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Brandon McCarthy pitched three innings in his second start, allowing a home run in the first inning to Zack Cozart, and the Arizona Diamondbacks took advantage of some sloppy Cincinnati play to beat the Reds 7-2 Monday.
Johnny Cueto went three innings in his second start for Cincinnati. He slipped in the first inning, causing concern for the Reds because he strained an oblique in the playoffs last season.
The right-hander was able to finish his outing without further problems.
The Diamondbacks scored four unearned runs on three Cincinnati errors.
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Stemming from a pregame argument over the use of the DH, Reds skipper Dusty Baker refused to shake D-Backs manager Kirk Gibson's hand after Monday's game.
GOODYEAR, Ariz. His name is Corky Miller and thats no nickname. Corky is his given name.And what the 37-year-old catcher gives the Cincinnati Reds is immeasurable. It is one of the reasons that despite spending most of his 16 professional years in the minor leagues that Miller is one of the most popular guys in the Reds clubhouse.Miller barely has four years of experience in the...
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. Usually, hard feelings do not occur until a game begins. Not Monday. Cincinnati manager Dusty Baker would not shake D-backs manager Kirk Gibsons hand at the pregame lineup exchange because the D-backs opted against using a DH at Salt River Fields.
Newcomer Brandon McCarthy has not had an official at-bat since 2009, spending his entire career in the American League...
TEMPE, Ariz. The buzz question in the camp of the Cincinnati Reds this spring is: Aroldis Chapman or Mike Leake? Mike Leake or Aroldis Chapman?The Reds are experimenting this spring to see what works best for the good and betterment of the team. There is no question Chapman was one of the best closers in the game last season, but some segments of the organization envision him as...
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Dusty Baker wants to see Billy Hamilton make more contact. We talked a little bit about this quote on Redleg Nation Radio, but Hamilton has 7 strikeouts in 15 at bats now. Clearly at this point in the spring, it means nothing. Still, one concern that...
One of the challenges when it comes to ranking players by position in fantasy baseball is trying to determine which player is going to have that breakout season and return a profit to your auction buy or draft pick. When reviewing the list of third basemen for the 2013 season, my pick to break out is Todd Frazier of the Cincinnati Reds.
Frazier took over at third base for the Reds...
Nothing. That's just the true and simple answer. Most people don't pay any attention to spring training numbers unless a player just has gaudy stats and someone wants to make a mention of them, like Reds prospect Henry Rodriguez who is currently hitting .571 (8-14) with a .600 OBP as of Monday morning. For one thing, the sample size you get during spring training just isn...
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. The best pitcher in Diamondbacks history made his first visit to Salt River Fields on Monday, and he came bearing gifts.
Randy Johnson was in camp at the D-backs invitation, and they hope he will make it a regular occurrence.
Johnson looked comfortable and at home. He talked to manager Kirk Gibson early Monday, then spoke to several D-backs pitchers as he watched...
SALT RIVER AT TAKLING STICK, Ariz. Cincinnati Reds third base coach Mark Berry took all the drama and intrigue out of Joey Vottos announcement Monday morning.As Votto walked toward a media gathering to say yes or no to playing for Team Canada in the World Baseball Classic, Berry broke into a lusty and off-key rendition of, O Canada.So, yes. Yes, Votto will play for his native country...
Here is the media pack that covers the CINCINNATI REDS. Newspaper- The predominant newspaper in town is the Cincinnati Enquirer. The paper’s online sports page includes a dedicated section on the Reds. John Fay (Twitter) is the lead beat writer along with Tom Groeschen (Twitter). The pair also write for the paper’s Reds Blog. You’ll also
Ben and Sam preview the Diamondbacks` season with Doug Thorburn, and Pete talks to AZCentral Sports Diamondbacks beat writer Nick Piecoro (at 19:39).
The Reds have used a couple of first round selections on catchers recently, but after the promotion to Devin Mesoraco and trade of Yasmani Grandal their development level is now empty of highly rated catching prospects. Depending on players available it may once again be a position of concern in the upcoming draft.