Found July 30, 2012 on
In the last 10 games, yes. Everyone knows the baseball season is a long race. There are about 40 million games that gives teams a chance to show what they really are. Going into the season we knew the Reds were a good team. A couple of offseason moves got fans excited about the pitching and the offensive power potential the Reds had. Also, we had Joey Votto. This was the one player that could always get the Reds back in the game, an incredible asset at the plate, I heard many times that this is the guy the Reds could not afford to lose to injury.
Then he got injured. Reds fans (as they typically do) freaked out. The season is over, it was mismanaged and the sky is falling. How can they compete with only a half game lead in the division and the best player in the world now out for 4 weeks?
So it got bad right?
Missing Votto the Reds have only been able to win 11 of their last 13 games. Also, they were able to win their last 10 in a row with 9 on the road.
Yeah, when the Reds nee...
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In honor of the July 31st trade deadline that's fastly approaching, I've compiled a list of some of the worst deadline deals made by the Reds in recent memory. Click here to view a post highlighting the best deadline deals in recent memory. This post only includes trades made in July, so any made outside of that period...
When Joey Votto had knee surgery, the Cincinnati Reds were facing a turning point in their season. An offense that had been so-so was going to have to get along without its best hitter for about a month.
How have the Reds responded? With one of the best surges in franchise history.
The Reds have won 10 in a row heading into the start of their series against the San Diego Padres...
CINCINNATI It was little more than a week ago, seven or eight days away from the trade deadline, when Cincinnati Reds fans wanted Drew Stubbs out of sight and out of mind trade him for a sack of sweat socks, a moldy rosin bag and a sticky pine tar rag.
Stubbs was so close to the Mendoza Line (below .200) that if he twitched his toes he'd be on it. And he was striking out at...
Just about everything is going right for the Cincinnati Reds.
In the midst of their longest winning stretch in 13 seasons, the Reds can complete their first road sweep of the Colorado Rockies since 2000 with a 10th straight victory Sunday at Coors Field.
Ryan Ludwick hit two of Cincinnati's five solo homers as the Reds (60-40) overcame a three-run first-inning deficit to beat...
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Todd Frazier has been known to have success with the no-hand bat approach before, but it didn't work out so well for him on Sunday, as you can see in the clip above. However, all is well that ends well, right? The Reds rolled to their tenth consecutive victory and third straight series sweep to tie the Washington Nationals for...
It's been said before, you don't make promises that you can't or don't intend to keep. One person who's undoubtedly rehashing this in their mind right now is none other than longtime radio broadcaster Marty Brennaman. This is because the 70-year old wound up on the losing end of a promise on Sunday and must now hold up his end of the bargain, which...
Earlier this month the Reds position in first place was threatened when slugger Joey Votto went on the DL for knee surgery. Last night's win at Colorado extended a winning streak to nine games before they go for a third consecutive series sweep Sunday. Over that time their runs/game have increased 25% as multiple players in the lineup have stepped up to pick up the slack from his absence.
7/29 Game Review
Louisville won 3-1. Box Score
Didi Gregorius went 2-4 with a solo HR (6).
Dioner Navarro went 1-4 with a double.
Cody Puckett went 1-4 with a HR (14) and 2 RBI.
Chris Valaika went 1-3.
Chad Reineke threw 7.1 shutout innings of relief with a walk and 9 strikeouts.
Chad Reineke with an outstanding start led the Bats. A solo home run by Didi Gregorius...
July 15th was a good-news, bad-news kind of night for the Cincinnati Reds. On the one hand, they won their sixth-straight contest. On the other, that was the night they lost their star first baseman, Joey Votto, to a knee injury that would keep him out for at least a month. At that point, it was reasonable to think the Reds might backslide a little. And when Cincinnati lost two of...
The Reds, owners of Major League Baseball's lowest bullpen ERA (2.66), added another arm to their relieving core on Tuesday as they acquired RHP Jonathan Broxton from the Kansas City Royals in exchange for minor league prospects LHP Donnie Joseph and RHP JC Sulbaran.
Broxton, 28, was 1-2 with a 2.27 ERA and 23 saves in 35 appearances for the Royals this season. He'...
CINCINNATI (AP) -- The Reds strengthened the back end of their bullpen by acquiring closer Jonathan Broxton from Kansas City for a pair of minor leaguers.
Manager Dusty Baker said after Tuesday's trade that Broxton will be a setup man for closer Aroldis Chapman and can finish games when the left-hander isn't available.
Cincinnati was hoping to upgrade its starting lineup...
A Jonathan Broxton account, (@Brox4AllStarz) showed up on Twitter shortly before the All-Star voting deadline, begging followers to send the Kansas City closer to the All-Star Game. The account was active for a few days, begging fans to send 'ol Broxy to the All-Star game, the majority of the tweets in the third person, with a simpleton's vocabulary.
Upon news of...
CINCINNATI (AP) -- Will Venable drove in four runs with a single and a bases-loaded triple Monday night, and the San Diego Padres emphatically ended one of the longest winning streaks in Reds history with an 11-5 victory that brought out the worst in Cincinnati.
Former Reds played starring roles in stopping their 10-game streak. Edinson Volquez (7-7) got the win, and Yonder Alonso...
WKRC in Cincinnati covered the story on the fire that broke out after a pyro malfunction before Raw went live at the U.S. Bank Arena. The story features interviews with fans that were evacuated from the building.
Their story also notes that Evacuation and arrival of emergency crews caused a traffic headache with the Cincinnati Reds having a home game next door at Great American Ballpark