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    4-29-10 Reds v Astros

    Dickerson 8
    Phillips 4
    Votto 3
    Rolen 5
    Bruce 9
    Cabrera 6
    Nix 7
    Hanigan 2
    Arroyo 1

    I like Hanigan back in there after a day off. Also like Dickerson getting a start. I also still like the lineup. I don't, however, like the constant Cabrera love-fest. Not thrilled with Nix again...but Gomes has looked like he needs some time off (just not during BP yesterday...he hit 5 shots OVER the train...mercy)
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    Re: 4-29-10 Reds v Astros

    Quote Originally Posted by _Sir_Charles_ View Post
    Dickerson 8
    Phillips 4
    Votto 3
    Rolen 5
    Bruce 9
    Cabrera 6
    Nix 7
    Hanigan 2
    Arroyo 1

    I like Hanigan back in there after a day off. Also like Dickerson getting a start. I also still like the lineup. I don't, however, like the constant Cabrera love-fest. Not thrilled with Nix again...but Gomes has looked like he needs some time off (just not during BP yesterday...he hit 5 shots OVER the train...mercy)
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    Re: 4-29-10 Reds v Astros

    Quote Originally Posted by _Sir_Charles_ View Post
    Dickerson 8
    Phillips 4
    Votto 3
    Rolen 5
    Bruce 9
    Cabrera 6
    Nix 7
    Hanigan 2
    Arroyo 1

    I like Hanigan back in there after a day off. Also like Dickerson getting a start. I also still like the lineup. I don't, however, like the constant Cabrera love-fest. Not thrilled with Nix again...but Gomes has looked like he needs some time off (just not during BP yesterday...he hit 5 shots OVER the train...mercy)

    I almost wish we would go with both Stubbs and Dickerson today. I like guys with extra range in Houston's outfield because of how left field is deformed. Plus, Stubbs has signs recently of putting it together and I want to see him in the line-up.

    BTW I hate seeing Hanigan in the 8 hole. I would love to see him either leading off or in that 2 hole.

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    Re: 4-29-10 Reds v Astros

    http://www.baseball-reference.com/pl...o01&as=pitcher

    Oswalt has Rolen's # .222 AVG in a ton of at bats.

    Drew Stubbs has the ONLY HR off Oswalt, yet was benched for Dickerson.

    Cabrera is hitless against Oswalt while Janish is 2 for 3 with 2 doubles.

    Small sample size of course.

    Phillips also does extremely well against Oswalt. OBP .364

    P.S. Hernandez has an OBP over .500 in 11 AB's
    Last edited by forfreelin04; 04-29-2010 at 04:36 PM. Reason: P.S.

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    Re: 4-29-10 Reds v Astros

    It's a fine line-up. It's likely never going to be perfect in a way that everyone on the board will applaud. Dusty still giving Nix every opportunity to help this team with spot starts in match-ups that should be decent for Nix. At some point, Nix needs to actually go ahead and reward Dusty and help the team.

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    Re: 4-29-10 Reds v Astros

    Houston is Janish's hometown. He should have got a start in this series.
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    Re: 4-29-10 Reds v Astros

    Quote Originally Posted by Edd Roush View Post
    I almost wish we would go with both Stubbs and Dickerson today. I like guys with extra range in Houston's outfield because of how left field is deformed. Plus, Stubbs has signs recently of putting it together and I want to see him in the line-up.

    BTW I hate seeing Hanigan in the 8 hole. I would love to see him either leading off or in that 2 hole.
    I thought about starting Stubbs last night.

    He did get a Double down the line in his final at bat in yesterday's game.

    However, I came to the conclusion a poor day against Oswalt was worse for his development then sitting him.

    I usually don't agree with the credit Dusty gives to confidence, but as a hitter you always remember your last at bat. Let this one stew in Stubbs brain until the next game.

    Plus, Dickerson needs a start to right his ship. Someone has to win this leadoff battle. So far its a battle of attrition.

    You could say Stubbs is turning the corner, but his double was out of the zone and tomahawked to Left.

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    Re: 4-29-10 Reds v Astros

    Quote Originally Posted by lollipopcurve View Post
    Houston is Janish's hometown. He should have got a start in this series.
    I actually agree with this. I'd have started Stubbs too instead of Nix. I'd have hit him in the 6th spot in the lineup, Janish 8th.

    But hey, that's just my opinion.
    Suck it up cupcake.

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    Re: 4-29-10 Reds v Astros

    Quote Originally Posted by lollipopcurve View Post
    Houston is Janish's hometown. He should have got a start in this series.
    Dusty is that you?

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    Re: 4-29-10 Reds v Astros

    Quote Originally Posted by Edd Roush View Post
    I almost wish we would go with both Stubbs and Dickerson today. I like guys with extra range in Houston's outfield because of how left field is deformed. Plus, Stubbs has signs recently of putting it together and I want to see him in the line-up.

    BTW I hate seeing Hanigan in the 8 hole. I would love to see him either leading off or in that 2 hole.
    Nix is actually a pretty darn good defensive LF. Though I'd much rather see Stubbs get more PA, even if he's scuffling. He's not going to improve by watching.
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    Re: 4-29-10 Reds v Astros

    [QUOTE=RedsManRick;2068296]Nix is actually a pretty darn good defensive LF. Though I'd much rather see Stubbs get more PA, even if he's scuffling. He's not going to improve by watching.[/QUOTE]

    Even if he's sitting next to Ted Willams?

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    Last edited by forfreelin04; 04-29-2010 at 06:09 PM.

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    Let's get the sweep tonight!

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    Re: 4-29-10 Reds v Astros

    Quote Originally Posted by membengal View Post
    It's a fine line-up. It's likely never going to be perfect in a way that everyone on the board will applaud. Dusty still giving Nix every opportunity to help this team with spot starts in match-ups that should be decent for Nix. At some point, Nix needs to actually go ahead and reward Dusty and help the team.
    Nix and Dickerson both have to start hitting. They've been horrid so far this year. (As has Stubbs.)

    But it's not like anyone in Louisville has hit well enough to switch places with any of them.
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    Re: 4-29-10 Reds v Astros

    All I can say is at least he isn't playing Cairo
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