Found June 14, 2012 on Cleveland Sports 360:
The Cleveland Indians couldn’t get a win in Cincinnati as they watched the Reds continue to dominate Tribe Pitching. Derek Lowe and Nick Hagadone would surrender five runs to the Reds high powered offense as the Indians would fall 5-3. The Indians have already lost the series and have one more chance to get a win in the Queen City to make it to the .500 mark on this road trip. The Indians dominated the Reds last season taking five out of six games in the series for the battle of Ohio. This season the Reds have gotten some great pitching starts against the Indians. Cleveland is now 1-1/2 games behind the Chicago White Sox at 32-29 and they really could use a win today over the Reds.

Derek Lowe has no love for Dusty Baker

Jordan Bastian has the story following the Indians’ loss in Cincinnati. Apparently Derek Lowe had some choice words about Reds manager Dusty Baker- “Dusty will deny it. It has everything to do with him. You can go ask him. He’ll deny it like he has no idea. They’ve been trying to do this [stuff] for years. I’d always come up with men on base. To say it didn’t come from...

Bad blood spills between Lowe, Reds

CINCINNATI Bad and hot blood between Cleveland Indians pitcher Derek Lowe and Cincinnati Reds manager Dusty Baker was spilled and running between clubhouses after Wednesday nights game and before Thursday afternoons game.When Lowe came to bat in the fifth inning Wednesday night, Reds pitcher Mat Latos threw a high-and-tight fastball toward Lowe.It didnt hit him, but it was close...

Dusty Baker: Derek Lowe was probably drinking at the ballpark and doesn’t remember what he did

If Dusty Baker and Derek Lowe didn’t hate each other prior to Wednesday, they do now. During the Indians 5-2 loss to the Reds, Lowe took exception to a Mat Latos fastball that was thrown close to him and he felt was intentional. He was right. Lowe ripped Baker on Wednesday night and Dusty was asked to respond to Lowe’s comments on Thursday morning. He fired back incredibly hard...

LaPorta sent back to Columbus to make room for Rogers

The Indians today announced that Matt LaPorta has been optioned back to Columbus to make room for RHP Esmil Rogers. He will wear number 32. [Related: Indians acquire Esmil Rogers]

Reds 12 Indians 5: Swept In Cincinnati By The Brandon Phillips Show

Team President Mark Shapiro was a highly thought of and for the most part successful General Manager with the Indians before being bumped up stairs. He fleeced the Mariners in getting Asdrubal Cabrera and Shin-Soo Choo in separate deals for the “Benuardo” first base platoon (Ben Broussard and Eduardo Perez). He got Carlos Santana for Casey Blake and Travis Hafner for Einar Diaz...

Dusty Baker versus Derek Lowe: Round 2

Cincinnati Reds manager Dusty Baker has responded to what Derek Lowe <a ... [visit site to read more]

Indians option LaPorta, add RHP Rogers to roster

The Indians added newly acquired right-handed reliever Esmil Rogers and optioned Matt LaPorta to Class AAA Columbus. LaPorta, 27, was batting .182 (2 for 11) since being promoted June 3 to replace outfielder Johnny Damon, who was placed on the Paternity List. LaPorta, who lost the first base job to 1B Casey Kotchman in a spring training competition, hit .307 in Columbus, with 14...

Buster Olney: Joey Votto serves as role model to teammates

<br/> The clear-cut leader on the Cincinnati Reds is Joey Votto -- nobody with a sane head on their shoulders is going to argue otherwise. The Canadian crusher excels in almost every area both on the field and off. And as analyst Buster Olney points out in the above clip, his teammates look to him intently as a model in how to approach hitting.

Minor League Game Review – 6/14/12

6/14 Game Review Louisville lost 8-6. Box Score Felix Perez went 2-5 with a double and 3 RBI. Dioner Navarro went 3-4 with a run. Danny Dorn went 3-3 with a double, walk, RBI and 3 runs. Corky Miller went 2-2 with 2 walks, a HR (3) and 2 RBI. Ryan Feierabend allowed 2 runs in 4.1 innings with 2 walks and 2 strikeouts. Bill Bray struck out the side in his inning of rehab work ...

Game 62: Indians 5, Reds 12

The Reds got out their brooms for yesterday’s game against the Indians and swept that sucker, 5-12. Mike Leake took the mound for the Reds. He was pitching on long rest, necessitated by the flu-like symptoms that he caught from half the other guys in the clubhouse. It wasn’t a stellar performance. In 4.1 innings pitched he allowed 3 runs on 7 hits and 2 walks. Two of those hits...

Cueto dominates as Reds cruise past Indians

CINCINNATI (AP) -- Johnny Cueto allowed only one runner to reach second base during his second complete game of the season, and Joey Votto hit a two-run homer on Tuesday night, leading the Cincinnati Reds to a 7-1 victory over the Cleveland Indians in the opener of their intrastate series. Votto's shot in the seventh off left-hander Tony Sipp made it 57 straight games with at...

Reds 12, Indians 5

Brandon Phillips hit one of Cincinnati's three homers and drove in four more runs on Thursday afternoon, leading the ailing Reds to a 12-5 victory and their first three-game sweep of the Cleveland Indians since 2008. Joey Votto and Ryan Ludwick also homered for the Reds, who had a season-high 17 hits. No surprise that Phillips played a starring role in the sweep. He went 8...

Indians 1st Baseman Carlos Santana Lands on Fat Guy

Indians first baseman Carlos Santana tries to make a catch in the stands against the Reds, winds up on top of what very well might be Larry the Cable Guy. Your browser does not support iframes. Why... Full story at Bob's Blitz ~

Is Ubaldo Back?

Last summer when the Indians dealt for Ubaldo Jimenez, there is no doubt they felt like they were acquiring a young front line starter. That hasn't been the case yet. Jimenez made 11 starts for the Tribe last year, and posted an ugly 5.10 ERA. Advanced metrics suggested he was unlucky, with his xFIP, FIP, tERA, and SIERA sitting in the high three range. He was striking batters...

Seriously, this.

I know slumps are a part of baseball, but how bad has it been lately? It’s getting to the point where I have random buddies who know I’m a Jay Bruce fan that text me to make fun of the poor fella (and me). One friend was nice enough to nickname him Jay ’0-fuhr’. Fittingly, I suppose. Bruce was the only Reds player in the lineup to go 0 for the day in not only today’s game...
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