Sat lineup vs Cubs
*Manager Dusty Baker was asked about the decision to bring up Carlos Fisher.
“There were a couple of guys that were throwing the ball well and deserving – especially [Jared] Burton and Chapman,” Baker said. “But we needed some length. That’s the one thing we were still missing in the bullpen when we sent Fish down. We didn’t have a guy that could go three innings comfortably and a guy that could save the bullpen for the next day and the next day. That’s what he gave us when he was here before.”
*One thing that makes sense to me when the Reds bring up Chapman, they’ll want to have as much control over the conditions and envrionment as possible. Having him come to big city Chicago, dealing with a cramped visitor’s clubhouse with no buffer from the media throng and the Wrigley Field crowd isn’t as optimal as having him come up in Cincinnati. There, he can be protected more.
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