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    Reds vs. Cubs Friday 4/20

    Looks as if Phillips is getting a day to rest the hammy.

    Cozart SS
    Stubbs CF
    Votto 1B
    Bruce RF
    Rolen 3B
    Heisey LF
    Harris 2B
    Mesoraco C
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    Re: Reds vs. Cubs Friday 4/20

    Why was Leake skipped or flipped?
    Last edited by BigJohn; 04-20-2012 at 11:03 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigJohn View Post
    Why was Leake skipped?
    He wasn't. He goes tomorrow.

    The rotation has been Cueto, Latos, Arroyo, Bailey, Leake.

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    Re: Reds vs. Cubs Friday 4/20

    thanks, I see that now, thought it was leake then bailey.

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    Re: Reds vs. Cubs Friday 4/20

    Today would be a good day for Willie Harris to bust out of his 0 for his last 12 years slump.

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    I know people are going to think this is a hater question, but why is Harris hitting in front of Mesoraco? Does anyone think he is a better hitter? Why must the catcher bat 8th?
    Zero chance the Reds miss the playoffs!

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    Quote Originally Posted by texasdave View Post
    I know people are going to think this is a hater question, but why is Harris hitting in front of Mesoraco? Does anyone think he is a better hitter? Why must the catcher bat 8th?
    I can guess a couple things....

    1) Mesoraco in front of Harris negates Harris' speed.

    2) If Mesoraco can continue his hot hitting, you allow Bailey to sacrifice (not swing away) which gives the top of your order scoring opportunities.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Who Dey Time View Post
    I can guess a couple things....

    1) Mesoraco in front of Harris negates Harris' speed.

    2) If Mesoraco can continue his hot hitting, you allow Bailey to sacrifice (not swing away) which gives the top of your order scoring opportunities.

    I would offer this.

    1)We just saw Mesoraco enter the game as a pinch runner. He does not lumber like most catchers.

    2) You want to get your hot hitters more opportunites to hit not less. If Bruce, Rolen or Heisey are in scoring position, who is more likely to drive them in at this point in the season - Harris or Mesoraco?
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    Re: Reds vs. Cubs Friday 4/20

    Quote Originally Posted by texasdave View Post
    I know people are going to think this is a hater question, but why is Harris hitting in front of Mesoraco? Does anyone think he is a better hitter? Why must the catcher bat 8th?
    Simple Bakermetrics, my friend.

    But why am I having to tell you that?

    Also, Ludwick out...
    Last edited by malcontent; 04-20-2012 at 12:49 PM.

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    Re: Reds vs. Cubs Friday 4/20

    Quote Originally Posted by malcontent View Post
    Simple Bakermetrics, my friend.

    But why am I having to tell you that?

    Also, Ludwick out...
    I'm glad somebody notice Ludstick was benched...the RBI team leader with a lot fewer ABs and he rides pine? What the hell is wrong with Baker? Can't he tell a true clutch hitter when he see's one? Can't you guys either???

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    Re: Reds vs. Cubs Friday 4/20

    Quote Originally Posted by Magdal View Post
    I'm glad somebody notice Ludstick was benched...the RBI team leader with a lot fewer ABs and he rides pine? What the hell is wrong with Baker? Can't he tell a true clutch hitter when he see's one? Can't you guys either???
    Lotta Heisey homers on RZ.

    So long as we're running a lineup of 1001 RHH against RHP, I'll take Ludwick.

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    Re: Reds vs. Cubs Friday 4/20

    Quote Originally Posted by Magdal View Post
    I'm glad somebody notice Ludstick was benched...the RBI team leader with a lot fewer ABs and he rides pine? What the hell is wrong with Baker? Can't he tell a true clutch hitter when he see's one? Can't you guys either???
    All I heard during spring training was that they wanted Heisey in there full time. Now poele can't get enough of Luddy....amazing!!!

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    Re: Reds vs. Cubs Friday 4/20

    Quote Originally Posted by texasdave View Post
    I know people are going to think this is a hater question, but why is Harris hitting in front of Mesoraco? Does anyone think he is a better hitter? Why must the catcher bat 8th?
    You, of all people....

    "Catcher bats 8th, dude."
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    Re: Reds vs. Cubs Friday 4/20

    Quote Originally Posted by TheBigLebowski View Post
    You, of all people....

    "Catcher bats 8th, dude."
    Hearken back to your days in Geometry. They would give you a Theorem and then give you the Proof.

    Theorem: Catcher bats 8th, dude.

    I have that memorized. And after a little searching, I think I may have just come up with the proof.

    Proof: “I don’t know it just comes to me,” Baker said. “It comes to me. I trust what comes to me.”

    http://cincinnati.com/blogs/reds/page/2/

    Now I am feeling much better about it.
    Zero chance the Reds miss the playoffs!

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    Re: Reds vs. Cubs Friday 4/20

    And there you have it, ladies and germs.

    Baker would like to have Stubbs in the leadoff spot and Cozart in the No. 2 spot.

    “Hopefully, Stubbs will get his stuff together,” Baker said. “The perfect lineup would be Stubbs leading off with Cozart second.”


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