Found July 17, 2012 on Redlegs Review:
Johnny Cueto started for the Reds tonight two days after he was scratched from his start due to a blister on his pitching hand. Despite the little bump on his finger, Cueto was yet again as dominant as he's proven to be all season long. Cueto improved his record to 11-5 with the 4-0 victory on Tuesday night over the Diamondbacks. It was night that saw the Reds missing Joey Votto (meniscus tear) and Jay Bruce (day off) from their lineup.  Let's take a look at how the game unfolded with the good, the bad and the notables from tonights game: The Good: - The pitching overall was great. With the lack off offensive power having Votto and Bruce out of the lineup, it's just what the team needed was a great pitching performance. A great pitching performance is exactly what they got. Cueto pitched six shutout innings giving up four hits and four walks while striking out three. The bullpen combined for three shutout innings using Arredondo, LeCure, Marshall, and Chap...

Reds can overcome temporary loss of Votto

CINCINNATI There are no placards hanging in the Cincinnati Reds clubhouse that say, "Keep a stiff upper lip," but there are, indeed, more stiff upper lips these days than on the Queen's Guard at Buckingham Palace. It is all due to the loss of All-Star first baseman Joey Votto for three weeks after he underwent arthroscopic knee surgery Tuesday. The team, of course...

Reds Prospect Billy Hamilton Is Ready to Take a Run at Becoming MLB's Fastest Player

If you were told a professional baseball player had over 100 stolen bases before the All-Star break, would you believe it? Probably not. Yet, Reds prospect Billy Hamilton has done just that. What's he doing still in the minors, then? Should someone with this kind of speed be up at the major league level? Without a doubt, yes. Hamilton has quickly created some buzz, as he competed...

Reds 4, Diamondbacks 0

Right-hander Johnny Cueto showed no significant problem from his finger blister during six shutout innings Tuesday night, and Ryan Ludwick hit a three-run homer that sent the Cincinnati Reds to their first victory without Joey Votto, 4-0 over the Arizona Diamondbacks. Votto had surgery earlier in the day to repair torn cartilage in his left knee, sidelining the former National League...

Votto starts rehab, defends delay on MRI

CINCINNATI (AP) -- Cincinnati Reds first baseman Joey Votto is defending the decision to wait before getting an MRI that found torn cartilage in his left knee. Votto hurt the knee while sliding into a base on June 29, but didn't get an MRI because it started to improve. He said the knee felt close to normal before it started acting up again over the weekend, prompting the test...

Daily Brief: Votto out 3-4 weeks

Last Game The Diamondbacks weren’t really bad enough to be swept by the Cubs last weekend, so maybe it’s no surprise that they busted out against the Reds last night. They touched Bronson Arroyo for 4 runs in the first inning, and that’s all they needed. With the Diamondbacks’ All-Star Wade Miley on the mound, the Reds’ All-Star Joey Votto out of the line-up, and an ejection...

Reds' Votto eyes return in 10 days

Reds first baseman Joey Votto returned to Cincinnati to have cartilage removed from his surgically repaired left knee. Manager Dusty Baker said Saturday that Votto felt soreness in his knee after participating in a sliding drill. Votto underwent a 6-minute procedure Friday night. Cincinnati plays the third of a four-game stand against the Chicago Cubs on Saturday. If rehab goes...

D-backs jump on Latos early in Reds' loss

CINCINNATI (AP) -- Mat Latos kept his streak going for more than three months. Two bad pitches reminded him how it feels to lose. Jason Kubel returned from a sore hamstring and homered in his first two at-bats against Latos on Wednesday night, powering the Arizona Diamondbacks to a 7-1 victory that dropped the Cincinnati Reds back into a first-place tie in the NL Central. Kubel...

Bullpen fails Cards over weekend

The Cardinals' three-game sweep by the Reds at Cincinnati had some familiar themes. A former Cardinal beat them. After left fielder Ryan Ludwick hit a 10th-inning homer to win Saturday's game for the Reds, 3-2, third baseman Scott Rolen delivered a two-run, two-out bases-loaded single to win Sunday night for Cincinnati, 4-2. The bullpen failed. In each of the three losses...

Video: Inside the MLB Fan Cave

Reds pitcher Bronson Arroyo’s lanky frame has helped cement his reputation on the mound. He’s also finding time to make his mark as a rock musician with platinum aspirations. Recently, he sat down with MLB Fan Cave to put together a goofy sing-a-long video titled “Red Hooded Sweatshirt.” You have to stick around for the ending as the ditty ends up featuring teammate Ardoldis...

Game 88: Reds 4, Cardinals 2

The brooms were out as the Reds completed the sweep of the Cardinals last night on ESPN Sunday Night Baseball (Presented by Taco Bell). Johnny Cueto would have taken the mound, but was suffering from a blister. How he got a blister over the All-Star Break, I don’t know, but it wasn’t too big a deal since everyone else was rested. Homer Bailey took his place and totally rocked...

Diamondbacks snap Reds' win streak

One bit of news took the Cincinnati Reds from their season high point to a new low - they have to try to hold onto first place without Joey Votto.

Baseball legend Pete Rose and his Playboy model fiancee score a reality show

Next up for your reality show viewing pleasure, former Cincinnati Reds star and manager Pete Rose and his model/fiancée, Kiana Kim will be featured on TLC for five episodes tentatively titled, “The Pete Rose and Kiana Kim Family Project. ” “It’s not going to be classless,” Rose said. “It seems like a lot of reality [...]

Diamondbacks 7, Reds 1

Jason Kubel returned from a sore hamstring and homered in his first two at-bats on Wednesday night, powering the Arizona Diamondbacks to a 7-1 victory that dropped the Cincinnati Reds back into a first-place tie in the NL Central. Kubel was out of the lineup for four games because of the hamstring. He hit a two-run shot in the first inning and a solo homer in the fourth off Mat...
MLB News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.