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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

Nationals 7, Reds 1 (so far)

Kyle Lohse went 4 2/3 innings and allowed seven runs (six earned) on nine hits. He put the Reds in a 7-1 hole. It looks like he's headed for his sixth straight loss. He's allowed 17 earned runs on 24 hits over 10 innings in his last three starts.

He may have been sick Wednesday night -- and if he felt that bad wouldn't it have more prudent not to start? -- but that doesn't explain the other two starts.

So would you send him back out there Monday? I won't mention the kid in Louisville. But what about Phil Dumatrait (5-2, 2.64 ERA at Louisville)? Victor Santos (four runs on seven hits in his last 10 2/3)?

Lohse's ERA is 5.31. He doesn't vaguely resemble the pitcher who was 1-1 with 2.88 ERA in April.


at 9:13 PM Blogger Don said...

Some folks contend Bailey, Dumatrait aren't ready to pitch at the big league level right now.

My question is, are Loshe, Milton, and Stanton?

If you were trying to win ball games at the big league level and had to choose two pitchers from the group of Dumatrait, Loshe, Milton, and Bailey, which two would you choose? Perhaps you could throw Saarloos into that mix too, which I am not sure is a plus or a minus.

at 9:20 PM Anonymous Justin Fernandez said...

The stench is overwhelming! The idiots will no doubt wait until the Reds are 30 games under .500 before firing Narron. Narron didn't pitch or field or hit tonight but sorry, and maybe no manager can save this pathetically assembled bunch of triple-A players, but when will ownership act. Talk is cheap. Do something. Whomever taught Dunn his new swing and plate discipline ought to be fired too.

at 11:15 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Reds need to give Dumatrait a start or two in the majors and see how he does. I would also let Bailey have one or two more starts in AAA before bringing him up. That way he can pitch a few games to make sure his groin injury doesn't flair back up.

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