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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 13, 2008

Reds up 5-2 entering the eighth

Ryan Freel's single scored Jerry Hairston Jr. from third base and gave the Reds their first run Tuesday night.

With bases loaded, Freel connected on a hit near first base that Wes Helms corralled. But Freel slid into the bag before pitcher Mark Hendrickson covered it, and Hairston scampered home.

Hendrickson walked Jeff Keppinger with bases loaded and David Ross crossed home plate for a 2-0 lead in the second inning.

Adam Dunn scored Edwin Encarnacion in the third.

In the top of the fifth, Marlins batters loaded the bases and Hanley Ramirez’s sac fly RBI yielded their first run. Hendrickson tagged up after Freel made a right field catch. Edinson Volquez walked Jorge Cantu, loading the bases again. But Dan Uggla struck out swinging and stranded the runners on base.

The bottom of the inning, Hairston doubled and stole third base. David Ross' bunt brought him in.

Joey Votto hit a solo home run into the left field stands in the seventh.


12 Comments:

at 8:16 PM Blogger krivskywasgood said...

I was just wondering, and maybe I shouldn't post it here, but is this the probables for this weekend's series against the Tribe?

Fri: Johnny Cueto v Aaron Laffey
Sat: Aaron Harang v Fausto Carmona
Sun: Edinson Volquez v Cliff Lee

I'm just hoping that Lee and Volquez face each other. That should be a good game. So should Harang and Carmona.

 
at 8:35 PM Blogger Joe said...

If the Reds don't ink EE to a long term deal, they are going to miss a golden opportunity to keep a very very good long term player. The extra work he is putting in fielding is showing off. The kid just gets it done at the hot spot!

He is just 24...better long term potential than most other third basemen in MLB.

 
at 8:43 PM OpenID ccwhls89 said...

After 4 innings, Volquez's ERA under one! This guy has been amazing.

 
at 8:44 PM Blogger Tony Foreman said...

OK...I can't listen to the game tonight...all I have is mlb.gameday to watch the updates...did something happen to kepp? why else would DB hit for him there?

 
at 8:44 PM Blogger Everything Reviews said...

Did Keppinger get hurt? Don't see why he'd get taken out in the 4th inning unless that's the case...

 
at 8:50 PM Blogger m2 said...

John Fay,

Is there something wrong with Kepp?

Thank you.

 
at 8:52 PM Blogger Will T. said...

John, what happened to Keppinger? I noticed on MLB's Gameday that he was pulled for Patterson. Did he get hurt? If so, how serious does it look?

 
at 9:26 PM Blogger Santa said...

"Keppinger fractured his knee, not good news for the reds."

cbs.sportline blogger

 
at 9:48 PM Blogger Scott said...

Cantu sucks.

 
at 10:09 PM Blogger Steve said...

Dunn now batting .203! My gawd. $13 mil a year and he's flirting with the Mendoza line. Awful. Batting 7th and seriously, nearly a forgotten component of this team now. Sometime around June 15th, he's out and Bruce goes in. Bank on it.

 
at 11:54 PM Blogger Hugh D. Pohl said...

Dunn will be back. Count on it.

 
at 11:59 PM Blogger Hugh D. Pohl said...

Some of you people have no sense of perspective. The season is long and ballplayers go up and down over the course of it. Last week people were talking about releasing. Arroyo. People talk about keeping Bako as a cornerstone of the franchise even though he's just going through a nice phase in a long career as a marginal back up catcher wiht a very low average and no power. It's "DFA this guy" and "bring up this guy (from AA no less)". Everybody is either a sure fire all star or totally worthless. Like I said, no perspective. Some of you are chattering like a bunch of elementary school kids sticking baseball cards in their spokes.

 
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