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April 04, 2011
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April 04, 2011

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B-T BA OBP SLG HR RBI SB
CF DREW STUBBS
R-R .255 .329 .444 22 77 30
2B BRANDON PHILLIPS
R-R .275 .332 .430 18 59 16
1B JOEY VOTTO
L-R .324 .424 .600 37 113 16
3B SCOTT ROLEN
R-R .285 .358 .497 20 83 1
LF JONNY GOMES
R-R .266 .327 .431 18 86 5
RF JAY BRUCE
L-L .281 .353 .493 25 70 5
C RAMON HERNANDEZ
R-R .297 .364 .428 7 48 0
SS PAUL JANISH
R-R .260 .338 .385 5 25 1
BENCH
OF FRED LEWIS
L-R .262 .332 .414 8 36 17
SS EDGAR RENTERIA
R-R .276 .332 .374 3 22 3
C RYAN HANIGAN
R-R .300 .405 .429 5 40 0

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A RIVAL SCOUT SIZES UP THE REDS

I'm going with Cincinnati over Milwaukee to win the division, but it's going to be a hell of a race if they both stay healthy. The Reds' pitching depth and their bullpen are a little better. . . . Their rotation is solid 1 through 5, with Mike Leake just sitting there waiting to fill in. If they have an injury, they won't miss a beat. . . . Edinson Volquez ranges from 93 to 96 on his fastball, with sink and life. If he can harness his command, he can be an ace. . . . Johnny Cueto can get erratic. If their catchers can keep him under control and on line to the plate and prevent him from overthrowing, he'll be fine. . . . Aroldis Chapman has got a great arm, but he has a bullpen delivery, lots of excess motion, not as smooth as you'd see from a starter. There's a lot of effort to it in the knees and arm, making it harder to stay under control and repeat. If he ever gets plus command, s---, it's all over because his stuff is devastating. . . . Francisco Cordero may not have the stuff he once had, but the ability to close is still there. He used to be a power guy, but he knows how to throw the ball over the plate and change speeds. . . . Joey Votto has a nice, quiet swing. He's a hell of a hitter, the center of it all for them. . . . With older guys like Scott Rolen, the question if he starts slow is whether he's slipping or just getting himself ready. I say he's just getting himself ready. He's still a professional hitter. . . . I love Jay Bruce. I think he can be a force. He can get a little overanxious, but he's becoming more selective at the plate. The physical skills have always been there.

THE LINEUP

WITH 2010 STATISTICS

MANAGER DUSTY BAKER

4TH SEASON WITH REDS

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[This article contains a table. Please see hardcopy of magazine or PDF.]

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