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Will Chapman make the rotation?
The plot continues to thicken for Cincinnati, as Spring Training winds down and Aroldis Chapman continues to succeed as a starting pitcher. Today he and the Reds (12-16) outdueled Randy Wolf and the Brewers (11-14) by a score of 9-3. Chapman is really making this a tough decision for Reds' management.
Now for the good, the bad, and the notables from today's action:
-Chapman hurled another five good innings today, as he gave up just two earned runs on seven hits, while striking out six. Chapman's spring ERA now stands at 2.12, over 17 innings pitched in which he's struck out 18 and walked just two hitters. Just for good measure, Chapman went 1-2 and got his first RBI of the spring as well.
-Bill Bray continues to recover nicely from his injury, throwing a hitless inning where he struck out one and walked one.
-Todd Frazier went 3-5 with two RBIs, while striking out once. He also gunned down the ever-bellige...
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PHOENIX (AP) -- Aroldis Chapman is looking more and more like a savvy pitcher and not just a hard thrower. It could earn him a spot in Cincinnati's starting rotation.
The Cuban left-hander didn't walk a batter in his second straight start covering 10 innings and pitched five solid innings Thursday as the Reds defeated the Milwaukee Brewers 9-3.
Chapman scattered seven hits...
Move over Honey Nut Cheerios, there's a new honey nut cereal in town...or at least in the region of southern Ohio. Cereal lovers, and fans of the Reds slugger alike, can pick-up a box of this limited edition item at any Kroger store in the greater Cincinnati/Dayton area. This vitamin-infused food is made by PLB Sports and packaged in a majestic 14-ounce box of whole-grain...
Ryan Hanigan has become a bit of a fixture with the Reds and I've got to believe fans are completely okay with that. The 31-year old is entering his sixth season with the club, thus making him one of the longest tenured players on the roster. But unlike the work force, seniority means very little in the professional baseball landscape. Hanigan will now be charged with tutoring...
It was coming down to the wire, but the Cincinnati Reds finally released the schedule of events and entertainment during their opening week of baseball for the 2012 season. The best events encompass an exhibition game the day before opening day, opening day, opening night, and then opening Sunday.
Spring Showcase Exhibition Game – Tuesday, April 3 – Reds vs. Futures, 7:10 p...
ESPN.com's SweetSpot blog released its ballot for National League Rookie of the Year honors on Wednesday and, wouldn't you know it, Reds catcher Devin Mesoraco topped the list. Mesoraco edged out former teammate and current San Diego Padre Yonder Alonso by a tally of 76-68 overall.
Washington's Bryce Harper, Arizona's Trevor Bauer and Colorado's Drew...
Here is how the prospects performed in the game Friday afternoon:
Zack Cozart went 1-2.
Billy Hamilton went 0-1.
Todd Frazier went 1-1 with a HR (5).
Ryan LaMarre went 1-2 with a HR (1) and 2 RBI.
Devin Mesoraco went 1-3 with a double.
Bill Rhinehart went 0-1.
Tucker Barnhart went 0-1.
Donnie Joseph allowed 3 runs in an inning of work.
The home run that LaMarre hit was supposedly...
Cincinnati Reds right-handed pitcher Mat Latos strained his left calf while delivering a pitch Tuesday.Latos exited in the fifth inning of his team's 7-4 loss to the Chicago Cubs and is listed as day-to-day."I'm alive and fine," Latos said after the game. "I just put a little ice on it. I'm fine. It was just a precaution."The Reds acquired Latos in...
As part of our preview for the upcoming 2012 season, we’ll be doing a 10 Bold Predictions for 2012 series that will be featured between now and Opening Day. Our fifth installment of this prediction series is that the Cincinnati Reds are one of two NLCS representatives in 2012.
There’s people out there that won’t want to believe me–but my wife will serve as my witness on...
Here is how the Reds prospects performed in the game Wednesday afternoon:
Brodie Greene went 0-2.
Todd Frazier went 0-3.
Jose Castro went 0-1.
Devin Mesoraco went 0-2.
Travis Webb allowed two runs in an inning of work.
The Reds sent Dioner Navarro, Corky Miller and Daryl Jones to the minors. That leaves 28 players left in camp (that are healthy).
Alex Eisenberg has up his Reds...
A change of scenery has appeared to benefit Volquez so far
As the old adage goes, "once a Red, always a Red." Here's an overview of how some former members of the Reds are faring with their new clubs this spring, in alphabetical order if I may add:
<span style="font-family: "Courier New", Courier, monospace;">1B Yonder Alonso
GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) -- Todd Frazier, Juan Francisco and Ryan LaMarre homered in a five-run eighth inning off reliever Dan Wheeler and the Cincinnati Reds rallied for a 6-5 win over the Cleveland Indians on Friday.
With one out, Frazier and Francisco homered. Willie Harris singled and scored on Ryan Ludwick's double. LaMarre's two-run homer capped the rally.
GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) -- Reds manager Dusty Baker was going to send Ryan Ludwick home, but the outfielder sent Baker home with a win instead.
Dan Haren and Bronson Arroyo made solid starts, and Ludwick's two-out, two-run homer in the bottom of the ninth inning gave Cincinnati a 5-4 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Wednesday.
Ludwick was sent home on Tuesday because he...
GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) -- Dan Haren and Bronson Arroyo made solid starts, and Ryan Ludwick's two-out, two-run homer in the bottom of the ninth inning gave the Cincinnati Reds a 5-4 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Wednesday.
Haren threw 90 pitches in 5 2-3 innings for the Angels, allowing two runs and nine hits. He struck out two.
Arroyo worked six innings, his longest...
Here's what you can expect on tonight's Reds Live - Spring Training Live:
-- Brandon Phillips is soooo ready for the season to start, and is especially anxious since he'll be the leadoff batter, as told to Jeff Piecoro during his visit with the Reds second baseman.-- Chris and Jeff discuss Brandon Phillips' stats after moving into the leadoff spot last season - some...
Cincinnati is expected to challenge for the Central Division title and with Spring Training winding down they slapped around Randy Wolf and the Brewers in a 9-3 win at Maryvale Baseball Park. Starting pitcher Randy Wolf suffered his first loss as he was tagged for 7 runs in his 7 innings of work. His record in Spring Training moved to 3-1. Wolf only allowed two players (Juan...