Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Cubs 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 1
Reds 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 X 4 8 0

Anthony DeSclafani and three relievers combined to hold the Chicago Cubs (42-39) to one run and three hits, as the Cincinnati Reds (40-41) took the rubber game of a three-game set, 4-1, at Great American Ball Park.

That was the result today as Strat-O-Matic games of Glen Head, N.Y., continued its announced plan to simulate the entire 2020 Major League Baseball season on a day-by-day basis for as long as actual game play is on hold.


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DeSclafani’s third-inning wild pitch allowed Ian Happ to score from third base to give the visitors a 1-0 lead, but that would be the end of the scoring for Chicago on this day. Following Joey Votto’s fourth-inning single (his first of three hits), Mike Moustakas launched a Kyle Hendricks pitch over the wall to give the sim Reds a 2-1 lead they would not relinquish.

Jesse Winker’s sixth-inning double scored Votto for a 3-1 lead, and then a Michael Rucker wild pitch allowed Eugenio Suarez to score from third to account for the 4-1 final score. Joel Kuhnel, Amir Garrett and Raisel Iglesias held the Cubbies hitless and scoreless over the final three innings to seal the important divisional victory.

Over the last four games, sim Reds pitching has held opponents to a total of eight runs.

Shogo Aikyama’s 29-game hitting streak came to an end, as he went 0-for-3 after drawing a walk in the first inning.

The sim Reds are now 4-7 vs. the Cubs.

Here is the sim Reds box score, as provided by Strat-O-Matic:

B-Pinch Hit For Jeffress In 8th Inning

A-Pinch Hit For Desclafani In 6th Inning
C-Subbed Defensively (LF) For Garrett In 9th Inning

Standings following the June 25 games: 

NL Central WON LOST PCT GB
Cardinals 44 37 .543 0.0
Cubs 42 39 .519 2.0
Brewers 41 38 .519 2.0
Reds 40 41 .494 4.0
Pirates 34 46 .425 9.5

The 2020 schedule has the Reds hosting the Washington Nationals in the opener of a three-game set Friday. Today’s winning commenter/manager Jon Davis will choose between righthander Sonny Gray and lefthander Wade Miley as the starting pitcher. Both Reds starters have at least four days rest since their last start. Right-hander Joe Ross will pitch for the Nationals.

The halfway point

We’re 81 games into the 2020 sim Reds season, which means the halfway point in a typical 162-game season. Some obserations:

  • While many of the statistical profiles seemed skewed in the early portion of the season, most have returned to a level we might expect over larger sample size. Votto is a prime example. After hitting in the low .200s for most of the first half, he’s gone on a sim hot streak to get back over .270 after today’s game. Moustakas and Nick Castellanos have rebounded recently, while the hitting of Phillip Ervin, Michael Lorenzen and Mark Payton has cooled in corrections that would not be unexpected in the real season.
  • If what we’ve seen in the first half from sim Freddy Galvis (.265 batting average, three fielding errors) is anywhere near what the real Freddy Galvis will produce, the real Reds don’t have a shortstop problem — other than perhaps the lack of a reliable backup.
  • Eugenio Suarez is on pace for 48 homers and 106 RBI’s, so Strat-O-Matic obviously nailed the accuracy of his hitting card. (Fielding, we’ll reserve judgment.)
  • While we hope Akiyama will perform at an MVP level in real games as he has in sim, there is no history in actual MLB play that indicates that he will. Unless, of course, he is the second coming of Ichiro.
  • Many pundits predicted a very close four-team race in the NL Central for 2020, based on the fact that the Cardinals, Cubs and Brewers all lost key players and the Reds improved substantially. The sim standings indicate that scenario just may unfold during the real 60-game season. If COVID hadn’t struck and we were in the midst of a traditional baseball season, Reds fans would absolutely take this first half. Of course, you always want better. But being only one game under .500 and four games out of first at this point after the last six years would have the competitive juices flowing.

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Batting and pitching player stats by team

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Commenter/
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WON LOST PCT
Jon Davis 7 3 .700
Peter Onte 2 1 .667
BK 9 5 .643
James Owens 3 2 .600
Redsfan4life 5 4 .556
Gonzo Reds 6 5 .545
RedsEuphoria 1 1 .500
Tomn 1 1 .500
Doug Gray 1 1 .500
Don 2 5 .286
Melvin 1 4 .200
AirborneJayJay 0 1 .000
Jeff 0 1 .000
VaRedsFan 0 1 .000
Mark Moore 0 2 .000
Tom Mitsoff 0 2 .000

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49 Responses

  1. Melvin

    Great win for Sparky and our Reds. I like these low scoring games. They are to our advantage. Great pitching, defense, and enough hitting. I think it’s safe to say we made the right choice in Disco today. Don’t look now gentlemen but someone with the initials JV is heating up big time just when we need him most up to .272/.392. Too bad about Akis streak ending.

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    • Melvin

      Brewers were off but Miami did us another big favor knocking off the Cards.

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    • Melvin

      Gray’s last start 6/17 not too bad. Better than Miley’s 6/21. Should have plenty of rest.

      IP 6/5
      ER 1/3
      SO 8/5
      BB 4/3
      HR 0/0

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  2. Don

    Great Win to take 2 of 3 from Cubs

    Next Up Nats. Good News is that the Reds will miss Strassburg and Scherzer in this series

    Probable pitching match-up for this 3 game series at GABP

    J.Ross (9-1) ERA 3.14 vs Gray (1-5) ERA 4.52
    Ross has 2019 splits which say, start lefties AVG=+.042,OBP=+.097,SLG=+.049

    P.Corbin (5-4) ERA 4.48 vs Miley (4-3) ERA 4.59
    Corbin has 2019 splits which say, start righties AVG=+0.045,OBP=+.040,SLG=+.196

    A.Sanchez (8-5) 3.74 vs Castillo (5-5) ERA 5.53
    Sanchez has 2019 splits which slightly favor lefties AVG-+.022,OBP=+.023,SLG=+.049

    Overall Team Comparisions
    Nats are scoring 5.08 and giving up 4.00 runs per game (0.38 unearned per game)
    Reds are scoring 4.92 and giving up 4.57 runs per game (0.35 unearned per game)

    Nats Defense has 40 errors while Reds Defense has 43 errors

    Pitching
    Nats Pitching has given up 692 hits(82 HR),244BB,753Ks
    Reds Pitching has given up 709 hits(99 HR),325BB,746Ks

    Reds Hitting vs Starters in previous matching
    Ross – 6 IN, 6H, 0R, 2BB
    May 2 vs Reds
    Akiyama – 0-3
    Winker – 2-3
    Ervin – 1-3
    Suarez – 1-3
    Farmer – 0-3
    Lorenzen – 0-1, BB
    Galvis – 0-3
    JVM 2-3
    Disco 0-2

    Corbin(Loss) – 6IN, 5H, 3R,3BB,7K, HR
    May 3rd Vs Reds
    Akiyama 0-2, BB
    Suarez 0-2, BB
    Castallanos 1-3
    Senzel 2-3, 2B, HR
    Farmer 0-3
    Casali 1-2, BB
    Miley 0-2
    Votto (PH) 0-1

    Sim Reds have not faced Sanchez in the 1st series with Nats.

    Real Life baseball
    Reds vs Ross in 2019
    Castellanos 2-3
    Senzel 1-3, 2B
    Suarez 0-3
    Votto 1-2
    Winker 2-3, 2B

    Reds vs Corbin in 2019
    Casali 2-2, HR
    Senzel 1-2
    Suarez 1-2
    Votto 2-3
    Moose 1-3

    Reds vs Sanchez in 2019
    Castellanos 3-6, HR
    Mouse 2-2

    Reds vs Sanchez in 2018
    Suarez 0-2
    Votto 0-2
    Winker 2-2

    Sim Reds have their work cut out from them vs one of the best teams in the SIM NL this weekend. Need to win figure out a way to win at least 2 of the 3.

    Hope these stats helps Jon set his lineup for Friday and over the weekend after the Reds win Game 1 on Firday.

    Just have to figure out how to score some runs vs Ross and have Gray pitch a great game.

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    • Melvin

      At least we’re at home. Hopefully it will help that the Cards and Cubs don’t have it easy this weekend either going to the Red Sox and Yankees. Unfortunately the Brewers are at home facing the Pirates.

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    • Jon Davis

      Thanks Don this is very helpful now I don’t have to go looking for all of this myself.

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  3. Melvin

    As a side note gentlemen: Dietrich PH yesterday 9th inning = nothing. Only pinch hitter today with RISP = nothing….just saying. This IS crunch time. Wouldn’t we rather have Casty, Senzel, or Lorenzen even though it’s not a lefty vs. righty situation? I urge you all to think about an alternative for Dietrich. In my mind we could go one of two ways. We could bring back VanMeter (Blandino is not a SB threat) as he is a LH bat and could pinch run too plus has a history of getting some SB which we need as a threat at least. The only problem with that is Strato would probably use him too instead of the players just mentioned being a lefty. The other option would be either Garcia or Rodgriguez. They both have SB history too but Strato would not use them instead of others we want first. You may have noticed Strato has used Lorenzen yesterday as a PR and today as a defensive replacement in our outfield. That’s one thing we don’t have in our infield that Garcia or Rodriguez would provide late in a game. If we’er concerned about having a LH bat off the bench I offer you this. Payton has cooled down and was 0-4 today. Maybe we should use him less in the SL and more as a PH option. I urge you all to go to Baseball-reference.com or wherever you like to go and make your best gut decision. No time to lose. We have 20-21 games left depending on when the season starts.

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    • BK

      I’m a not for either Garcia or Rodriguez. Objectively, it’s a stretch to think Strato is going to build Garcia a card as if he’s big league ready.

      Rodriguez is fine defensively, but he’s a singles hitter when he’s hot. His defense at SS won’t help, because Galvis is elite there. Senzel or Dietrich can cover the other spots and bring the better bats–both are average or better defensively at 2B. We really don’t have a bad defensive 2B on our roster, we’re just not elite. Even if we got elite defense at 2B it’s a very small boost. I don’t see the boost providing more value than a really bad bat.

      VanMeter … with the bat, he and Dietrich are about equal; poor PH record. VanMeter is better defensively. Perhaps a marginal upgrade.

      Jankowski … he hits RHP better than LHP and would become our best or second best OF defensively. But his track record as a PH is poor.

      Dietrich … he has the best track record as a PH. His June swoon likely affected his Strato card. PH is tough … few are good at it, but he’s the best LH PH w/infield versatility.

      Aquino … best bat available and solid in RF. He also logged a little time a 1B last year. His splits are very narrow meaning he hits RHP nearly as well as LHP. Downside, we’d only have one backup IF on the roster. He doesn’t have a track record as a PH.

      Blandino … he can play anywhere and has a solid PH track record (.854 OPS in 36 PA). We’d be giving up a LH, but Blandino also has a very narrow split.

      Data says Blandino could provide an upgrade.

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      • Melvin

        Have you considered the pinch running factor? That’s how Lorenzen is being used too not just for defense. I understand your reasoning. Blandino, from what I can find, is not very fast though. In any case now is the time to put our votes in and see what we come up with.

      • BK

        We have Lorenzen for that. Ervin is also fast. Bench speed isn’t a weakness IMO.

    • Jon Davis

      Hey Melvin I feel you about Dietrich but disagree about the options. I like Blandino the best for defense and PH experience then probably Vanmeter but not sure about the upgrade potential there. Garcia is still a question mark and Rodriguez we know can play D but unlikely to do anything with the bat. So I am all for replacing Dietrich but to me only Blandino provides a definite upgrade.

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      • Melvin

        Hey Jon. Just to let you know what I’m thinking. Let me try to explain so please bare with me. It’s all about strategy. If Blandino or VanMeter were very good pinch hitters I’d go for it. The fact that they are average is the worst thing for us IMO. The reason is because Strato would probably use them, taking up opportunities from other guys we want to use. For example Dietrich being used instead of Casty or Ervin or even Senzel or Lorenzen as in the last game. I’m glad he will probably be considered below average by Strato as a hitter at this point. The reason being Strato is very unlikely to use him or at least use him last but instead use those we want to hit. Alfrod, as Tom called him, would also provide a late inning defensive option in the infield like Lorenzen does in the outfield or he could pinch run like Mikey. Alfrod does have a history of stolen bases, unlike Blandino, which means he does have some speed and likely to be used that way. Of course if this doesn’t work and Strato does use him in a PH role and he fails then we could send him right back down. So in short having Alfrod is for two reasons as he keeps Dietrich or some other average hitter from pinch hitting while giving us a defensive and pinch running option from our infield. Who knows? if he does hit in a game somehow maybe he will be better than we all think. He has that potential. IMO, just as Redsfan4life said, Alfrod should not at this point be in the SL but he should help in the ways I just described. In this case less is more in hitting (at least in Strato’s eyes) when it comes to AlfRod. Like I said, it’s about strategy. It’s about doing everything we can to win now in the last days of our “pennant race”.

      • BK

        Melvin,
        I understand your logic. We need to watch for the usage you are expecting as follows:

        1. Regular infield defensive replacement, but not at SS
        2. Occasional PR. His career 69% SB success rate, suggests he has speed, but not good as a basestealer.
        3. Last available bat when used as a PH. His AAA OPS last year was .482. We’re giving up a lot every time he steps to the plate.

        I agree, quick hook if it doesn’t follow your plan.

      • Melvin

        Yes. Monitoring it for sure. I don’t think he will bat much at all but we’ll see.

  4. Melvin

    I’m going to officially open up the voting. Please make clear your vote at the beginning before making comments below it in order to make it easier on Tom.

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    • Melvin

      Dietrich down – Alfredo Rodriguez up.

      That’s my best down deep gut feeling.

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    • Jon Davis

      I will put it here also under the official vote.

      Dietrich down and Blandino up.

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    • Gonzo Reds

      Dietrich down Rodriguez up… want to see what his card looks like… we might get lucky! I want nothing to do with Blandino…

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      • JohnT

        Yes! No confidence in Blandino. ……. can’t hit.

      • BK

        So, what don’t you like about Blandino … seems like an ideal bench piece: versatile, good PH, good OBP guy. What did I miss?

      • Gonzo Reds

        BK… Blandino no average, no power, no speed, and not an upgrade at SS defensively. We know what we have there, no reason to waste time with it. Rodriguez though it seems the Strato guys sometimes overestimate what they might come up and do (see Peyton), we just have to watch out not to play too many days in a row. I’m not proposing we start him unless we get an injury to Galvis (who has been fantastic when started in the 9 hole) but he can’t be a worse pH than Dietrich has been plus he has some speed and can pinch run. Probably even with Blandino in fielding. It’s all possible upside over Bland-ino.

      • BK

        Thanks for the explanation. Here’s what I see:

        – Blandino in 2019: 50 MLB PA (.250/.420/.361); OPS .781; OPS+ 106. Fielding: league average across all positions except 1B (below average). Baserunning: league average. AAA numbers were career worst as he rebounded from his 2018 injury, but his OPS was still nearly 300 points better than Rodriguez. Offensively, Blandino gets most of his value from OBP–that is a career trait. His track record as a PH also stands out as a positive–few are good as PH.

        – Rodriguez is better defensively and is faster. It’s not real clear that he knows how to translate his speed into results. Payton had a top-of-the charts year in AAA, not a very good comp for Rodriguez. Rodriguez flopped in AAA and was meh at AA. He was available in the Rule 5 draft–everyone passed. Hard to even find a recent scouting report as he’s dropped from all of the prospect list. He’s a fringe prospect with a good middle IF glove (his experience is mostly at SS). That’s about it.

        It will be interesting to see if Strato will use him as we intended. That’s largely outside our control. I’m not trying to say Blandino will provide a huge boost, but if we’re looking for an incremental gain, I doubt we’ll get that from Rodriguez.

        Christian Colon brings an excellent middle IF glove with lots of experience at SS, 3B and 2B–he would do essentially what I think you are looking for. He’ll be below average offensively (probably not quite as good as Blandino), but he can play defense. His track record as a PH is also respectable.

        As for position players, we’re pretty lucky to have 11 that are clear major leaguers–all could start for prolonged periods of time. I’m not sure why Strato has been so hard on Senzel, but in my mind he’s #12. #13 is vexing us. I’m not sure we’ve collectively come up with the best way to get the small, incremental value from this roster spot, yet.

  5. Redsfan4life

    I am fine with Dietich being sent down. But Rodriguez should only be used as a Def. replacement imo. I don’t think he should get a start.
    I would like to see Bowman back up but Kuhnel is doing great so I really don’t see a spot for Bowman at this time.

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    • Melvin

      I agree about your comment on Rodriguez or anyone else we bring up for that matter being only used as a defensive replacement or PR. If you vote for that you might want to make it clear above for Tom’s sake to have them all in one place. I also agree about Bowman but there’s currently no one to send down. That was what was part of the reasoning for Lorenzen playing five more games and getting his two way status so that we could add Bowman as our 14th pitcher.

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      • Don

        Melvin,
        I do not see the need for a 14th pitcher being a need for the team by the time Lorenzen is a two way player. After the D-back series we can go with a 4 man rotation with all the off days and Iwould hope Start O will support this since there is an off day every three games.
        Move Miley or Gray to the bullpen and that all that should be needed.
        Here is the schedule.

        June 26,27,28 – Nationals (48-31)
        June 29,30,July1,2 – @ Dodgers (53-27)
        July 3,4,5- @ D’backs (40-40)
        July 6 – Off Day
        July7,8 – Indians (51-29)
        July 9 – Off Day
        July 10,11,12 – Pirates (33-45)
        July 13-16 – Off Days
        July 17,18,19 -@ Cubs (41-39)
        July 20 – Off Day
        July 21,22,23 – Mets (36-43)

        Bowman does have the lowest ERA from the bullpen for the Reds so suggest someone to send down. Kuhnel should not be that person as he only given up 4 hits in 5 inning and 0 runs.

        Reed, Sims, Stephenson (whom is the worst of the three in this Sim) should be sent down for Bowman.

      • Melvin

        Stephenson would be the most likely out of the three wouldn’t you say?

      • Gonzo Reds

        Melvin… I’d vote Bowman for Stephenson if you want to bring it up again in today’s feed. I’d only consider Reed down if Miley was moved to the pen. But personally I think with the off days it’s nice having options each day to play match ups with our starting 5 so would rather keep Miley/Gray out of the bull pen.

  6. Redsfan4life

    Do we give Shogo a day off now that the streak has ended?
    Should we try Senzel at SS for a game over Galvis?

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    • Melvin

      My feeling is that we leave Aki in there for the duration with only 20+ games left in crunch time. Honestly trying Senzel at SS earlier in the season was okay with me but I don’t feel comfortable in the situation we’re in now. Galvis has been a rock and the steadiest player we have. I think we play him the duration too.

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    • Don

      Play Shogo every day.

      Payton should not start he has fallen off a cliff totally since June 3rd with his hitting

      Lorenzen should only be considered to start vs lefties as he cannot hit right handed pitchers.

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      • BK

        Payton’s also had just a few starts in June … list of players that thrive as a PH is very short.

      • Melvin

        Yeah. Payton is still probably our best option for LH pinch hitting when all of the regulars are in because as you said we don’t have any real good options. I agree about Lorenzen being much better against LH pitching. He did have two hits in his last start. Was that against a lefty?

    • BK

      I’m with Melvin. Senzel would get the lowest possible defensive rating at the most important defensive position on the field. Moreover, he’s the worst sim-hitter with a .556 OPS. Galvis has a solid track record of playing everyday.

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  7. Melvin

    If anyone thinks strongly that we should bring up Bowman for a replacement on our current roster I suggest you start a vote like with Dietrich because of the urgency of our situation.

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    • BK

      Bowman can’t replace a position player. So, it would have to be Kuhnel and it’s hard to be perfect.

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      • Melvin

        If you mean we can’t send down a pitcher without options isn’t it time to throw that out the window for the most part and put our absolute best team on the field with only 20+ games left?

      • BK

        No, for two reasons. COVID may prevent baseball and the remaining games will be simulated. None of the options perpetually proposed are game changers. Aside from Dietrich, none of players without options have underperformed.

  8. Jon Davis

    Sorry for the tardiness real life got in the way. I am going to go through the comments and see what everyone is thinking then will make a lineup but here is the current roster.

    Current Roster
    (* = player has NO options)
    (+ = LHP or LHB)
    (^ = Switch Hitter)

    Our current 26 man roster is:
    C – *+Barnhart, *Casali
    IF – *+Votto, *+Moustakas, *Suarez, *^Galvis, *+Dietrich
    OF – +Akiyama, Lorenzen(15), *Ervin, *Castellanos, +Payton, +Winker, Senzel
    SP – *Bauer, *Desclafani, *Gray, *+Miley, Castillo
    RP – *+Reed, Iglesias, *+Garrett, *Sims, *Strop, *R. Stephenson, Lorenzen, Kuhnel

    Guys on the 40 man roster not on active roster
    C – Stephenson(Can Return 6/28), Farmer
    IF – Garcia, +Vanmeter, Blandino
    OF – Aquino, +Jankowski, *+Schebler
    SP – Mahle, Santillan, DeLeon, Antone
    RP – Bowman, *Jones(Can Return 7/4), Hendrix, Shafer, +Smith

    Finally here is a list of relevant non 40 man players
    C – Chris Okey
    IF – India, Davidson, Colon, Rodriguez, Trahan
    OF – +Friedl, +Powell, Barnes, Fairchild, +Hannah, +Siani
    SP – +Lodolo, Greene, Gutierrez, +Naughton, +Raley, Solomon, Lillie, +Sanmartin
    RP – Thornburg, +Biddle, Romano, +Finnegan, Carpenter, Alaniz, Powers

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  9. BK

    Counter proposal … see explanation above. Dietrich down, Blandino up.

    1. Most versatile player available except for Farmer
    2. Best track record as pinch hitter
    3. Good defense everywhere but 1B.

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    • Jon Davis

      I agree and vote with BK Dietrich down and Blandino up.

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    • Melvin

      Sounds fine buddy. Put it in your vote and see what everyone else thinks. Either one of our suggestions would be better. I just wander if we bring up someone with experience like VanMeter or Blandino will Strato use that person over a guy like Casty or Ervin like today and do we want that. We could always send down whoever it is if we change our minds I guess. Not a lot of risk except for the shortness of the season left.

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  10. Jon Davis

    Ok Definitely Sonny I don’t think there is any debate there. The lineup seemed to come together as pretty obvious to me so here is the lineup I have got right now. Open to thoughts so share them if you got them.

    1. Akiyama – CF
    2. Votto – 1B
    3. Suarez – 3B
    4. Moustakas – 2B
    5. Winker – LF
    6. Castellanos – RF
    7. Barnhart – C
    8. Gray – P
    9. Galvis – SS

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  11. Gonzo Reds

    Not now… but before we turn things over to strato… we’ll obviously have to decide at that point in time, and injuries may play in, who we want to leave strato with on our active roster. I think the more players we can take a look at the more choices we have. Hitting we’ve pretty much maxed out other than Rodriguez which is why I’d like him up a bit. It also may be smart to have Aquino up at that point, he might go off for strato like he did in 2019.

    More what I’m thinking… get Lodolo and or Greene up in the pen for a few games. If Kuhnel is this good… what might they look like in relief?

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    • Melvin

      Be sure and tell them he’s AWESOME in case they need any help. haha 🙂 Thanks Tom.

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