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John Fay has been the Reds beat writer for the Enquirer since 2001. Prior to that, he served in a variety of roles for the Enquirer: backup Reds writer, UC beat writer, backup Bengals writer and as a general assignment reporter. He is a Cincinnati native and a graduate of Elder High School and the University of Dayton.

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Thursday, March 29, 2007

Game: Twins 10, Reds 2

The Twins beat the Reds 10-2 at the Ed.

Bronson Arroyo went five innings, allowing three runs on seven hits. He walked one and struck out one. He ends the spring with a 2.38 ERA.

After Jon Coutlangus pitched a scoreless sixth, Brandon Phillips cut it to 3-2 with his sixth home run of the spring -- a two-run shot in the bottom of the inning.

Todd Coffey gave up two runs in the seventh -- one earned. Those were the first runs he allowed this spring. Dustin Hermanson allowed two runs in the eighth -- both unearned. Derrick Lutz, the 19th-round pick in last year's draft, gave up three in the ninth.

Jay Bruce hit a Pete Rose double in the ninth. He hit a line drive to the first base side of the second, rounded first full speed and was easily safe.


3 Comments:

at 10:13 PM Anonymous blue said...

Too many errors...
John, how should they improve this problem? I liked Bellhorn's defence.

 
at 10:47 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

John, I feel terrible for "Dino." It's sad when you see someone trying so hard to break into the big leagues, just to have their dreams cut into pieces (no pun intended). I will certainly be thinking of him at the ballpark on opening day!

 
at 5:35 AM Blogger Meatwad said...

Well, the Redlegs are packing up and heading north as we speak. I think the story of the Spring (Josh Hamilton) was obviously a success. (Besides the Glorified/Psuedo Drama that was the Griffey broken hand)

We all know his story by now, but it keeps getting better and more "Feel good" by the day...... Here's my assessment of his Rookie year:

When the Reds get him some Regular season big league at bats it will become that much more interesting.
As long as he hits around .280 and keeps showing off that monster arm (and glove) in the outfield he will get regular playing time (3 or 4 games a week IMO). "The Natural", "Wonder Boy", Hammy, J-Ham, call him what you want, but how can the Redlegs not play this kid (Yes, he's still a kid at age 25) at LEAST 100-120 games? You have to count on at least 25 starts in Right Field for him with Griff getting rest and/or an injury, I say 25 starts in Left for Dunn, who will most certainly be the DH in interleague games and need about 10-15 RDO's. So that's 50 games, and as good as Freel is in Centerfield we all know that he's going to get banged up or play 3rd or 2nd some days. I'd say Freel plays 100-110 games in CF barring major injury. That leaves 50 more games for The Natural to play. So thats 25 in RF and 25 in LF, and 50 in CF, which = 100 Games. This of course is not taking into account any 15 day or (GASP!!!) 60day trips to the DL for Griffey or Farney. My prediction for Hamilton is 125 games, .295, 22Hr, 87 RBI's, 20 sb's (if his shins hold up), 85 runs scored, and all of that in 425 AB's. I know it's a longshot, but that's Rookie of the year numbers unless he gets jobbed like Harang did last year (I don't know about winning the Cy Young award, but he should have at least been in the top 3!!!).

 
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