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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, May 23, 2007

Lohse ailing

I'm not at the ballpark yet. But I heard this last night and forgot to put it in the notes: Kyle Lohse has the flu that's been going around. Lohse was sleeping on the clubhouse floor during BP.

I didn't check after the game, but my guess is they sent him home. He's scheduled to start tonight. The bullpen really can't afford another short start. They've pitched 10 2/3 innings the last two nights.


at 2:38 PM Blogger Laura said...

So who starts?

Craziness. Didn't this flu already go around the club once before?

at 3:04 PM Blogger Brad said...


I have asked some other members of the media, but it seems that Krivsky is getting increasingly testy with the media. You in particular. Thoughts?

at 3:30 PM Blogger John Fay said...

Laura, my guess is Lohse starts.

Brad, Krivsky and I had are run-in after the game in Cleveland. But he apologized and we've been fine since. Obviously, the media has been a lot rougher on him this season. That's not easy on anyone.

at 3:33 PM Blogger John Fay said...

Lineup was just posted: Lohse it is.

at 5:45 PM Anonymous Sam in Va. said...

With the team well below .500 and almost certainly in no position to contend this year, at what point do we become concerned about the Reds making a move toward 2008 and beyond, i.e. trading a veteran to a contender. The most obvious name right now would be Griffey, who would appear to be hitting better than he has in at least two years and could be a nice DH/outfielder in Chicago, Anaheim or New York down the stretch. Is that a possibility with the size of his contract and his no-trade clause, or who, if anyone, would the Reds deal if it gets to that point?

at 5:56 PM Blogger John Fay said...

Griffey doesn't have a no trade. He's a 10-5 player -- 10-year vet, five years with the same club -- so he must approve any trade. I think there'd be a market for him. But I talked to his agent yesterday and the Reds had not asked about approving any clubs. I think it's a little early for those kind of trades to happen.

at 8:13 PM Blogger Dan H said...

I heard on the radio pre-game that Mr. Castellini met with the players and coaches prior to the start of the game tonite. Have you heard any talk about this meeting?

at 8:18 PM Blogger John Fay said...

Had not heard that.

at 8:39 PM Blogger John Fay said...

I am told the meeting happened. Obviously, I don't know what was said. Doesn't same to have had much of an effect tonight.

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