Found April 25, 2014 on Gamedayr:
PLAYERS: Joey Votto
TEAMS: Cincinnati Reds
Poor little guy. All this crying baby wanted was a picture with Joey Votto, not Brandon Phillips.

Reds pitcher Alfredo Simon accused of rape in civil lawsuit

Alfredo Simon pitches against the Pirates in April 2014 (Credit: Associated Press) According to Rachel Axon of USA Today, Cincinnati Reds’ pitcher Alfredo Simon has been accused of rape in a civil lawsuit filed in Washington DC Superior Court. The woman, who filed the lawsuit as ‘Jane Doe’, is seeking $15 million in damages total ($5 million in compensatory damages and $10...

Mesoraco to DL; Chapman rehab continues

The Reds had to put one of the league's hottest hitters on the disabled list Saturday after Devin Mesoraco suffered a strained left hamstring during a 5-4 loss in Atlanta the night before. The 25-year-old catcher was injured rounding third base in the seventh inning. After falling down, he was able to get back up and touch home plate before exiting the game. Mesoraco missed the...

Aroldis Chapman throws simulated game without screen

On Saturday, Aroldis Chapman took the next step in his recovery from being struck in the face by a line drive in spring training.Before Cincinnati's game in Atlanta, the closer toed the rubber and threw live batting practice to the likes of teammates Ramon Santiago, Neftali Soto and Tucker Barnhart. According to C. Trent Rosecrans of the Cincinnati Enquirer, what made this outing...

Bruce heating up for surging Reds

While Jay Bruce is leading a productive stretch at the plate for the Cincinnati Reds, they're also enjoying a string of outstanding pitching performances as they continue to climb back to .500. The visiting Reds will try to put up at least four runs in their 11th consecutive game Thursday when Tony Cingrani looks to help them take three of four from the slumping Pittsburgh Pirates...

Reds' Devin Mesoraco, Todd Frazier both leave early with injuries

A double blow hit the Cincinnati Reds in addition to last night's loss to the Atlanta Braves, as catcher Devin Mesoraco and third baseman Todd Frazier both left the game with injuries. Mark Sheldon of reports that Mesoraco has a hamstring strain while Frazier has a tight groin.The young Reds catcher tweaked his left hamstring when rounding third base to score in the...

Reds Injury Updates: Aroldis Chapman, Skip Schumaker

The Cincinnati Reds have taken two of three from the Pittsburgh Pirates as they enter today's matinee fourth game at PNC Park.  The Reds will send Tony Cingrani (1-2) up against Brandon Cumpton (1-0).  The Reds could pull up to .500 with another win this afternoon.  They've been without their closer all season and missing a key utility player as well.  We have updates...

Reds’ Alfredo Simon Accused Of Sexual Assault, Being Sued For $15M

A woman who said Cincinnati Reds pitcher Alfredo Simon sexually assaulted her in a Washington hotel a year ago when the team was in town to play the Nationals is suing the player for $15 million. The woman, identified as Jane Doe, filed the civil lawsuit Thursday in D.C. Superior Court. The suit says she met Simon at a nightclub and went with him by cab to the Mayflower Renaissance...

Reds feeling good vibrations as they get back to .500

PITTSBURGH -- Remember when the Reds were 3-8 and the sky was falling? The mood around the clubhouse is decidedly more upbeat these days. That's what happens when a team starts winning. The Reds got back to .500 (11-11) with a 2-1 win Thursday afternoon at PNC Park, enabling them to take three out of four games against the Pirates for their third consecutive series win of the...

Reds place Devin Mesoraco on DL

The Cincinnati Reds have aced catcher Devin Mesoraco on the 15-day disabled list. Mesoraco injured his left hamstring while rounding the bases in Friday’s contest at Atlanta. It is expected that Mesoraco will be ready to go once his DL stint is up. The Reds recalled Tucker Barnhart to take his roster spot. The 25-year-old Mesoraco was hitting .468/.509/.787 in 53 plate appearances.

On Second Thought: Billy Hamilton, leadoff hitter?

There’s no questioning the excitement of Billy Hamilton. I mean, he did this, for crying out loud. In 22 games, he has 9 stolen bases in 12 attempts, and while it doesn’t touch his ridiculous number of 13 steals in 13 games from 2013, he has speed that can’t be touched at the Major League level. It’s something that comes around maybe every 50 years. There’s just one problem...

Video: Aroldis Chapman faces live hitters for first time since accident

For the first time since being struck in the head by a line drive on March 19, Aroldis Chapman toed the rubber and faced live major league hitters on Wednesday.The 27-pitch session came at PNC Park where Chapman faced teammates in a live batting practice atmosphere. By all accounts, Chapman showed no evidence of being banged up and told reporters that he felt really good after the...

Call it a comeback: Aroldis Chapman faces live hitters, fastball is ‘electrifying’

It only has been a month and a handful of days since Aroldis Chapman was struck in the face by a line drive during a March 19 spring training game, but if the only thing a person could base his health upon was how the Cincinnati Reds fireballer looked facing live batters during a mound […] The post Call it a comeback: Aroldis Chapman faces live hitters, fastball is ‘electrifying’...

Reds' Mat Latos throwing without discomfort

The Cincinnati Reds dropped to a game below .500 at 11-12 with a 5-4 loss to the Atlanta Braves on Friday. Reds' starter Homer Bailey struggled, allowing five earned runs and nine hits in six innings. Despite the poor outing, the Reds' are eighth in the Major Leagues in ERA at 3.32. On the injury front, starter Mat Latos threw on Friday without issue, according to Reds...

Alfredo Simon leads Reds to win over Pirates

Alfredo Simon added another line to his starting pitcher resume: The ability to get by on a night when you don't have your best stuff. Simon struggled with his command Wednesday, but he still managed to go 6 2/3 innings and beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 5-2 before a crowd of 16,705 at chilly PNC Park. Simon, 3-1 with a 1.30 ERA, allowed four hits, walked five and struck out three...

Let’s Watch Brayan Pena Try to Beat the Shift

An important point to remember is that defensive shifting isn’t new. As much attention as the shift gets these days from broadcasts and other media, teams have been moving their defenders around for decades. What’s changed are two things: shifts now are a little more individualized, and shifts now are a hell of a lot […]
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