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The Reds needed a win in the worst way possible against the Cardinals on Monday and received one behind the trusty arm of ace Mat Latos.
As he has done all season long, Latos came through in the clutch, delivering a four-hit, two-run, complete game shutout en route to his 14th win of 2013.
The 25-year-old needed just 100 pitches to record all 27 outs. He issued just one walk and struck out two.
Latos also added a pair of sacrifice bunts at the plate.
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Homer Bailey pitched a gem Tuesday night against the Cardinals to earn his 10th win of the season.
However, he almost didn't make it out of the second inning.
Check it out as Bailey escaped a scare in the top of the second when Yadier Molina nearly took his head off by a line drive.
Fortunately, Bailey was able to get his glove...
Hamilton made his first major league appearance last night as a pinch-runner and he snagged his first of what will be many stolen bases for the kid, and he did it off a pretty good catcher in Yadier Molina who has five Gold Gloves to his resume. You can get used to it, Hamilton had 175 steals last year. Can’t say we didn’t warn ya! The Reds prospect would later come around to...
Late Monday night, I came across two interesting, yet polar opposite takes on the current sports media landscape. One paints the picture of a baseball beat writer, who grinds out a six month, 162 game season with a team, working hard to get information for his bosses and customers, and when he dares tread into analysis, is not only dismissed, but demeaned by a professional athlete...
Billy Hamilton lowered his shoulders and got into high gear, taking off for second base on Seth Maness' pitch.
Whoosh! He was there. And moments later, he was dashing home with the only run of the game, one that would end with a little more radar-blurring speed.
Closer Aroldis Chapman jogged out of the Cincinnati Reds' bullpen, reached the mound at leisurely pace, and finished...
Hamilton swipes one of 155 bases in 2012Credit: AP/Ben Twingley
MLB September call ups (when teams can expand to beyond a 25-man roster to anyone on their 40-man roster) can always add a weapon or two to contenders, but usually aren’t game changers. The Cincinnati Reds, however, have a potential serious game changer in 22-year-old prospect OF Billy Hamilton, who was called up...
The dirt-smudged base leaned on the floor in front of Billy Hamilton's locker. An inscription in black ink noted the importance: ''MLB Debut 9/3/13.''
The speedy outfielder who outran everything in the minors got his first stolen base in the majors on Tuesday night, and it decided a game with playoff implications. Hamilton swiped second and came...
The Reds have added outfielder Billy Hamilton - one of professional baseball's fastest players - to help them try to catch the St. Louis Cardinals and Pittsburgh Pirates in the NL Central.
Cincinnati called up Hamilton and infielder Neftali Soto from Triple-A Louisville on Monday before the opener of a four-game series against St. Louis. The Reds also reinstated catcher Corky...
Cincinnati Reds prospect Billy Hamilton is fast - really fast. He's probably the fastest man in baseball today. He was a September call-up by the Reds, and got into Tuesday night's game with the Cardinals as a pinch runner in the seventh inning. Hamilton, who stole 155 bases last year at an 80.7% clip and stole "just" 75 bases this year at an 83% clip, came in...
Speedy Billy Hamilton got his first major league steal Tuesday night and came around on Todd Frazier's double in the seventh inning, sending the Cincinnati Reds to a 1-0 victory, their second straight over the St. Louis Cardinals.
Hamilton set a professional record by swiping 155 bases in the minors last year. He got an ovation when he made his big league debut as a pinch runner...
The Reds go .500 this week but may have scored more than any week this season. A couple guys had a fantastic week and start the last series with Cards on the right foot.
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Last Week 3-3
Division 3.5 back of Pitt, 2.5 Back of St Louis
Tuesday (Lose 6-1 Cards) Latos 6IP 4R 4K, Simon 1IP...
“I didn’t send him out there to paint,” Dusty Baker would say. “It was no secret.” One of the things about strategic maneuvers in baseball is that they’re usually evident ahead of time. There aren’t many equivalents to, say, a corner blitz. If a manager goes to the bullpen, the other team sees the new […]
Reds starter Mike Leake struggled again Sunday.
Leake was knocked out in the fifth inning in the Colorado Rockies' 7-4 victory over Cincinnati.
Leake (11-6) allowed six runs and eight hits and struck out four in 4 1-3 innings.
In his past four starts, Leake is 1-1 with a 7.89 ERA, following a stretch where he gave up three or fewer runs in 12 of 15 starts from May 15 to Aug...
With 23 games to go in the regular season, the Reds are 3.5 games back on the NLC and lead the second wildcard spot by 7.5 over the Nationals. It’s not exactly sewn up yet, but it’s felt pretty likely that our boys will be in the post-season for a while now. The real question has been: then what?
The first wildcard spot has belonged to the Cardinals for as long as the Reds have...
The Cincinnati Reds missed a prime opportunity to pick up ground on the St. Louis Cardinals in the NL Central race last week at Busch Stadium, but they at least were able to avoid a sweep as Adam Wainwright labored through his worst start of the season.
Cincinnati sends Mat Latos to the mound to oppose Wainwright as the clubs begin a crucial four-game series Monday afternoon at...
Shin-Soo Choo and Joey Votto homered as Cincinnati roughed up Adam Wainwright for the second start in a row Monday, leading Mat Latos and the Reds to a 7-2 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals in the opener of a four-game series between the NL Central rivals.
Latos (14-5) gave up four hits, including a pair of singles and a sacrifice fly by Matt Holliday, in his first complete game...