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    Nix and Hanigan starting game 2, Wood possible to start for game 4

    From Fay today:

    http://cincinnati.com/blogs/reds/201...y-start-game-4

    Nix and Hanigan will definitely start tomorrow night and Dusty is considering starting Wood if there is a game 4.

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    Re: Nix and Hanigan starting game 2, Wood possible to start for game 4

    As long as Nix is in LF, not CF, I'm OK with that.

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    Re: Nix and Hanigan starting game 2, Wood possible to start for game 4

    Quote Originally Posted by Reds Fanatic View Post
    From Fay today:

    http://cincinnati.com/blogs/reds/201...y-start-game-4

    Nix and Hanigan will definitely start tomorrow night and Dusty is considering starting Wood if there is a game 4.
    These all sound like pretty good calls to me. Let's just hope we can get a run early tomorrow so this team can forget about last night.

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    Re: Nix and Hanigan starting game 2, Wood possible to start for game 4

    Quote Originally Posted by buckeyenut View Post
    As long as Nix is in LF, not CF, I'm OK with that.
    Haha, I didn't even consider that possibility until you said something. Thanks for letting that thought enter into my mind :thumbdown

    Any ways, what does everyone think the line-up will look like tomorrow?

    Dusty will likely go with

    Phillips
    Cabrera
    Votto
    Rolen
    Bruce
    Nix
    Stubbs
    Hanigan
    Arroyo

    I would go with
    Stubbs
    Bruce
    Votto
    Rolen
    Nix
    Hanigan
    Phillips
    Janish
    Arroyo

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    Re: Nix and Hanigan starting game 2, Wood possible to start for game 4

    Quote Originally Posted by Edd Roush View Post
    Haha, I didn't even consider that possibility until you said something. Thanks for letting that thought enter into my mind :thumbdown

    Any ways, what does everyone think the line-up will look like tomorrow?

    Dusty will likely go with

    Phillips
    Cabrera
    Votto
    Rolen
    Bruce
    Nix
    Stubbs
    Hanigan
    Arroyo

    I would go with
    Stubbs
    Bruce
    Votto
    Rolen
    Nix
    Hanigan
    Phillips
    Janish
    Arroyo
    I'm w/ you Edd.....great lineup. You can pick nits on flipping BP and RH, but this is just golden.
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    Re: Nix and Hanigan starting game 2, Wood possible to start for game 4

    Janish oughta be playing too
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    Re: Nix and Hanigan starting game 2, Wood possible to start for game 4

    I know it's small sample, but did Dusty not notice how well the offense performed when Cabrera was no longer at the top of the lineup?
    Games are won on run differential -- scoring more than your opponent. Runs are runs, scored or prevented they all count the same. Worry about scoring more and allowing fewer, not which positions contribute to which side of the equation or how "consistent" you are at your current level of performance.

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    Re: Nix and Hanigan starting game 2, Wood possible to start for game 4

    Mark Sheldon said Nix is starting in LF, so no worries.
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    Re: Nix and Hanigan starting game 2, Wood possible to start for game 4

    Quote Originally Posted by RedsManRick View Post
    I know it's small sample, but did Dusty not notice how well the offense performed when Cabrera was no longer at the top of the lineup?
    Cabrera batted .298 in the two-hole this season in 68 games.
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    Re: Nix and Hanigan starting game 2, Wood possible to start for game 4

    Quote Originally Posted by penantboundreds View Post
    Janish oughta be playing too
    I doubt we see him unless someone is hurt.

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    Re: Nix and Hanigan starting game 2, Wood possible to start for game 4

    Quote Originally Posted by penantboundreds View Post
    Janish oughta be playing too
    You can't have it both ways with Dusty, IMO.

    I think the consensus is that he is a great team-builder/leader by deferring to vets and deftly managing ego's, psyche's, young players, etc... There were several times this season that the Reds could have gone south and I do believe that quality leadership was part of the reason we stayed the course. And leadership comes from the top....and it absolutely filters through Dusty.

    Therefore, I think we must accept that Dusty is going to be very slow to make any drastic changes involving those vets that he invests with leading the team.

    I don't think he could make a guy like OCab a focal point and then stick him on the bench come post-season.

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    Re: Nix and Hanigan starting game 2, Wood possible to start for game 4

    Quote Originally Posted by sivman17 View Post
    Cabrera batted .298 in the two-hole this season in 68 games.
    I stand corrected. Perhaps it just correlated with Stubbs and Bruce catching fire. Though the .333 OBP and .415 SLG aren't anything to write home about. I'd still prefer a better OBP threat batting ahead Votto. I don't care if Hanigan and Rolen are slow, you can't score from the dugout. Nor do I care that Bruce and Votto are both LH.

    When the 9th inning comes around and the guys at the top are getting an extra PA, I want those guys to be my best hitters.
    Games are won on run differential -- scoring more than your opponent. Runs are runs, scored or prevented they all count the same. Worry about scoring more and allowing fewer, not which positions contribute to which side of the equation or how "consistent" you are at your current level of performance.

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    Re: Nix and Hanigan starting game 2, Wood possible to start for game 4

    Doesn't Hanigan normally start when Arroyo is pitching anyway?

    Lance Nix vs Oswalt....

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    17	9	3	1	2	4	1	2	.529	.556	1.176	1.732
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    Re: Nix and Hanigan starting game 2, Wood possible to start for game 4

    Quote Originally Posted by GAC View Post
    Doesn't Hanigan normally start when Arroyo is pitching anyway?
    Yes, Dusty said the same thing.

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    Re: Nix and Hanigan starting game 2, Wood possible to start for game 4

    Quote Originally Posted by penantboundreds View Post
    Janish oughta be playing too
    I can't help but to agree completely.I get what everyone is saying about Dusty and the vets and Cabrera being a great clubhouse guy.It's just that Cabrera contributed nothing last night and certainly cost the team 3 runs.For a great leader his playoff track record is poor.

    Say what you want about how great Halladay was last night, but even for the great ones it's much more difficult to pitch with a one run lead opposed to cruising thru almost the entire game with a 4 run lead.


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