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Friday, June 20, 2008

Reds snap Yankee winning streak


Ken Griffey, Jr. and Andy Phillips at the dugout rail


The Reds prevailed tonight, behind their young ace, Edinson Volquez. Voltron is the best pitcher in the league now, at least as judged by ERA and strikeouts, and he looked it.

Jolbert Cabrera, starting at SS in place of the injured Alex Gonzalez, Jeff Keppinger, and Jerry Hairston, Jr., was having a terrific night. He was 4 for 4, with some nice defensive plays. Perhaps his best moment was a play at the plate where he slid home, moving his foot over and around the tag. Molina was spitting mad, but the call was correct.

But it didn't end well. He dislocated his finger sliding into second, and it was apparently pretty bad. The dislocation was so bad the skin was broken, and he was taken to the hospital and put under anesthesia to fix it.

Paul Janish, in to pinch-run for the injured Jolbert Cabrera

This means that once again, the Reds need a shortstop. Keppinger is not ready. They may try to rush him, but they are worried that his legs won't hold up to the demands of playing shortstop. (He DHed tonight for Louisville.) Janish will probably start, but they'll need a backup. There really isn't anyone at AAA.

And pitcher Daryl Thompson will be called up to start tomorrow. That means another roster move has to be made. I hope they don't cut Andy. He didn't even get a chance to play tonight.

They said he was having a lot of fun today, back in Yankee Stadium and catching up with old friends.


posted by BubbaFan, 11:40 PM

2 Comments:


I'll tell ya what'd be cool. And this isn't that far fetched..

Say the Reds do decide to DFA Andy (which would be dumb). I could see the Yankees claiming him. They have room, and could actually use him more than the reds. I would totally mark out if Andy shows up Sunday agaist the Reds in a Yankee uni.
commented by Anonymous caja, June 21, 2008 1:10 AM  
That would be cool.

Don't think it's possible, though. It takes 72 hours to clear waivers. If the Reds trade him to the Yanks, I guess it could happen by Sunday.

Agree the Yankees would probably have more use for Andy than the Reds. Which is pretty amazing, given that the Yankees have so many first basemen already.
commented by Blogger BubbaFan, June 21, 2008 6:26 AM  

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