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Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Keppinger

Keppinger appeared to hurt himself in the second inning when he fouled a ball off the inside of his leg. Corey Patterson pinch hit for him in the fourth. In the fifth, Jerry Hairston Jr. moved to short stop, Ryan Freel moved to right field, and Patterson moved to center field.

UPDATE: An X-ray revealed that Keppinger fractured the patella in his left knee. He will have an MRI tomorrow.


34 Comments:

at 9:13 PM Blogger The Dunce Cap Marvel said...

You gotta hope this is nothing serious or this could be major trouble for the Reds. Keppinger would be hard to replace right now; he's been a tone-setter for this team in the early going.

...and of course it could cause JBA a lot of sleepless nights.

 
at 9:17 PM Blogger Nathan said...

Fractured patella... that sucks...

 
at 9:20 PM Blogger The Dunce Cap Marvel said...

Well, Marty just let us know Kepp's got a fractured patella. Damn....any slim chance of this team turning it around just vanished.

 
at 9:21 PM Blogger Chase said...

Just announced Kepp has a fractured patella and will have an MRI on FSN.

 
at 9:22 PM Blogger Mike said...

Marlins broadcasters said Keppinger fractured his knee.

Who would play short?

 
at 9:24 PM Blogger Don said...

It is sad to think about how much worse this bad team could very well be with their best offensive player sidelined for who knows how long.

Does Janish get called up?

Here we are in the second week of May and the Reds are already on their third string SS.

 
at 9:30 PM Blogger RickDinChicago said...

Oh crap, that totally sucks for the guy =(

 
at 9:35 PM Blogger KingsPoint said...

Good Luck, Kepp!

Thanks for all you've given us so far as a RED.

Get Well, soon.

 
at 9:38 PM Blogger sudimohan said...

OH NO

 
at 9:38 PM Blogger JackBlueAsh said...

just terrible..one of the bright spots on our team

 
at 9:39 PM Blogger sudimohan said...

Oh no

 
at 9:41 PM Blogger Joe said...

Bad, bad, bad news. One of the position players we could least afford to loose right now.

Janish, get ready, it appears you are the man at SS.

 
at 9:42 PM OpenID bashbrother12 said...

what in your mind happens john

hairston everyday at ss
janish ?
valaika ?

 
at 9:57 PM Blogger People Eating Tasty Animals said...

The Bats Paul Janish was lifted for a pinch hitter after three at-bats tonight, so maybe the Reds are thinking of giving him a cameo to fill in for Kepp.

 
at 10:00 PM Blogger DTCromerexpress said...

How about calling up Valaikia hes having a strong year, even if its for a cup of coffee. I see him doing more here than Janish.

 
at 10:04 PM Blogger mentalmidget said...

Marty reports that Janish might be called up. Janish was pulled in the middle of the Bats game.

 
at 10:11 PM Blogger Steve said...

He's out for awhile. Friend of mine has a fractured arm and he's out for three months. I would think a leg takes even longer to rehab. No pun intended but that's a tough break for a rising star.

 
at 10:14 PM Blogger The Dunce Cap Marvel said...

Jack saw his dreams of Kepp playing in the All-Star game shattered tonight...

In all seriousness, this is such a shot to the gut. As a fellow GA Bulldawg, Keppinger was probably my favorite everyday player besides Brandon. I'm looking forward to seeing the Reds live at Yankee Stadium less and less as the season progresses. I can only hope that Volquez is pitching that day.

 
at 10:50 PM Blogger ankurv5 said...

I would say that Kepp is out for most of the season, probably through July and August. Because the patella is necessary for rotation of the knee and you can't put any support on it during rehab, it's going to take atleast 6-10 weeks at best. If he needs surgery, he's out til September. If it's just a crack, it could be end of July, so let's hope for the best. Maybe Janish will come up and be a surprise. How about he and Bruce carpool?

 
at 10:52 PM Blogger Mr. Redlegs said...

Paul Janish can flat out play MLB shortstop. Today, right now, matter of factly. Kid can flat out pick it.

 
at 10:58 PM Blogger Zach in MO said...

I'd like to see Janish up. He's played well in AAA & I'd rather see what the kid can do. He's earned a reputation as a defensive SS but he's hitting well so far. Where is Valaika now? AA or A? That seems like a pretty big jump for a SS. Defense is so key at that position.

Broadcast tonight said Hairston has only started 7 games at SS. Didn't Freel play SS for a while a couple of years ago? If management goes veteran would he get the nod over Hairston? Didn't he split time with Clayton after the Nats trade? I know that's a lot of questions but if anyone can answer, I'd appreciate it.

 
at 11:17 PM Blogger RyanRico said...

Real, real bad news for the Reds, and I feel for the young man. Jeff is the spark that has kept this offense afloat and ignited many a-rally.

Good luck Mr. Janish.

 
at 11:59 PM Blogger NVreds said...

keppinger had no chance for the allstar game.

This is terrible for the team obviously, this guy was fastly emerging as my favorite player, he's a vital piece to this lineup no question.

If the umpire would just use the strikezone the rule book defines (his job by the way, is to follow the rule book) then kepp would have walked before he fouled that ball off his knee. I can't stand when umpires try and establish a "personal" strikezone different from everyone else, its garbage. If during a game you call some balls low, then be consistent after that for that game. The whole game no one had a clue what was a ball and a strike because he made it so damn confusing.

valaikia isnt on the 40 man, I would have a problem with the team designating someone just to give a AA player a shot at the bigs, it doesnt make any sense.

How key was the hairston signing now?? we're pretty short at the SS position even with kepp healthy, gonzalez can only help this team when he returns.

JBA/CSA usually has no idea what he's talking about, but his support for keppinger is something I can understand. too bad he wont just post under one name, we might take him more seriously.

 
at 12:09 AM Blogger Dave said...

This stinks for Keppinger - I hope he's alright, as a fractured kneecap can be pretty painful. Here's hoping he recovers well.

The small silver lining to this cloud is that Janish is a stud with the glove (ever hear that phrase before, haha) and seems to have learned to hit recently. He's also our likely future at the position (with Keppinger in LF or at 3B/EE in left). I hope the kid tears it up and forces us to keep him in the bigs - you can never have too many options.

 
at 1:12 AM Blogger JF said...

It took Kepp's injury to get me to feel sorry for this team. Just when the Reds offense had ended its collective slump, we have a key player go down. Really the only position other than 2B (or Harang or Volquez) where we have absolutely no one to fill those shoes. We have no SS even close to Keppinger.

Hairston? Janish? Slow AG?

Not at all going to make up for Kepp.

Can Bruce play short?

 
at 1:21 AM Blogger Nicholas said...

Any idea on the typical recovery time associated with this type of injury?

...or does that all depend on what the MRI reveals...?

Also, what is the time-line on Gonzalez' return from the DL?

Thanks in advance for any answers...

 
at 1:21 AM Blogger Nicholas said...

Any idea on the typical recovery time associated with this type of injury?

...or does that all depend on what the MRI reveals...?

Also, what is the time-line on Gonzalez' return from the DL?

Thanks in advance for any answers...

 
at 6:11 AM Blogger CoffeeMan said...

Can Freel/Hairston platoon SS? Then bring up Bruce to play CF, and let Patterson be in charge of the ball bag?

 
at 9:29 AM Blogger Cheviot Sports Authority said...

"ST CSA is Jack from Blue Ash." LMAO!
That doesn't even warrant a response.
ST CSA

 
at 11:12 AM Blogger JackBlueAsh said...

the umpire was not responsible for Keppingers injury and Keppinger was well on his way to getting an all-star bid..or very close

Paul Janish cannot flat out hit thats the problem

ST CSA is Jack from Blue Ash." LMAO

JBA

 
at 12:52 PM Blogger JackBlueAsh said...

being taken seriously by bloggers is not a priority

I have been dead on about where this team would end up..somewhere around .500

I am glad to see that both Volquez and Hamilton are working out respectively for both of their teams

I was correct about Keppinger

I don't see where I have been wrong about anything

I may have disrupted the fantasy that most of you has about this team coming out of spring training...

take your anger out on the players and management for letting you down


JAB

 
at 1:47 PM Blogger Cheviot Sports Authority said...

QUOTE:
"If the umpire would just use the strikezone the rule book defines (his job by the way, is to follow the rule book) then kepp would have walked before he fouled that ball off his knee."

Great One, its the umpire's fault! That sounds like it could have come from Mick Cronin (the best alibi artist this side of the Mississippi).

Still chuckling,
JBA, I mean ST CSA

 
at 6:44 PM Blogger NVreds said...

"I don't see where I have been wrong about anything"

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH

somehow I'm not surprised you think that, but your wrong about that right there!!!! you are the biggest hypocrit I have ever seen

 
at 9:52 AM Blogger robdicken said...

the umpire was not responsible for Keppingers injury and Keppinger was well on his way to getting an all-star bid..or very close

LOL! Keppinger WOULD NOT have gotten an All-Star bid for the following reasons:

1. He plays for the Reds
2. He would be a utility player on ANY other team.

You can keep throwing out your biased opinions for however long you want...but you're CONSTANTLY proven wrong. Here is a prime example.

I like Jeff Keppinger and think he is a good baseball player, but your obsession with the guy is absolutely ridiculous.

 
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