Sunday, June 02, 2002

Reds chatter

Enquirer staff and news services

        Trivia question — The Reds have the third pick in Tuesday's amateur draft, their second-highest choice ever. They had the No. 2 choice in 1983. Who did they select? (see answer below).


Draft talks

        • The Reds have four of the top 75 picks in Tuesday's draft.

        • Last year's first-round pick, Jeremy Sowers, didn't sign and attended Vanderbilt. He led the Commodores in wins (6-5), ERA (4.37), innings pitched (101) and strikeouts (85).

        • Current Reds who were first-round draft picks — Barry Larkin (4th overall 1985), Austin Kearns (7th, 1998), Seth Etherton (18th, Anaheim, 1998), Ken Griffey Jr. (1st overall, Seattle, 1987), Joey Hamilton (8th, San Diego, 1991), Chris Reitsma (34th, Boston, 1996), Reggie Taylor (14th, Philadelphia, 1995), Todd Walker (8th, Minnesota, 1994) and Gabe White (28th, Montreal, 1990).


View from the top

        Some news about a team that has been in first place for 36 consecutive days:

        While May was a disaster last season (6-22), the Reds have won 16 games in three of the previous four seasons — 16-12 this season, 16-11 in 2000 and 16-10 in 1999.

        • The Reds are 10-12 against teams that entered the weekend at .500 or over and 22-9 against teams under .500.

        • The Reds will be home for a while. Friday's game began a stretch in which they will play 15 of 21 games at home. That a follows a stretch in which they played 14 of 17 on the road.


Elite company

        Ken Griffey Jr. is four hits short of his 2000th career hit. He will join three other active major leaguers who have as many as 2,000 hits and 400 home runs — Barry Bonds, Rafael Palmeiro and Fred McGriff.


Trivia answer

        The Reds selected high school shortstop Kurt Stillwell with the No. 3 pick in 1983. He made it to the Reds in 1986 and was traded to Kansas City before the 1988 season after losing his job to a guy named Larkin. Stillwell's best season was 1988, when he made the All-Star team that was played in Cincinnati. He hit .251 with 10 homers and 53 RBI that season.


The week ahead

        Monday, OFF

        Tuesday, vs. St. Louis, 7:10 p.m.

        Wednesday, vs. St. Louis, 7:10 p.m.

        Thursday, vs. St. Louis, 12:35 p.m.

        Friday, at Anaheim, 10 p.m.

        Saturday, at Anaheim, 10 p.m.

        Sunday, at Anaheim, 4 p.m.

        The skinny: The Reds are 2-5 against the Cardinals, losing two of three at home and three of four in St. Louis.


Reds Stories
Braves 7, Reds 1
Reds box, runs
What's not to love about JUNIOR?
Draft: Reds struck gold in '98
Reds Q & A
Baseball 90210
Castro fills the gap in depth of infield
Cinergy Countdown - July 25, 1974
On the farm
- Reds chatter
Toledo 8, Louisville 2
Baseball notebook
NL roundup
AL roundup
Notes from Saturday's games
John Fay's MLB power rankings

Bengals Q & A
QB Warner gives health thumbs up
Milford making school history
State trip Anderson's first
Braves take state lacrosse championship
Doubles the fun for St. X
Comptons claim coveted title
Hamilton has return date at state
Hanners riddles McNicholas
Kenton Ridge 9, Waynesville 0
Lawrence North claims second straight Indiana boys track championship
Ohio boys track and field
Ohio girls track and field
Baseball pairings, results
Softball pairings, results
Kentucky boys track
Kentucky girls track
Kentucky state tennis
DAUGHERTY: World Cup? Wake us when it's over
Crafty Italy coach ready for World Cup exam
Denmark 2, Uruguay 1
Germany 8, Saudi Arabia 0
Ireland 1, Cameroon 1
Senegal players still buzzed after upset
Senegal upset buoys Americans
World Cup notebook
World Cup TV schedule
CRC has plenty to keep you busy
Unique way to give back
Yasutoko brothers steal inline show
Agassi rolls into fourth round in Paris
French Open notes
D'Amico falls from mount in sixth race; horse euthanized
McArdle wins $500,000 New Jersey Classic
O'Brien thinks the Nets will win NBA title
Wild West series comes down to Game 7
Green wants wins in Indy and Milwaukee
Kenseth loses No. 1 start because of blown engine
Ky. Busch race draws NASCAR president
Norman falters; Burns, Estes share Kemper Open lead
Coming up this week
Enquirer Page Two power rankings
Golf results
Holyfield beats Rahman in 8th round stoppage
Hurricanes say they won't change for talented Red Wings
NCAA baseball regionals scores, schedule
Saturday's NCAA baseball roundup

Return to Reds front page...