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John Fay has been the Reds beat writer for the Enquirer since 2001. Prior to that, he served in a variety of roles for the Enquirer: backup Reds writer, UC beat writer, backup Bengals writer and as a general assignment reporter. He is a Cincinnati native and a graduate of Elder High School and the University of Dayton.

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Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Reds vs. Brewers, April 17

REDS
Freel, 3B
Hamilton, CF
Dunn, LF
Griffey, RF
Phillips, 2B
Hatteberg, 1B
Gonzalez, SS
Valentin, C
Belisle, RHP

BREWERS
Weeks, 2B
Hardy, SS
Fielder, 1B
Hall, CF
Estrada, C
Jenkins, LF
Mench, RF
Counsell, 3B
Bush, RHP


12 Comments:

at 5:36 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

This lineup may work until Edwin comes around, but no matter what, Hamilton has got to be in the lineup until he proves he doesn't belong.

 
at 5:39 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

John, I see Freel is at 3B. Any idea how many AB's Hamilton will get. He's got to play everyday. Got to.

 
at 6:04 PM Anonymous Drew said...

3 lefties in a row? (Hamilton, Dunn, Griffey). Thought Jerry was tryin' to lean away from that.

 
at 2:50 AM Anonymous Sauce said...

What is really important in this lineup? Ross is out. He was like a black hole in the offense.

Hamilton should stay. Freel can just play all seven positions whenever someone needs a day off. (minus pitcher and catcher, although I'm sure he'd give it everything he's got given the chance.)

One for each day of the week.

How bout them bats tonight?

 
at 6:09 AM Anonymous PaulS said...

Stanton got the win last night with 3 K's in 2 innings. In all the Reds pitchers had 6 K's which brings the season total to a MLB leading 106.

 
at 6:54 AM Anonymous Anonymous said...

How to get Hamilton in the line-up:
start Hamilton in LF
start Dunn at 1st base
sit Hatteberg on the bench

 
at 10:23 AM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why don't they put Dunn at first and put Hamilton in left full time? Hamilton-Freel-Griffey is a much better defensive outfield than having Dunn out there. With enough work I'm sure Dunn could become a decent 1B.

 
at 10:52 AM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dunn shouldn't play first because Votto is waiting in the wings.

 
at 10:53 AM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dunn shouldn't play first everyday, because Votto is waiting in the wings.

 
at 11:09 AM Blogger erainsberg said...

They've tried Dunn at first. It didn't work. Why bother bringing it up? Right now, the platoon at first has been more productive than the rest of the team, except Dunn. Why would would they want to remove that from the lineup?

 
at 11:54 AM Anonymous Anonymous said...

You're all ignorning the best and most obvious solution to the log-jam. Don't move Dunn to first, move him to the AL. Package Dunn, Cormier and a prospect for the best starter you can get your hands on. Josh takes over in left, the new starter takes Milton's spot, and Uncle Milty goes on the 60-day DL with...anything. Tonya Harding him if you have to.

 
at 3:53 PM Blogger Robert said...

Dunn is batting better than the entire team right now. Sure, he had 3 strikeouts, but the guy is hitting in a majority of his games he plays, and that is a MAJOR upgrade from the previous years.

I'll admit, I fell off the Dunn bandwagon a few years ago when he decided to strikeout in every other at bat. But it make absolutely no sense to package your current hottest player (Dunn) for a starter, when the pitching is the POSITIVE side of the Reds right now. I'm sorry...it just doesn't make any sense to do something like that.

 
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