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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, April 8, 2008

Lineups: Reds v. Brewers

Greetings from Miller Park. I hate the concept of roofed ballparks. But on a day like today -- rainy, cold, miserable -- they're a great thing.

Corey Patterson CF
Jeff Keppinger SS
Ken Griffey Jr. RF
Brandon Phillips 2B
Adam Dunn LF
Edwin Encarnacion 3B
Joey Votto 1B
Paul Bako C
Johnny Cueto P

Rickie Weeks 2B
Gabe Gross CF
Prince Fielder 1B
Ryan Braun LF
Bill Hall 3B
Corey Hart RF
J.J. Hardy SS
Jeff Suppan P
Jason Kendall C

I know Suppan hit a towering home run off Kevin Kelly when they were about 13. Maybe that's why he's hitting eighth. Actually, Ned Yost only does it when Kendall's playing.


8 Comments:

at 5:02 PM Blogger KFeller said...

I'd really like to see Votto getting more starts. That being said...I know he has been slumping since the start of spring training, he is also slumping on Baseball Mogul 2009...coincidence?! :)

 
at 5:06 PM Blogger redbeard said...

John what are your thoughts on the Votto/Hatteberg every other day platoon that has them off to a 2 for 12 and 1 for 13 start respectively?

Also when Gonzo comes back what do you think will happen with Keppinger and others (EE) that might be affected by that?

-- Redbeard

 
at 5:09 PM Blogger Fkdrad said...

John, as our eyes and ears to the Reds, do you know:
1)Why isn't David Ross catching in Sarasota?
2)Have the Reds received the PTBNL from K.C. for Brad Salmon?
3) What is wrong with Ryan Hanigan?
4) Why is the low A outfielder,currently on the DL, we got for Jon Contlangus equal value?
5) What happened to Milton Loo? We drafted him twice,(#10 in '05) payed big bucks to sign him.

 
at 5:14 PM Blogger Reds Fan Canton said...

Wait - where's Castro in the 2 hole? You mean that wasn't a good idea yesterday? Really?

 
at 5:35 PM Blogger Cheviot Sports Authority said...

Maybe Baker should do it when Castro is playing.
ST CSA

 
at 7:09 PM Blogger JerBear said...

I think Keppinger has earned an every day job. He may do it at different positions such as 3B, SS, or first base, but I think he has to be in the lineup pretty much every night.

They could plug Keppinger in at first against lefties quite a bit once Gonzalez comes back. It'd cut down on Votto or Hatteberg's playing time, but it'd probably make for a better team that night!

 
at 7:22 PM Blogger JackBlueAsh said...

Keppinger earned a starting job the second half of last year

Its not wise to rotate a player from position to position jerbear

 
at 7:42 PM Blogger John Fay said...

1)Why isn't David Ross catching in Sarasota? He tweaked a hamstring. He'll paly Thursday.

2)Have the Reds received the PTBNL from K.C. for Brad Salmon? No.

3) What is wrong with Ryan Hanigan?
Oblique strain.
4) Why is the low A outfield der,currently on the DL, we got for Jon Contlangus equal value? Because that's all they were willing to give.


5) What happened to Milton Loo? We drafted him twice,(#10 in '05) payed big bucks to sign him. He quit baseball. He's on the restricted list, I believe.

 
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