Found June 01, 2012 on Fox Sports Ohio:
The surging Cincinnati Reds were cooled off during their last series. Facing the struggling Houston Astros might help them get back on track. The visiting Reds hope to bounce back from their first losing series in more than two weeks Friday night when they try to extend the Astros' longest skid of the season to seven games. Cincinnati (28-22) had won eight of nine to move past St. Louis into first place in the NL Central before losing two of three at Pittsburgh. The Reds still maintain a 1 12-game lead in the division, but they are eager to turn things around. "I think just being consistent can keep us right in the thick of things for the whole year," starting pitcher Bronson Arroyo told the Reds' official website. The Reds' recorded 12 hits Tuesday in their lone victory at Pittsburgh - an 8-1 win - but combined for two runs and 10 hits in their losses to the Pirates. "We still have holes in our roster," said second baseman Brandon Phillips, who went ...

Reds win behind Leake, Bruce

After a much needed off-day yesterday, the Reds (29-22) got right back on the winning track en route to a 4-1 victory over the Astros (22-30) on Friday night. Mike Leake led the way with a strong 7-inning performance and Jay Bruce hit another homer to provide all the offense needed. Cincinnati now sits in first place 2.5 games ahead of the nearest St. Louis Cardinals. Here...

Reds Players of the Month for May

The month of May treated the Redlegs very kindly. It was a month that saw them not only get over the .500 mark, but it saw them catapult past the Cardinals for first place in the division as well. And you can't do that without some getting some good individual play from your players. Here are a couple of guys who were pivotal in the positive turnaround this month:  ...

Daily Brief: May has been kind to the Reds

Last Game The Reds lost the game and the series to the Pirates last night, 2-1. Apparently Johnny Cueto should have known better than to allow 2 whole runs. Next Game The Reds are off today and traveling to Houston. Tomorrow they’ll take on the 22-28 Astros. Series Finale The Reds’ series record for the month of May was 5-2-2. They won series against the Pirates, Brewers, Braves...

Chapman robbery takes bizarre twist

Police in Pittsburgh questioned a woman for several hours about a robbery in a hotel room where Cincinnati Reds pitcher Aroldis Chapman was staying because her story changed, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported Friday. Claudia Manrique, 26, said she was tied up by a stranger in the hotel room and stole valuables belonging to Chapman. Later in the questioning, however, she told...

Aroldis Chapman's Girlfriend Claims She Was Robbed in Pitcher's Hotel Room, Later Changes Story Talking to Police

Aroldis Chapman just can't seem to find his way out of trouble. The latest incident in the Reds closer's off-the-field issues occurred on Tuesday night when his girlfriend, Claudia Manrique, claimed she was tied up in a Pittsburgh hotel room and robbed by a man claiming to be a maintenance worker. After police interrogated Manrique for 12 hours, however, inconsistencies in...

Rapid Fire: Reds 3.5 Games Up; Chapman Still On Fire; Billy Hamilton Is Really Fast

With their 12-9 field-goal-fest of a win at Houston on Saturday (whoops, wrong sport), the Cincinnati Reds moved to 30-22 on the season and increased their lead in the NL Central to 3.5 games over the second-place St. Louis Cardinals. The Reds jumped out to an 8-2 lead over the Astros on Saturday, but Mat Latos continued his shaky pitching and quickly gave up the lead. Houston actually...

More than meets the eye with latest Aroldis Chapman story

Something very strange, dark and mysterious is going on surrounding Aroldis Chapman. It was just over a week ago that I declared him the lynchpin to the Cincinnati Reds 2012 uprising. A night later he gets in trouble for driving his car 101 miles an hour in Grove City. I thought little of it. Earlier this week, Chapman’s ‘girlfriend’ was found at a hotel in Pittsburgh bound...

Luhnow eager to build Astros' farm system

HOUSTON The process of painting the portrait of Jeff Luhnow as a general manager is ongoing, with perhaps the broadest strokes coming on Monday with the commencement of the 2012 first-year player draft. Everything observers have come to learn about Luhnow over his six months on the job could pale in comparison to what is revealed by the decisions the Astros make early next week...

Votto, Reds hand Astros 8th straight loss

HOUSTON (AP) -- Drew Stubbs homered and drove in four runs, Brandon Phillips added three RBIs and the Cincinnati Reds outlasted Houston 12-9 Saturday night to hand the Astros their eighth straight defeat. Joey Votto went 4 for 4 with a home run and a walk. Todd Frazier and Ryan Ludwick also connected for the Reds, who set a season high for runs. Brandon Phillips doubled in the go...

Game 51: Reds 4, Astros 1

After losing a series to the Pittsburgh Pirates, I wasn’t sure what to expect from the Cincinnati Reds as they opened a series with the Houston Astros yesterday. Especially with Mike Leake starting, who hasn’t been what you would call “good” this year. Perhaps the offense was concerned, too, as they opened the top of the first inning with several strung together hits to...

Pictures from the Reds-Pirates Memorial Day game

Here are several pictures from the game the RHM clan attended on Memorial Day in Pittsburgh at PNC Park. The Cincinnati Reds started their series against the Pittsburgh Pirates and lost 4-1 thanks to a bad outing from Bronson Arroyo and a no-show by the offense. <a href='

Norris ends month on negative note for 'Stros

Although Houston Astros starting pitcher Bud Norris had an overall fantastic May, his last start of the month was a big disappointment. Norris coughed up a career-high nine runs in 1.2 innings while working through a hip flexor injury.
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