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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, July 31, 2007

One very happy pitcher

LOUISVILLE - Phil Dumatrait called his mother and broke the news Tuesday night, not long after he got the official word from Triple-A Louisville manager Rick Sweet.

Dumatrait, who has gone 10-5 with a 3.49 ERA in 21 starts, will make his major league debut against the Nationals on Thursday.

Here's some of what he had to say....

"I don't even know what to say. I've been waiting for this moment since I was 5 years old. To have the opportunity, it's just unbelievable. It's so overwhelming. I don't know what to say."

"I've gone out and I feel like, so far this season, I've thrown the ball pretty well. To be given this opportunity is unreal. I figure if I kept throwing the ball well that I'd get my opportunity sometime."

"I'm probably going to have around 18 people fly from Bakersfield, Calif. (his hometown) for my debut. I actually think they've already started looking for flights."


at 11:31 PM Anonymous Red Faced said...

Good luck Phil. I hope you bring a good bat, the way we're hitting the ball you're going to have to drive in the runs as well as pitch well in order to win.

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