As God as my witness, I thought turkeys could fly.
Currently this is the best all-around lineup that the 25 man roster can produce (even if Renteria might have an edge on Janish offensively).
Lewis and Heisey now have an opportunity to prove to Dusty that he ought to be platooning them in LF in Philadelphia -- and beyond.
We shouldn't have to celebrate the times when our manager actually puts a good lineup out there and doesn't automatically give the other team an advantage. That said, cue Kool and the Gang!
In Bizarro World, this is a Sunday Special lineup.
Dusty said before Friday nights game he would give Gomes Friday and Saturday at DH and if it didn't get him going we would see something else on Sunday. Nothing here we didn't already know.
Or maybe they'll "invent" an injury for Gomes -- similar to what they did with Chapman -- to buy 15 days of Yonder to see how it goes. Would also be interesting to see if Gomes would accept a minor league assignment to straighten himself out. Even Momma Gomes can see that Jonny is hurting the team right now. If he wants to play, maybe he needs to be in Louisville. Or he can be the last man off the Reds' bench, or go on the DL with a case of "Canthititus."
I doubt that he would be removed from the short side of the platoon.
I like Gomes and agree on the team
Chemistry thing. But in order to win you have to sacrifice once in a while. Besides the Reds have more invested in Yonder so it is time to bring him up.
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Any lineup that has Janish batting third is simply not acceptable IMHO.
"You only have to bat a thousand in two things; flying and heart transplants. Everything else you can go 4-for-5."