Found August 04, 2012 on Redlegs Review:
Scott Rolen hustles, helps team win! The Reds (66-41) keep rolling and finding ways to win with hustle, defense, and pitching, while scoring just enough runs. Mike Leake fought hard through 6 innings and the bullpen shut the Pittsburgh Pirates (60-46) down. Miguel Cairo and Scott Rolen helped the team with key hits, smart base running and great defense. Here is the usual quick recap.  The Good -Drew Stubbs got 2 base hits and scored 2 runs. -Jay Bruce scored a run with a hit - Scott Rolen provided the winning run with a Pete Rose style head first slide into 3rd for a triple in the 8th inning. Give the old man credit for hustling! He certainly has been a huge part of the Reds success recently. He also had 2 RBI. - Todd Frazier had a hit and 2 RBI -Miguel Cairo had a key stolen base and a huge defensive stop late in the game.  The Bad - It only gets more and more difficult to point out anything bad in how the Reds are playing as they continue to wi...

Three causes for concern for the rest of the Reds season

Don't be fooled by the team's hot play as of late. Veteran Scott Rolen knows there's a long way still to go. Let me first begin by saying that I consider myself to be as optimistic as they come. That is, I choose to look at the glass half-full and always opt to look at things in a positive light. With that in mind, I also consider myself to be relatively realistic...

Minor League Game Review – 8/3/12

8/3 Game Review Louisville lost 3-1. Box Score Denis Phipps went 1-4 with a double. Neftali Soto went 1-4 with a double. Chris Valaika went 2-3 with a double, walk and a run. Felix Perez went 1-2 with a double, walk and RBI. Corky Miller went 1-3. Pedro Villarreal allowed 2 earned (3 total) in 6 innings with a walk and 4 strikeouts. Kanekoa Texeira threw a perfect inning with...

Rolen, Reds win 5th straight, beat Pirates

CINCINNATI (AP) -- Scott Rolen tripled and scored the go-ahead run in the eighth inning as the Cincinnati Reds won their fifth straight game, 5-4 over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Saturday night. The Reds have won 15 of 16 and opened a 5-game lead over Pittsburgh in the NL Central. It was 4-all when Rolen led off the eighth with a line drive off the right-center field wall, beating...

Reds 5, Pirates 4

Scott Rolen tripled and scored the go-ahead run in the eighth inning as the Cincinnati Reds won their fifth straight game, 5-4 over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Saturday night. The Reds have won 15 of 16 and opened a 5 1/2-game lead over Pittsburgh in the NL Central. It was 4-all when Rolen led off the eighth with a line drive off the right-center field wall, beating the relay with...

Minor league leaderboard update

Tony Cingrani leads all Reds minor leaguers in several pitching categories While the big club has been pancaking opponents at will lately, the Reds minor league players have been hard at work too. Especially the guys appearing on one or more of the following organizational leaderboards. Here's a look at the top performers by category this season. The team they...

Pirates manager Clint Hurdle ejected against Reds

Pittsburgh manager Clint Hurdle has been ejected in the second inning against Cincinnati after both benches were warned following the second Pirates batter to be hit by a pitch in two nights. Pitching with a 2-1 lead Saturday night, Reds starter Mike Leake plunked Josh Harrison with two outs and nobody on base. Harrison and Leake had a brief verbal altercation, prompting plate umpire...

Marty loses his hair

Reds broadcaster Marty Brennaman has his white poofy locks shaved off after losing his bet about the Reds winning 10 games in … [visit site to read more]

Game 106: Pirates 0, Reds 3

In the first game of the showdown between the Cincinnati Reds and the Pittsburgh Pirates, Mat Latos dominated from both sides of the plate. Latos went 7 1/3 … [visit site to read more]

Reds 3, Pirates 0

Mat Latos pitched shutout ball into the eighth inning and hit a two-run homer Friday night as the NL Central-leading Cincinnati Reds opened a three-game series against their closest pursuers with a 3-0 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates. Chris Heisey hustled for an inside-the-park home run and Aroldis Chapman closed out the win that gave the Reds a 4 1/2-game lead over the Pirates...

Exploring the Arsenal – Homer Bailey

Exploring the Arsenal will run prior to each game, providing you with a brief scouting report on the starting pitcher expected to oppose the Pirates. The chart below shows the horizontal and vertical movement of every pitch thrown by that particular pitcher in 2012. This chart is from the catcher’s point of view. Click here for a general guide to pitch types and classifications...

Reds' Bailey can't match Pirates starter Burnett

CINCINNATI (AP) -- A.J. Burnett remained undefeated against the Cincinnati Reds this season and Starling Marte hit a tiebreaking two-run triple to help the Pittsburgh Pirates salvage the finale of their three-game series with a 6-2 win on Sunday. Neil Walker hit a two-run home run and All-Star center fielder Andrew McCutchen added a solo shot as Pittsburgh snapped Cincinnati'...

Reds Shutout Bucs in Series Opener

Final: Reds 3, Pirates 0 WP: Mat Latos (10-3, 3.94 ERA) LP: Wandy Rodriguez (7-10, 3.82 ERA) SV: Aroldis Chapman (24, 1.37 ERA) The Reds capitalized on two mistakes by Rodriguez, and that was enough as the Pirates’ offense was nonexistent with only one base runner made it to third base. Chris Heisey hit an inside-the-park homer in the second inning to give the Reds a 1-0 lead....

Reds keep rolling

It was another frustrating night in Cincinnati for the Pirates, as they came up short in both the beanball/intimidation/whatever-you-want-to-call-it battle as well as, you know, the game itself. The Bucs are in danger of being swept in the weekend series, and they now trail the Reds by 5.5 games. Their wild-card edge for the second spot is also down to just 2.5 over the Cardinals...

Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Cincinnati Reds – Game 106

Busy day yesterday on here.  If you missed the Podcast check it out. A new post in the Barajas Bombs series is up. And of course, the recap from last night’s game. Now, a few words about what happened last night. I said in the Podcast that this series is about more than winning and [...]

Game 106: Reds 5 Pirates 4

If the first game of this three-game set was marked by the Reds getting breaks, the second was marked by the Pirates' giving breaks to them. An error by Pedro Alvarez. A bad night at the plate from Andrew McCutchen. A bad read by McCutchen on Scott Rolen's fly ball in the eighth inning. A huge tactical mistake by Jeff Bannister. The Pirates bounced back from most of these...
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