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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

Minor matters

From Jamie Ramsey:

The Bats finally got a chance to kick back and enjoy a day off…Chattanooga uses the left arm of Ben Jukich to beat Mississippi (6ip, 6h, 1r, 2bb, 8k, 1hr)…Shaun Cumberland homers for the 2nd straight day…Tonys Gutierrez reaches for the 27th consecutive game (also has a 9-game hitting streak)…Sarasota gave up 7 runs in the 4th inning and lose to Brevard County…Jason Louwsma homers…The Dragons snap a 6-game losing streak…Matt Klinker outstanding in his 7.0 shutout innings (3h, 0bb, 6k, 82 pitches)…Devin Mesoraco belts his first homer.

HE’S BEN REALLY GOOD: Chattanooga’s Ben Jukich last night vs. Mississippi earned his 4th victory by allowing just 1 run (1hr) on 6 hits in 6.0 innings (2bb, 8k)...it was his first appearance since firing a complete game 6-hitter (2r) on Wednesday at Carolina…Since 4/23, Jukich has collected 6 consecutive quality starts (4-1, 1.73era, 41.2ip, 8r/8er, 15bb, 31k, .212oba, 1cg)…Overall this season, he’s 4-2 with a 2.25era in 9 starts...the lefthander is holding righties to a .197 batting average…Jukich was acquired by the Reds along with RHP Marcus McBeth as the “player to be named later” in the April 2007 trade with Athletics that sent OF Chris Denorfia to Oakland.


at 6:58 PM Blogger krivskywasgood said...

So basically this can be chalked up as (so far) another success of Krivsky in picking up good young arms. John, do you know anything about his stuff, or do you know how he projects on the major league level?

at 8:46 PM Blogger Joe said...

Bruce tonight through 7 innings is 1 for 3 - single. Riverbats are loosing 5 to 1.

at 9:24 PM Blogger Joe said...

Jay Bruce ended up 2 for 4 tonight. Bats went down unfortunately.

at 9:35 PM Blogger krivskywasgood said...

I was talking about Jukich, to clarify.

at 10:09 PM Blogger John Fay said...

I don't know anything Jukich as far as stuff. I'll find out.

I did do somethnig on Jordan Smith, the right-hander at Sarasota, for Baseball America. He's a sinker, slider guy. Touches 93 with his fastball. He's a converted catcher. Weighed about 174 (he's 6-4) when the Reds drafed him. He's up to around 200 now.

He's given up one home run 62 innings. That bodes well for GABP.

at 1:43 PM Blogger redsfanwoody said...

Pretty amazing that the minor matters report gets little if any comments. This, I believe is where this team needs to be built from. Thanks for posting this on a regular basis.

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