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    Bruce Leading Off

    Jay Bruce hitting leadoff tonight per Fay's blog

    Valaika hitting second

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    Re: Bruce Leading Off

    Wow, with Phillips and Cabrera out it just keeps getting more and more interesting. Go Jay.
    What if this is as good as it gets?

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    Re: Bruce Leading Off

    I would much rather have Janish leading off. More often than not Bruce isn't going to give you a good at bat, Janish will. Oh well, hopefully it works and we put up a lot of crooked numbers tonight.

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    Re: Bruce Leading Off

    Valaika's major league debut?

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    Yes, it's his first ML start, Kingspoint.

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    Re: Bruce Leading Off

    Bruce has a relatively good OBP and is a smart base runner, so it makes sense on a couple levels.

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    What, since we're playing the Cubs let's put any old crap out there and we'll win?

    I guess we'll see.

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    Re: Bruce Leading Off

    Quote Originally Posted by Kingspoint View Post
    Valaika's major league debut?
    Not his major league debut, but this is his first time starting a game.
    Whoever wants to know the heart and mind of America had better learn baseball - Jacques Barzun

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    Re: Bruce Leading Off

    I don't know about this. Hopefully he'll take some pitches, make the pitcher get his pitch count up and draw a couple of walks.

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    Re: Bruce Leading Off

    Anyone, apart from me, find it interesting that it is not Miguel Cairo starting at 2nd base?
    Zero chance the Reds miss the playoffs!

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    Re: Bruce Leading Off

    Quote Originally Posted by texasdave View Post
    Anyone, apart from me, find it interesting that it is not Miguel Cairo starting at 2nd base?
    He's the back up corner infielder, Valaika is the back up middle infielder. That's how I think it will be anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bshall2105 View Post
    He's the back up corner infielder, Valaika is the back up middle infielder. That's how I think it will be anyway.
    Yep, Cairo would be a major liability in the middle of the infield for a whole game. He might come in late to pinch hit and then they can hope nothing tough is hit his way in the later innings.

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    Re: Bruce Leading Off

    Can we ever get a lineup card without people complaining?

    Lets be honest here, in the 127 some games Dusty has sent out the lineup card, weve won 19 more then weve lost.

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    You could have given me 100 guesses and I'd never guessed Bruce/Valaika to be batting first and second tonight. I'd rather see something like Janish/Bruce at the top, and hit Valaika 8th. I just don't like a lot of tinkering with the lineup right now.

    But if it works, I'm ok with it.

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    Bruce gives the Reds a better OBP than what they were getting out of Phillips.


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