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Tonight I started my MLB ’12: The Show dynasty on the ol’ PS3. I have already come to the conclusion that unless I’m missing some kind of game breaking glitch, this is the greatest baseball and sports video game I’ve ever played.
In honor of this, I’m going to keep you all in the loop on the adventures of my franchise play periodically. That’s not only because I am a huge dork, but I want you to all be along for the ride as I manage the 2012 Reds to a World Series title.
Today, I started the season 2-0 with a pair of wins over the Miami Marlins.
On Opening Day with the game tied at 2-2, Jay Bruce hit a 370+ foot jack into the Moondeck off Mark Buerhle to put the Reds ahead 4-2. He would add another 2-run shot later in the game off the left field foul pole (and off another lefty, a full count offering from Mike Dunn) to increase the lead to 6-2.
I went ahead and left Aroldis and his cheese on the hill to see if he could notch his 2nd career save in the 9th and despite giving up a ...
BEST OF MAXIM
GOODYEAR, Ariz. Johnny Cueto, at the baseball tender age of 26, has worked his way to the top of the pitching rotation for the Cincinnati Reds or as Frank Sinatra sang it, "King of the hill, top of the heap, A-No. 1."
If all goes as planned, Cueto will be standing on the mound in Great American Ball Park on Opening Day.
And you can mix in a heaping dose of maturity...
While a blanket of snow covered most of Reds country on Monday, it was all sunshine in Arizona as the Redlegs (2-0-1) pummeled the Indians (0-2-1) 12-7. The team used a 5-run second and a 4-run sixth to propel themselves to victory. Here's the good, the bad and some notables on the Spring Training affair:
- Jay Bruce collected two hits, drew a walk, and drove...
Here is how the prospects performed in the game against the Indians on Monday afternoon:
Henry Rodriguez went 1-2 with an RBI.
Didi Gregorius went 1-1 with a double.
Kristopher Negron went 1-2 with a run.
Todd Frazier went 1-2 with 2 runs.
Devin Mesoraco went 0-2.
Josh Judy allowed 2 runs in 1 inning with a strikeout.
The game was on FSN Ohio and was the only game that they will...
Newcomer Mat Latos took the hill for the Reds on Tuesday
The Redlegs (2-1-1) suffered their first loss of the Spring on Tuesday, an 8-6 defeat to the hands of the Mariners (4-1). Here's the good, the bad and a few notables regarding the affair:
- Right-hander Mat Latos started and pitched two scoreless innings in his spring/Reds debut. He allowed two hits while...
PEORIA, Ariz. -- Matt Latos, the newest occupant of the Cincinnati Reds' pitching rotation, has a Body by Ink, covered in tattoos, and when asked how many tattoos he has he said, "One big one that's not finished yet."
Fortunately for him and the Reds, he did not get tattooed by the Seattle Mariners Tuesday afternoon during his two-inning exhibition debut.
Get your hands on this Joey Votto bobblehead by securing tickets to the Saturday, May 12th home game versus the Washington Nationals. If interested, I highly suggest the Votto Pick-4 Plan which guarantees both the bobblehead and tickets to this game, tickets to three other homes games of your choosing, and a McDonald's extra value meal voucher for every ticket purchased,...
Joey Votto recently took some time to chat with MLB Network about how he likes the new rotation, how he enjoys playing for Dusty Baker, and the upcoming season in the video clip below:
This goes without saying, but Votto is a well-spoken individual. His speaking skills are on full display here.
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Now that we have some games under way, the All Questions Answered threads will probably be every few weeks instead of just about every week. They were mostly just space filler in a long off season where there are only so many things to write about.
Here is how the prospects performed in the game on Tuesday afternoon:
Kristopher Negron went 0-1.
Henry Rodriguez went 1-2 with a walk...
Joey Votto and Jay Bruce each drove in a pair of runs off Justin Masterson on Monday, leading the Cincinnati Reds to a 12-7 victory over the Cleveland Indians.
Bruce singled, doubled and walked.
Masterson retired only four batters, allowing six runs on five hits and three walks. Cincinnati's Johnny Cueto pitched two innings and gave up one run, allowing two hits without a walk...
The Reds surprised most of the baseball world in 2010, winning the NL Central before getting swept out of the playoffs by the Phillies. They were a young team on the rise, but many thought that they were perhaps a year early. Hopes for the Reds were high in 2011, but they didn't follow those hopes with very many meaningful moves. Instead, they were hoping their young core would...
Cincinnati Reds 2011 Minor League Review
Organizational Talent Rankings via Baseball America:
2012 (7) | 2011 (6) | 2010 (17) | 2009 (14) | 2008 (3) | 2007 (12)
2011 Affiliate Records
MLB: [79-83] NL Central
AAA: [73-71] International League – Louisville
AA: [53-86] Southern League – Carolina*
A+: [66-74] California League – Bakersfield
A: [83-57] Midwest League – Dayton...
After a three games in Goodyear, the Indians have went 0-2-1 against the Cincinnati Reds. While it's great fun to finally see baseball again after the long offseason, we shouldn't take these early games very seriously. In the three games played, the Indians have used a total of 21 pitchers, who have given up 26 runs in 27 innings. The statistically best pitcher so far this...
Opposing teams are so scared of Ryan Hanigan’s throwing arm that they’ve taken to alternative … [visit site to read more]
Here's the most up-to-date look at the Reds depth chart...
Below is an email we got from Kevin:
I know I may be late to this party but I thought I would toss in my two cents on the lineup discussion. I think the lineup should be as follows:
1. Zack Cozart
2. Brandon Phillips
3. Joey Votto
4. Scott Rolen
5. Jay Bruce
6. Drew Stubbs
7. Ryan Ludwick
8. Hanigan or Mesoraco
Now obviously this could change depending on how Cozart...