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Tony Cingrani will now have to mow down AAAers.
Tony Cingrani did a most admirable job filling in for Johnny Cueto while our ace was on the DL. In 6 starts he went 2-0 with a 3.27 ERA. Among the starting pitchers, that ERA was bested only by Mat Latos (who had an unholy April) and the man whose spot he was taking. His 1.2 Ks per inning pitched led the squad.
Unfortunately for Cingrani, he’s 23, needs to work on his secondary pitches, and had a pretty rough outing against the Phillies just yesterday. So, with Cueto poised to take back his spot in the rotation, Cingrani was optioned to Louisville today.
In his place is not Cueto but rather Neftali Soto. Soto, who will wear #50 until Cueto’s spot in the rotation comes up again, is a corner infielder. He will be making his major-league debut with the team tonight. Mark says:
Soto is batting .269/.310/.388 with three homers and 16 RBIs in 33 games. He has played 18 games at first base but has been developing his skills as a third baseman...
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With Johhny Cueto returning to action, the Cincinnati Reds had to send LHP Tony Cingrani back to Triple-A Louisville. Cingrani had pitched extremely well for the Reds over his six starts going 2-0 with a 3.27 ERA and a 1.03 WHIP. He also struck out 41 and walked 9. If Mike Leake struggles at all as the fifth man on the Reds rotation, Cingrani would gladly make his way back.
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Cincinnati's six-game winning streak came to a halt Friday night as the Phillies handed the visitors a 5-3 defeat. Philly scored two in the bottom of the eighth to help push past the second-place Reds.
However, one guy Cincy certainly can't blame for the loss is Joey Votto, who notched two hits in the affair, including this...
With Tony Cingrani heading back to Louisville, what does he need to work on to be prepared for his big league return?
Surrendering back-to-back solo homers to the Phillies’ Erik Kratz and Freddy Galvis, Cinncinati Reds flamethrower Aroldis Chapman blew his second consecutive save opportunity in a 3-2 loss in Philadelphia on Sunday. Converting eight straight chances to open the season, the 25-year-old Chapman (3-1, 2.41 ERA) has struggled in May. Regardless, the 6-foot-4, 200 pound Chapman remains...
Neftali Soto made an appearance late in the Reds game at Philadelphia for his MLB debut. The plan is for him to stay with the Reds for the remainder of the weekend before Johnny Cueto comes off the DL Monday to take his spot on the active roster. Tony Cingrani did a good job replacing Cueto for six turns through the rotation and will return to Louisville to continue developing as a starter.
Though the Cincinnati Reds swept a three-game home set from the Philadelphia Phillies last month, they didn't do much against Cliff Lee.
Looking for a seventh consecutive victory overall and on the road, the Reds hope to get the best of Lee on Friday night.
Cincinnati (25-16) outscored Philadelphia 16-4 during the April 15-17 series, but was held scoreless by Lee (4-2, 2.86 ERA...
The Cincinnati Reds own one of the best starters' ERAs in baseball, and now they're welcoming back Johnny Cueto.
The right-hander will be activated off the disabled list to make his first start in more than a month when the Reds open a three-game road set against the New York Mets on Monday night.
Cincinnati starters have pitched to an ERA of 3.20, with 14 2-3 straight...
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Freddy Galvis and Erik Kratz each homered off closer Aroldis Chapman in the bottom of the ninth innings Sunday, rallying the Philadelphia Phillies past the Cincinnati Reds for a stunning 3-2 victory.
Chapman (3-2) blew his second straight save opportunity after converting his first eight chances this season. The 100 mph throwing left-hander walked pinch-hitter...
Cincinnati Reds (25-16) vs. Philadelphia Phillies (19-22)
Tony Cingrani (2-0, 2.89) vs. Cliff Lee (4-2, 2.86)
TIME: 7:05, Citizens Bank Park
TV: PHL 17
Weather: 68, sunny
Media: Twitter and Facebook
News and notes:
-Mike Adams had an MRI and is considered day-to-day, although a DL stint is not quite out of the woods. He has a mild back strain, and if he does do to the DL they can...
It was shaping up to be another shut out. For seven innings,Reds starter Homer Bailey kept the Phillies off the scoreboard. It wasn't quite as pathetic as it sounded. They were hitting the ball hard, they were just going into gloves. Still, it was starting to get ugly. The unsung...
For the second consecutive appearance, Aroldis Chapman has blown a save opportunity after converting eight straight save opportunities to start the 2013 season.
Entering the game with a 2-1 Cincinnati lead over the Philadelphia Phillies in the ninth-inning, Chapman issued a four-pitch walk to Delmon Young, poorly locating his fastball and changeup.
Young would be replaced by pinch...
by: Dan Howard
First of all I want to wish a happy birthday to my “bookend” children. Taira Faith, my oldest, turns 25 on May 20, Ethan Joel, my youngest, turns 8 on May 17. The other three will just have to wait their turn!
Speaking of children, I just got my Father’s Day present, the complete Ken Burns’ Baseball series on DVD, including the Tenth Inning...
Cincinnati Reds (25-17) at Philadelphia Phillies (20-22)
Bronson Arroyo (3-4, 3.76) vs. Kyle Kendrick (4-1, 2.47)
TIME: 7:05, Citizens Bank Park
Weather: 70, cloudy
Media: Twitter and Facebook
With last night’s win, this series is already going better for the Phillies than the one they played last month, when the Reds swept them out of Cincinnati. It’s been a struggle...
The Reds’ offense was anemic yesterday, but it looked like their 2 runs would be enough until suddenly it wasn’t.
Leading 2-0 going into the bottom of the eighth, Jonathan Broxton appeared to get shaken up by a rough defensive play that put a guy on first, and so promptly walked the next batter. Sean Marshall was the one to actually allow the inherited run to score...
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Fantasy baseball 3×3 is back again. This week, we’re catching Big Erv, resisting the impulse to trade Paul Goldschmidt, and grabbing a spot on Waveland Avenue for Travis Wood’s next start.
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Tony Cingrani | Cincinnati Reds | SP
It’s fitting that Tony Cingrani would be sent down right around graduation season; you should treat...