2013 Reds / Dusty's Lineup Shenanigans / Game Thread

Game Thread: Reds at Phillies [5.19.13]

Fresh off his dominating complete game against the Marlins, Homer Bailey takes the mound for the Reds in the series rubbermatch against the Phillies. Game time is 1:35 ET. The Reds face rookie right-hander Jonathan Pettibone. In the latest edition of irrational lineup construction, Dusty Baker has designated Cesar Izturis (.167/.286/.194) as today’s cooler, batting … Continue reading

2013 Reds / Chapmania / Dusty's Lineup Shenanigans

Dusty Baker is wrong, Walt Jocketty is right

I hadn’t written about this subject, because I really wanted the whole issue to go away. I should have known better than to be optimistic about that. Here’s our friend Dave Schoenfield from ESPN: Manager Dusty Baker — and the players — think Aroldis Chapman should remain the team’s closer; general manager Walt Jocketty, with … Continue reading