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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, September 13, 2007

It's over: Reds 5, Cardinals 4

David Weathers pitched the ninth for his 30th save. It was a bit scary.

The ninth started with an Albert Pujols' double and a Jim Edmonds' RBI single. Ryan Ludwick flied out to the warning track in left. Yadier Molina flied out harmlessly to center. Rick Ankiel flied out to right.

Aaron Harang's line: 7 ip, 3 runs, 3 hits, 2 walks, 5 strikes. He only threw 89 pitches. Jared Burton pitched a scoreless eighth.


at 6:20 PM Blogger starbuck said...

I believe that David Weathers has been living on borrowed time this entire year. It's often very nerve-wracking when he comes into the game in the 9th inning with either a 1 or 2 run lead. Even though he has alot of saves, he also has 4 or 5 blown saves plus he has earned the "loss" in 4 or 5 games. This means he has accounted for anywhere from 5-10 of the Reds losses this year. There are several occasions where he has given up a run or two in the ninth inning and still been credited with a save, even though I would be more apt to name it a "luck out". I believe that next year the Reds should look at someone else for the closer role. Burton, perhaps? Any other possibilities based on what we have seen this season?

at 9:05 PM Blogger John Fay said...

Weathers has been pretty good overall. That said, burton will get a try next year is my guess.

at 12:30 AM Anonymous MONEY MIKE said...

for all that Stormy does wrong i think he does quite a bit right...to say that he has been are most reliable guy out of our bullpen is scary, but that seems to be the case...I dont really think burton will have a chance for the closer job, although I wouldnt mind it, weathers closing and burton setting up seems like the most likely possibility to me...

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