The Reds split a four game series with the Phillies, but how did our friend Corey Patterson do?
Game 4: Led off, 1-for-4 with a double, a run and an RBI.
Game 5: Led off, 1-for-3 with a home run, his first walk of the season, two runs, a stolen base and an RBI.
Game 6: Led off, 2-for-5 with a double and an RBI.
Game 7: Didn't start vs. lefty Cole Hamels but entered the game in the ninth and reached on a So Taguchi error.
Well shit. Corey is still not getting on base (.261 OBP) but with two home runs and two doubles on the season, he's slugging .619 and still looking good in center field. Patterson does belong on a major league roster; I won't argue against that anymore. However, he's no leadoff guy. Just because he's fast and lanky doesn't mean he should be batting ahead of guys who are getting on base like Jeff Keppinger or Joey Votto. Bat him eighth, Dusty. Or seventh or even sixth. He's got opposite-field power and he can even knock in noted slowpoke Adam Dunn.