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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 21, 2008

Note on Sunday's homers

From the Reds' media relations:

Edwin Encarnacion and Paul Bako hit back-to-back HR off Eric Gagne in the 10th inning of yesterday's 4-3 win vs Mil...it was only the second time in the last 11 seasons that a Major League team hit consecutive home runs in extra innings at home...Cin also was the previous team to do it, on 8/20/01 vs StL by Todd Walker and Kelly Stinnett off Andy Benes in the 10th inning...the Reds would win that game, 5-4, in the 11th on Ken Griffey Jr.'s inside-the-park walkoff HR off Benes (courtesy Elias Sports Bureau).


at 12:32 PM Blogger jdeezman said...

I remember that game very well... it was a shock that Griff legged out the inside-the-park homer for most.

Poor Griff, snakebitten by injuries since he arrived in Cincinnati, and STILL will end up being in the top 5 HR hitters of all time.

What mighta been...

Anyway, hear any rumors on any moves yet there Mr. Fay?

at 12:45 PM Blogger Ron said...

Junior Griffey!!!


at 12:50 PM Blogger Mark T said...

The win was invigorating, and of course Dusty has projected it as getting the team out of its slump and beginning its march towards the playoffs.

But I'm afraid it's just a freak occurrence, and that tonight the Reds will be hamstrung by the one thing that tends to keep them from winning: average to above-average pitching.

at 1:23 PM Blogger James said...

While I would not be one to say the EE is the most complete player we need to get off his back. Currently he is working on a great hitting streak and while his glove is not the best, he is in the average range of his contemporaries of Arimas Ramirez, Migeul Caberea and lets throw in Jorge Cantu as bloggers seem to love this guy. All of these players have at least 4 errors (Cantu has 5 by the way). And while EE is not the best among them currently he does have the least strikeouts, the most walks and is tied for HRs. Fact is Third base is not a strong fielding position, even David Wright has 3 errors. It is a season of ups and downs and he will be better and soon he will have another slump, it happens, it is baseball. And as for his supposed "not being clutch" tag some feel is justified after the Pittsburgh series, a .400 average with runners in scoring position means you fail 60% of the time. 3 games do not make a career much less a season.

at 1:26 PM Blogger Steve Whalen said...

why no news about Marty and the f-bomb?

at 5:21 PM Blogger Hey Barry Larkin! said...

I was at that game in 2001. Probably the most exciting game that I have ever seen in person. Incredible!

at 5:46 PM Blogger Red Faced said...

That was an AWESOME game by the way. Wow, to see Jr rounding the bases like that now.

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