Id make two changes flip Heisey and Cozart and Frazier and Rolen, otherwise not a bad lineup
Stubbs, Cozy and Rolen getting more AB than Frazier is not good.
At least switch Cozy and Heisey
I dont understand why Bruce would play against the lefty last night, so he can sit against the righty tonight. And why Ludwick the "lefty killer" would sit last night and play tonight.
1. They didn't know when they made yesterday's lineup that Votto's injury was this serious. They wanted to sit Votto/Bruce on different days.
2. We need to get Bruce going badly and regardless of lefty/righty, Bauer is 100 times better than Miley. He was more likely to hit Miley and getting him confidence is very high on the priority list.
2-3 runs max with this lineup.......if Stubbs has a bad night. Against a lefty, he may not.
I stupidly thought they would bring up Navarro to have a second LH bat while Votto is out.
But that 13th pitcher is apparently more important.
Trevor Bauer was the number three pick in the draft. He also strikes out a lot of batters. He is right-handed. That is all I know about him.
Here is a scouting report: http://baseballprospectnation.com/20...vor-bauer-rhp/
Last edited by texasdave; 07-17-2012 at 03:18 PM.
A summer watching a bad Reds' team, is still a pretty good summer.
Putting Stubbs and Cozart at the top of the order instead of Heisey is laughable.