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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, February 26, 2008

Intrasquad lineups

Here's the intrasquad lineups (hopefully they'll play but it looks like it could rain):

Norris Hopper CF
Jeff Keppinger SS
Jay Bruce RF
Joey Votto 1B
Jerry Gil LF
Javier Valentin C
Jolbert Cabrera 3B
Andy Green 2B
Andy Phillips DH
Pitchers: Aaron Harang, Matt Maloney, Richie Gardner, Josh Roenicke, Tyler Pelland.

Ryan Freel CF
Juan Castro SS
Scott Hatteberg 1B
Brandon Phillips 2B
Edwin Encarnacion 3B
David Ross C
Chris Dickerson RF
Drew Anderson LF
Ryan Hanigan DH
Pitchers: Bronson Arroyo, Johnny Cueto, Alexander Smit, Daryl Thompson, Sergio Valenzuela, Ramon Ramirez.

They're shutting SS Alex Gonzalez down for a couple of days because of the sore knee. He has a bone bruise. He'll see Dr. Tim Kremchek Friday. "Better that it happens now," Dusty Baker said.

Ken Griffey Jr. and Adam Dunn won't play today or tomorrow in Clearwater. Baker plans to play them two days, then give them a day off.


at 9:10 AM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who's playing RF? Hopper or Bruce?

at 9:31 AM Anonymous Jack in Blue Ash said...

good morning Mr Fay..we are gonna get some more snow this afternoon.I am sure you don't miss that

I don't want anyone to get hurt but maybe they will take a good look at Keppinger

at 9:33 AM Blogger John Fay said...

Bruce is in right. I fixed the post. He's more comfortable in center. "Playing right should be interesting."

at 9:51 AM Anonymous redsfanwoody said...

Here's to hoping Gonzo is okay. I am looking forward more to what the pitchers do than what the hitters do.

John is it a set lineup through the game or will others come in the game(hitters wise) to replace the starters?

at 10:12 AM Anonymous Jack in Blue Ash said...

I know that I, for one, am terribly excited as the games begin. I was moved by the play of Votto, Keppinger,and Hopper last year ..I look forward to seeing them play..they were exciting

I have a new favorite player..that being Josh Fogg cause I like the name

at 10:15 AM Blogger Freddy said...

what about homer bailey? why isn't he pitching?

at 10:52 AM Anonymous Red Faced said...

My guess is that some guys won't be pitching today so that they will be ready for spring games to come this week.

at 11:05 AM Anonymous goodsnake said...

0% chance of rain in AZ today...

at 11:06 AM Blogger Pat said...

blue skies in Arizona. Another reason why the Reds need to be here.

at 11:25 AM Blogger MarkinMusicity said...

Intersquad games begin.. everybody throws a half inning... it's forecasted to snow this afternoon... less than an inch will accumulate.. meanwhile, I am SO grateful we have Southwest tix to Tampa for Friday early, so we can be at Ed Smith for the 1:05pm start... I am SO ready for short sleeves!!!!!

at 11:29 AM Anonymous Anonymous said...

What time does the intrasquad game start today? Please give updates if possible.

at 11:57 AM Blogger John Fay said...

Sorry for the delay on your question: Homer is starting Friday's game vs. the Rays.

Affeldt starts tomorrow. Brower, Burton, Coffey, Coutlangus, Majewski, McBeth, Pettyjohn, Salmon and Shearn are on the trip.

I will update as the intrasquad game goes along -- provided the wireless is working in the press box.

at 11:59 AM Blogger maus said...

Any word on an internet broadcast of spring games that aren't on WLW? Tell the Reds/WLW that they are missing a decent advertising opportunity if they aren't going to do this. I think a lot of us would be excited to see how some of these youngsters do -- even in the spring.

Does anyone on this blog agree?

By the way...if they are worried about cost, tell them I'd do it if they pay my expenses.

at 12:00 PM Blogger John Fay said...

The game starts at 12:30. My forecast was completely wrong. Blue skies and a slight breeze.

at 12:05 PM Blogger John Fay said...

I'm surprised they don't put them on internet at least. They did last year, but I haven't heard of plans to do so this year.

at 12:05 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Shouldn't Juan Castro and Johnny Cueto be on the J squad?

at 12:15 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey John Fay...Can you or anybody that posts on here tell us when WLW or The Homer station is gonna start broadcasting preseason games on the radio?

Bill from Dayton

at 12:22 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

hmmm. I think John was giving the forcast for East Tennessee. :) Sure wish I was in Fla enjoying blue skies and baseball.

Anyways, let the games begin..

Excited Reds fan in Tennesssee.

at 12:44 PM Blogger Will T. said...

John, Is there anywhere that we can see a live boxscore for the game on the internet?

at 12:59 PM Anonymous Roscoe said...

Hey John just wanted to say thanks for keeping us updated on the Reds. I am in the Air Force Deployed to Kuwait so any information I get on the Reds helps me pass the time till i get home. I al looking forward to this year for the Reds I hope they at least make .500 keep us posted

at 1:38 PM Blogger Cheviot Sports Authority said...

(12:15) WLW will do the game this Weds, then weekends only until March 15 when they will start doing all the games.

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