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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, May 20, 2008

It's been a while -- and almost

Ken Griffey Jr. went into Tuesday night without a homer in his last 83 at-bats. That's the longest streak since he went 101 at-bats from 5/22-6/20, 1990.

He's up to 85 now. He singled in the first tonight. In his second at-bat, Griffey nearly ended the drought. But center fielder Matt Kemp made a leaping catch at the wall. That's the second time he's been robbed since his last homer. Felix Pie got him at home on May 5.


at 10:31 PM Blogger Signify said...

I'm not getting this game in HD. I thought the whole West Coast trip was suppose to be in HD. Darn Time Warner.

at 10:43 PM Blogger T-Mac said...

Ugh! Another botched play in the field . . . we cannot come up with the big play. Ross should have caught it and applied the tag.

at 10:46 PM Blogger T-Mac said...

As I type the last comment, Votto misses the bag for a potential DP . . . unbelievable how bad we are defensively.

at 10:56 PM Blogger Joe said...

Rough inning - lucky it was only two.

Jr. may not hit 600 until July. Then again, he may have a retro game and hit three in an evening.

Only the baseball gods know what will become of the treck toward 600.

at 11:37 PM Blogger NVreds said...

griffey is not fat, and yes i watched the video a few times. csa or jack or who the hell ever i get your multiple nicknames mixed up, your absolutely wrong on this one. you can hate griffey for his on field play or lack of homeruns, but he's not fat, not even close. i'll repeat myself, i watched the video again just to see why you think hes fat, and i just dont see it. having a big shirt blowing in the wind isnt fat. your insane to think this. refute my post if you want, but your absolutely wrong its easy to see, just watch the video again and consider it possible that you might be wrong (that might be a stretch).

at 11:43 PM Blogger NVreds said...

votto missing the bag was unfortunate ,not bad defense. he actually made a pretty good play to get over there and still get the out at home. he was an inch maybe from the bag, and the run at home was more important. hes not a gold glover (obviously) so I'm not disappointed in that play.

ross however, is not a great defensive catcher which i've been saying for the last year, he misses throws, he has no clue how to block the plate, and he tries to backhand balls he should block. all he does well is throw and call the game. bako does the little things right.

at 1:38 AM Blogger Eric said...

Griffey is overweight. When he first got to the Reds, his official weight was listed at 205. It is now listed at 228. At 6'3" his current BMI is a 28.5. A BMI of 25-29.9 is considered overweight. Even weighing 205 he was still considered slightly overweight with a BMI of 25.6. Point is, as an outfielder, that weight does nothing but slow him down. Dunn would be considered obese according to the BMI, btw.

at 7:19 AM Blogger Another losing season said...

Jr. Griffey will come around as he always does. It's more important he find his stroke and starts getting hits. He will probably still hit 35-40 home runs this year.

at 9:15 AM Blogger JackBlueAsh said...

NvReds..please dont confuse me with CSA..lets not attack other posters.

why would any dude would watch a film ( repeatedly) of a baseball player to check out his physique...


John Griffey almost getting a homerun is really not that big of deal any longer


at 9:27 AM Blogger Cheviot Sports Authority said...

"Griffey is not fat." snicker, snicker. That one speaks for itself.

at 11:58 AM Blogger Simon said...

Kemp didn't "rob" Griffey of a HR....it wasn't going to leave the yard.

He may, though, have "robbed" himself of another assist, as I'm sure he would've nailed Jr. jogging into second base if he hadn't caught it in the first place

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