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    How about a lineup shakeup

    Our offense just doesn't seem to be clicking right now, so how about thinking outside of the box and going with something like this:

    Phillips
    Hanigan
    Bruce
    Votto
    Stubbs
    Rolen
    Gomes
    Janish
    Pitcher

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    Re: How about a lineup shakeup

    Stubbs
    Bruce
    Votto
    Rolen
    Gomes
    Phillips
    Hanigan
    Janish
    Pitcher

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    Re: How about a lineup shakeup

    Not attacking either of you guys but why move Phillips?? He is hitting good in the 2 hole and he is comfortable there and has even said he likes batting in the 2 spot.

    If we were changing the lineup I would go something on the lines of this

    Stubbs
    Phillips
    Votto
    Rolen
    Gomes
    Bruce
    Hanigan/Hernandez
    Janish
    Pitcher

    Personally I don't think there is a big problem with the lineup the way it is now..
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    Re: How about a lineup shakeup

    it would make no difference

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    Re: How about a lineup shakeup

    Quote Originally Posted by Maker_84 View Post
    it would make no difference
    Not true. Moving BP from 4th to leadoff helped the reds a lot last year.
    How about

    BP
    Heisey
    Votto
    Rolen
    Gomes
    Stubbs
    H/H
    Janish
    Pitcher

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    Re: How about a lineup shakeup

    Offense hasn't been the problem thus far. #1 in the NL in RS by a full 10 runs

    The pitching staff simply needs to step things up and that is all there really is to it.

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    Re: How about a lineup shakeup

    - With 99 runs the reds lead all of baseball with 9 more than the second place teams. Starting pitching is this team's need to address, not the line up.

    - Stubbs is hitting well above his career BA OBP and SLG this year leading off and he's stolen 5 of 6. Not sure why some people think batting him lower in the lineup is going to produce even more runs.

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    Re: How about a lineup shakeup

    Remove 3-4 high scoring games and how is our offense doing? Lets review the Pirate series, remove the Sat 11 run output and how did the offense look to you? How did they look last night or on the West coast trip. yes pitching needs to come around, but we need to get hitters seeing different pitches and get some out of their funk...

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    Re: How about a lineup shakeup

    Quote Originally Posted by brm7675 View Post
    Remove 3-4 high scoring games and how is our offense doing?
    That argument can't be made if you watch baseball with any regularity. Take last night, just a random night. 7 teams scored 1 run or less, 4 teams scored more than 10. Teams don't consistently score 5 runs night in-night out.

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    Re: How about a lineup shakeup

    Quote Originally Posted by DirtyBaker View Post
    That argument can't be made if you watch baseball with any regularity. Take last night, just a random night. 7 teams scored 1 run or less, 4 teams scored more than 10. Teams don't consistently score 5 runs night in-night out.
    You are right, but right now this offense is in a funk, we are not hitting on any kind of consistant basis over the past 10+ games, what is wrong with shaking things up a bit and allowing players to see some different pitches...

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    Re: How about a lineup shakeup

    Maybe we should think about hitting the pitcher 8th...

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    Re: How about a lineup shakeup

    Quote Originally Posted by brm7675 View Post
    Our offense just doesn't seem to be clicking right now, so how about thinking outside of the box and going with something like this:

    Phillips
    Hanigan
    Bruce
    Votto
    Stubbs
    Rolen
    Gomes
    Janish
    Pitcher
    You give way too much love to Hanigan. You loved him last year too so I don't know what the deal is there. He's been dreadful aside from the first series of the season. Hernandez has out performed him on the field and at the plate. Also, hitting Bruce 3rd is crazy right now.

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    Re: How about a lineup shakeup

    Move Janish up in the order..

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    Re: How about a lineup shakeup

    Quote Originally Posted by BPhillips4 View Post
    Offense hasn't been the problem thus far. #1 in the NL in RS by a full 10 runs

    The pitching staff simply needs to step things up and that is all there really is to it.
    Correct.

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    Re: How about a lineup shakeup

    Quote Originally Posted by bshall2105 View Post
    You give way too much love to Hanigan. You loved him last year too so I don't know what the deal is there. He's been dreadful aside from the first series of the season. Hernandez has out performed him on the field and at the plate. Also, hitting Bruce 3rd is crazy right now.
    Hanigan is a contact hitter, which is what you want in the 2 spot. You bat Jay 3rd and Votto 4th, which means the odds of Jay seeing better pitches occur because Votto is hitting behind him.


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