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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

Minor League Report

From Jamie Ramsey:

Clean sweep for the Reds farm teams…Louisville beats Scranton/WB thanks to near perfect pitching by Justin Lehr (8ip, 1h, 1r/1hr, 0bb, 5k, perfect game through 7.1ip)…Jerry Hairston almost hit for the cycle…Jay Bruce homered and tripled…Chattanooga wins the series vs. Montgomery…Luis Bolivar entered the record books, becoming just the 11th player in the storied history of the Southern League to collect 6 hits in a game…Shaun Cumberland hit one over the fence…B.J. Szymanski swinging a hot bat…Sarasota beats up on the Yankees…Chris Valaika is currently murdering the ball – he had 4 hits including a circuit clout…Travis Wood was sharp in the start (4.2ip, 2h, 2bb, 7k)…The Dragons win in their home opener thanks to a late-inning Denis Phipps RBI-single…Brandon Waring is pretty efficient at hitting home runs – he hit another one last night.

Results for Louisville’s starting pitchers after the first spin through the rotation:

RHP Homer Bailey: 0-1, 7ip, 1r, 1bb, 2k, 1hr
LHP Matt Maloney: 3.2ip, 7h, 3r, 1bb, 2k
RHP Tom Shearn: 1-0, 5ip, 0h, 0r, 3bb, 5k
LHP Adam Pettyjohn: 7ip, 7h, 2r, 2er, 1bb, 6k, 1hr
RHP Justin Lehr: 8ip, 1h, 1r, 1er, 0bb, 5k, 1hr


at 3:57 PM Blogger Chad said...

Where did Justin Lehr come from? Is he 'projected' to be a major leaguer?

at 4:33 PM Blogger Joe said...

Homer appears to have had a good outing despite not getting the win. Hope he was working on throwing the curve or change-up and that is why his k's were down. It will be interesting to see how Maloney develops at AAA this year. Glad to see the College BB games over so everyone can get focused on baseball.

at 4:48 PM Blogger reaganspad said...

B.J. Szymanski and Chris Valaika are very interesting names. AAA already has a pretty good outfield, and B.J. Szymanski has been hurt some probably slowing his development.

He is also a center fielder, and Valaika a Shortstop. Nice pieces to have developing...

at 4:59 PM Blogger NVreds said...

I remember a debate on here about how wins are an overrated stat. pretty sure judging by bailey and lehr's stat lines they deserved a win, and bailey got a loss after only giving up 1 run. wins = overrated.

at 5:00 PM Blogger KFeller said...

Great first trip through for the AAA pitchers. Seems with the hitters in the lineup that Bailey losing while giving up 1 run is something that won't happen often.

at 5:32 PM Blogger BATSFAN said...

Joe Homer pitched really good he didnt get the win bc the hitting didnt show up they lost 2-0. I still hope that the Reds start rolling so they will leave the Bats alone becuase this lineup plus the pitching staff (minus Majewski) looks pretty good!!

at 5:37 PM Blogger Cheviot Sports Authority said...

Yeah, March Madness is getting drug out a bit too long now.

at 6:38 PM Blogger BATSFAN said...

I heard that Ryan Hanigian is on the DL for the bats now we got Kris Kroskie, dangit

at 8:03 PM Blogger John Fay said...

Justin Lehr is a 30-year-old right-hander. He pitched in the majors in '04 and '05, '06. 4-3 with a 5.31 ERA in 66 games, all in relief.

Lehr trivia: Was drafted three times.

at 7:59 AM Blogger Kyblu said...

Again, thanks for the continue updates from down on the farm. i know I sure enjoy them.


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