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After totaling seven hits in their first two games, the fans of the brand new Miami Marlins were ready to divulge themselves to panic. After all, this was a team that had speed at the top of the order, superb power in the middle, and enough at the bottom to lift up the stars. After decent but not ace-like performances by P’s Josh Johnson and Mark Buehrle resulting in one total run of support, the Miami Marlins finally emerged in a big way against Cincinnati Reds ace Mat Latos and their high powered lineup.
Leadoff sparks SS Jose Reyes and CF Emilio Bonifacio each collected hits and runs while 3B Hanley Ramirez hit his first home run of the season. The biggest accomplishments went to RF Giancarlo Stanton and 2B Omar Infante, who respectively totaled six hits, four of them extra base hits, and four RBI’s with Infante falling a single short of the cycle. For good measure, power hitting C John Buck threw in a two run blast, his first as well.
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Any hope of an undefeated season went astray on Saturday as the Marlins (1-2) raced past the Redlegs (1-1) 8-3 on Opening Night. Mat Latos made his much-anticipated Reds debut, but the results proved to be less than stellar. Nonetheless, the team still has a chance at taking the series on Sunday.
But for now, let's focus on the good, the bad and some notables from Saturday...
The Cincinnati Reds had to give up plenty to acquire Mat Latos in the offseason, but general manager Walt Jocketty was certain that having Johnny Cueto and the young right-hander at the top of the rotation would make a significant impact.
Cueto did on Opening Day, and now it's Latos' turn.
Latos makes his Reds debut Saturday night at Great American Ball Bark, where he&...
CINCINNATI One of the major questions for the 2012 Cincinnati Reds evolves around two positions shortstop and catcher.
The critics ask: How can you play two regulars at the two most important positions on the field?
And manager Dusty Baker says, Just watch me. Highly criticized for favoring veteran players and ignoring young prospects, Baker is playing rookie Zack Cozart at shortstop...
Votto, seen here promoting his new cereal, will
likely be the face of the franchise for a long time now
The Cincinnati Reds front office continues to buck the trend. After a rather inactive offseason leading up to the 2011 campaign, it's been anything but that for 2012. In fact, you could even make a strong case that they've been as trigger-happy as Yosemite Sam...
The Miami Marlins picked up their first win of the 2012 season on Saturday as the offense put on a show in a 8-3 victory over the Cincinnati Reds. After the first two games saw the Fish tally a combined seven hits and one run — questions began to pop up about the bats. Those questions were answered in this game in a big way with three homeruns and a near cycle.
Coming off the first two game of the season in which the team failed to produce offensively, only one run and seven hits, and Josh Johnson and Mark Buehrle were also less than stealer performance Friday's day off could not have come at a better time. In that day off the team seemed to have been able to finally exhale and relax from all of the opening day charades they had to...
Scott Rolen drove in the winning run in the ninth inning with a sharp infield single that third baseman Hanley Ramirez failed to handle, lifting the Cincinnati Reds to a come-from-behind 6-5 win over the Miami Marlins on Sunday.
Jay Bruce started the comeback with his second home run of the game and third of the season, an opposite-field drive into the left-center field seats that...
Preseason NL East favorites look to get on track
First pitch: 1:05 p.m.TV: Comcast SportsNet, MLB NetworkRadio: 1210 WPHT, 94 WIP
Twitter: @Macho_Row, @MarlinsBigCatch
Pitching Probables: Cole Hamels (Season debut) vs. Anibal Sanchez (Season debut)
The Philadelphia Phillies and new-look Miami Marlins are supposed to be the strongest contenders in the National League...
CINCINNATI (AP) -- Scott Rolen drove in the winning run in the ninth inning with a sharp infield single that third baseman Hanley Ramirez failed to handle, lifting the Cincinnati Reds to a come-from-behind 6-5 win over the Miami Marlins on Sunday.
Jay Bruce started the comeback with his second home run of the game and third of the season, an opposite-field drive into the left-center...
4/8 Game Review
Louisville lost 7-4. Box Score
Kristopher Negron went 1-4 with a run and a steal (3).
Danny Dorn went 1-3 with a walk, HR (2), 2 RBI and 2 runs.
Neftali Soto went 1-4 with a double.
Bill Rhinehart went 1-3 with a walk and a run.
Paul Janish went 1-3 with a double.
Dioner Navarro went 0-2 with 2 walks.
Chad Reineke allowed 3 runs in 6 innings with 2 walks and 4 strikeouts...
The Cincinnati took the rubber game of their first series of the year this afternoon by beating the Miami Marlins 5-6.
Bronson Arroyo took the mound for the Reds and was downright good through six innings. Unfortunately, he pitched 6.1. At the end of his tenure, Arroyo allowed 5 runs (4 earned) … [visit site to read more]
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From Jay Bruce’s bomb off Edward Mujica to dead center field to Johnny Cueto shutting down the Marlins offense all day long, to the pregame beers and the post-game euphoria; this was probably my favorite Opening Day in Cincinnati to date. Bob Castellini saying that the All-Star game would be coming to Cincinnati was like a cherry...
The Reds took a huge step in showing their fans that they are ready to compete today and in the future by signing Joey Votto to a 10 yr extension worth $225 million. The 2010 NL MVP and career .316 hitter is only 28 and barring injury should continue to produce. This week the Reds also announced they should also be able to sign Brandon...