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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, June 12, 2007

Reds 5, Angels 3

Solid starting pitching. Good defense. A little timely hitting. Manufactured runs. And strong relief pitching. This is how the Reds expected to win all year.

It hasn't happened much until lately. David Ross squeezed in the third run and Ken Griffey Jr. got in the fourth with a sac fly Tuesday.

"We made everything count," Jerry Narron said.

They had to -- they struck out 16 times in eight innings. But let's not dwell on the negative. The Reds have won four of five and are 8 1/2 back in the NL Central.

Ross had the line of the night about the squeeze: "It was hardest ball I've hit all week."

Gags come easier when you win.

The trade for Chris Denorfia was completed. The Reds get 24-year-old left-hander Ben Jukich from the A's. He was 3-4 with 5.40 ERA at Single-A Stockton. They also got Marcus McBeth in the deal.


at 12:17 AM Anonymous Anonymous said...

I really thought that Denorfia trade was a steal...I really like Marcus, he seems to have a real gamer attitude, kind of like Guardado...anything else pitching related from oakland seems like icing on the cake

at 10:09 AM Anonymous Anonymous said...

A 24 yr. old pitcher in Single A with an ERA over 5 isn't exactly what I would call a steal. Marcus McBeth may help the big league club, but Jukich will probably not be major league ready until he's close to 30, if he makes it out of the minors at all. I hope we get something better in return if we start trading guys like Dunn and Griffey.

at 10:49 AM Blogger GookiePokeyHomer said...

Im no MLB GM, but Id venture to say we'd get a little something better in return for Dunn or Griffey given that Dunn and Griffey are a little something better than Denorfia will ever be..

at 11:06 AM Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hope the Reds' front office and coaching staff are watching the play of Josh Hamilton in the last two games...e.g. the throw from center to double up the runner in the top of the 12th, and the slide last night that helped produce a run.

He should be a permanent fixture in CF...no more platooning.

at 12:43 PM Blogger Pat said...

In the Deno trade the reds may have gotten an option from list A that had several good pitchers and list B that had several pitchers that need lots of work.

Hopefully, Hamilton will be a star and will be with the Reds for as long as they can afford him. However, I'm not so sure he should have gone to third. It worked out, but aren't you supposed to stay at 2nd if the ball is hit in front of you. 9 out of 10 times he's dead meat at third on that play. He is human.

at 1:09 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't think Griffey would accept any trade. Why would the Reds trade him anyway? As he gets closer to 600 the ticket sales will continue to rise.

at 2:11 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't expect the Reds to get anything for Dunn or Griffey. If they're dealt, it's a salary dump. Nothing more. It will not be a move designed to improve the team. To put it simply, neither one will generate the value they bring to the team. Griffey's finally playing like the HOFer he is and Dunn, well, he is a very good hitter to have ... in the 7th spot.

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