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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

Minor matters

From Jamie Ramsey:

Louisville and Chattanooga take their respective winning streaks into the offseason…Both the Bats and Lookouts are now done for the year…Sarasota takes on Clearwater tonight in the first game of a best-of-3 playoff series…Dayton loses to South Bend in the final game of the regular-season...The Dragons and Silver Hawks square off again tomorrow night in the first game of the playoffs…Brandon Waring has joined the Dragons…Billings still has games to play – they lose to Great Falls yesterday…Kyle Lotzkar on the hill tonight for the Mustangs.

“HERE’S THE (FINAL) PITCHING LINE ON JOHNNY CUETO…”
In 28 games (all starts) this season split between Louisville, Chattanooga and Sarasota – RHP Johnny Cueto went 12-9 with a 3.07 ERA in 161.1ip (63r/55er, 34bb, 170k, 11hr)…Cueto ranked sixth among all minor league pitchers with 170 strikeouts.

REDS FARMHANDS AMONG ALL MINOR LEAGUE LEADERS
Mike Griffin – 171 hits (T3rd)
Jay Bruce – 80 extra-base hits (2nd, 1 off the pace), 46 doubles (T7th), 306 total bases (2nd), .587 slugging (14th)
Derrik Lutz – 61 appearances (T4th)
Ricky Stone – 59 appearances (T9th)
Carlos Guevara – 12.63 strikeouts per 9.0ip (13th among all minor league relievers)
Jose Castro - .312 batting average (T14th among all minor league switch hitters)

INTERNATIONAL LEAGUE LEADERS
Joey Votto – 92 RBI (2nd)
Phil Dumatrait – 3.53 ERA (7th)
Ricky Stone – 59 appearances (2nd)
Mark Bellhorn - .382 on-base pct. (5th)
Aaron Herr – 55 extra-base hits (4th)

SOUTHERN LEAGUE LEADERS
James Avery – 11 wins (5th)
Luis Bolivar – 9 triples (4th)
Drew Anderson – 8 triples (5th)

FLORIDA STATE LEAGUE LEADERS
Mike Griffin - .303 batting average (8th)
Derrik Lutz – 54 appearances (1st)

MIDWEST LEAGUE LEADERS
Justin Turner - .311 batting average (4th)
Justin Turner – 145 hits (2nd)
Juan Francisco – 25 home runs (1st)
Juan Francisco – 90 RBI (4th)
Juan Francisco – 143 hits (3rd)
Juan Francisco – 50 extra-base hits (5th)
Travis Webb – 3.45 ERA (8th)
Rafael Gonzalez – 13 wins (T1st)
Drew Stubbs – 93 runs scored (1st)

PIONEER LEAGUE LEADERS (*season still active)
Luis Montano - 3.51 ERA (7th)
Luis Montano – 8 wins (1st)
Enerio Del Rosario – 3.97 ERA (10th)
Brandon Waring – 20 home runs (1st)
Brandon Waring – 61 RBI (T2nd)
Brandon Waring - .614 slugging (1st)
Brandon Waring – 39 extra-base hits (T2nd)
Brandon Waring – 63 runs scored (1st)
Mike McKennon – 25 doubles (2nd)
Mike McKennon – 37 extra-base hits (4th)


3 Comments:

at 3:38 PM Anonymous Justin Fernandez said...

The sixth-best minor league pitcher wasn't good enough for the lousy Reds?

PATHETIC!!!! D-- word GM needs to be fired.

 
at 3:49 PM Anonymous Scott said...

Who's filling in for Marty the next 8 days on Reds Radio?

 
at 4:50 PM Blogger John Fay said...

Brantley's doing tonight. I'm sure it's a combination of Brantely, Nuxhall and Thom.

 
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