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Friday, September 16, 2011

Two starts in a row for Janish

Dusty Baker is starting Paul Janish at SS again, making it two games in a row for the first time in awhile. I'm surprised Janish is getting the start tonight against lefty Randy Wolf. Dusty's been sitting Janish against lefties lately. Janish has struggled against southpaws this year (weirdly, since he's usually much better against lefthanded pitchers) while Edgar Renteria has been very good. But Janish has good numbers against Wolf, so perhaps that's the reason.

And Janish has been playing well lately. Last night, he worked a walk in a nice at-bat. He went first to third on a Drew Stubbs single - read the ball off the bat well, with good situational awareness. For a guy who's not especially speedy, he really is a good baserunner. He ended up scoring from third on a wild pitch - a run that turned out to be the one that sent the game to extras. (The Reds were eventually victorious.)

That was the fifth game in a row Janish has reached base. Two RBIs and a run scored over his last three games.

He's also looked better on defense to me. More relaxed. No errors lately (knock on wood).


posted by BubbaFan, 6:15 PM


Considering the rest of the lineup has been left to figure it out on their own, having Janish be the reason for the rally makes perfect sense.

Dustmop has managed to turn this team around ... once a contender, now a disaster.
commented by Blogger John C. Updike, September 17, 2011 11:58 AM  

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