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Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips made sure the blame was spread around Tuesday night. He just conveniently left himself for last. Phillips’ comments after the Reds lost to the Pirates 6-2 in the National League wild-card playoff game are getting a little scrutiny, and that’s not simply because they include some usual Phillips bluntness. What sticks out is that, with the loss still fresh, Phillips called out his teammates — before finally tossing himself in the mix, too. “We deserve everything. We choked,” Phillips said, according to Yahoo! Sports. “We did. I don’t care how people really feel, or my teammates, how they feel about what I’m saying right now, because it’s the truth. Either you win or you go home, and I’m going home, and the last place I want to be is on my couch. I don’t want to do that. But it happened today, and it sucks, man. I mean, it’s terrible.” Phillips quickly followed that up with an assessment of his own performance. He went 0-for-4 and was not exactly spa

ESPN mocks Johnny Cueto for dropping ball against Pirates (Video)

ESPN mocked Cincinnati Reds pitcher Johnny Cueto during a Wednesday episode of SportsCenter for dropping the ball on the mound during the previous night's National League Wild Card playoff game in Pittsburgh. As SportsCenter headed to a commercial break, anchor David Lloyd was being taunted by what appeared to be a group of interns when he dropped his notes (skip ahead...

Bob Costas: 'Baseball is screwed' if Reds, Rays meet in World Series

Baseball isn’t necessarily in danger of going extinct, but the TV ratings the sport has seen in the past few years aren’t exactly encouraging, either. Yet one of the game’s great ambassadors, however, thinks one potential World Series matchup could be really, really bad for the game. Longtime broadcaster Bob Costas might have been speaking with a touch of hyperbole, but he’s...

Reds' Choo on next season: 'I just don't know yet'

Shin-Soo Choo has no doubts the Reds will be back in the playoffs but he doesn't know if he will be with them. Choo scored both runs in the Reds' 6-2 Wild Card Game loss to the Pirates on Tuesday homering in what may have been his final at-bat in a Reds uniform. The Reds traded for Choo last December in hopes of solving their long-suffering problem in the leadoff spot knowing...

Photo: Reds to wear new batting practice jerseys next year

Unless you show up to the stadium well before first pitch, you probably don't notice that the Reds wear different-looking jerseys for batting practice than they do during the actual games.If you are one of these people, than the news that the Reds will be wearing new look batting practice jerseys in 2014 won't likely mean much to you (or maybe it will). Nonetheless, according...

Walt Jocketty: Dusty Baker will return

Following Tuesday's season-ending loss to the Pirates in the Wild Card game, a large contingent of Reds fans could be seen and heard via social media, radio, and word-of-mouth alike calling for the firing of manager Dusty Baker.However, according to general manager Walt Jocketty, that isn't happenng."He's signed for another year," said Jocketty to Cincinnati...

Reds stayed pat, paid for it in playoffs

The Reds kept their lineup virtually intact in the offseason, hoping it was ready for a push deep into the playoffs. They didn't add anything at midseason, thinking they were still fine. They paid for those decisions in another playoff flameout. A 6-2 loss at Pittsburgh in the wild-card game on Tuesday night marked a third straight quick exit from the playoffs for a team that...

Mat Latos has bone spur in right elbow

Cincinnati Reds' pitcher Mat Latos found out on Monday that the soreness he's been experiencing in his right elbow is because of a bone spur. As reported by Mark Sheldon of, an X-ray taken on Latos' elbow revealed the injury. He was originally slated to start Tuesday's National League Wild Card Game vs. the Pirates, but will now miss the start in favor...

Redleg Weekly Episode 56 – It Comes Down To One

0-5 what more can I say the Reds needed to win the series vs the Pirates and they’re on the way to Pittsburgh. Hopefully on to St. Louis after tonight. Use promo code “RedLeg” on to save 15% In this week’s show: Last Week 0-5 Overall 90-72 Reds score 8 Runs in 5 games and lose all 5 1 HR in last week 9 extra baase hits Latos threw 7 innings 4 hits 1 Run...

Reds' Brandon Phillips is big piece to Reds' postseason puzzle

X-rays showed no fracture of the Reds' second baseman and all involved are confident he’ll be ready to play in Tuesday’s Wild Card Game in Pittsburgh according to Mark Sheldon and Jeremy Warnemuende of And this team needs his bat. Brandon Phillips said he was was scared he’d broken his leg when he fouled off a pitch from Charlie Morton in the fifth inning off...

It’s easy to know whom to root for now

The Reds could have won last night. The spark they would have needed is something we have seen from time-to-time all throughout the season. There was a chance it would reappear last night–when better?–but it was clear after just a couple innings it just wasn’t there. Oh well. Oh well. Oh well oh well oh well oh well oh well oh well oh well oh well oh well oh well oh well oh...

NL Wildcard Preview: Pittsburgh Pirates/Cincinnati Reds

Liriano has been dominant at PNC Park this season The 2013 edition of the one game National League wild card round is set to take place tomorrow night at 8:07PM. This is the second year the new playoff format has been introduced and this year features the Cincinnati Reds visiting PNC Park, home of the Pittsburgh Pirates. These two teams play out of the NL Central and a third...

Reds head home with few answers for how season ended

The federal government and the Cincinnati Reds both shut down Tuesday and the Reds won’t be back until next April. In actuality Pittsburgh Pirates left hander Francisco Liriano shut down the Reds in the National League wild-card game holding them to four hits in a 6-2 victory at PNC Park. On the other side the Johnny Cueto Comeback Story was a bust. He couldn’t keep his pitches...

Reds End Season

The Reds faced a familiar foe in the wild-card play-in and their season-ending woes continued to limit their post season to only one game, a 6-2 loss at Pittsburgh. Johnny Cueto was ineffective and the Pirates never looked back after taking a second inning lead from two homers.

Doug Glanville says one-and-done playoff format bad for baseball

On the eve of the most important game the Cincinnati Reds and Pittsburgh Pirates will have played all year, a debate rages on about the legitimacy of playing a winner-take-all Wild Card game in the first place. It seems silly for teams to endure spring training and a grinding 162-game schedule only to be rewarded with one chance to win and advance. But that is exactly where all...

13 Stats from Pittsburgh Pirates’ 2013 playoff win over Cincinnati Reds

Pittsburgh took down the Cincinnati Reds in the wild card round for the Pirates’ first playoff win since 1992. Here are 13 insane stats from their 2013 wild card win.
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