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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, April 19, 2008

Bako ejected, Cueto's line

Catcher Paul Bako was thrown out of the game in the eighth after arguing with the home plate umpire Hunter Wendelstedt. Javier Valentin replaced him.

On Cueto: He went seven innings and allowed five hits, three runs (two earned), two walks and a home run. He struck out five. Reliever Mike Lincoln took over in the eighth.


8 Comments:

at 3:29 PM Blogger BATSFAN said...

Im listening to the game on WLW, is that person that sounds like a little kid with Marty and the Cowboy, is that Wayne Krivsky??

 
at 3:34 PM Blogger Myles said...

Is Dusty Baker ever going to figure out that it's bad idea to have Corey Patterson lead off when his career OBP is about .300, and his OBP this year is getting close to the Mendoza line? Could you folks at the Sports Section clue him in on that? Thanks.

 
at 4:12 PM Blogger Jaybee said...

Freel also ejected. Wendelstadt has a very inconsistent strike zone.

 
at 4:19 PM Blogger BATSFAN said...

Lol Marty asked Krivsky, any roster moves coming out, little Krivsky is like" Take me out to the ballgame" Marty says what about the team losing? Krivsky resonds lol "Are we live on the radio?"

 
at 4:22 PM Blogger Zippy said...

Congrats to Dusty for taking our best relief pitcher out of the game after 1 inning. Who could have imagined Weathers giving up runs in the 10th to the Brewers? After all, it's only happened once this year. And congrats for not instructing Weathers to pitch around Hall. Who could have imagined Hall coming up with a clutch hit against the Reds? After all, it only happens nearly every time Hall bats in clutch situations against the Reds. And another day of having our lowest OBP guy leading off, and our highest OBP guy hitting 5th. I can see why so many people respect Baker's managing abilities. He's a genius.

 
at 4:41 PM Blogger Aaron said...

Wow Wendelstedt is the guy that squeezed Arroyo and expanded for Lidge last time he was the plate umpire vs the Reds. So some carry over here? John what was going on when Bako started arguing, more squeezing of the strike zone?

 
at 5:27 PM Blogger Cheviot Sports Authority said...

Bad umpire, so what. This team still sucks.
St CSA

 
at 11:24 PM Blogger Ron said...

Hey John,

Did you get a change to talk to Bako about the ejection? I think from just about everyone's point of view that most of those outside corner calls where hit and miss ... and from a Red's fan point of of view, it looked like a lot more strikes were being called for the Brewers against us. I too thought it was a stand up thing he did jumping the umps behind for Cueto ... showed leadership ... something this club is lacking.

 
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