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Postby Dice » Thu Sep 04, 2003 3:19 pm

The Cincinnati Reds. They should be your new spot starter magnet team instead of Detroit.

The Tigers are playing slightly less pathetically on offense lately, and the Reds led the league in August for the worst offensive output: 86 runs. There was only one other team with less than 100, the Giants(!). The Tigers? 21st in the majors with 125 runs. Cincy was the worst in OPS that month by 50 points and led the majors in strikeouts. Team record was 10-18. Their team, and specifically their offense, seems to be devastated with the gutting of the team and injuries. Oddly enough, Pittsburgh was gutted too, but was middle of the pack on offense in August.

The starting lineup for yesterday's game:

J Castro SS
T Hummel 3B
D Jimenez 2B
R Branyan 1B
J LaRue C
W Pena CF
S Smitherman LF
E Valent RF
Pitcher

'Nuff said.
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Postby Madison » Thu Sep 04, 2003 4:21 pm

Agreed. Spot starting against Cincy is not a bad idea at all. :-)
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Postby pkarr5000 » Thu Sep 04, 2003 5:08 pm

when they are visiting makes even sweeter
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Postby ramble2 » Thu Sep 04, 2003 7:19 pm

Yup, good call. ;-D
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Postby DieHardCubbie » Fri Sep 05, 2003 12:01 am

But don't forget they play there home games in Coors East...might be risky.... :-o
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Postby Madison » Fri Sep 05, 2003 1:16 am

eftda wrote:what about Dunn and kearns and Griffey?


You mean the M*A*S*H unit?
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Postby Dice » Fri Sep 05, 2003 1:19 am

Lookit that lineup again. D'Angelo Jimenez is the #3 hitter. D'ANGELO JIMENEZ! 11 HR, 45 RBI on the year. Holy Frijoles. And now Sean Casey's hurting too.

They scored 55 runs in 16 home games in August, that's 3.4 runs per game.

I'd spot start against 'em in a little league park.
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