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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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Saturday, April 19, 2008

Pitching change Monday

Reds GM Wayne Krivsky said Matt Belisle will be pitching in place of Josh Fogg on Monday.

From media relations director Rob Butcher:

On Monday, RHP Matt Belisle (sore right forearm) is expected to be reinstated from the 15-day disabled list to start that night’s game against the Dodgers.

RHP Josh Fogg had been scheduled to start that game.

A corresponding roster move will be made when necessary.


7 Comments:

at 1:27 PM Blogger JF said...

Welcome to the Gabpulag Archipelago (the Reds bullpen), Josh. A few bad mop up appearances and you'll be on to the next MLB team to hope against hope that you'll find consistency.

Now Belisle can show us how it's done.

Cough cough cough cough cough.

 
at 1:29 PM Blogger Grizzlyfox said...

Good for Matt. Hope he doesn't leave the good stuff in Louisville.

 
at 1:35 PM Blogger Al in P'Cola said...

Brennaman has become an elitist. His recent comments are not in keeping with his Hall of Fame broadcaster standards. One observation in life is that when you get old…you get to say whatever you want, because you develop a ‘why hold back’ attitude.
The CUBS used to have Harry Cary, who mangled names, had an inebriated slur after the 7th inning and did pretty much the same thing. The difference was that nobody took Harry too seriously – and if he ripped someone, it was usually someone from Chicago.
I can only assume that Marty has developed this distain – not over the many decades he’s been broadcasting – but as a direct result of some slight perceived to have been perpetrated against his son Thom when he was broadcasting CUBS’ games. Irrational tirades from a broadcaster with his decades of experience can only be founded in an emotional issue such as something happening to family. If you were a CUBS fan listening to his call during the 2003 NLCS against the Marlins - you knew Thom has issues with CUBS fans too.
For CUBS fans - the good thing about Marty’s comments is that he's outted the broadcasting Brennamans. He and Thom have nowhere to hide. Now - when the CUBS go to the playoffs and Thom has to call the CUBS victory for FOX - he'll see firsthand what it's like to truly earn something - something he'll either be equally critical of or have to just shut up and endure!
Of course to us obnoxious CUBS fans that will be sweater than a sunny day in the right field bleachers enjoying a Smokey link and an Old Style, which for the past century has been one of the few experiences that have sustained us. Let’s face it – 100 years of losing leads to distraction! So Brennamans - leave us our diversions. However, obnoxious they may seem to a baseball purist, they’re a functional distraction bourn of a century of loyalty flying in the face of reason. General Patton was right when he said, “Give me a brigade of CUBS fans and I’ll win this war. They’ve faced death everyday, and keep coming back for more!”

 
at 1:51 PM Blogger contact said...

John
You think that the rotation could end up being?
Aaron Harang
Johnny Cueto
Matt Belisle
Edinson Volquez
Homer Bailey

Will Bronson Arroyo stay in the rotation if he continues to lose? Just a thought?
Thanks

 
at 1:53 PM Blogger cmdugan34 said...

John...who do you think will be sent down?

 
at 3:20 PM Blogger Grizzlyfox said...

You don't need John's help for that one, it'll be Todd Coffey. Who else could it be?

 
at 4:41 PM Blogger Another losing season said...

That should be the rotation right now. With Weathers probably heading to the DL the only decision is who is next to go down (Fogg or Coffey) because Bray needs to be up as well.

 
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