Low OBP guy batting second. Check. Guy in a month-long slump hitting clean-up. Check. Best hitters on the team split up. Check. Catcher playing day game after night game. Check. Catcher who is going to be in the Wild Card game sits for three days (five, counting the off days). Check. More of the same, expecting different results. Yet, as a fan, I remain optimistic!

  1. Choo CF
  2. Ludwick LF
  3. Votto 1B
  4. Phillips 2B
  5. Bruce RF
  6. Frazier 3B
  7. Cozart SS
  8. Hanigan C
  9. Arroyo P

Go Reds!