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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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Saturday, September 1, 2007

Cardinals 8, Reds 5

Eddie Guardado knew it was a chance to get back in the mix. He entered the game in the sixth inning with one out, the bases loaded and the Reds up 4-3.

“In my situation, it was a great opportunity to prove something,” he said.

Instead, he got the worst possible outcome. Rick Ankiel hit a 1-1 pitch for a grand slam to give the Cardinals a 7-4.

“I threw a pretty good breaking pitch that he swung and missed,” Guardado said. “The story of my career right now is I throw one good pitch and one bad pitch I pay for.”

The bad pitch was another breaking ball, up a bit.

“Obviously, I've got to make a better pitch,” Guardado said.

Pete Mackanin mentioned "pennant race" after the game. The Reds remain seven games back of the Chicago Cubs. But the Reds are running out of season. If the Cubs go 14-15 the rest of the way, the Reds need to 20-7, just to tie.


at 12:21 AM Blogger Cheviot Sports Authority said...

Is Jerry Narron still managing this team from the clubhouse? Sure looked like it again tonight.

at 1:24 AM Anonymous Anonymous said...

There's a fine line between optimism and foolishness. PM is flirting with that line when he mentions pennant race. Someone needs to remind PM that his pitching staff is awful and he's chasing 3 teams....not one.

at 1:12 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...


On Reds.com, The 40-man roster has 42 players. But Jerry Gil and Juan Castro aren't on the 40-man anymore so it's down to 40.....

Has the spot from EZ Ramirez been taken up?

There is a new pitcher with no number.

His name is Alexander Smit.

What can you tell me about him?
has he been with one of the minor league teams and how'd we get him.

He is only 21 years old and he turns 22 on October 2.

at 1:47 PM Blogger John Fay said...

Smit is a player the Reds got from Minnesota, off waivers I believe. He's Dutch. He pitched seven no-hit innings the other day for Sarasota.

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