Opening Day Lineup Steve Mancuso 03/30/2018 50 Welcome to the 21st century, at least for a day. Share this:TweetPrint 50 Responses JoshG 03/30/2018 wow KDJ 03/30/2018 Wow, indeed!. Is this for real? I still don’t think the lineup can afford both Peraza and Hamilton at the same time, but I would be glad to be proven wrong. seat101 03/30/2018 Perhaps I should change my avatar Nate 03/30/2018 This can only mean one thing…Brian Price has been following Redleg Nation and has taken some of the collective advice. renbutler 03/30/2018 Careful, there are probably people who will actually believe that! Steve Mancuso 03/30/2018 More likely than Price listening to Redleg Nation (although we could wish) is that he’s listening to his General Manager, aka, his boss. WVRedlegs 03/30/2018 Bryan Price is an alien. Only advanced minds could come up with something like this. Indy Red Man 03/30/2018 Alright!! That’s as good as its going to get!! Now I just hope big Bob hasn’t been paying attention to this Scott Foster guy that went from accountant to NHL goalie last night. He hadn’t played goalie since 06 in college….other then rec leagues. Don’t give Bob any ideas! He’s have Fred from Krogers follow up Homer on the mound today. Patrick Jeter 03/30/2018 Now, if we could just get Votto out of the 4th most important lineup spot we could be perfect ish! BigRedMike 03/30/2018 True, Votto should bat 2nd, but, this lineup is a pleasant shift in the organizational mindset. citizen54 03/30/2018 I remember Votto hitting 2nd for a stint back in 2015 or 2016 and the results were pretty good. Not sure why the never considered keeping him there. jazzmanbbfan 03/30/2018 Baby steps, lol. JB WV 03/30/2018 Shocked that Duvall isn’t starting on opening day. Has to hurt a little. davy13 03/30/2018 Uh…what happened to Duvall? Would prefer Duvall, Schleber, Winker in the outfield, insert Duvall in the 5 hole, and move everyone down a spot. But, hey, Rome wasn’t built in a day. Aaron Bradley 03/30/2018 Scherzer being a K guy, maybe its a match up thing, maybe there is some history he is going by. VaRedsFan 03/30/2018 Scherzer kills righties….that’s why james garrett 03/30/2018 I agree Davy. Streamer88 03/30/2018 Oh my word. IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m a couple of best reliever/highest leverage bullpen calls away from passing out. *Fanning self* BigRedMike 03/30/2018 For the first time, I actually have some hope that the Reds somewhat get how baseball is being played. Winker should play every game and lead off. Duvall is a good bench player and pinch hitter. Now, if the Reds would get rid of Gennett and play Senzel every day, then this could be termed a rebuild. JoshG 03/30/2018 I’d be good with duvall/shebler platooning in right, winker in left full time.. and Billy in CF (except against big time lefties.. insert Irvin then) not sure about getting rid of Scooter though…. will he be as good as last year, no… will he provide more than Peraza as a Starter… that’s the question .. and if Senzel can handle SS BigRedMike 03/30/2018 I am all for Senzel at short. It is likely that Gennett will not be on the Reds after this season, why waste time with him? Play those that will be the future. MannyT 03/30/2018 Duvall/Schebler RF platoon is perfect for now. Eric 03/30/2018 I’ve read more than one comment on this site from people who are resigned to Scooter Gennett not projecting to be as good this year as he was last year. Why? Did one of you swipe Biff Tannen’s sports book? Was Scooter going to be a journeyman scrub last year before he started clubbing home runs off his head? What evidence is there that there is going to be some tremendous decline in Scooter Gennett’s output? I don’t get it, Big Dan! Redgoggles 03/30/2018 I love it! Give Price credit, this is not something that Dusty would have done……not on opening day. jazzmanbbfan 03/30/2018 I’m still in shock that Price would do it. As Steve said above, maybe he’s responding to something from his boss, the GM. Wobaisnotyoda 03/30/2018 Not going to happen. Worst yet, if the Reds have a good season they will say “according to my projections I knew it all along”. LOL. scottya 03/30/2018 Lefty lineup, maybe we can put some runs up on scherzer. Pablo 03/30/2018 I’m so happy to see this that I just sent Redleg Nation a Paypal donation! Steve Mancuso 03/30/2018 Thank you! kmartin 03/30/2018 Wow, I am stunned by this lineup. Winker first and Hamilton last. I love it. Ghettotrout1 03/30/2018 I think DW must have stolen the lineup card and filled it out before Price realized it LOLOLOL. VaRedsFan 03/30/2018 Wow…who can we blame no if the Reds don’t win? Shchi Cossack 03/30/2018 No blame. It’s about putting the best team on the field and in the best position to win. That’s the only way to find out what works and what needs to be improved. Indy Red Man 03/30/2018 Scherzer held righties to .136 last year. Duvall will be back in there vs most righties I think? JB WV 03/30/2018 Nice bat off the bench MannyT 03/30/2018 I hope Duvall’s time comes at Schebler’s expense and not Winker! Shchi Cossack 03/30/2018 In Price we trust…? 4:00 can’t get here soon enough! Eric 03/30/2018 Can I get an AMEN! wizeman 03/30/2018 oh my. now i am ready to go Chad Dotson 03/30/2018 Tough righty, so yeah, that’s why Duvall isn’t in there today. But I feel pretty confident that Schebler is going to be a significantly better hitter than Duvall this season. Anyway, great lineup. Can’t wait for the games to begin! Craig Z 03/30/2018 This is very encouraging. If the Reds list, I hope Price doesn’t scrap it and go back to his old ways. VaRedsFan 03/30/2018 We all know this one game will not make or break Winker’s season…but it would be in his best interest to go 4-4 today with 2 HR’s, just to validate this lineup. Shchi Cossack 03/30/2018 I will settle for a game to match Cozart’s opening day with the Halos… 3-6 w/ 1-HR & 1-2B We don’t need to be greedy… greenmtred 03/31/2018 Scooter took your advice except for the home run part. dougschloemer 03/30/2018 Are pigs flying? Eric 03/30/2018 Hey, there goes one now! Shchi Cossack 03/30/2018 Be careful! Flying pigs can be a LOT more dangerous than pidgeons or gulls. Scooter Rolen 03/30/2018 Great lineup, love to see Winker and Hamilton batting where they are. Another subtle and nice part of this lineup is that Tucker is hitting 6th and ahead of Peraza instead of the dreaded “catcher hits 8th” routine. Will be interesting to see how lineup changes based on RHP/LHP. Preach 03/30/2018 But…but….the C.F just HAS to lead off Phil 03/30/2018 Sure would liked to have seen Revere bat for Billy in the 9th. Oh i forgot he was cut. Hard to believe Earvin is considered a better bench alternative than Revere.