Found June 01, 2012 on
Red Hot Mama:
The Reds had an off-day yesterday to recover from their first lost series in the last six.
Tonight the Reds visit the Houston Astros. Just two days after facing an “A.J.” in A.J. Burnett for the Pirates, tonight they take on a “J.A.” in J.A. Happ, who’s going for the ‘Stros. Mike Leake will take the mound for the good guys.
Joey Votto: Rock of Consistency
Until Wednesday’s game against the Pirates when Mike … [visit site to read more]
BEST OF MAXIM
AROUND THE WEB
Votto was locked in on Saturday
Saturday's clash between the Reds (30-22) and Astros (22-31) provided no shortage of fireworks as the teams combined for 21 runs and 28 hits. But in the end, only one squad emerged victorious and that squad was Dusty Baker's bunch who prevailed over host Houston by a tally of 12-9.
Neither starter fared very well in this one, thus...
After a much needed off-day yesterday, the Reds (29-22) got right back on the winning track en route to a 4-1 victory over the Astros (22-30) on Friday night. Mike Leake led the way with a strong 7-inning performance and Jay Bruce hit another homer to provide all the offense needed. Cincinnati now sits in first place 2.5 games ahead of the nearest St. Louis Cardinals.
After losing a series to the Pittsburgh Pirates, I wasn’t sure what to expect from the Cincinnati Reds as they opened a series with the Houston Astros yesterday. Especially with Mike Leake starting, who hasn’t been what you would call “good” this year.
Perhaps the offense was concerned, too, as they opened the top of the first inning with several strung together hits to...
Final: Pirates 2, Reds 1
WP: A.J. Burnett (4-2, 3.60 ERA)
LP: Johnny Cueto (5-3, 2.54 ERA)
SV: Joel Hanrahan (13, 2.37 ERA)
A.J. Burnett gave up a lead off double to Zack Cozart, who eventually scored due to an Pedro Alvarez error. Burnett then retired the next 17 batters to keep the Pirates in the game. He gave up just that one unearned run over seven innings while giving up just...
Cincinnati's Joey Votto crushes the ball at Minute Maid Park, while Bronson Arroyo typically shuts down the Houston Astros' batters.
That combination could make for a long afternoon for the slumping Astros in Sunday's series finale, as the NL Central-leading Reds look to complete a sweep.
Cincinnati (30-22) matched season highs with 14 hits and four homers Saturday, scoring...
HOUSTON (AP) -- Drew Stubbs homered and drove in four runs, Brandon Phillips added three RBIs and the Cincinnati Reds outlasted Houston 12-9 Saturday night to hand the Astros their eighth straight defeat.
Joey Votto went 4 for 4 with a home run and a walk. Todd Frazier and Ryan Ludwick also connected for the Reds, who set a season high for runs. Brandon Phillips doubled in the go...
Things were pretty ugly with this guy on the bench.
Things didn’t go so well for the Reds (28-22) as they looked
to take the series from Pittsburgh (25-25) at PNC Park on Wednesday evening as
A.J. Burnett stifled the Redlegs and held on to a 2-1 victory. The break down
after the break.
Cincy led things early as Zack Cozart picked up a ground...
A.J. Burnett allowed just two hits over seven innings, Matt Hague delivered a two-run double and the Pittsburgh Pirates edged the Reds 2-1 on Wednesday night. Burnett (4-2) outdueled Johnny Cueto (5-3) on a night Cincinnati managed just four hits, one of them a pinch-hit single by Votto in the ninth. Joel Hanrahan worked out of a two-on, one-out jam in the ninth for his 13th save.
The month of May treated the Redlegs very kindly. It was a month that saw them not only get over the .500 mark, but it saw them catapult past the Cardinals for first place in the division as well. And you can't do that without some getting some good individual play from your players.
Here are a couple of guys who were pivotal in the positive turnaround this month:
This afternoon, ESPN is hosting their Franchise Player Draft, tapping 30 of their writers and television personalities to select the player that they would want to build a franchise from scratch around for the next 10 years. As with last year’s version, I was invited to participate, and I was given the eighth overall selection through the random draft order.
Sitting at #8, I...