Another leadoff flip flop

Tuesday lineup vs. MIL

Phillips 4
Cabrera 6
Votto 3
Rolen 5
Gomes 7
Bruce 9
Stubbs 8
Hernandez 2
Volquez 1

*As you can see, Orlando Cabrera’s second reign as the Reds’ leadoff hitter was brief.

*The Nos. 1 and 2 spots of the order, Cabrera and Brandon Phillips, are a combined 0-for-15 in their last two games. 

*Against Brewers starter Yovani Gallardo, Scott Rolen is 4-for-6 (.667) with one home runs and Phillips is 4-for-14 (.286) with one homer and three RBIs.

*Drew Stubbs is in a 0-for-23 skid, including 0-for-13 on the road trip. Reds manager Dusty Baker had Stubbs in his office on Tuesday afternoon, partially to talk about his very up and down first full big league season.

“We have to find out why. We’re trying to get him mechanically sound and not have the peaks and valleys,” Baker said. “Remember what I said earlier that when you have young players, you battle with inconsistency. The older veteran players know how to get out [of slumps] and a lot of times, not to get in a funk. The young players sometimes don’t know how he got in it and even worse, how to get out of it.”

*Homer Bailey will make his next rehab start on Saturday for Triple-A Louisville. Bailey started on Monday for Class A Dayton and threw 60 pitches over four innings. He allowed three runs in the  fourth.

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