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Monday stuff: Time to take Phillips out of 3rd spot


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3:05, ESPN 1530: Due to rain and potential delays/cancellation, I've been moved to the 6-9pm tonight on 700 WLW. Mo will take 3-6 on ESPN 1530.
6:05, Inside Pitch/Sports Talk, 700 WLW



HERE are notes, stats and photos from the 1-0 loss to Atlanta.
HERE is video of the controversial pickoff play. What do you think of the call?
How about the Reds signing the 'David Wright of Korea' for 2015?

+/- .500
Reds are 8-5 vs teams with losing record....outscoring them 63-41
Reds are 3-9 vs teams with winning record...outscored 32-41.

Got to move BP 

What to do with the batting order?
1. Hamilton
2. Votto
3. Bruce
4. Ludwick
5. Frazier
6. Phillips
7. Pena
8. Cozart
9. SP


 (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)

From a listener:
Since the All-Star break last year:
Phillips: .256/.291/.361/.652 385 PA's
Cozart: .246/.281/.355/.636 324 PA's 

Production from 3rd spot
Listener Jeff
In 25 games (Votto 10, BP 15), Reds have 3 RBI's from their 3 hole batters, fewest in MLB. Reds 3 hole batters have not dirven in a baserunner with a hit all season.
The 3 RBI's were a Votto SF, Votto solo HR, Phillips FC. 
By comparison the White Sox have 32 RBI's from the 3 hole, the Marlins have 29.


MLB: Runners on base when at plate this year
From Baseball Prospectus 
72, Jay Bruce
64, Zack Cozart
62, Todd Frazier
55, Brandon Phillips
47, Joey Votto
46, Ryan Ludwick
38, Billy Hamilton
92, Edwin Encarnacion (leads MLB)

Did you miss highlights and notes for the Blue Jackets, Pacers, UK Blue and White game and more? Find them all HERE. 

Bengals/NFL Draft
Mike Mayock's latest Top 5 at each position in draft

Wondering what the NBA can do with Donald Sterling? This is a much read.

Down on the Farm
Reds High-A (Bakersfield) RHP Ben Lively keeps rolling.
Sunday he tossed six shutout innings, with 0 BB and 7 K.
For the season: 5-0 0.31, 29 IN, 13 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 40 K.
He's a 2013 3rd round pick out of Central Florida.
Remember this name at Pensacola: Jon Moscot 
From The Pepperdine product lowered his ERA to 2.08. He has 22 strikeouts over 30.1 innings while holding Southern League foes to a .204 batting average.

Cool story
29-year old Scott Carroll, a 3rd round pick of the Reds in 2007, made his ML debut Sunday and got the win for the White Sox. Carroll spent six years in the Reds system, getting as high as Louisville. He had hip surgery in 2009 and Tommy John surgery in the 2012 offseason. He had 35 family members/friends in the stands Sunday. His mom was in tears as he walked off the mound to a standing ovation. Sox broadcaster Hawk Harrelson stood and applauded.
Carroll told 87.7 FM in Chicago that teammate Adam Dunn picked up the post-game dinner tab for his 35 family/friends y at Timmy O'Toole's Pub.

CHICAGO, IL - APRIL 27: Scott Carroll #67 of the Chicago White Sox pitches against the Tampa Bay Rays during the first inning on April 27, 2014 at U.S. Cellular Field in Chicago, Illinois. Carroll is making his major league debut. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

CHICAGO, IL - APRIL 27: Scott Carroll #67 of the Chicago White Sox gets doused with water by Alexei Ramirez #10 on April 27, 2014 at U.S. Cellular Field in Chicago, Illinois. It was Carroll's major league debut and his first win. The Chicago White Sox defeated the Tampa Bay Rays 9-2. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

Fun stuff Carroll a couple of years ago


Thanks to Champions Windows for inviting me out on Sunday.
I was there from noon-2pm, meeting and greeting, talking Reds, giving away Reds tickets and other prizes. We even had Papa John's for everyone!
I really enjoy working with Sherry Rowland and the entire Champion crew.
Great people! Great company! There is a reason we are a Champion home!
Thanks to everyone that stopped by!





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