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Ceremonies slated prior to games
St. Marys - The Tip O'Neill Award will be awarded to the Milwaukee Brewers’ ace closer John Axford from Port Dover, Ontario and the Cincinnati Reds slugging first baseman Joey Votto from Etobicoke, Ontario during the week of April 23rd. The award will be presented to Axford and Votto in pre-game ceremonies in each of their home stadiums. Axford's award will be presented on Tuesday, April 24th in Milwaukee and Votto's award will be presented on Thursday, April 26th in Cincinnati.
The Tip O'Neill Award is presented annually by the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame to the player judged to have excelled in individual achievement and team contribution while adhering to baseball’s highest ideals.
Axford led the Milwaukee Brewers to the playoffs with a National League leading 46 saves. He was awarded the 2011 National League Rolaids Relief Man Award. The 6’5”, 195-pounder’s single season save total ranks third in Canadian hist...
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MILWAUKEE -- Aramis Ramirez is no stranger to cold starts. Just last year, in an impressive season that landed him his first Silver Slugger award, Ramirez had just two home runs through the first two months of the season.
The same could be said for his 2010 season as well, in which he didn't raise his batting average above the .200 mark until the second week of July.
Will a poor performance lead to Chapman in the rotation?
After the uplifting win over the Cubs on Friday afternoon in which they scored 9 runs and provided some hope to a struggling offense, the Reds (6-9) managed only 1 run against the Chicago Cubs (4-11). Mike Leake struggled giving up 5 runs in the first 2 innings and the Reds bats could not provide any run support...
There may never be a written decision explaining why Ryan Braun's drug suspension was overturned.
The arbitrator who threw out the 50-game suspension of the NL MVP has been asked by the players' union and management to hold off giving his reasoning while they negotiate changes to their rules for collecting specimens, people familiar with the case told The Associated Press...
The Milwaukee Brewers have promoted Wily Peralta. The right-handed starter, ranked as the club’s No. 3 prospect, received the called on Saturday and will likely pitch out of the bullpen at the MLB level.
The burly prospect has made three starts at the triple-A level in 2012 with stellar results. In 17.0 innings of work he’s allowed just nine hits and six walks while striking...
Ryan Braun has been given his National League MVP trophy in a ceremony before Milwaukee hosted the Colorado Rockies on Sunday by Robin Yount, another Milwaukee MVP award winner.
Braun received a brief standing ovation when he was introduced following a video tribute. Standing outside the Brewers dugout, he was given the Silver Slugger award as the NL's top hitting left fielder...
Chapman is off to a strong start in 2012
During the course of a rigorous, 162-game schedule you'll find that all players experience hot streaks and slumps. It's just part of the game. So, what's the the key then? It's easier said than done, but it's to minimize the down times and maximize the good ones. That's what seperates the elite from the rest...
All four starting pitchers threw six innings in four wins.
Louisville 4 Indianapolis 2
-Chad Reineke (1-0) earned the win allowed no earned runs in six innings for the Bats (7-12). Nick Christiani and Ron Mahay each threw a scoreless inning.
-C Dioner Navarro had two hits, with a double and two RBI. SS Paul Janish went 2-3 with two doubles, a walk, an RBI, and two runs...
4/23 Game Review
Louisville won 4-2. Box Score
Chris Valaika went 0-2 with an RBI and 2 walks.
Neftali Soto went 2-5 with a run.
Paul Janish went 2-3 with a walk, 2 doubles, 2 runs and an RBI.
Bill Rhinehart went 0-1 with a run and 3 walks.
Dioner Navarro went 2-4 with a double and 2 RBI.
Danny Dorn went 1-1 with a double as a pinch hitter.
Chad Reineke allowed 1 unearned run in...
The Reds escaped the Windy City with a 4-3 victory on Sunday -- winning the series and finishing the 10-game road trip with a modest mark of 4-6. While that may not be too impressive, it's not bad considering the fact that they lost five of the first six. Hopefully winning three of the last four will give them some momentum heading into the 9-game homestand.
The Spread, Mayonnaisse....get it?
Miller Park over Minute Maid Park by 1 million
Fancisco Cordero vs Carlos Lee – Push
Aoki Dojo over Fukudome Dojo by 19
Aoki Dojo over Ishikawa Dojo by 6
Aoki Dojo over Miyagi Dojo by 0.5
Miyagi Dojo over Cobra Kai Dojo by 34
Grienke over Gallardo by 2
Grienke over the Grinch by 17
Richie Sexon over Mat Gamel by 3
Mat Gamel over Greg Brock by...
MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Ryan Braun broke out of his slump with a homer and three hits, Zack Greinke remained unbeaten at Miller Park the Milwaukee Brewers held off the Houston Astros 6-5 on Monday night.
Braun also singled in a run and doubled to end a 2-for-20 slide. Greinke pitched six solid innings to improve to 13-0 at home with Milwaukee, which won its 10th straight against the Astros...
While Zach Cozart embarks on his rookie season as a Reds starter, Cincinnati has two other highly rated shortstops in their organization. Didi Gregorius is now hitting .400 at AA Pensacola while Billy Hamilton is considered by many the highest rated prospect still in their developmental system.
Ryan Braun broke out of a slump with a solo homer and two RBIs, Alex Gonzalez drove in four runs and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Colorado Rockies 9-4 on Saturday night.
Braun, who will be honored by the Brewers on Sunday for winning the National League's Most Valuable Player award last season, hit his second homer of the season and a run-scoring triple while ending an 0-for...
The Reds, fresh off an off day Monday, welcome San Francisco
to town for a three game set at GABP on Tuesday. While the Reds should be
fresh, the Giants are coming off a doubleheader sweep over the Mets on Monday.
The wins moved SF to 9-7 on the year, three games behind the Dodgers in the
West. All the info goodness after the break....
CHICAGO (AP) -- Johnny Cueto threw 6 1-3 strong innings to lead the Cincinnati Reds to a 4-3 win over the Chicago Cubs on Sunday.
Cueto (2-0) allowed one earned run, scattering five hits. He struck out seven and lowered his ERA to 1.78 for the season.
Two runners were on base with one out when Cueto exited in the seventh. With two outs and the bases loaded, Aroldis Chapman struck...