|Stynes' homer, double key 7-3 win
Next on tap...
|Chris Stynes hit his 9th home
run and had 3 RBI as the Reds defeated Milwaukee for only the third time in nine chances.
Elmer Dessens (9-5) was solid again, allowing 2 runs in 6 strong innings. Rookie John
Riedling picked up his first major league save with a 3 inning stint that included 5
"I think we're all ready to go
home," said Stynes. "I know I'm much more exhausted, in terms of playing, this
year than I was last year. I'm very tired."
For someone who is unaccustomed to starting games on a
regular basis, Chris Stynes has done a great job. Stynes took over for the injured Aaron
Boone at third base just before the All Star Break and is hitting .311 in Boone's place.
Stynes hat knows his role to the team is not one of a starter - he's most valuable as a
utility player, coming off the bench. However, it's nice to know that if one of your
position players goes down, your team has someone who can more than capably fill in for
Sean Casey had another RBI Saturday, giving him 11 in his
last 11 games. The Reds first baseman, after recovering from a hand injury, will probably
end up around the 75 mark. Those certainly aren't great RBI numbers from a first baseman,
but after how far Sean has come back, I'd say he has salvaged his season quite nicely,
also hitting .300.
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Pete Harnisch (7-6, 4.73)
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As mentioned on the sidebar, the Reds traded Dante Bichette to the Boston Red Sox for two
minor league pitchers. Chris Reitsma is a highly regarded pitcher who has pitched in AA
Trenton this year. Reitsma has gone 7-2 with a 2.58 ERA for Boston's Double A team. John
Curtice, a left handed, has struggled at Single A Sarasota. Curtice, the Red Sox's 1997
1st round pick, is only 20 years old and is coming back from an arm injury.
More importantly than the two young arms the
Reds picked up, it frees the club of Bichette's taxing contract for next year. Had
Bichette hung around, the Reds would owe him $6.5 million next year. Good luck in Boston,
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Reds acquire four prospects from Yanks
In a big, but not very surprising trade, the Cincinnati Reds sent ace pitcher
Denny Neagle to the New York Yankees for pitchers Ed Yarnall and Brian Reith, third
baseman/Michigan quarterback Drew Henson, and outfield Jackson Melian. All of the players
are pretty highly rated prospects in their own right, with Henson probably being rated the
Henson was the 1999 minor league player of
the year, but is still undecided if he plans to pursue pro football or a baseball career.
Ohio State better knock some sense in to him, but don't injure him! :) This was admittedly
a calculated risk on the Reds part, but one that could provide very high rewards if he
Jackson Melian is a five tool outfielder,
who despite being only 20 years old, has already made it to AA Norwich. Melian has good
speed, is an excellent defender, and has definite baseball insticts. Jackson plays center
field, so obviously he'll have to be moved to another position if he hopes to start on the
Reds big league team.
Ed Yarnall is something of a mystery. After
being on track to start the season as the Yankees' fifth starter, he was sent to AAA
Columbus after two rough appearances with the big league club. He's pitched better of late
at Columbus, where he was 13-4 last year for the Clippers. Yarnall could provide help in
the near future for the Reds. Watch out for the guy in the rotation soon.
Brian Reith has been pitching in Class A
Tampa so far this year, and based on his statistics,the young man has been very
impressive. Reith has gone 9-4 with a 2.18 ERA in over 100 innings. Reith has struck out
about 100, while walking only about 30. That is mighty impressive.
Bottom line: This trade
could pay HUGE dividends sooner than most people think. Yarnall should be ready to step
into our rotation soon, and getting away from the circus like environment in New York
can't hurt. If Henson decides to play baseball, he makes a good trade great. I was
dissapointed we traded Neagle, but wasn't dissapoined with the players that we received in
return. Under the circumstances, Bowden should be congratulated.
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Last Game -
September 16th at Cinergy Field
Dessens (9-5) L: Paul Rigdon (4-5) S: John Riedling (1)
Home Runs: Jeromy Bernitz (26), Chris Stynes (9)
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