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Happy Easter to all of you loyal Redlegs Review readers out there! Hopefully the Easter Bunny made a stop at your place last night, but if not, don't fret for I've gathered up a basket full of Reds-related reading for you guys. So, go ahead and grab you a Peep (or two) and dive right in!
* Apparently, a rash of counterfeit tickets were sold for Opening Day on Thursday. Cincinnati police are currently investigating the matter.
* Mat Latos didn't take his sub-par performance in his Reds debut lightly, writes John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer. Although his first outing as a Red wasn't too impressive, fans have to be pleased at the way he's handling the situation. We're likely to see a more relaxed, more effective Latos in his second time around.
* Earlier this week, Fay also hinted at the prospects of the team hosting an All-Star game as soon as 2015 -- although an exact date has yet to be announced.
* Five Reds players are joining forces wit...
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Mat Latos admitted that he let the pressure of his first start in a new uniform before a sellout crowd get to him.
The right-hander, acquired from San Diego for pitcher Edinson Volquez and three highly regarded prospects in December, was roughed up for seven hits and four runs in 4 23 innings of Cincinnati's 8-3 loss to Miami on Saturday.
"It was sloppy," Latos said...
CINCINNATI Scott Rolen made an error on the second play of the season and it was as shocking as if somebody opened a bottle of Dom Perignon and found distilled water.
It just doesn't happen and Rolen has eight Gold Gloves in his Jasper, Ind., den to prove it.
And he proved it later in the game with at least three above-and-beyond plays, two of them of the spectacular persuasion...
Janish is on fire to start 2012.
Look who's making noise for the Louisville Bats. After being one of the last players to be left off the Reds' 25-man roster, Paul Janish is doing his best to get back to Cincinnati. After the first four games, Janish has been named the Hitter of the Week by the International League, according to press release from minor league baseball...
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...
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...
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&...
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...
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...
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...
4/7 Game Review
Louisville lost 6-4. Box Score
Denis Phipps went 1-4 with a double, HBP and a run.
Danny Dorn went 1-4 with a double and a walk.
Bill Rhinehart went 2-5 with an RBI and a run.
Paul Janish went 2-4 with a double, walk, RBI and a run.
Corky Miller went 1-4 with a walk, HR (1) and 2 RBI.
Kristopher Negron went 2-4 and a steal (2).
Kanekoa Texeira threw 2.2 hitless...
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]
This coming June, Barry Larkin will be inducted in the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York. This is a special day for all the Cincinnati fans throughout the world. As a young kid, I grew up idolizing Barry Larkin and always wanted to be like him. Now as an 18-year-old, I am going to see my favorite player of all time go into the Hall of Fame. Many people...
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...