I don't get it and Dusty must not get it either. Why is Wladimir Balentien not in the lineup instead of McDonald. He's hot and the homerun he hit to right center lastnight still hasn't landed. I can never understand why the day after a player has a good game he's not in the lineup. All I can say is I hope McDonald is something like 10 for 15 against Zach Duke with 3 doubles, 2 HR, and 6 RBI's for his career, but I doubt it because he hasn't been around long enough. It probably boils down to he's 2 for 3 and Balentien is 0 for 4. Duke is a lefthander so that doesn't matter because McDonald and Balentien are both righties. Oh well lets just get the sweep and keep winning!
Posted by JohnFay at 9/2/2009 10:46 AM EDT on Cincinnati.com
Drew Stubbs cf
Paul Janish ss
Joey Votto 1b
Brandon Phillips 2b
Jonny Gomes rf
Darnell McDonald lf
Adam Rosales 3b
Corky Miller c
Homer Bailey p
vs. LH Zach Duke (10-12, 3.68)
The Reds selected the contract of left-hander Pedro Viola. Viola, 25, was 2-2 with a 5.47 ERA at Louisville -- 49 1/3 innings, 48 hits, 33 walks, 57 strikeouts. He's got a great arm.
Danny Richar (shoulder) was put on the 60-day disabled list to make room for Viola.
Scott Rolen left last night's game in the eighth or ninth. But I thought they just resting him because of the blowout. I'll check to see why he's not playing.