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    Re: 8/27- Reds vs. Cubs

    My guess is that Cincy feels like this game is a lock no matter who plays 2b so they'd rather take the opportunity to see what Valaika can do.

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    Re: 8/27- Reds vs. Cubs

    Quote Originally Posted by kbrake View Post
    There have been a few games this year I've clicked on the game thread and thought someone was playing a joke cause no way Dusty actually came up with that. Today is one of those days.
    I honestly thought somebody bumped a spring training thread when I saw the lineup. I don't have a problem with it, but it just looks odd.
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    A little bit off topic, but do you guys think that Jesse Winker profiles more like Pete Rose or is he just the next Hal Morris??

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    Re: 8/27- Reds vs. Cubs

    Quote Originally Posted by edabbs44 View Post
    My guess is that Cincy feels like this game is a lock no matter who plays 2b so they'd rather take the opportunity to see what Valaika can do.
    lol

    Give me a break.

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    Re: 8/27- Reds vs. Cubs

    You want to draw people into this thread...put "Bruce leading off" in the title.

    Interesting is the only word I can come up with right now.

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    Re: 8/27- Reds vs. Cubs

    This is SO going to be one of those games where the 'weird' lineup somehow puts up about sixteen runs, LOL :
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    Re: 8/27- Reds vs. Cubs

    I would play Cairo and have him lead off.

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    Re: 8/27- Reds vs. Cubs

    Quote Originally Posted by edabbs44 View Post
    My guess is that Cincy feels like this game is a lock no matter who plays 2b so they'd rather take the opportunity to see what Valaika can do.
    If Cincy thinks this or any other game is a lock they will not make the playoffs.

    There is no such thing as a lock in baseball when the Pirates beat Wainwright.

    The Reds have huge trouble with Gorzelany.

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    Re: 8/27- Reds vs. Cubs

    Quote Originally Posted by PuffyPig View Post
    If Cincy thinks this or any other game is a lock they will not make the playoffs.

    There is no such thing as a lock in baseball when the Pirates beat Wainwright.

    The Reds have huge trouble with Gorzelany.
    Indeed.

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    Re: 8/27- Reds vs. Cubs

    Like the lineup. Dusty put some thought into it.
    Forces Bruce to settle down. Valaika is a contact guy, batting second might be a good place for him to make his first start, rather than leadoff.

    In any case, this one's on Cueto mostly. He needs to bounce back.
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    Re: 8/27- Reds vs. Cubs

    Quote Originally Posted by PuffyPig View Post
    If Cincy thinks this or any other game is a lock they will not make the playoffs.

    There is no such thing as a lock in baseball when the Pirates beat Wainwright.

    The Reds have huge trouble with Gorzelany.
    Maybe I should reword...maybe they think that this game will likely not come down to who plays 2b and want to see what they have in Valaika. I've noted a few games in the past where it seemed like they have confidence in the matchup and did something unorthodox with the lineup.

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    Re: 8/27- Reds vs. Cubs

    Quote Originally Posted by HeatherC1212 View Post
    This is SO going to be one of those games where the 'weird' lineup somehow puts up about sixteen runs, LOL :
    This is what I was thinking too. It never seems to fail that when we see one of those really strange lineups...it goes nuts.

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    Re: 8/27- Reds vs. Cubs

    Reds are pretty strong favorites tonight (-173).

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    Re: 8/27- Reds vs. Cubs

    Odds that the Reds will be 3 games down after tonight are 3.3-1 (according to sportsbook, via a Cubs/Cards parlay).

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    Re: 8/27- Reds vs. Cubs

    Quote Originally Posted by Homer Bailey View Post
    Reds are pretty strong favorites tonight (-173).



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    Re: 8/27- Reds vs. Cubs

    Quote Originally Posted by Homer Bailey View Post
    Odds that the Reds will be 3 games down after tonight are 3.3-1 (according to sportsbook, via a Cubs/Cards parlay).
    $100 gets you $330? Not a bad wager.


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