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    5-17-24 Reds @ Dodgers 10:10 PM

    Reds
    1. J India (R) 2B
    2. E De La Cruz (S) SS
    3. S Steer (R) LF
    4. T Stephenson (R) C
    5. J Candelario (S) 1B
    6. M Ford (L) DH
    7. S Fairchild (R) CF
    8. S Espinal (R) 3B
    9. W Benson (L) RF
    P. Frankie Montas RHP

    Dodgers
    1. M Betts (R) SS
    2. S Ohtani (L) DH
    3. F Freeman (L) 1B
    4. W Smith (R) C
    5. T Hernández (R) LF
    6. G Lux (L) 2B
    7. A Pages (R) CF
    8. J Heyward (L) RF
    9. K Hernández (R) 3B
    P. James Paxton LHP
    Last edited by Ron Madden; 05-17-2024 at 06:59 PM.

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    Re: 5-17-24 Reds @ Dodgers 10:10 PM

    Paxton is way overdue for a bad start. Let's hope that happens tonight.

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    Re: 5-17-24 Reds @ Dodgers 10:10 PM

    Odd that Reds would rather play Benson against lefties - batting ninth - rather than getting him a RHH platoon partner.

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    Re: 5-17-24 Reds @ Dodgers 10:10 PM

    Quote Originally Posted by Kc61 View Post
    Odd that Reds would rather play Benson against lefties - batting ninth - rather than getting him a RHH platoon partner.
    Definitely need to send one of Hurtubise or Capel down. Having both seems redundant. Appears Capel Is the one they are favoring against RHP.

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    Re: 5-17-24 Reds @ Dodgers 10:10 PM

    Quote Originally Posted by KeefeCato View Post
    Definitely need to send one of Hurtubise or Capel down. Having both seems redundant. Appears Capel Is the one they are favoring against RHP.
    If anyone who swings right handed had a pulse in Louisville or Chattanooga, they'd be up right now. But there's not a lot going on down there.
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    Re: 5-17-24 Reds @ Dodgers 10:10 PM

    Quote Originally Posted by Kc61 View Post
    Odd that Reds would rather play Benson against lefties - batting ninth - rather than getting him a RHH platoon partner.
    I don't know but it could be because Benson (6) is the next best HR threat behind Elly (9) on the roster right now.

    It might sound weird but it wouldn't be the first time a team put up with a high strike out percentage to have a HR threat in the lineup.

    Hopefully they can find a RH platoon bat to pair with him.
    Last edited by Ron Madden; 05-17-2024 at 07:45 PM.

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    Re: 5-17-24 Reds @ Dodgers 10:10 PM

    Quote Originally Posted by Kc61 View Post
    Odd that Reds would rather play Benson against lefties - batting ninth - rather than getting him a RHH platoon partner.
    It’s inexcusable and not helping the team at all.

    Go Reds!


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    Re: 5-17-24 Reds @ Dodgers 10:10 PM

    Quote Originally Posted by Kc61 View Post
    Odd that Reds would rather play Benson against lefties - batting ninth - rather than getting him a RHH platoon partner.
    Or play Fraley who is 6 for 18 against LHP this year.
    School's out. What did you expect?

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    Re: 5-17-24 Reds @ Dodgers 10:10 PM

    Quote Originally Posted by Kc61 View Post
    Odd that Reds would rather play Benson against lefties - batting ninth - rather than getting him a RHH platoon partner.
    worse comes to worse I'd drag Larkin outta the booth (I know I know its a road game) he has to be better than most of our righties plus it'd kill two birds with one stone if you know what I mean

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    Re: 5-17-24 Reds @ Dodgers 10:10 PM

    Quote Originally Posted by KeefeCato View Post
    Definitely need to send one of Hurtubise or Capel down. Having both seems redundant. Appears Capel Is the one they are favoring against RHP.
    I'd send Ford down. His presence means India plays in the field. He doesn't really hit enough.
    All my posts are my opinion - just like yours are. If I forget to state it and you're too dense to see the obvious, look here!

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    Re: 5-17-24 Reds @ Dodgers 10:10 PM

    Quote Originally Posted by mth123 View Post
    I'd send Ford down. His presence means India plays in the field. He doesn't really hit enough.
    I'd be fine with that. He has hit some balls hard and does have power which they lack. But he isn't a very good hitter. But he just got a million and Capel or Hurtubise don't make that
    So Ford will stay for now. If he doesn't hit after a while he will be DFAd.

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    Re: 5-17-24 Reds @ Dodgers 10:10 PM

    Quote Originally Posted by KeefeCato View Post
    I'd be fine with that. He has hit some balls hard and does have power which they lack. But he isn't a very good hitter. But he just got a million and Capel or Hurtubise don't make that
    So Ford will stay for now. If he doesn't hit after a while he will be DFAd.
    Ford in the line-up at DH means India plays 2B. That's a double negative IMO. Espinal made 3 plays last night that would have been hits had India been out there. Ford and India combined don't hit enough to make up for that.
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    Re: 5-17-24 Reds @ Dodgers 10:10 PM

    Dodger top 5 in the lineup has to be one of the 20 best top 5 hitters ever. If not top 10.

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    Re: 5-17-24 Reds @ Dodgers 10:10 PM

    Quote Originally Posted by mth123 View Post
    Ford in the line-up at DH means India plays 2B. That's a double negative IMO. Espinal made 3 plays last night that would have been hits had India been out there. Ford and India combined don't hit enough to make up for that.
    I don't disagree at all. But they aren't going to DFA Ford yet.

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    Re: 5-17-24 Reds @ Dodgers 10:10 PM

    Quote Originally Posted by KeefeCato View Post
    I don't disagree at all. But they aren't going to DFA Ford yet.
    Then send Hurtubise or Capel down and Ford and India share DH with the other on the bench.
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