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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


In six innings, Volquez allowed seven hits, one run (earned), walked two and struck out five. He was replaced by Jared Burton in the seventh inning. Burton lasted 2/3rds of the inning and was replaced by Bill Bray. David Weathers is pitching in the eighth.


at 10:54 PM Blogger Dave said...

This guy is (1) reason to still hang with the Reds. He makes baseball "fun" again.

at 11:03 PM Blogger Jeff said...

What a mixed night for the Reds. Great night for Volquez. He continues to demonstrate why this is the best trade the Reds have made in a number of years. Didn’t have his best stuff but he still went 6 innings with one run.

But Keppinger out, at least for several weeks to come…somebody is going to have to step up to fill the offensive and defensive void he is leaving. I’m not sure Paul Janish will be enough.

at 11:07 PM Blogger Rob said...

Volquez continues to throw rocks. That kid is ice cream. Who doubts that trade now? Just one of the many reasons why Bobbo shouldnt have fired Wayne the Pain Train Krivsky.

at 11:20 PM Blogger Cheviot Sports Authority said...

+ Team seemed to play with more energy and desire tonight.
- I wonder if the dinosaurs noticed the Freel hustle to first base or the Ross bunt.

The only chance of this team rebounding is for Jay Bruce and Andy Phillips to come along with Janish.

- Only 14,000 tonight. No walk-ups cause the crawl to 600 was on hold.
+ Another TV broadcast without constant jibberish and endless excuses.


at 11:24 PM Blogger Peter said...

Edinson Volquez!

Losing Keppinger really hurts the Reds. He's more useful than the guy he was replacing (Gonzalez)

at 11:58 PM Blogger Dave said...

Wow - I remember 700WLW used to have that saying "You miss a day, you miss a lot!"

1. Jack/CSA complained (shocking) about Fay and the blog itself when he's public enemy #1!

2. He also then suggested we start Patterson after a 4 hit night (which I do actually agree with - ride the hot hand) - after an entire season of crabbing about his contract (Cantu would've only made 1-1.5 million, lol - that's a lot of donuts).

3. We're gonna go unmoderated and we can block stupid posts ourselves (on grounds of offensiveness, not illiteracy or illegitimacy).

4. IP banning doesn't work - someone can always sign on from a friend's place (assuming they have any), work, the library, etc. Taking down bad posts works. Having thick skin and ignoring the ignorance works (good for politics, too). Personally, I recommend a good laugh at any "offensive" post you'll find on here.

at 12:02 AM Blogger Dave said...

Back on topic, Volquez for Cy Young...yeah, waaaay too early. But he's a small step behind Webb in the running as it currently stands. And Webb will have a few days where the sinker doesn't bite and he still throws 91...Volquez will always have his heater. Keep an eye out, though, as the kid seems to be improving (only 2 walks, 74 strikes, 5 K's - pitching to more contact, more efficient).

Too bad about Keppinger - hope he makes a quick recovery - that can be a very painful injury. I'm excited to see some of Janish, however, as the guy seems to have learned how to hit - and he can flat-out play defense. Think Gonzo meets a less-skilled Keppinger. I hope he shines and forces us to think about long-term (him and EE and Keppinger - one in LF).

at 9:16 AM Blogger robdicken said...

Hey CSA....how's your buddy Cantu? LOL

at 9:39 AM OpenID r2theoman said...

Kepp is a pure BAMF for playing two more innings with a broken kneecap.

at 12:41 PM Blogger JF said...

Volquez is the one man keeping the Reds from being the joke of MLB...

Janish & Hairman, Professional Shortstops, Inc., will not come close to making up for Keppinger's loss.

If Arroyo's "return" was just a Prague Spring, the losing will return soon, and in force.

With Arroyo and Belisle a good season seems impossible, no matter who is playing short.

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