Found August 02, 2012 on
– The Cincinnati Reds designated Mike Costanzo for assignment to create room for the newly acquired Jonathan Broxton the team announced.
– Catcher Wil Nieves was designated for assignment by the Colorado Rockies according to the team official Twitter account.
– The Philadelphia Phillies announced that they have designated veteran infielder Mike Fontenot for assignment to create room for Michael Martinez who was recalled from Triple-A.
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BEST OF MAXIM
AROUND THE WEB
The Reds won yesterday afternoon to take the last three games in the four-game series against the Padres. Johnny Cueto didn’t have his best stuff, but he still ate some innings and performed well enough to keep the Reds in it.
Ryan Ludwick, who had been dominant in the two previous games, sat yesterday, giving some other guys a chance to be heroes. Among them was Todd...
The Reds got off to a 0-6 lead in the third inning, but then let the Padres tie it back up in the top of the fourth. Luckily, the relief pitching was on and Brandon Phillips had one more solo shot to contribute in the seventh. Final score: Reds 7, Padres 6.
If the Reds can win tonight, they can ensure no less than a split of the four-game series against the Padres...
8/2 Game Review
Louisville lost 8-1. Box Score
Denis Phipps went 2-4 with a double and solo HR (8).
Didi Gregorius went 2-3 with a walk.
Todd Redmond allowed 2 unearned runs in 5 innings with a walk and 4 strikeouts.
Will Ohman threw a shutout inning with a walk and 2 strikeouts.
Nick Christiani threw a shutout inning.
JJ Hoover threw a perfect inning with 2 strikeouts.
CINCINNATI The absurdity of a meaningful Cincinnati Reds-Pittsburgh Pirates series in August manifested itself by who is missing in the Great American Ball Park press box this weekend.
Three beat writers who are regularly assigned to the Reds aren't covering any of the three games this weekend between the Reds and Pirates in a land dispute over first place in the National League...
CINCINNATI (AP) -- Todd Frazier hit a two-run homer and Johnny Cueto overcame a pair of rare long balls to pitch into the eighth inning Thursday and lead the surging Cincinnati Reds to their 13th win in 14 games, 9-4 over the San Diego Padres.
Scott Rolen had three hits, Frazier had three RBIs and Jay Bruce drove in two runs, helping push the Reds to 23 games over .500 (64-41) for...
8/1 Game Review
Louisville was off
Pensacola lost 4-2, 1-0 in a double header.
Game 1: 4-2 loss. Box Score
Billy Hamilton went 1-4 with an RBI and a steal (117).
Josh Fellhauer went 2-4 with a triple and a run.
Ryan LaMarre went 2-3 with a walk and RBI.
David Vidal went 1-4 with a double and a run.
Drew Hayes threw 2 hitless innings with a walk and a strikeout.
Game 2: 1-0 loss...
Ryan Ludwick homered and drove in four runs for the second consecutive game, and the Cincinnati Reds kept rolling along with a 6-4 win over the San Diego Padres on Wednesday night.
Ludwick drove in the go-ahead run twice to lead the Reds (63-41) to their 19th victory in 22 games. Despite playing without sluggers Joey Votto and Brandon Phillips, they moved 22 games over .500 for...
Toledo 7 Louisville 3
Bats (43-69), Last place International League West, 25.0 GB
-Kanekoa Texeira (L 0-3, 3.05) made a spot start and took the loss giving up an earned run in two innings. Carlos Fisher threw two scoreless innings.
-SS Didi Gregorius drove in a run. 1B Neftali Soto was 2-4, with a double and an RBI. 2B Chris Valaika collected two hits, including a solo...
There was much speculation that the Reds would try to improve their lineup by going after a leadoff hitter before the trade deadline. Instead they added closer Jonathan Broxton to the bullpen with the lowest ERA in the majors. The Reds bullpen depth is quite remarkable considering the amount of injuries its suffered since before this season. Now they've added an experience right-hander.
The Pirates take on the Cincinnati Reds this weekend in what could be the biggest series of the year. The two teams meet two more times this year — in Cincinnati in early September, and in Pittsburgh in late September — but considering the current standings, this is a key weekend for the Pirates to stay in the race.
Cincinnati has a 3.5 game lead over the Pirates. Best case scenario...
Infielder Mike Fontenot was designated for assignment by the Phillies this afternoon. Meanwhile, Michael "Mini-Mart" Martinez has been called up from Triple-A Lehigh to replace his roster spot.
Fontenot was signed to a minor-league deal back in April and was brought up to the big club back on May 14th. In 47 games with the Phillies, Fontenot hit .289 (29-for-97) with one...
This weekend's three-game series between the Cincinnati Reds and Pittsburgh Pirates is probably the most important one between these teams since the 1990 NL championship series.
The Reds have won 13 of 14 to establish baseball's best record as they host the team chasing them in the NL Central - the wild card-leading Pirates - on Friday night.
Cincinnati (64-41) and Pittsburgh...
Today, the Philadelphia Phillies recalled infielder Michael Martinez from Triple A Lehigh Valley and designated for assignment infielder Mike Fontenot.
This season, Fontenot played second and third base for the Phillies and was pretty productive for the most part. For the Phillies, Fontenot had a .289 batting average with one home run and five RBIs. In terms of Michael Martinez,...