c

    Edinson Volquez p
    Two guys in CF, that is just dumb....lol
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    Re: Tonight's Lineup - Why am I Not Surprised

    The Reds just traded Dunn, Griffey and Ross. Votto is on the bereavement list. Dusty is playing lefty hitters against the righty pitcher so that maybe the team can score a couple of runs. This is the lineup you get. Lou Gehrig isn't available.

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    Re: Tonight's Lineup - Why am I Not Surprised

    Quote Originally Posted by Kc61 View Post
    The Reds just traded Dunn, Griffey and Ross. Votto is on the bereavement list. Dusty is playing lefty hitters against the righty pitcher so that maybe the team can score a couple of runs. This is the lineup you get. Lou Gehrig isn't available.
    And Son-In-Law is in CF over Dickerson because why? Javy is batting ahead of EE why? Javy over Rosales? It's not the players so much, where clearly Dusty is behind the 8 ball. It's the utilization.
    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 - Why am I Not Surprised

    Quote Originally Posted by OnBaseMachine View Post
    At least he's got enough sense to bat Dickerson lead off.
    Leftfielders don't lead off! Somebody check Dusty's meds.
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    Re: Tonight's Lineup - Why am I Not Surprised

    I owuld assume since Hariston isn't ready (didn't they say he might be tonight?), that he's DL bound. I agree with Kc61, there aren't many choices, but batting Javy in the 5 hole is horrible.

    I want to see Corey and Jay battle over those balls in center, too.
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    Re: Tonight's Lineup - Why am I Not Surprised

    Did we ever find out who died in Votto's family? It must have been very serious!

    That line up looks very bad by the way!
    And This One Belongs to the REDS!!!

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    Re: Tonight's Lineup - Why am I Not Surprised

    Quote Originally Posted by Reds1 View Post
    Did we ever find out who died in Votto's family? It must have been very serious!

    That line up looks very bad by the way!
    Thought I read in the other thread that it was his father.
    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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