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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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Monday, April 28, 2008

Minor matters

From Jamie Ramsey;

Louisville wins again...they set a season-high with 13 runs in yesterday’s win over Columbus...The Bats are off to their best start since 2003 (15-9)...a victory in any of their next 3 games will match the franchise record for wins in April (16-6, 2000)…Paul Janish with a grand slam, 6 RBI…Chattanooga was 3 outs away from victory before impatient Mother Nature ruined all the fun (Lookouts up 2-0 vs. Carolina after 4 innings – game will resume from that point tonight)…Longtime Chattanooga fan and current Reds PA announcer Joe Zerhusen celebrates his 73rd birthday today… Sarasota couldn’t drive in the runs to win yesterday - they lose in 13 innings to Dunedin…Justin Turner extends his hitting streak to 13 games (25-55, .455, 13r)...he’s leading the Florida State League with a .395ba …Dayton yesterday at Kane County shut out their opponent for the first time this season…Luis Montano is hotter than an August beard (6ip, 1h, 0r, 0bb, 8k)…Zack Cozart’s belted his first career grand slam…Keltavious Jones with 3 hits.

Chris Valaika ranks T2nd in all of minor league baseball with 25 RBI
Sarasota’s .287 team batting average leads the FSL by 18 points

1. Texas Rangers 60-30 .667
2. NY Yankees 64-34 .653
3. Oakland A’s 57-35 .620
4. Florida Marlins 54-38 .587
5. Cincinnati Reds 53-40 .570


at 5:00 PM Blogger Joe said...

A big part of the reason for the success in the Reds minor league teams is the focus on young pitching. I think that bodes well for the future of the Reds.

Bray coming up and Coffey going down to AAA...it is about time!

at 6:19 PM Blogger Maltybuck said...

Jamie, I love the Minor Matters updates, thanks for the info. Exciting to see the organization as a whole doing so well in the standings.

One request, though. Would it be possible to add the positions of the guys when you mention them doing well? It's awesome to hear that Justin Turner has a 13-game hitting streak, but what position does he play? It would be nice if he were a catcher...

at 12:10 AM Blogger Dave said...

Grain of salt...Oakland, Texas, and the Marlins - it doesn't always translate to the bigs, especially if you have depth (from high picks) but not solid stars (see Rays drafting). In any event, good to see us doing well. What does everyone think of EE in LF (I don't think we're signing Dunn back, despite the #s), Keppinger at 3b, and Janish's glove (and bat) at SS in a few years?

at 5:26 PM Blogger Cheviot Sports Authority said...

Gonzalez long gone. EE third baseman for a long time.

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