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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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Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Reds vs. Padres, 5-15

SAN DIEGO - Several Reds are taking early batting practice this afternoon at Petco Park. Those participating: Ryan Freel, David Ross, Norris Hopper, Chad Moeller and Javier Valentin.

Which left me wondering....

Through the first four games of this nine-game road trip, the Reds have been outscored 26-9 in the four losses and are batting .185 overall and .214 with runners in scoring position.

The lineups....

Freel, lf
Phillips, 2b
Griffey, rf
Conine, 1b
Dunn, lf
Gonzalez, ss
Hamilton, cf
Moeller, c
Harang, rhp

M. Giles, 2b
Cruz, lf
B. Giles, rf
Gonzalez, 1b
Greene, ss
Cameron, cf
Bard, c
Kouzmanoff, 3b
Wells, lhp


at 7:51 PM Blogger writehander said...

Gee...where are Griffey, Dunn, Hatteberg, Phillips, Gonzales, Hamilton, Castro et al? Why the bleep isn't our pathetic manager mandating extra BP for this crap team? Why aren't the phonies posing as Cincinnati Reds players ashamed enough of their performances to WANT to take extra BP? In my books, anyone who doesn't care enough to put in extra work is trade bait. Who needs slackers? We have a teamful and are afixed proudly on the bottom of the NL Central's shoe, right next to worm guts, spit and a piece of chewed up gum. Thank you, Cincinnati Reds, for another summer of amateur baseball.

at 8:36 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Geez...with an offense like this, should't ALL of the players be taking extra batting practice? Other than Phillips and Griffey, none of them are hitting worth a darn.


at 8:43 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

I know Dunn has his problems in the outfield, but I don't think Freel needs to play there too...

at 9:53 PM Anonymous mikec said...

Several Reds? They all should be after the way they're hitting.

at 10:18 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey John, do you think Jerry Narron can weather this storm? As the saying goes, you can't fire the team. I don't think this is Narron's fault but I have to wonder how much of the current problems are due to a lack of leadership.

at 11:58 PM Anonymous mikec said...

This team invents new ways to lose every night. How did Harang's spike just catch to balk in the tying run.

By the way, great column by Doc. He is 100 percent right on.

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