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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

Ross out

David Ross left Sunday's game in the second inning. He was involved in collision at the plate with Mike Cameron in the top of the inning. Ross went down hard and stayed down for a minute of two after the collision. But he remained in the game. He led off the Reds' second and singled. He was removed for a pinch-runner at that point. He complained of a head ache and concussion like symptoms. He was taken to Good Sam for a CT scan.

If Ross has to go the DL, my guess is we'll see Ryan Hanigan or Ryan Jorgensen up from Louisville. Chad Moeller was traded to Dodgers yesterday. Jorgensen played four games with Florida in 2005. Hanigan has not played in the majors.


at 9:06 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mike Cameron appeared hit Ross unnecessarily high, and appeared to use his elbow. Any self-respecting manager and/or pitcher would have made sure that Cameron was decked the next time up ... but Dave Miley apparently doesn't protect his players ... and neither do his players. One more reason -- as if we need any -- why the Reds need Joe Girardi. I guarantee you Girardi, a former catcher, would have made Cameron hit the deck.

at 9:53 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

If Ross has to miss games bring back up Miguel Perez(Sarasota) has previously been up and on the 40 man roster. He is hitting well. Put Castro or Freel on the 60 day DL to free up a 40 man roster spot and put Ross on the 15 day DL. Then keep him up for September also as a third catcher when rosters expand. I just don't think you get much from Hanigan or Jorgenson.

at 9:09 AM Anonymous jc said...

have to admit... i thought cameron was going down next at bat. bobby valentine would have had him flat on his back.

at 9:28 AM Anonymous ADMS said...

On my way driving back to Cincinnati from The Middle of Nowhere, OH, I was listened to both the game and post-game shows and more than one caller and topic was brought up that if the Reds were any other team, certain Padres would have a baseball sized welt somewhere on their backsides right about now. Good teams protect their pitchers and their fielders and it goes without saying that the slam into Ross was a very cheap shot. Heck, while I'm no fan of Roger Clemens (especially at this stage in his career when he plays the role of spoiled brat), but he is the poster child of "Head Hunter" and if your top hitters get nervous that Clemens is going to throw a 100 mph heater at the side of your head, you're going to think about that instead of making contact!
There were other topics, of course, including the fact that both Griffey and Dunn weren't playing because "they needed a day off," never mind the fact that today is a day off for them, and why wasn't Josh Hamilton playing with his first game back and after the day was supposed to be about him?
I'm not even going to touch the 9th inning.

at 9:30 AM Anonymous mark said...

It was pretty obvious Cameron went out of his way to hit Ross. The TV slo-mo reply shows him hooking to the left at the last minute and throwing out an elbow. Cheap shot. He had a clear path to the plate.

at 8:17 AM Anonymous Anonymous said...

This thread is already dead, but I'll respond anyway...

Cameron did not cheap shot Ross. Ross' left foot was firmly in the baseline & his whole body was angled that way. If you hang out in the baseline without the ball, you are doing so at your own risk. I hope he isn't seriously hurt, but the baseline belongs to the runner. Cameron could not slide around him, because Khalil Greene's bat was laying on the 3rd base side of the plate as well. So the contact was almost inevitable. In that situation, its hit or be hit, so Cameron lowered his shoulder, knocked Ross out of his way & scored.

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