Game 45: at NYM

Reds lineup vs. Mets

Robinson 8 Choo 8
Izturis 6
Votto 3
Phillips 4
Bruce 9
Frazier 5
Paul 7
Hanigan 2
Cueto 1

*Shin-Soo Choo gets a night off. Choo is a .222 (2-for-9, 5 strikeouts) lifetime vs. Mets starter Shaun Marcum. UPDATE: Choo is starting.

*It appears Zack Cozart is getting another day after being sick on Sunday.
UPDATE: Cozart says he feels better but still dealing with dehydration. Getting the extra day to build his strength. He spent all of Sunday quarantined in the trainer’s room.

*Joey Votto has even better chance to stay hot at the plate tonight. He is 5-for-9 (.556) lifetime vs. Marcum.


Sounds like runs.

If Choo is really getting the night off because of his nine AB against Marcum, that’s about the dumbest move Baker has made all year. Not only have hitter-pitcher match-ups been proven to be meaningless due to the small sample involved (if one more ball falls in for Choo, he’s 3-for-9 vs. Marcum, .333), but Choo has a profound RH/LH split over hundreds of AB. So it would make sense to sit him tomorrow night against the LH Neise.

Clubhouse opens at 3:35. I don’t know for sure if that’s why. Speculating.

I completely agree here. If anything give him the day off against a LH. If he is not sick then this is just plain bad mgmt.

Baker makes a lot of stupid moves. The more choices he has , the more he micro manages. He has to let us know he’s there.

Would you people just lay off Dusty I guess all of his stupid moves is why we have one of the best records in the NL and won two division titles in last three years 1600 career victories you don’t get by luck or accident he has a reason for doing all that he does that is why his players trust him and like playing for him so just calm down and enjoy some winning baseball and let him do his job. He is the best Manager we have had in years and everybody wants to rail on him for every little thing he does.

You’re right. I apologize. Dusty does have the resprct of his players and you never hear any bickering. That speaks volumes. I guess I’m too old school. We COULD do a lot worse. GO REDS!

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