With that said, you'd think it would behoove Clint Hurdle to act like the game is important. His lineup for Sunday afternoon's contest makes very little sense. Not only does the ultra-hot Michael McKenry continue to sit in favor of Rod Barajas (it's true that teams usually use two different catchers on a night game and a day game the following day, but McKenry also sat Friday), but Pedro Alvarez and Travis Snider sit as well, and Josh Harrison and Gaby Sanchez start in their place. It's true that Alvarez and Snider aren't exactly lighting up the scoreboards right now, but Reds starter Homer Bailey is a righty, and Alvarez and Snider are both lefties. And Sanchez doesn't really hit anyone but lefties.
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