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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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Friday, August 17, 2007

Reds 8, Brewers 3

The Brewers had a 45-minute meeting before the game. My guess is the play in the seventh on which two runs scored on a double-play ball to third was discussed. Ken Griffey Jr., hitter of said grounder, is counting it as a home run.

Jeff Keppinger singled to start the inning. Griffey hit the groundball to Ryan Braun. He threw wildly to second. When right fielder Gabe Gross threw wildly to second, trying to get Griffey, both Keppinger and Griffey scored.

"That's (No.) 589," Griffey said. "Straight Little League. Keep running."

Pete Mackanin is starting to wonder if the Reds can get in the race.

“Who knows you win eight, 10 in a row . . . look how far back the Cardinals were,” Mackanin said. “We're certainly playing better baseball. We keep doing that and those two teams keep beating up on each other, and it might make it interesting.”

The Reds are nine games in back of the Cubs, who passed the Brewers Friday in the NL Central. There are 40 games left.


at 1:01 PM Blogger Oklahoma Red said...

Reds knock Brewers out of first. At least we get leadoff highlights on ESPN.

at 1:12 PM Blogger bball452 said...

Regarding the comment: “Who knows you win eight, 10 in a row . . . look how far back the Cardinals were,” Mackanin said. The Reds would have to play .733 baseball to the Cubs .500 baseball just in end in a tie; 83W - 79L.

Bob Ballinger

at 3:21 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Reds need better SP from the non Harang/Arroyo guys to even have a chance (not counting one more relief pitcher to join Bray-Burton-Stormy). Whoever the SP might be, needs to pitch through the fifth everytime they are out. If PD can't do it, then bring up Homer. Livingston needs to stay hot for another month and then maybe keep EZ up since he has big league experience (and did good before his shoulder problems).

To finish the year...
Livingston (have to have one lefty)
PD or Homer


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