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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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Sunday, August 12, 2007

Padres 10, Reds 4

It really doesn't seem to matter which relievers the Reds use because the results don't changed. Eddie Guardado retired one batter and was changed with four runs Sunday. That turned a close game into a blowout.

With the way Guardado's gotten hit -- five hits, five runs in two innings of work -- it's going to make it difficult to use him in anything but a blowout.

Monday's an off day. The Reds open a series with the Cubs in Chicago Tuesday. Aaron Harang v. Carlos Zambrano. Should be fun.


7 Comments:

at 7:53 PM Blogger Redsheart said...

I've known Eddie's not available. Why can't Reds organization accept reality??? This bullpen is their fault.

 
at 9:14 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Castellini was right the other day. The Reds are right back in the thick of things in the NL Central ... and Krivsky REALLY IS doing a tremendous job. In fact, it's probably not too early to: (1) order your World Series tickets for '07 AND '08, and (2) give Krivsky, Mackanin, Coffey, and Guardado multi-year extensions.

Were the future any brighter, I might need shades!

 
at 8:00 AM Anonymous Anonymous said...

John - It appears to happen over and over again. Top bullpen prospects pitching more than respectible in Louisvile only to get shelled in Cincinnati. I understand that there is a difference between AAA batters and MLB batters, but why isn't the bullpen coach (Tom Hume-???) catching more heat? Maybe instead of promoting pitching prospects, we should be calling up the Louisville Bullpen Coach!!!

 
at 9:40 AM Blogger Jeff Lehner said...

John:

Has anyone (Krivsky and his assistants, I gues) ever given any thought to giving Jared Burton a shot in the closer's role? I wonder if he and Bray might make a nice lefty-righty duo in the back end of the bullpen. Both throw hard and have great stuff, Bray's been discussed before as a possibility in that role?

It's clear Guardado's best days are behind him and I don't think they can roll Weathers out there for another year in which he's filling a role he's not really equipped to fill.

Next year's a campaign year - I vote Bray/Burton '08 for closer.

 
at 10:26 AM Anonymous Little Round Guy said...

I am really curious. After watching replays of Adam Dunn's attempt to play a ball off the wall yesterdsay, why wasn't he charge with an error? First, the ball didin't hit the wall, second Adam Dunn didn't hit the wall, third the ball bounced off Dunn's glove when it seems like he was back there in plenty of time and merely mis-judged the ball. I know Arroyo wasn't on his game, but that is two earned runs he shouldn't have been charge with. I thought Mr. Sample was better official scorer than that.

 
at 10:51 AM Anonymous Justin Fernandez said...

Fun for the Cubs' fans!

 
at 1:24 PM Blogger John Fay said...

I do think Burton is candidate to close somewhere down the line.

I also thought Dunn should have been charged with an error. I'm surprised the call wasn't changed.

 
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