Found May 05, 2013 on Redlegs Review:
Cinco de Mayo was a rather memorable day for Reds rookie Donald Lutz. I guess you could say it was a day of "firsts" for the German native. Lutz entered Sunday's game hitless in six career at-bats, but that all changed in the top of the seventh when he recorded his first big league hit with a lead-off single off Cubs pitcher Shawn Camp. Lutz would later come around to score his first big league run when Joey Votto notched a double. One inning later, the left-handed slugger was at it again at the dish. This time Lutz tallied his first career run batted in when he knocked in Todd Frazier thanks to a fielder's choice. That made it 7-4 in favor of Cincinnati. Fast forward two batters later and Lutz was getting his name in the box score yet again. With Zack Cozart at the plate, and Jack Hannahan leading off third, Lutz flashed the wheels by successfully swiping second base without even a throw. For the record, Lutz has stolen all of 31 bases in six se...

In brief: knocking out Choo’s teeth and Phillips’ memory

Last game Yesterday the Reds completed a three-game sweep with a 7-4 win over the Cubs. You might think that doesn’t mean much, given the state the Cubs are in this year, but it certainly means better things than if they’d lost. All the games count the same when it comes time to pick a division winner. Mat Latos has been amazing so far this season, but yesterday was a little...

Lutz getting cheers from Cincinnati to Germany

CINCINNATI Donald Lutz arrived in the major leagues last Monday, but he really arrived nearly a week later, a windy Sunday afternoon in Wrigley Field where he was patrolling left field with about a dozen sea gulls.After going 0 for 6 after his call-up from Class AA Pensacola, Lutz banged his first major-league hit, drove in his first major-league run and stole his first major-league...

Reds' in-flight menu fit for a king

Us commoners are lucky to get a tiny bag of peanuts or a package containing three Lorna Doone cookies on a cross-country flight.  And compared to us laypeople, Major League Baseball players are kings when it comes to the grub options they have in their fancy schmancy planes. On Sunday, Dallas Latos (@DallasLatos), the wife of Reds starting pitcher Mat Latos, tweeted a picture of...

Video: Cincinnati Reds Jay Bruce posts his 125th career double

The Cincinnati Reds defeated the Chicago Cubs 6-4 on Saturday. RF Jay Bruce continues to swing a big bat as he knocked in his 8th double of the year and his 125th overall. Jack Hannahan brought in the go-ahead run with a bases-loaded walk in the eighth inning. Down 4-2 in the eighth, the Reds put up four points with the help of only hit. The win was the Reds took  second straight...

Lutz's arrival a milestone for MLB

The former hockey player from Friedberg, Germany, sits in the visiting dugout at Wrigley Field and looks out onto one of the most famous lawns in America. Donald Lutz, his chin burrowed in a grey Cincinnati Reds hoodie to ward off the damp cold one recent afternoon, is asked what it means that he's here, steps away from where Babe Ruth called his shot. He laughs. "I think...

Reds eat better in the sky than you do on the ground

We all know life as a major league baseball player has its times of ups and downs. Sure, the pay, the fame, and winters "off" are nice perks. But the grueling time away from home, constant scrutiny from the media, and the obvious pressures of performing well on the field, among other things, can be very trying, too. Well, one area Reds players have no reason to complain...

Reds auction off bloody sock worn by Cubs pitcher

A baseball stained with the blood of Cubs pitcher Jeff Samardzija was auctioned off by the Reds via their official team website Friday morning. The winning bid checked in at $130.01. The infamous ball was used on April 24 at Great American Ball Park in a 1-0 Reds victory. The ball became bloody after Samardzija cut his hand reaching for a high-hopper over the mound off the bat...

Baker closing in on managerial milestone

CINCINNATI Dusty Baker learned a lesson a long time while playing for the Los Angeles Dodgers. He learned it from a pretty good source. I was told a long time ago dont start looking at your accolades, said the Reds manager. Dont look until youre through. Baker got the advice from Sadaharu Oh, the man who has hit more home runs than any other professional player on the planet....

Reds' in-flight menu loaded with options

The in-flight menu for the Cincinnati Reds includes pre-flight grub, massive dinners and several dessert choices, and that's only for an hour-long flight.

Cincinnati Reds Minor League Weekly Preview

Josh Fellhauer had a strong week for the Louisville Bats who had a 4-2 record last week.

Reds Outfielder Takes Ball To The Face

The Cubs and Reds game wasn’t pretty on Sunday, and the below pretty much sums up the entire series so far.  Reds’ players Shin-Soo Choo and Brandon Phillips collided in the outfield as they both went after an Alfonso Soriano pop fly and Choo got the worst of it as the deflected ball hit him squarely in the face.  Two runs scored on the play top bring the Cubs just down 4...

Reds 7, Cubs 4

Joey Votto had three hits, Todd Frazier hit a two-run single and the Cincinnati Reds completed a three-game sweep of the Chicago Cubs with a 7-4 victory on Sunday. The Cubs rallied for three runs off Mat Latos to make it a one-run game in the fifth inning, helped when Reds center fielder Shin-Soo Choo and second baseman Brandon Phillips collided trying to catch Alfonso Soriano&...

Reds 6, Cubs 4

Todd Frazier and Devin Mesoraco each had a sacrifice fly in Cincinnati's four-run eighth inning, and the Reds rallied for a 6-4 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Saturday. Cincinnati had just one hit in the decisive rally, but took advantage of another woeful outing by reliever Carlos Marmol to secure its first winning road series of the season. The Reds held on for a 6-5 victory...

Reds rally for 6-4 victory over Cubs

CHICAGO (AP) -- Todd Frazier and Devin Mesoraco each had a sacrifice fly in Cincinnati's four-run eighth inning, and the Reds rallied for a 6-4 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Saturday. Cincinnati had just one hit in the decisive rally, but took advantage of another woeful outing by reliever Carlos Marmol to secure its first winning road series of the season. The Reds held on...

Saturday game thread: Reds (16-14) v. Cubs (11-18)

Before yesterday's bottom of the ninth, Aroldis Chapman had allowed 5 hits, 2 walks, and 1 measly run over 13.1 IP. Friday, the Cubs got to him for 4 hits, 2 BB, and 3 runs in just two-thirds of an inning, and his ERA jumped from 0.68 to 2.57. It was also just the second time in 17 career appearances v. the Cubs that Chapman has been scored upon at all. Thus, I am counting yesterday...
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