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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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Sunday, April 15, 2007

Reds 1, Cubs 0

The Reds 1-0 win over the Cubs was more evidence that these aren't Jim Bowden's Reds anymore:

--The Reds did not hit a home run in the series.
--They were shut out in 25 of 27 innings.
--They had a total of 14 hits in the series and only one for extra bases.

Yet, they won two of three.

The team ERA is 2.93 for the season. The bullpen ERA is 1.73. David Weathers has converted all five saves chances.

If the Reds start hitting, they could be dangerous. The team batting average is down to .226.

Adam Dunn says he'll definitely start Monday's game. Dunn told a funny story about him mom calling him in the clubhouse.

"What's wrong, Adam?"

"Just back spasms. No big deal."

"Don't lie to me. What's really wrong?"

Seems the Dunner's mother couldn't believe back spasms would keep him out. But he said they were pretty severe. It was the first time he's ever had them.


at 8:18 PM Blogger Bengal43 said...

Any chance with all the starting pitching problems the Yankees are having that they would want Milton?

at 8:58 PM Blogger Gene in WV said...

With everyone else, save Connine and Hatteburg struggling at the plate, I certainly hope Dunn's moma is wrong.

You are exactly correct about this team. I love it. We can now win something besides a slugfest! Some of our scores now look like major league scores!

In the past, we had no chance in 1-0, 2-1, 3-2 games. Now, we are playing above 500 and almost the entire team is in a slump. I love it.

When we start hitting a little, we will be dangerous!

at 9:57 AM Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Any chance with all the starting pitching problems the Yankees are having that they would want Milton?"

Yeah, straight-up for A-Rod.

at 10:01 AM Blogger docproc said...

Personally, I love this kind of game. I was glued to the TV yesterday, knowing that every pitch, every base, and every defensive play made a difference. I've watched us lose plenty of 7-4 games over the last few years that weren't nearly as exciting.

And you're right: When we start hitting (and we will), we'll be tough to beat.

at 12:50 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great post with the weird stats that fly in the face of the fact that we won 2 of 3. Weird (but good) series, indeed.

I didn't get to see it, but am curious about Edwin's strike-out call...what's your take on it? Was it one of those calls that was truly debatable? Or was it just a blown call all around?


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