Found September 26, 2012 on
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CINCINNATI The Johnny Cueto Angst is over or at least it should be.
For a period of time when Cueto was in the throes of a three-game losing streak, bogged down on 17 victories, the concern of Cincinnati Reds fans was palpable.
He's fatigued. He's pitching too many innings. He needs to trim his dreadlocks. He should abandon that Luis Tiant back-to-the-hitter twist in his delivery.
And some extreme fatalists suggested that maybe he should be moved back in the rotation, to No. 3 or No. 4 in the postseason rotation, instead of No. 1.
Oh, what are the Reds doing to do in the postseason when their best pitcher is now imitating a batting practice machine at slow speed?
Well, as Reds star second baseman Brandon Phillips likes to say, "It's all good."
Cueto has won his last two starts, including a seven-inning, two-run, five-hit performance in his last start against the Milwaukee Brewers, alleviating most fears the Cueto was burned toast.
But even his last sta...
BEST OF MAXIM
Bruuuuuce appears to be levitating.
With the only thing left to achieve in the regular season being the #1 seed, the Reds (94-62) looked to claim a series victory over the Brewers (80-76) in an afternoon affair, which also happened to be the last regular season home game of 2012. Don't worry though. There will be playoff baseball in the Queen City.
Dioner Navarro drives in the Reds’ first two runs of the night.The Cincinnati Reds won the opener of their final home series of the 2012 season, defeating the Milwaukee Brewers 4-2.
Johnny Cueto started and pitched better than he has in a while. Cueto lasted 7 innings, allowing 2 runs on 5 hits and no walks while striking out 5. He weathered some concern over a potential leg issue...
CINCINNATI -- Acting manager Chris Speier needs to wear a stovepipe hat instead of a baseball cap and add a nickname in front of his signature: "Honest Chris Speier."
First of all, he honestly wishes he could return to his bench coach position and not be acting manager. He wishes manager Dusty Baker was still leading the team.
But that isn't going to happen for at...
CINCINNATI (AP) -- Johnny Cueto pitched seven solid innings, and the Cincinnati Reds stayed in the chase for the NL's top record by beating the Milwaukee Brewers 4-2 on Tuesday night after learning they'll be without their manager for the rest of the week.
The Brewers dropped back-to-back games for the first time in more than a month, and it came at a bad time. They started...
It is easy to forget that Mat Latos is still just 24-years-old. It is also easy, apparently, to overlook how impressive he has been since the second half of June.Latos started off his tenure in Cincinnati pretty miserably, with a 5.20 ERA in 14 starts. He was getting hit rather hard, and his home run rate escalated. He allowed 16 homers in less than a half season’s worth of starts...
Manager Dusty Baker was back to work Wednesday, but he did not manage in the Cincinnati Reds' 8-1 loss to the Brewers. Baker spent Wednesday afternoon in his office at Great American Ball Park. He is scheduled to join the team Monday in St. Louis for the final three games of the season and resume managing. "That's the plan," Reds general manager Walt Jocketty...
The Reds have already clinched and may be better off with the #2 seed than with the #1 seed. Meanwhile, the Brewers have to have a really spectacular showing the rest of the season to have a chance to sniff the second wildcard bid to the post season.
And it showed last night.
Bronson Arroyo had his worst outing in a long, long time. He worked 6.0 innings and allowed 4 runs (earned...
Last week we heard Dusty Baker was transported to a Chicago area hospital after experiencing a couple medical issues. Initially, reports were that the 63 year old manager for the Cincinnati Reds was suffering from pneumonia. That was incorrect. Subsequent reports said he was just having issues with an irregular heartbeat. That was true. What wasn’t [...]
Cincinnati Reds manager Dusty Baker suffered a “mini-stroke”
on Friday as he was being discharged from a Chicago hospital, reports Mark Sheldon of MLB.com:
Reds manager Dusty Baker
revealed on Tuesday that he suffered a “mini-stroke” on Friday as he was being
discharged from a Chicago hospital.
Baker was taken to the hospital last Wednesday and was...
CINCINNATI Dusty Baker was seated behind his clubhouse office desk earlyThursday,dressed in a gray sweater vest and shuffling papers, as I walked in.Cincinnati Reds media relations director Rob Butcher had approached me in the clubhouse and said, Go see Dusty.
And so, FOXSportsOhio.com became the first media outlet to have a chat with the Reds manager since his bout with an irregular...
CINCINNATI (AP) -- Slumping Todd Frazier tied the game with a two-out homer in the ninth inning, and Dioner Navarro followed with an RBI triple that sent the Cincinnati Reds to a 2-1 victory Thursday and dealt a major setback to the Milwaukee Brewers' playoff chances.
The Brewers slipped four games behind idle St. Louis for the final NL wild card with six games left.
With two outs in the ninth inning the Reds had yet to cross the plate in their regular season home finale Thursday. Three batters later they came away with a 2-1 victory over the Brewers for their 51st win this season at Great American Ball Park. Todd Frazier got the scoring started with his 19th HR. Dioner Navarro ended the contest with a walk-off triple.
The Cincinnati Reds appear to have the right pitcher in the right ballpark as they start their final road trip of the year.
Homer Bailey has never lost at PNC Park, where Pittsburgh Pirates 16-game winner A.J. Burnett has dropped his last three outings heading into Friday night's opener of a three-game set.
The NL Central champion Reds (94-62) remain in a tight race with Washington...