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...in Cincinnati.   So our abundance of players for LF/RF/1B/DH gets to be even a tighter squeeze.

We are seeing a lefty then two righties.   Rickard can come off the DL for the 2nd game, possibly Gentry will be sent down at that point (or Crichton?)

So Tuesday against a lefty, we certainly want red hot Trey Mancini in the lineup.   We probably want Trumbo and Gentry too.   Is it possible that Chris Davis actulaly gets a night off?

 

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37 minutes ago, SteveA said:

...in Cincinnati.   So our abundance of players for LF/RF/1B/DH gets to be even a tighter squeeze.

We are seeing a lefty then two righties.   Rickard can come off the DL for the 2nd game, possibly Gentry will be sent down at that point (or Crichton?)

So Tuesday against a lefty, we certainly want red hot Trey Mancini in the lineup.   We probably want Trumbo and Gentry too.   Is it possible that Chris Davis actulaly gets a night off?

 

I'm interested to see how many, if any, starts Kim gets.

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I'll be at the games Tuesday and Wednesday night (provided the weather cooperates), looking forward to it. Haven't seen my boys in person since I moved to Ohio 5 years ago. Did see Arrietas's no hitter at the Red's last year with my Cubs buddy, barf.

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There are six guys:  Mancini, Gentry, Kim, Trumbo, Davis, and Smith (assuming Rickard does not return from the DL) for 9 positions/games: 3x3.

To get playing time for all, you'd likely have three guys playing one game and three guys playing two games.  

Would anyone play three games?  I wouldn't.  

Would you play Mancini more than the one game with a lefty?  I would.  But that will cut into either Kim or Smith's time.

I'd have:

Gentry (7); Trumbo (9); and Mancini (3)

Smith (7); Mancini (9); Davis (3)

Smith (7); Trumbo (9); Davis (3)

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20 hours ago, SteveA said:

...in Cincinnati.   So our abundance of players for LF/RF/1B/DH gets to be even a tighter squeeze.

We are seeing a lefty then two righties.  Rickard can come off the DL for the 2nd game, possibly Gentry will be sent down at that point (or Crichton?)

So Tuesday against a lefty, we certainly want red hot Trey Mancini in the lineup.   We probably want Trumbo and Gentry too.   Is it possible that Chris Davis actulaly gets a night off?

 

I believe the lefty is pitching the middle game, not the opener.   At least, that's what ESPN thinks.  

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I would treat Arroyo like a knuckleballer.  That's guys FB is only 83 according to fangraphs.  Let the big boys mash.  That means Mancini.  This lineup talk is a good distraction for being forced to have to keep trotting Ubaldo out there.  

Weird side note, How did I get a neg rep on this post as I was originally typing?  LMAO.  

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22 hours ago, SteveA said:

...in Cincinnati.   So our abundance of players for LF/RF/1B/DH gets to be even a tighter squeeze.

We are seeing a lefty then two righties.   Rickard can come off the DL for the 2nd game, possibly Gentry will be sent down at that point (or Crichton?)

So Tuesday against a lefty, we certainly want red hot Trey Mancini in the lineup.   We probably want Trumbo and Gentry too.   Is it possible that Chris Davis actulaly gets a night off?

 

This could be a lot like the Lenn Sakata game.  Multiple guys playing positions that only serve as cautionary tales for others.  But if it works out it could be legendary.

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