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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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Wednesday, April 11, 2007

This just in, Hamilton's good

Josh Hamilton just hit a home run -- the opposite way to left. He's 2-for-4 with two runs scored.

Does he play Friday in Wrigley? If so, the guess is he's in center for Ryan Freel. Freel's 3-for-16 vs. Carlos Zambrano. Ken Griffey's 7-for-18 with two jacks,

It's 3-2, going to the bottom of 8th.


at 12:00 AM Blogger Steve said...

Hamilton has got to get into the lineup more often somehow. Maybe turn Freel back in to super-sub and give Josh CF? Maybe put Freel and 3rd for awhile since Narron seems to be punishing Encarnacion.

Kid is on a tear to start his MLB career.

at 12:18 AM Anonymous PaulT2 said...

Hamilton is amazing! And he's causing a good problem - 4 good outfielders but only 3 spots. You have any idea on how to get all 4 of these bats into the lineup at the same time? I guess it's good that one of them can rest every now and then but I want to see Hamilton and Junior in the lineup all the time.

at 1:08 AM Blogger Joe said...

How about this. Freel is a rover, playing all OF positions, third and second. Everyone gets a rest once in a while, all four of those bats are in the lineup most of the time.

at 9:21 AM Anonymous Anonymous said...

What does everyone else think .. does Hamilton get to that deep fly ball in CF that Freel made the leaping/diving play on?

Turning point of the game #2

at 2:53 AM Anonymous Anonymous said...

What I have never been able to understand is why we keep Adam Dunn in the OF. Stick the guy at 1B where a guy with that body needs to be and work with him nonstop defensively. Then put Hamilton in the OF and you can do whatever you want with Hatteberg and Conine, who really cares. They are OK but I'll take my chances w/ Hamilton.

Mansfield, OH

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