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Giants-Reds Game 5 Lineups: Scott Rolen is back at 3B for Game 5

Oct 11, 2012, 11:00 AM EDT

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Dusty Baker is going with Scott Rolen in the decisive Game 5. Baker’s quote: “That’s what got us here.”  I agree. If Rolen had not been in the lineup for Game 3, there is every reason to think that the Reds would not be playing in a Game 5 …

Here’s the Reds lineup for today’s game:

Brandon Phillips 2B
Zach Cozart SS
Joey Votto 1B
Ryan Ludwick LF
Jay Bruce RF
Scott Rolen 3B
Ryan Hanigan C
Drew Stubbs CF
Mat Latos P

And for the Giants:

  1. cur68 - Oct 11, 2012 at 11:12 AM

    This has to be the most Dusty move ever.

    • ezthinking - Oct 11, 2012 at 12:18 PM

      Would you rather have the 0-5 with 2 K’s Frazier play? He’s no stud on D either.

    • blazewr6 - Oct 11, 2012 at 1:18 PM

      Scott Rolen is done…….He cannot hit and his fielding has gone downhill. I feel better with Frazier in the game he at least hacks at good pitches Rolen lets good pitches go by then waves at crappy pitches…….I thought all of dustys moves in the last two games were boneheaded!!!

    • blazewr6 - Oct 11, 2012 at 2:26 PM

      Well that is all we got fellas Nice season…….maybe add someone that can hit in the offseason because anytime we face a real pitcher we cant seem to even put the ball in play!!\

  2. contraryguy - Oct 11, 2012 at 11:14 AM

    Zing! Such dislike for Rollie… but let’s face it, we’re talking about the #6 bat in the lineup. And a glove that on most days (or most years) is top-notch. Non-event here. Bigger question is whether bats #1-5 can continue to hit Matt Cain as they have this year.

  3. loungefly74 - Oct 11, 2012 at 11:37 AM

    game 5…gotta love the drama!

  4. riverace19 - Oct 11, 2012 at 11:44 AM

    Come on Giants!!!!!!!

  5. Marty - Oct 11, 2012 at 11:47 AM

    If Rolen had not been in the lineup for Game 3, there is every reason to think that the Reds would not be playing in a Game 5 …

    Is this sarcasm? Rolen’s error didn’t botch a Reds lead, it lost the tie. In fact, the Reds had a chance at the bottom of the 10th and didn’t get it done, like in their other 8 scoreless innings.

    • Marty - Oct 11, 2012 at 11:48 AM

      It took Romo 15 pitches in the last 2 innings to shut them down, btw.

  6. sportsdrenched - Oct 11, 2012 at 12:40 PM

    It’s preposterous that an 162 game season should come down to one game! (but not really)

  7. watchfullhose - Oct 11, 2012 at 1:06 PM


  8. sportsdrenched - Oct 11, 2012 at 1:25 PM

    Listening to the Giants Radio broadcast. Love me some Jon Miller.

  9. spudchukar - Oct 11, 2012 at 2:00 PM

    Would somebody please inform the broadcasters of the Reds/Giants duel, that Ryan Ludwick is an above average outfielder, with a good, accurate, quick release arm. This is two days in row they have commented on his surprisingly good outfield play. We Cardinal fans know differently, he was never a liability in RF, and often excelled.

    • cur68 - Oct 11, 2012 at 2:38 PM

      Pretty good with the bat, too. He better get a move on with that thing. After the Posey GS, it doesn’t seem that a Reds team total of 2 hits is gonna get anything done. Speaking of “Done” Matt Latos certainly is. Time for LeCure, or as we say en francais, “la médecine”.

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