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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 6, 2008

Minor matters

From Jamie Ramsey:

Louisville, Chattanooga and Sarasota combine for 3 runs as all 3 teams were defeated last night…Homer Bailey pitched for Louisville and gave up 4 runs on 7 hits in 7.0 innings (3bb, 7k)…Jolbert Cabrera homered…Jay Bruce had a couple of hits…the Lookouts went 1-for-11 with runners in scoring position and stranded 10…Sarasota lost in the bottom of the 9th…Jordan Smith was lights-out once again for the SaraReds (8ip, 5h, 1r, 0bb, 2k)…Dayton wins and moves into a first place tie…Curtis Partch notched his first win with an excellent outing (6ip, 5h, 1r/0er, 0bb, 4k)…Justin Reed with 4 hits, including his 2nd homer in as many days…Denis Phipps with 3 hits…Brandon Waring homers.

FLORIDA STATE LEAGUE PLAYER AND PITCHER OF THE WEEK for 4/28-5/4
SS Chris Valaika (12-for-28, .480, 2hr, 4rbi, 6r, .750slg)
LHP Travis Wood (2-0, 13ip, 8h, 2r, 4bb, 9k)

*Sarasota’s Jordan Smith, 22, last night at Palm Beach allowed a run on 5 hits in 8.0 innings (0bb, 2k)...it marked his second consecutive start in which he gave up 1 run over 8.0 innings...for the season the righthander is 5-1 with a 1.52 ERA in 7 starts (6 quality starts)...over 47.1 innings this season, he’s given up 11 runs (8er) and 5 walks while striking out 31 and holding opponents to a .237 batting average...Smith (6’4”, 174lbs) last season for Dayton went 10-8 with a 3.84 ERA in 26 starts...he was obtained in the 6th round of the 2006 First-Year Player Draft.


2 Comments:

at 3:19 PM Blogger Elder Lovell said...

I know Jordon Smith he was so good in High School I was glad the reds picked him

 
at 3:46 PM Blogger enfueago said...

I was at the game in Norfolk last night. Bailey looked pretty good, not great. Consistently in the 92-93 range on teh fastball per the sign in the stadium. Threw a couple at about 74 to get out of the second that really fooled a couple hitters. He also had less than great support from the field with a couple "hits" that could have as easily been errors. Nice throw out by the Bats catcher. Bailey does not seem put much effort into holding runners, not that the Tides gave him a lot reason to last night.

 
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