08.28.13

Brandon Phillips : 2nd In The Batting Order, 3rd In The NL In RBI’s, First In Cases Of Internet Rabbit Ears

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Dusty Baker moved 2B Brandon Phillips out of the Reds’ cleanup spot to 2nd in the batting order Wednesday, a decision one Cincy scribe summed up thusly on Twitter ; “Reds go from a hitter with a .320 OBP in the 2 hole to one with a .310 OBP.”  Phillips had a pair of hits and scored two runs in the Reds’ 10-0 rout of St. Louis, but not before responding to the aforementioned (mild) critique :

Brandon Phillips Goes off on Reporter from 101ESPN on Vimeo.

Of Phillips’ treatment of C. Trent Rosecrans, the latter’s employer promised, “this will not affect our coverage of the team or Phillips,” which is their mature way of saying, “hey, we’re not the NY Daily News”

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