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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 15, 2008

Minor matters

From Jamie Ramsey (includes today’s Sarasota game):


Louisville splits a doubleheader with Pawtucket. . . Homer Bailey with another solid outing (6.1ip, 5h, 2r, 1bb, 4k, 81TP/54K). . . David Ross tripled. . . Matt Belisle is due to pitch tonight for the Bats…Chattanooga falls to Huntsville (home of Stewart Cink. . . B.J. Szymanski homered…he’s currently riding a 10-game hitting streak and leading the Southern League with a .417 batting averag. . . Sarasota rolled out of bed this morning and lost to Lakeland by 2 touchdowns (10:30 first pitch)…Juan Francisco homere. . . he’s batting .365. . . the SaraReds did beat the Flying Tigers last night, though . . . Justin Turner had 4 hits. . . Chris Valaika homered. . . Dayton wins again. . . they've won 6 of their last 7 games to move into a first-place tie with Lansing. . .Jake Long had 4 hits and 5 RBI. . . he has 8 hits in his last 12ab. . . Raymond Jeffords keeps striking people out – he struck out 5 of the 7 batters he faced last night and has 17k in 8.2 innings so far this season…Jeffords was a 19th rounder in last year’s draft (attended Spartanburg Methodist Junior College and the University of South Carolina). . . in 16 games with Billings last year, he fanned 33 in 23.2ip . . . Dayton’s bullpen has been scored upon in just 1 inning over the last 7 games.



CONGRATULATIONS: To Chattanooga’s Daryl Thompson, who yesterday was named Southern League Pitcher of the Week for 4/3-4/13 (2g, 12ip, 5h, 0r, 1bb, 13k, .122oba). . . Thompson is due to pitch tonight for the Lookouts…in case you missed yesterday’s report, Justin Lehr was named International League Pitcher of the Week (2-0, 0.60era).


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at 4:35 PM Blogger Chris Sabo said...

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at 5:03 PM Blogger Grizzlyfox said...

So it's pretty much known know that Thompson, Roenicke, Bailey, Belisle, Bray, and Maloney are some of their best pitching prospects. Rather than Piazza, don't you think it would make sense to move some of these guys for a C? I just don't see how the Giants or Orioles could turn down a young pitcher and a young infielder for Molina or Hernandez, they both have a need to acquire young talent.

 
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