Phillips at cleanup

Reds lineup vs Cardinals

Heisey 8
Renteria 6
Votto 3
Phillips 4
Bruce 9
Rolen 5
Lewis 7
Hanigan 2
Arroyo 1

*The last time Phillips batted fourth was May 23 at Philadelphia. In his previous stint there this season, the Reds went 15-12 while Phillips batted .291 (30-for-103) with three homers and 20 RBIs.

*This is the second time in four games Stubbs is taking a seat. Last night, he was 0-for-4 with a walk and four strikeouts.

*At Triple-A Louisville, 3B Juan Francisco was placed on the DL with a right knee meniscus tear. The move is retroactive to Monday.

8 Comments

Please please please somebody make an offer for Hanigan. I can’t stand seeing him in the lineup anymore. He squares up about one ball per week, and that’s not an exaggeration.
Curt

I like Hanigan. He is one of the only Reds that always seems to at least make contact. With all of the striking out, that’s needed. Also, it has been shown when he catches the pitchers’ ERA is less than when Henandez catches.

Wow really Curt? Hanigan is batting 252 in 55 games. Not great for a hitter. There are only 9 players that have played more games that have a higher average than him in both leagues. Ramon Hernandez is the next highest underneath him with 49 games. After that nothing till around the 30 game mark. So you have a possible 10 catchers better than him with 1 of those catchers being on the same team. So maybe I’m misunderstanding your ignorance.

Be honest, when he comes up in a big spot, do you really believe he’ll come through? If the answer is yes, then you are lying to yourself. I don’t hate Hanigan, I just don’t think he has any upside. Career backup is what he is, and after what the Reds went through with Ross, Larue, Valentin, and Bako, I’ll gladly take Hanigan as a backup. Let’s just not try to act like he is anything more than that.
Curt

thats why you bring up the stud from aaa, start him and trade hernandez. he’s a free agent after this year, get something for him. giants want him according to cbs sports.

I say trade Hanigan, someone probably thinks he is worth something. Call up Mez. Sign Hernandez to one more year. Then in 2013 we have Mez and Grandal as our catchers.
Curt

Are we completely overlooking the fat that RENTERIA is batting 2nd!! Great, sit Stubbs and move Rolen down…but what is Dusty doing putting Renteria in the 2 hole. Yeah, he is batting great this year.

Have you watched recently? I am a big supporter of playing Janish mostly, but, of late, Renteria has had better games. Baker goes with the hot hand and needs someone to take Phillips’ spot.

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