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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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Saturday, September 15, 2007

Brewers 5, Reds 3

Not a lot to say about this one. Pete Mackanin said he thought about pinch-hitting for David Ross in the sixth, but, with Scott Hatteberg unavailable and Josh Hamilton not here, Mackanin thought it was too early.

I haven't heard how Homer Bailey did in his simulated game today -- I honestly forgot to ask -- but you'd think he'd start the next time the fifth spot comes up. Kirk Saarloos was OK after a shaky first -- four innings, three runs -- but I don't think he's going to be in the rotation next year.


at 6:21 AM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Kirk Sarloos is awful ... and David Ross is worse. Ross has hamstrung this team all year with his weak batting average. How much longer do we have to suffer this guy?

at 10:00 AM Blogger Cheviot Sports Authority said...

Now Dunn has got the Griffey syndrome again. Did he apologize for last nite? Perhaps if something had been done about Griffey's posing sessions and loafing,it would not have rubbed off these younger guys. Dunn has been under the Griffey influence for several years now, but until last nite, it looked like he was getting out of it.

Mr Castellini: I know that I will not pay a dime to watch a guy who plays like Ken Griffey Jr.

at 10:31 AM Blogger Champ Summers said...

Saarloos is bad anon, no one will disagree.

What do you suggest the red's do for a catcher? Previous management has left the minors empty. WK drafted one but it will be years before we know how that will work out. Ross is a stop gap. He is better defensively than our other options and hits in streaks. I think our time is better spent soving the pitching issues. Solve those and you won't notice Ross.

at 10:39 AM Blogger Champ Summers said...

You west siders, always sticking together. that was a nice piece Fay. I have a west side connection who grew up with T.N. and feel the same way.

I understand the philosophy of getting your own people who will do it your way. I don't really agree. Good people are good people and it seems these people had things going in the right direction for a change.

You have to wonder how much of a role the shake up in Minnesota had to do with this action.

at 10:49 AM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Considering Hamilton, Gonzales and Hatteberg are not available, it would make sense to call up a few more guys for the bench, wouldn't it? Unless we want to see some pitchers used as pinch hitters

at 11:11 AM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Any word on Homer Bailey's outing last night?

at 11:53 AM Blogger Phill said...

Too early to pinch hit? I'm sorry but I'd rather have a hitter at the plate with the bases juiced than Ross. I couldn't believe when he still came to the plate. I fully expected Valentin to be coming up.

at 5:00 PM Blogger Cheviot Sports Authority said...

"Too early to pinch hit? I'm sorry but I'd rather have a hitter at the plate with the bases juiced than Ross. I couldn't believe when he still came to the plate. I fully expected Valentin to be coming up."

Exactly, its a who cares game for the Reds, but another poor managing move and one more example of why the Reds need to hire a top flight manager.

at 5:02 PM Blogger Jim said...


Previous management left the minors empty? Bailey, Bruce, Votto, Cueto. That doesn't sound empty to me. Stop making excuses for WK. He is among the worst GM's in baseball

at 6:07 PM Anonymous West Side Escapee said...

Hey CSA, everyone should be held accountable for their own play, except, of course Griffey, who you act like should get blamed for everything.

at 9:47 AM Blogger Cheviot Sports Authority said...

West Side Escapee: He is the best place to start since he is the worst offender and the person who the younger guys should be learning from.

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