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John Fay
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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Friday, August 10, 2007

Minor matters

From Jamie Ramsey: Louisville shows no mercy vs. Indianapolis…First time since 1984 that the Bats hit 2 grand slams in a game…Aaron Herr with 7 RBI on the night…Josh Hamilton 1-for-4…Richie Gardner pitches well…Chattanooga beats Montgomery…The Lookouts have won 4 straight…Sarasota loses to St. Lucie…Chris Heisey swinging a hot bat…Dayton squanders a 5-2 lead in the bottom of the ninth…Drew Stubbs with 3 hits (1hr)…Billings wins their 4th in a row…Curtis Partch with his first pro win…Brett Bartles and Mike McKennon heating up…GCL Reds were off (Sam Elliot’s birthday).

CHATTANOOGA’S NASTY BOYS
RHP Josh Roenicke:
Currently with the Lookouts: 1-1, 1.20 ERA, 6sv/7svo, 15ip, 9h, 3r/2er, 2bb, 14k, .170oba, 15g
Overall: 3-2, 2.53 ERA, 22sv/25svo, 42.2ip, 32h, 13r/12er, 17bb, 55k, .206oba, 42g

LHP Pedro Viola:
Currently with the Lookouts: 0-0, 1.29 ERA, 7ip, 4h, 2r/2er, 1bb, 5k, .154oba, 5g
Overall: 3-2, 1.54 ERA, 4sv/6svo, 70.1ip, 47h, 18r/12er, 25bb, 82k, .185oba, 37g

RHP Carlos Guevara
Currently with the Lookouts: 0-2, 2.54 ERA, 15sv/17svo, 49.2ip, 42h, 15r/14er, 20bb, 72k, .230oba, 42g
Overall: same


11 Comments:

at 2:35 PM Blogger Mark said...

Why don't we just swap bullpens with the Lookouts. Can't be worse than the current crop. Phenomenal numbers in Chattanooga.

 
at 2:47 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

so are the reds just gonna continue on with the same god-awful bullpen we've had all year? ya its nice to have eddie back but really what impact could he have and why don't we give some of the younger guys down in 3xA a chance, we're gonna have to use them eventually and i would feel better knowing that they have had atleast some MLB experience. i read an article the other day that said look for the reds to make some bullpen moves, and all i've seen is eddie coming up and coffey going down. this is getting very annoying that every year we start off with so much optimism and hope that this year will be different and every year is the same the reds come out and play horrible. that is why cub fans out numbered reds fans no one wants to go spend the amount of money it cost to attend a MLB game when they know their team is gonna play like garbage. they need to do something!!! come on wayne & bob get something going stir the pot

 
at 2:47 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

so are the reds just gonna continue on with the same god-awful bullpen we've had all year? ya its nice to have eddie back but really what impact could he have and why don't we give some of the younger guys down in 3xA a chance, we're gonna have to use them eventually and i would feel better knowing that they have had atleast some MLB experience. i read an article the other day that said look for the reds to make some bullpen moves, and all i've seen is eddie coming up and coffey going down. this is getting very annoying that every year we start off with so much optimism and hope that this year will be different and every year is the same the reds come out and play horrible. that is why cub fans out numbered reds fans no one wants to go spend the amount of money it cost to attend a MLB game when they know their team is gonna play like garbage. they need to do something!!! come on wayne & bob get something going stir the pot

 
at 3:02 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow. Bring those 3 up to AAA and see if that continues. If so, don't stop the train until they arrive in downtown Cincy.

I saw Stubbs name in the update. There is a guy lost in the Bruce, Homer mania this year. Any word on how he is doing?

Adrian

 
at 3:24 PM Blogger John Fay said...

Stubb is hititng .252, 9 HRs, 29 RBI at Dayton. 128 strikeouts in 406 ABs.

 
at 4:05 PM Blogger Gregory said...

I've gotten some flack for defending Krivsky and the Reds but honestly we really have some talent in our farm system. Double-A relief numbers don't predict all that much but you never know, one of those guys could turn into a great closer or set up guy. However, lets see what they can do in atleast triple-A and why not with the reds. Honestly, this season is over and i'd rather showcase our new talent and give all of our prospects some major league at bats and innings. Maybe if we are lucky we can finish in last place and get ourselves a number 1 pick. A number one pick, especially pitchers can help the club immedietely. Side note, we took stubbs over Lincecum. Lincecum, Harang, Bailey would have been a nice future rotation.

 
at 4:11 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

In other words if Stubbs continues on this current pace for a year or two more max it will be time to call him a flop. Still with 4 players currently at the AAA in Baseball America's top 25 (Bruce, Bailey, Votto, Cueto) things are looking up for 2008 and beyond. If Reds fans can just have some more patience. It also looks like AA is where the bullpen help is. I'd like to see those guys at AAA in September when the Reds call up players as the roster expands to 40.

Redbeard

 
at 4:15 PM Blogger Gregory said...

John, Do you think the Reds have thought about Fernando Cabrera. He is completely unpolished but has tremendous upside. His slider is the most whiffed pitch in baseball.

 
at 4:22 PM Anonymous jc said...

whats up with bailey?

 
at 4:25 PM Blogger Mark T said...

I've got a hunch that they have their best bullpen in Cincy right now. That's the discouraging part.

Every team in the league is on the lookout for relievers. They don't fall off of trees. It's a real failing of the Cincy farm system that they haven't produced anyone.

 
at 10:13 PM Anonymous gmirones@yahoo.com said...

John Fay;
The interesting event is that the Reds are executing on the field with more consistency. Norris and Jeff have made a difference along with the two pitching pups from AAA. The sad event is that the young pitching staff is still throwing home run pitches. Do the fans understand that it is the pitching coach’s job to point out, suggest, and, if needed, tell the pitchers what they need to hear. I understand that they are professionals and need to be treated in a professional manner in public (wouldn’t want to hurt their tender feelings) but some where along the line, the pitching coach needs to more proactive. Can you imagine Bob Gibson or that kid catcher, Bench, saying please try to throw a little lower or Thank You for throwing that strike. The younger pitchers don’t need to hear “Well your curve ball is not working tonight” after giving up 5 runs. It is one thing to have hind sight, (fans always have that) but as a paid professional that isn’t good enough. If the pitching coach needs to make a trip to the mound every inning to refresh the pitchers mind then he better get out there, if he needs to spend every minute of every at bat sitting next to the pitcher he better. Yes I know that there are two pitchers that do not need that type of attention (Mr. H and MR. W.). If Pete M. is waiting for his pitching coach to get the job done he will be unemployed come November.

 
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