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Arroyo pitched well, but received a
no-decision for his efforts
Washington, D.C. -- A classic pitcher's duel unfolded on Friday night as Bronson Arroyo and Jordan Zimmerman mowed down opposing hitters with relative ease. However, neither pitcher was rewarded for their stellar outings as both received no decisions. It took 13 innings of offensive-challegened baseball before a victor was finally determined. Jayson Werth ended the drama with a run-scoring single off of Sean Marshall to give the host Nationals a 2-1 win.
Here's a gander at the good, the bad and some notables from the affair at Nationals Park:
-Arroyo was in a word, "brilliant". The right-hander limited the Nats to just three hits and no runs before being lifted with one out in the bottom of the eighth. He also singled and drove in the team's only run with a sacrifice fly in the fifth.
-Washington couldn't figure out a way to get Joey Votto out. The 2010 NL MVP walked t...
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Ludwick's two-RBI single tied it in the ninth.
The offense once again stalled for the Cincinnati Reds (3-4), as they scored no runs until the ninth inning, though those runs did extend the game. Gio Gonzalez outpitched Mat Latos, limiting Cincinnati to just two hits while striking out seven Reds in seven innings. Latos made his second start for the Reds, but came up...
Could J.J. Hoover soon find himself in the Reds 'pen?
Louisville 4, Columbus 2
-Bats starter Chad Reineke went 4.2 innings allowing seven hits and two runs while fanning two. Travis Webb earned the win after tossing 1.1 scoreless frames of relief. Closer J.J. Hoover slammed the door shut in the ninth to pick up his second save of the season. We could very well see Hoover...
The Cincinnati Reds had their second afternoon game in a row today, and like yesterday, it was a one-run game. Unfortunately, this time it went against the Reds, who fell to 3-4.
Mat Latos made his second start for Cincinnati and again had trouble in the 5th. This time, he made it through 5 innings and gave up only 2 runs. However, his pitch count was almost at 100, so he was done...
Tim Kurkjian of ESPN.com recently penned a good read about "the personal nature of a player-glove relationship". And one of the players he highlighted in the piece was none other than Gold Glove second basemen Brandon Phillips. Here's the excerpt regarding BP in case you don't have the time to read the full article:
The first week of the baseball season is...
Will the offense still struggle as Brandon Phillips returns from injury to the starting lineup?
The Reds (3-6) lost again to the Washington Nationals (7-2)
in what can only be explained by an ugly and frustrating showing by the
offense. The team managed only 2
hits and 1 run. Homer Bailey had a quality start but it just wasn’t good enough
for the dreadful...
Here are some quick notes on the Cincinnati Reds, who are off to a 3-4 start to the season.
* It was great to see the team sign Brandon Phillips to a 5-year, $60 million extension (6-years, $72.5 million counting the $12.5 million Phillips is making this year) right on the heels of the huge Joey Votto deal. I honestly thought the team would let Phillips walk after this season, but...
4/14 Game Review
Louisville lost 9-4. Box Score
Denis Phipps went 1-3 with a walk.
Todd Frazier went 1-4 with a solo HR (1).
Neftali Soto went 1-3 with a walk.
Paul Janish went 2-4 with a triple and a run.
Dioner Navarro went 2-3 with a double, HR (1) and 3 RBI.
Kanekoa Texeira allowed a run in 4 innings of relief with a walk and 2 strikeouts.
Andrew Brackman lasted...
Staff writer Will Hicks and I recently got the chance to sit down and discuss the state of the Reds. Among the topics we covered include:
-Our thoughts on the long-term extensions given to Joey Votto and Brandon Phillips
-The Homer Bailey/Aroldis Chapman dilemma
-Todd Frazier getting snubbed
-Our early impressions of Mat Latos...
4/13 Game Review
Louisville won 4-2. Box Score
Chris Valaika went 1-4 with a double and 2 RBI.
Denis Phipps went 1-3 with a walk and a run.
Todd Frazier went 1-3 with a walk and a run.
Danny Dorn went 1-3 with a walk.
Daryl Jones went 1-4 with a double, RBI, 2 steals (4) and a run.
Chad Reineke allowed 2 runs in 4.2 innings with 2 strikeouts.
Travis Webb threw 1.1 scoreless innings...
Cincinnati Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips is expected to return to the lineup for Sunday’s series finale against the Washington Nationals.Phillips, a three-time Gold Glove winner, has sat out the last five games after suffering a hamstring cramp running the bases in Monday’s 7-1 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals. He pinch hit in Friday’s game but struck out. Phillips expected...
The days of simple player introductions are over. No longer does just a name and a position suffice, but the home squad requires accompanying music as well. Personally, I like it. It adds another dimension to the ballpark experience and gets both the players and the fans psyched for the upcoming at-bat.
With that in mind, here's the current list of intro songs being used...
Unfortunately, this 'stache will not be on display at GABP in '12
In case you missed it, the Redlegs made a couple minor moves earlier this week. Let's catch you up on those shall we?
A swap with the Sox...
On Tuesday the club traded minor league 2B Jose Castro to the Chicago White Sox in exchange for cash (amount undisclosed).
The 25-year old split...
Ryan Zimmerman scored on Alfredo Simon's wild pitch with two outs in the 10th inning, helping the Nationals extend their best start since moving to Washington with a 3-2 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Thursday.
The Nationals improved to 5-2, good for first place in the NL East and treating an announced sellout crowd of 40,907 to a win w in the home opener for the first...
Last night’s win over the Cincinnati Reds was a lot of fun. It was the kind of night that reminds you why you watch Nationals baseball in the first place. It marked the second consecutive game that the team was able to win as a result of late-inning heroics. It was also the second consecutive game in which a Nats starter pitched an absolute gem, as Jordan Zimmermann followed...
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Jayson Werth's bases-loaded single off Reds closer Sean Marshall with one out in the bottom of the 13th inning Friday night gave the Washington Nationals their fourth consecutive victory, a 2-1 comeback against the Cincinnati Reds.
The NL East-leading Nationals improved to 6-2, their best start to a season since moving from Montreal to Washington in 2005....