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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

Reds down 5-0

Entering the bottom of the third. Fans started booing Belisle after James Loney's 2 RBI, which upped the Dodgers lead to five. After a quick meeting with Dick Pole, Belisle struck out Andruw Jones. Loney was caught stealing and Brad Penny grounded out to end the inning.


16 Comments:

at 8:13 PM Blogger BATSFAN said...

Wow we get baserunner and hes erased so fast, with phillips up, you do that why? all I got to say is DUSTY BAKER!!!!!!!!!!

 
at 8:14 PM Blogger RickDinChicago said...

Same old Belisle...

 
at 8:23 PM Blogger Al in Ohio said...

Judging from Belisle's performance, can we assume that pitching to minor league hitters is not the same as pitching to major league hitters?

 
at 8:26 PM Blogger BATSFAN said...

Man send Dunn to AA or something hes terrible, hes the worst hitter on the reds. He sucks

 
at 8:28 PM Blogger REddlegg in Colorado said...

What is this the Shannon Russell blog now & Forget all the other bloggers.

You keep doing updates of the score,but yet NO posts from anyone else.That tells me. you are not far from the computer.

What's the excuse?I'm sure George"Wally"Grande could come up with one for ya,if you can't.LOL

 
at 8:47 PM Blogger Aaron said...

I am gonna go out on a limp and predict Dusty did not give the steal sign down 5-0. I believe Freel did that on his own to try and make something happen showing just how low his baseball IQ is.

 
at 9:00 PM Blogger LongTimeRedsFan said...

Why is Matt Belisle still in there in the 5th inning? You call up Jerry Hairston because he's supposedly tearing the cover off the ball , yet you pinch hit CP who is something like 0 for 22?? As long as we are feeling like eating contracts, how about eating Dusty's?? What is he thinking?

 
at 9:06 PM Blogger GeneParmesean said...

Dunn is the worst hitter on the reds? come on. I dont care if you like him or hate his this could not be firther from the truth. So you'd rather have corey patterson, valentin, or freel bat than him? I am glad you have no affiliation with this team

 
at 9:08 PM Blogger LongTimeRedsFan said...

Just what is the OBP for Red's opponents first batter of every inning compared to MLB average? how about the second batter? What does Dick Pole do?

 
at 9:09 PM Blogger LongTimeRedsFan said...

Nice at bat (strikeout) by Freel in the 5th. Were his feet even on the ground when he swung? That's the answer to centerfield. Where is Jay Bruce?

 
at 9:45 PM Blogger Jaybee said...

REddlegg in Colorado said...

What is this the Shannon Russell blog now & Forget all the other bloggers.


You may not know that Johm Fay is away for a few days dealing with the death of his brother. John, our thoughts and prayers go out to you in this difficult time. Shannon is doing just fine.

 
at 9:53 PM Blogger Red Faced said...

HEY BATSFAN!!!

I'll be seeing at Slugger Field soon my friend! Won't waste my time and money making the 2 1/2 - 3 hr drives to Cincy any more when I can be in Louisville in 30 mins and can see a better team play.

 
at 9:57 PM Blogger lonesome red said...

John,
God Bless you and your family. I am truly sorry to hear about the loss of your brother.
R.I.P.

 
at 10:09 PM OpenID sportshandicapper said...

Re: Booing Belisle

Not that I blame the booers, but we can't blame Belisle for taking the ball. Krivsky/Baker/Pole deserve the boos for misjudging his ability to pitch in the Majors and giving him the ball to do so. I hope they and the beat writers finally figure it out soon...

 
at 1:38 AM Blogger REddlegg in Colorado said...

I to send my regard's Mr.Fay.Sorry to Hear about your brother.

There is a good place for good people.

Best Regards,

REddlegginCo

 
at 2:31 AM Blogger BATSFAN said...

Sorry to hear that John, god bless you.
And Redsfaced Ill be in lousivlle all weekend for the series, i am actually having dinner with them because of the bats booster club. And your right the Bats can probley beat the reds right now.

 
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