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The Cincinnati Reds (2-2) and the St. Louis Cardinals (4-1) have one of the best rivalries in all of baseball. The two teams met tonight for game one of a three game series here in early April. Homer Bailey took the ball for the Reds matched up against righty Jake Westbrook for the Cardinals. It was a game that saw the Cardinals defeat the Reds by a score of 7-1. Not many bright spots for the Reds, but nonetheless, let's take a look at the good, the bad, and the notables from the affair between the two teams:
- Not many bright spots for the Reds, but at the plate Phillips, Cozart, and Bruce all collected one hit.
- Bill Bray and Alfredo Simon each had a scoreless outing on the mound. They pitched a combined three innings while striking out five.
- Homer Bailey in 5.2 innings of work gave up four runs (all in the first). All four runs came on three home runs. After the first inning he settled down and gave up no runs after t...
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Jay Bruce hit 2 home-runs but Rolen knocked in the winning one in the 9th. He gets the nod for the picture!
Happy Easter Everyone. What better way to spend Easter Sunday than to hang out with the family, hunt eggs, and listen to the Reds on the radio. The game started off great as the Reds scored 3 runs in the first inning. However Bronson Arroyo coughed up several runs as Miami...
The Reds, locking up another of their core players, have reached agreement on a six-year, $72.5 million contract with second baseman Brandon Phillips, according to a major-league source.
The deal will replace Phillips' current one-year, $12.5 million contract, and extend from 2012 to '17, the source said.
The sixth guaranteed year was important to Phillips, who turns 31...
CINCINNATI Brandon Phillips slashed a solid single to center field off Miami's Carlos Zambrano and was startled when the Great American Ball Park crowd erupted.
The fans kept roaring and stood applauding. A perplexed Phillips looked at first base coach Billy Hatcher and said, "What's that all about?"
Said Hatcher, "Damned if I know."
It is not only the temperature that has gone cold these past two nights here in Cincinnati, the Reds bats have also been fairly silent.
It seems Joey Votto may be slowed down by his pockets full of money as he is only batting at a .188 average for the season. But that is still far better than Stubbs .133 or Rolens .125.
Yes, it is early in the season, but that doesn’t mean games...
Brandon Phillips will be a Cincinnati Red for life.
No, Cincinnati’s ownership group has not lost their minds. They’re simply doing what championship caliber organizations do day in and day out. And we applaud them for taking one of the most important steps there is to keeping the band together for a good long while.
I often sat back and thought about what I was going to write...
Reds pitching was finally up to the task but the bats failed to follow. Mike Leake gave up a homer early, very early but got it back together to pitch a solid game, giving up 7 hits, 3 runs walking 1 and striking out 4 in 6 innings. Sam LeCure also showed up with some solid re012/04/bailey-reds-offense-struggle.htmllief, walking 2 batters but striking out 3 in his sole...
After inking MVP Joey Votto to a $225 million contract just a week ago, the Reds have reached into their wallet to sign second baseman Brandon Phillips to a six-year extension worth $72.5 million, according to the Twitter account of Reds GM Jim Bowden. Phillips, an All-Star in 2011, said he wasn’t sure of his future with the team after Cincinnati gave Votto the fourth-biggest contract...
Yeah, these two teams don't care for one another too much.
Round one of the rivalry begins at 7:10pm ET tonight at Great American Ball Park.
Homer Bailey takes the hill for the home squad opposite of Jake Westbrook.
Need a recap of what's transpired over the past few seasons that's fueled this rivalry? Click here.
Each day this week I will roll out a few videos from the Futures Game last week between the Reds and the Reds Futures prospects (unless another story is of more importance, but I doubt that happens since it is the second week of the season). All of the videos are available in 720p if you would like to watch them in HD. Here is the first set of videos:
Jay Bruce got one off Heath Bell to tie the game at 5-5, bottom of the 9th.
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This was the type of win that builds chemistry when the season is still young. It was a huge victory for the Reds, pushing the Marlins out of town when they should have lost the opening series of the season.
I returned from Easter brunch...
CINCINNATI (AP) -- Scott Rolen drove in the winning run in the ninth inning with a sharp infield single that third baseman Hanley Ramirez failed to handle, lifting the Cincinnati Reds to a come-from-behind 6-5 win over the Miami Marlins on Sunday.
Jay Bruce started the comeback with his second home run of the game and third of the season, an opposite-field drive into the left-center...
The Cincinnati took the rubber game of their first series of the year this afternoon by beating the Miami Marlins 5-6.
Bronson Arroyo took the mound for the Reds and was downright good through six innings. Unfortunately, he pitched 6.1. At the end of his tenure, Arroyo allowed 5 runs (4 earned) … [visit site to read more]
Get used to the way the right side of the infield looks in Cincinnati. It’s going to stay that way for a while. Today, the Cincinnati Reds locked up fan-favorite and second baseman Brandon Phillips, solidifying the tandem of Phillips and Votto for several years to come.
But the good news comes at a cost. Phillips’ 6-year/72.5 million dollar contract is no small price to pay...