5/22: Indians at Reds

Game 1 of the epic Ohio Cup takes place at 7:10 p.m. ET at Great American Ball Park. The game will air on SportsTime Ohio and WMMS 100.7 FM.

2B Asdrubal Cabrera, CF Grady Sizemore, C Victor Martinez, RF Shin-Soo Choo, SS Jhonny Peralta, 3B Mark DeRosa, 1B Ryan Garko, LF Ben Francisco, RHP Anthony Reyes (1-1, 6.88).



CF Willy Taveras, 3B Jerry Hairston Jr., RF Jay Bruce, 2B Brandon Phillips, LF Laynce Nix, C Ramon Hernandez, 1B Adam Rosales, SS Alex Gonzalez, RHP Bronson Arroyo (5-3, 6.56).


*slams head on desk*
Why not leave Jhonny at third? I mean, give the guy a break, for crying out loud. What’s the point of moving everyone over again? Sure, I’m thrilled to see Garko in the line-up, but can’t we get some consistent positions? Give DeRosa the day off or something.

Or put DeRosa in LF and give Fransisco the year off . . .

Where in the world is Matt LaPorta?

Or put DeRosa at second, his natural position.
Jhonny said that he’d play third, but he wants to play the same position on a regular basis. Considering that’s a pretty easy thing for this team to do, I don’t understand why Wedge doesn’t.
What’s the benefit of moving them around like this?

I often wonder if the Tribe sometimes feels the same sense of frusteration at the constant changing of positions. Other than Grady Sizemore, no one can really say they play any one position consistantly. Even the pitching staff is in a constant state of flux from rotation to bullpen, from the big league club, on down through the minors. It’s hard to settle in and play well when you aren’t certain or comfortable with where you are.

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