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    Re: Predict the Opening Day Lineup

    Taveras - CF
    Hairston - LF
    Votto -1B
    Phillips - 2B
    Bruce - RF
    EE - 3B
    Gonzalez - SS
    Hernandez - C
    Harang - P

    Dusty said at the beginning of spring, that he would bat Gonzalez in the 7th spot.

    If you look at his past lineups, that the SS must bat second is a myth. Dusty has batted the SS in the 2 spot only 25% of the time in the games that he has managed in the majors. And a lot of those went to Rich Aurilia and Nomar. CF leading off is a different matter.

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    Re: Predict the Opening Day Lineup

    Taveras -CF
    Gonzalez - SS
    Votto - 1B
    Phillips - 2B
    Bruce - RF
    Encarnacion - 3B
    Gomes - LF
    Hernandez - C
    Harang - P

    That's what I think the lineup will look like. Though it flies in the face of all logic, I'd actually start Dickerson in LF as a show of confidence, even though it's vs. a LHP. He'll be a platoon guy all year, but I think it'd do the kid some good to get an opening day start and it would certainly improve the defense in a game where every run should count.
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    Re: Predict the Opening Day Lineup

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    Re: Predict the Opening Day Lineup

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNext44 View Post
    Taveras - CF
    Hairston - LF
    Votto -1B
    Phillips - 2B
    Bruce - RF
    EE - 3B
    Gonzalez - SS
    Hernandez - C
    Harang - P

    Dusty said at the beginning of spring, that he would bat Gonzalez in the 7th spot.

    If you look at his past lineups, that the SS must bat second is a myth. Dusty has batted the SS in the 2 spot only 25% of the time in the games that he has managed in the majors. And a lot of those went to Rich Aurilia and Nomar. CF leading off is a different matter.
    Actually at some point later in the spring he said he'd likely bat Gonzo 2nd instead of Dickerson if both were in the game. Something about experience I think, Dickerson doesn't have enough time to bat 2nd apparently.

    So since Johan is starting it should look like so.

    Taveras CF
    Hairston LF
    Votto 1B
    Phillips 2B
    Bruce RF
    EE 3B
    Gonzo SS
    Hernandez C
    Harang P
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    Re: Predict the Opening Day Lineup

    Taveras CF
    Hairston SS
    Votto 1B
    Phillips 2B
    Bruce RF
    Gomes LF
    Encarnacion 3B
    Hernandez C

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    Re: Predict the Opening Day Lineup

    Tavares CF
    Hariston SS
    Votto 1B
    Phillips 2B
    Sheffield LF
    Encarnacion 3B
    Bruce RF
    Hernandez C
    Harang P


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    Re: Predict the Opening Day Lineup

    Taveras
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    Votto
    Phillips
    Bruce
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    Hernandez
    Gonzalez
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