March 23, 2011

The Daily Brief: Catchers Past and Present

Last Game
The Cincinnati Reds lost 10-8 to the Oakland A’s. It was an ugly performance for starter Mike Leake, but the offense continues to score tons of runs. Yesterday’s biggest contributor was one Joey Votto, who went 3-5 with a homer and 4 RBI.

Next Game
The Reds travel to face the San Diego Padres this afternoon. Homer Bailey will start against Tim Stauffer. The first pitch is scheduled at 4:05pm EDT and can be heard on 700 WLW.

Hernandez and His Sore Elbow
Reds catcher Ramon Hernandez was scratched from yesterday’s lineup due to a sore elbow.

Like Johnny Cueto before him, Hernandez will be examined by team physician Dr. Kremchek.

“There’s nothing structural wrong,” Dusty Baker said. “He’s just having trouble extending.”

If this lingers, it could just be Corky Miller’s entry onto the roster for 2011. And you know how much better the Reds are with his mustache.

What to Say to Sound Smart at the Water Cooler
The Reds Hall of Fame and Museum’s feature exhibit during the 2011 season will be entitled “Johnny Bench: A Celebration of Baseball’s Greatest Catcher.”

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