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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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Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Mets 11, Reds 7

This game was not as close as the score indicates. The bullpen meltdown was reminiscent of the those early season disasters. Relievers gave up six of the 11 runs, and the Reds have lost five straight.

Bill Bray added nearly two runs to his ERA. He did not retire a batter and gave up three runs.

Todd Coffey, freshly back from Louisville, faced four batters and retired none. He gave up Paul Lo Duca's second three-run homer of the night.

I've got to be back here in 10 hours and 46 minutes. So I'll heed Jack McKeon's advice and sleep fast.


at 11:24 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

There's really nothing left to blog about. The Reds are terrific. They pitch well, hit well, bunt well and run the bases so well it's sick. Let's face it, Castellini really does care about winning, Mackanin really is a great manager, Griffey really does hustle, Dunn really won't keep striking out, and this team, as Castellini suggested a few weeks back, really is still in the race.

Keep drinking the Kool Aid, and buy your 2008 season tickets now!!!

at 8:02 AM Blogger Mark said...

John, A big thanks for this site through the season. Will you still post some in the winter?

Now that it appears we're not even able to play the spoiler role very well, it's time to take a peek at the future. I'd run Phillips out there everyday and rotate everyone out there in the other positions.

At season's end, trade for 2 starting pitchers and a complete bullpen, minus a couple guys. Hate to let go of Norris & Keppinger but looks like there's not much choice now.

Another season of frustration. Still think Phillips was the greatest find on this team.

at 8:27 AM Anonymous Anonymous said...

OMG can it get any worse? If I were a position player I would run screaming in the other direction off the field anytime I saw someone walk out of that bullpen. I can almost sympathize with Griffey and Dunn - I'd be depressed too (trust me guys, it shows) if I played on a team with this pitching staff.

at 10:49 AM Blogger Cheviot Sports Authority said...

The Reds are fast approaching the worst record in the National League and are not far off of the worst record in baseball. It is amazing that they are able to accomplish this while playing in the weakest division in all of baseball. I heard that Bob Castellini was an impatient man when he took over the Reds. Terrible team last year and even worse this year, do you think that his patience could be wearing thin? Especially since nothing was done last off season to improve on a pathetic pitching staff.

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