06/23/2005

The Lineup

From yesterday’s game report:

Narron didn’t manage too differently than Dave Miley would’ve, but there were some changes:

Narron dropped left fielder Adam Dunn into the seventh spot in the order for the first time all season. Dunn hit a pair of long home runs to help the Reds build a 7-0 lead. Both, however, were solo shots, leading off innings.

“I told him if he hit one more, I was going to hit him leadoff Friday,” Narron said.

Narron wants to separate the left-handers in the batting order. That meant flopping Dunn and Wily Mo Peña. Hitting sixth, Peña struck out with runners on to end each of the innings before Dunn hit a homer.

So, it appears that his plan is to flip-flop Dunn and Pena in the order at 6 and 7. Who are the two most productive hitters on this team again?

I’ve been a Reds fan since the late ’60’s, with my luck of being able to attend plenty of games at Riverfront during the BRM era. I was sitting in the Green Seats in the OF when Pete came home in ’84 and was in the Red seats when Glenn Braggs reached over the fence in ’90 to beat the Pirates. I have had many favorites from Jim Maloney to Johnny Bench, Barry Larkin, Adam Dunn, and Jay Bruce.

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  1. he also stated in an interview that he wanted to place Dunn in the #2 slot some time.

    The LH dictated the low spot, after yesterday I would hope that it doesn’t last.

  2. I can live with Felipe-Dunn-GIDP King-Griffey, though it’s not ideal. At least it gets the best hitters batting in the first inning.

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About Bill Lack

I've been a Reds fan since the late '60's, with my luck of being able to attend plenty of games at Riverfront during the BRM era. I was sitting in the Green Seats in the OF when Pete came home in '84 and was in the Red seats when Glenn Braggs reached over the fence in '90 to beat the Pirates. I have had many favorites from Jim Maloney to Johnny Bench, Barry Larkin, Adam Dunn, and Jay Bruce.

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