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Course reversal: Orlando Cabrera added to Reds' lineup

Oct 10, 2010, 7:25 PM EDT

In a major surprise, Orlando Cabrera was added to Cincinnati’s starting lineup for Sunday night’s Game 3 after getting through batting practice on the field before the game.
The Reds originally had Paul Janish starting and batting eighth against the Phillies, but Cabrera was inserted into his customary No. 2 slot.
Cabrera is 1-for-5 through the first two games of the NLDS. The 35-year-old hit .263/.303/.354 in 494 at-bats for the Reds this season. Janish was better, coming in at .260/.338/.385 in 200 at-bats, and he offers at least as much range at shortstop, but Dusty Baker trusts his veteran, even if he isn’t close to 100 percent.

  1. Buccofan - Oct 10, 2010 at 11:24 PM

    That worked out well.

  2. mustbechris - Oct 11, 2010 at 12:26 AM

    it’s okay, his entire team is out for the rest of the playoffs now

  3. Chris Fiorentino - Oct 11, 2010 at 12:52 AM

    “The Reds originally had Paul Janish starting and batting eighth against the Phillies, but Cabrera was inserted into his customary No. 2 slot.”
    EEEEEEHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH Wrong answer. Cabrera batted 8th. And he pulled a “Brooks Conrad” in the first inning and gave the Phillies a run…the only run Cole “Carlton” needed to win the game. 119 pitches later and the Phillies are NLDS champs.

  4. mustbechris - Oct 11, 2010 at 2:50 AM

    *Cy Hamels

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