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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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Thursday, August 30, 2007

Vs. Lefties and TBA

The Reds are 41-42 against right-handed starters. They're 20-30 against left-handed starters.

So I asked Pete Mackanin if he ever thought of simply using the lineup he uses against right-handers and likes so well against left-handers.

“I do think about that,” he said. “But I want to play Keppinger and Cantu to keep them sharp. Hamilton, Dunn and even Hatteberg haven't fared well against left-handers. You want to Keppinger and Cantu sharp. This is an obvious chance to do it.”

Dunn is hitting .230 against lefties, Hamilton .219, Hatteberg .216. Keppinger is hitting .429 vs. LHs, Cantu .400 and Hopper .359.

By the way, it's still TBA for Saturday's starter. I really am stumped on this one. Michael Gosling? Kirk Saarloos started last night. Johnny Cueto started last night for Chattanooga. Matt Maloney started the night before. I can't imagine they'd bring Phil Dumatrait back.

If I had to guess, I'd say Victor Santos, who is scheduled to start Saturday Louisville. But I only say that because I can't think of anyone else.


at 6:45 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is very sad that a organizations only choices for a starter are Gosling and Santos. Krivsky should be fired. What a joke.

at 7:41 PM Blogger Mr. Redlegs said...

Yes, Krivsky should be fired for not having a starting pitcher named due to injuries and ineffectiveness of all the minor-league phenoms everyone screamed for all summer for a fourth-place team 11 games under .500 on Sept. 1.

Fire his ass. Then fire the fans who are so dense.

at 12:55 PM Blogger Cheviot Sports Authority said...

YES FIRE HIS ASS! Bottom line the team is 10 games under .500. FIRE HIS ASS IS CORRECT!

at 1:05 PM Blogger Cheviot Sports Authority said...

QUOTE: "Dunn is hitting .230 against lefties, Hamilton .219, Hatteberg .216. Keppinger is hitting .429 vs. LHs, Cantu .400 and Hopper .359". WONDERFUL! What is Ellison hitting?

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