Found June 27, 2012 on Redlegs Review:
Ryan Ludwick was one of the lone bright spots Wednesday. The Reds went for the brooms to sweep away the Milwaukee Brewers in a matinee at GABP Wednesday afternoon, but fell behind early and could never mount a rally and will be forced to settle for two out of three. Cincinnati remains eight games over .500 at 41-33. To the details…. The Good -Ryan Ludwick had a great day, homering twice to raise his batting average to .229. He now has 11 home runs on the season to go along with 33 RBI. -Todd Frazier got the start and Scott Rolen took a day off (though he did pinch hit), as you might expect for a day game after a night contest. For those wondering, Frazier went 1-for-4 and now stands at .264 on the year while Rolen grounded out in his only at-bat and is batting .195. -Joey Votto doubled again and upped his league-leading total to 32 on the season. -Bill Bray pitched a scoreless inning, walking one and striking out one. The Bad...

Votto triples 2nd place in All Star Voting

Joey Votto is clearly running away with the NL’s first base All Star position. So much so, that I think it’s easy to lose perspective. Here’s a couple facts to help increase the resolution on this number: Since last week’s tally, Votto has received over 1.3 million votes. The second-place vote getter has only 1.5 million votes for the entirety of the voting. Votto has about...

Love or hate him, Stubbs delivers for Reds

CINCINNATI If one Cincinnati Reds fan wants to start an argument with another Cincinnati Reds fan, all one need do is say two words: "Drew Stubbs." And the other fan will say, "Them's fightin' words." Drew Stubbs is a buzzword in Reds Country and there is little middle ground one is either for him or against him. Yay or nay. Thumbs up or thumbs down...

Is karma to blame for Aroldis Chapman's recent woes?

The going has been tough lately for no. 54 "What goes around comes around." "You reap what you sew." "You get what you deserve." These are all ways to express a belief held by many that karma really does exist. Good deeds and actions breed future good, while bad ones breed, well you know the rest. Given the adversity that Aroldis Chapman...

Chapman celebrates with somersaults; Reds don’t approve

Aroldis Chapman’s ninth save of the season might have been the most controversial – because of something he did after it was over. Once the Cincinnati Reds closer struck out Martin Maldonado to clinch a 4-3 victory over Milwaukee Tuesday night, Chapman took two somersaults toward catcher Ryan Hanigan in an apparent celebration. The Reds reacted with concern – that Chapman might...

Aroldis Chapman Does Somersaults on Field to Celebrate Save Against Brewers (Video)

Aroldis Chapman has struggled a bit lately, blowing two saves while giving up two runs and a home run in each of his last two appearances. He was obviously pretty happy to finally nail down a save again on Tuesday night. So he celebrated the way many of us probably wish we could: by doing a couple of somersaults on the field. His manager, Dusty Baker, later disapproved of his pitcher...

Aroldis Chapman gets saves, does double somersault

As if Reds’ closer Aroldis Chapman’s handful of 100+ mph fastballs weren’t impressive enough.  Chapman had to turn to the four year old gymnast in him in celebration of his ninth save Tuesday against the Milwaukee Brewers. Chapman struck out reigning National League MVP Ryan Braun, then issued a walk to Aramis Ramirez before getting pinch hitters Carlos Gomez and Martin Maldonado...

Reds 3B Frazier honored by Dr. Heimlich

Dr. Henry Heimlich presented Cincinnati Reds third baseman Todd Frazier with a life-saving award on Tuesday before a game against the Milwaukee Brewers. Frazier used the Heimlich maneuver on a choking restaurant customer during a series in Pittsburgh in late May. Heimlich, who moved to Cincinnati in the 1960s, went on the field and gave Frazier a certificate and a plaque for saving...

Reds Closer Gets Save, Performs a Double Forward Roll Off the Mound

Aroldis Chapman, who is a closer for the Cinncinati Reds strikes out Martin Maldonado of the Brewers for the final out and save, then decided to pull off a double forward roll off the mound.  This is one of the most enthusiastic save celebrations we have ever seen in the June time-frame, but we like what we saw. Your browser does not support iframes. Article found on: Cosby Sweaters

Minor League Game Review – 6/26/12

6/26 Game Review Louisville won 5-3. Box Score Felix Perez went 4-5 with 2 doubles and a run. Cody Puckett went 2-4 with a double, walk and a run. Bill Rhinehart went 2-4 with a double and 2 RBI. Corky Miller went 1-2 with 2 walks, a double and a run. Tim Gustafson went 1-1 with an RBI at the plate. He allowed 2 runs in 4 innings on the mound. Carlos Fisher threw a shutout inning...

MINOR details 6/25/12: Eight straight for Bats

The Bats are riding a season-high, eight-game winning streak. Louisville 6 Pawtucket 3 Bats (30-49), Last place International League West, 18.0 GB -The Bats made it eight wins in a row. Chad Reineke (W 3-5, 4.19) tossed 6.2 innings of three-run baseball. Nick Christiani threw a scoreless inning. Jordan Smith got the save (10) with 1.1 perfect innings. -CF Joey Gathright...

MINOR details 6/26/12: Nine is fine! Bats win again

It was a ninth straight win for the Bats. Louisville 5 Buffalo 3 Bats (31-49), Last place International League West, 17.0 GB -Nine in a row! Tim Gustafson started and threw four innings of two-run baseball. J.J. Hoover (W 1-0, 1.64) got the win with a perfect inning. Donnie Joseph closed the game for his third save. -CF Joey Gathright, 1B Danny Dorn, and Gustafson...

Reds skipper Baker tells Chapman: No more rolling

CINCINNATI (AP) -- Reds manager Dusty Baker has made sure that closer Aroldis Chapman won't be doing any more somersaults after finishing a game. Chapman did a pair of forward rolls after striking out Martin Maldonado to complete a 4-3 win over the Milwaukee Brewers on Tuesday night. Chapman has been struggling lately, and celebrated his ninth save with somersaults toward home...

Baker to Chapman: No more somersaults

As entertaining as it may have been to fans, Reds head coach Dusty Baker was less than pleased with pitcher Aroldis Chapman’s somersaults to celebrate a save after striking out the Brewers’ Martin Maldonado to secure a 4-3 win. Baker said he knew Chapman was excited to get the save after blowing his last attempt by giving up a game-winning home run, but asked the pitcher to express...

Chapman did NOT do a somersault

After Tuesday night's escapades of Aroldis Chapman following his save, the one word used over and over was, "somersault." Chapman did NOT do a somersault. This is what a somersault looks like: What Chapman did is a forward roll. Got it?

Arroyo flirts with no-no vs. Brewers

Bronson Arroyo took a no-hitter into the eighth inning on Tuesday night before giving up a three-run lead, but Drew Stubbs led off the bottom half with a homer, sending the Cincinnati Reds to a 4-3 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers.
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