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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, May 10, 2008

Lineup for Game 2


Ryan Freel CF
Jerry Hairston Jr. 2B
Ken Griffey Jr. RF
Edwin Encarnacion 3B
Adam Dunn LF
Jeff Keppinger SS
Scott Hatteberg 1B
Paul Bako C
Bronson Arroyo P

v. RH Mike Pelfrey

Right: Shea with the new Citi Field in the background. The new place looks good. Not so much with Shea.


23 Comments:

at 6:47 PM Blogger Cheviot Sports Authority said...

EE and Keppinger, only ones in this lineup who could start on most major league teams. Where is Patterson?
ST CSA

 
at 7:01 PM Blogger Cheviot Sports Authority said...

If I were paying Dusty Baker and Corie Patterson $3.5 mil each and Bronson Arroyo $25 mil, I would fire the guy responsible. Oh, already did that.
ST CSA

 
at 7:25 PM Blogger ST fan said...

to CSA. BC is the guy responsible for signing Baker and Patterson, not WK. Can we fire BC?

 
at 7:27 PM Blogger Don said...

Krivksy was not responsible for Corey Patterson. He was told to sign the guy, regardless of how much it cost. Baker has also admitted that signing Patterson is his responsibility and not Krivksy's.

Just setting the facts straight.

 
at 7:37 PM Blogger Scott said...

Matt Belisle should be released. He is a waste of a roster spot. Bailey should be called up.

Patterson should be released, and Bruce called up.

 
at 7:49 PM Blogger Rocktman65 said...

Hopefully someone duct taped Patterson in his locker in the clubhouse... BC wanted a "name" manager, well, he got a "name" anyways.....

 
at 7:50 PM Blogger redfuture said...

Rating the last few managers:
1) McKeon
2) Mckanin
3) Narron
4) Miley
5) Baker
6) Boone

 
at 8:04 PM Blogger Joe said...

John, could you give us a verbal description of the booth Marty and Cowboy are working in at Shea. We heard the comment on the booth, can you fill in the picture for us?

I've never been to Shea, but the orange seats are enough to make me not regret it.

 
at 8:17 PM Blogger John Fay said...

It's a tad small. And, like most places in Shea, it leaks. Marty's scorebook got wet last night.

 
at 8:21 PM Blogger Don said...

Bailey gives up 6 ER in 4.1 innings tonight before being yanked.

 
at 8:47 PM Blogger Gunner said...

Dont look now, but Arroyo's ERA has just eek'd below 8 ... as bad as his year has been, thats a major accomplishment

 
at 8:49 PM Blogger Frank Robinson's Ghost said...

You have to wonder if the prospect of being called up soon affected Bailey mentally -- focus, concentration, approach.

From what we hear, his biggest problems are from the neck up.

 
at 8:56 PM Blogger Gunner said...

Janish gets Bailey off the hook for a loss with a 2 run homer ... he keeps hitting like this, you could see the Reds long term answer at Short Stop.

 
at 9:00 PM Blogger redfuture said...

Rating the last few GMs:
1) Brad Kullman (3 months)
2) Krivsky
3) O'Brien
4) Jocketty
5) Bowden

 
at 9:11 PM OpenID nitrouc24 said...

John,

I visited Shea two weeks ago when the Mets played the Braves.

The place is horrible. Worse than Cinergy. The Loge seats are horrible. One thing that isn't mentioned often is that at the top of the stadium behind homeplate you have a great view of Manhatten. Really cool to see, would recommend tomorrow before the crowds gets in.

Maybe I have missed it but have you spoke to Cincinnati native, Mets relief pitcher Joe Smith (Amelia High School grad of 2002) about his experience in New York?

I spoke to him before the Braves game and he was very nice and enjoyed the fact I was from the Clermont County area.

 
at 9:26 PM Blogger Joe said...

Bronson, good tonight. At the money he is getting, why not every night? Maybe Brantley should take Poole's place as pitching coach?

 
at 9:30 PM Blogger Joe said...

CSA: I doubt there are too many teams who would turn Phillips as their everyday 2Ber. Maybe the Phils and D-Backs. Don't know enough about the AL to make a statement on who would turn him away.

 
at 9:42 PM Blogger Chris Sabo said...

what is this offense thing the reds have been pulling as of late?

 
at 9:49 PM Blogger Joe said...

Give Arroyo a shot at the CG! Help his head and help the pen. Bronson deserves it for the game he pitched tonight!

 
at 10:20 PM Blogger reds fest said...

Nice win!!! Good job, Arroyo.

 
at 11:15 PM Blogger Rocktman65 said...

Leo Mazzone isn't doing anything right now, Jocketty should hire him and send Pole packing too.

 
at 11:34 PM OpenID MrGemsbok said...

Brad Kuhlman is the best GM recently? Excuse me? But didn't he send Aaron Boone and Gabe White to the Yankees for...Brandon Claussen?

And McKeon is the best manager? People complain about Baker's bias for veteran players, but McKeon was even worse. This was a major reason the Marlins fired him after winning the series----they were going younger and McKeon does not give young players much of a chance. He was the same way with the Reds----would not start players who were called up. On top of that, he wasn't even diplomatic about it

 
at 12:14 AM Blogger Cheviot Sports Authority said...

JOE SAID:
"CSA: I doubt there are too many teams who would turn Phillips as their everyday 2Ber. Maybe the Phils and D-Backs. Don't know enough about the AL to make a statement on who would turn him away."

Oh, I don't think so either Joe. Phillips is actually the best overall ballplayer on this team. But I got you on a technicality. Phillips was not in the starting lineup tonight which was the premise for my comment. So I think we actually agree. Usually hard to find anyone smart enough on here to agree with me.
Thank you,
ST CSA

 
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