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On the eve of the most important game the Cincinnati Reds and Pittsburgh Pirates will have played all year, a debate rages on about the legitimacy of playing a winner-take-all Wild Card game in the first place.
It seems silly for teams to endure spring training and a grinding 162-game schedule only to be rewarded with one chance to win and advance. But that is exactly where all four Wild Card teams find themselves this week after failing to win their division.
Just ask the Atlanta Braves how they felt about being eliminated from last season's playoffs after dropping one game filled with unlucky bounces and controversial calls to the fortuitous St. Louis Cardinals. The photo at the top of this post is a snapshot of the scene that took place at Turner Field after the dubious infield fly rule ruling.
Simply put, one game is not an acceptable sample size to prove one's worth in baseball. This is primarily why baseball has series. So, why does it make sense for us to thr...
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Shin-Soo Choo has no doubts the Reds will be back in the playoffs but he doesn't know if he will be with them.
Choo scored both runs in the Reds' 6-2 Wild Card Game loss to the Pirates on Tuesday homering in what may have been his final at-bat in a Reds uniform.
The Reds traded for Choo last December in hopes of solving their long-suffering problem in the leadoff spot knowing...
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For 20 of the past 21 seasons, Dusty Baker has been the manager of a Major League Baseball team.
His managerial career began with a bang when he led the San Francisco Giants to a whopping 103 wins in 1993. He was named National League Manager of the Year for his efforts, but the Giants ultimately missed out on the playoffs, finishing just one game behind the Atlanta Braves for...
Following Tuesday's season-ending loss to the Pirates in the Wild Card game, a large contingent of Reds fans could be seen and heard via social media, radio, and word-of-mouth alike calling for the firing of manager Dusty Baker.However, according to general manager Walt Jocketty, that isn't happenng."He's signed for another year," said Jocketty to Cincinnati...
The Reds have finally unveiled their 25-man roster for the do-or-die Wild Card game tonight in Pittsburgh.
Here is a look at who Dusty Baker will have at his disposal to try and eliminate Clint Hurdle's Pirates.
C - Devin Mesoraco
C - Ryan Hanigan
1B - Joey Votto
2B - Brandon Phillips
SS - Zack Cozart
3B - Todd Frazier
INF - Jack Hannahan
INF - Cesar...
Regardless of the outcome of Tuesday's monumental Wild Card game between the Reds and Pirates at PNC Park, fans of both teams will be going crazy, but for very different reasons, obviously.
For the Pirates, Tuesday's game marks the end of an unfathomable streak of futility, as Pittsburgh will play host to its first postseason game since 1992. One can only imagine the kind...
The Reds kept their lineup virtually intact in the offseason, hoping it was ready for a push deep into the playoffs. They didn't add anything at midseason, thinking they were still fine.
They paid for those decisions in another playoff flameout.
A 6-2 loss at Pittsburgh in the wild-card game on Tuesday night marked a third straight quick exit from the playoffs for a team that...
X-rays showed no fracture of the Reds' second baseman and all involved are confident he’ll be ready to play in Tuesday’s Wild Card Game in Pittsburgh according to Mark Sheldon and Jeremy Warnemuende of MLB.com. And this team needs his bat.
Brandon Phillips said he was was scared he’d broken his leg when he fouled off a pitch from Charlie Morton in the fifth inning off...
Liriano has been dominant at PNC Park this season
The 2013 edition of the one game National League wild card round is set to take place tomorrow night at 8:07PM. This is the second year the new playoff format has been introduced and this year features the Cincinnati Reds visiting PNC Park, home of the Pittsburgh Pirates. These two teams play out of the NL Central and a third...
0-5 what more can I say the Reds needed to win the series vs the Pirates and they’re on the way to Pittsburgh. Hopefully on to St. Louis after tonight.
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Reds score 8 Runs in 5 games and lose all 5
1 HR in last week
9 extra baase hits
Latos threw 7 innings 4 hits 1 Run...
The federal government and the Cincinnati Reds both shut down Tuesday and the Reds won’t be back until next April.
In actuality Pittsburgh Pirates left hander Francisco Liriano shut down the Reds in the National League wild-card game holding them to four hits in a 6-2 victory at PNC Park.
On the other side the Johnny Cueto Comeback Story was a bust. He couldn’t keep his pitches...
The Reds faced a familiar foe in the wild-card play-in and their season-ending woes continued to limit their post season to only one game, a 6-2 loss at Pittsburgh. Johnny Cueto was ineffective and the Pirates never looked back after taking a second inning lead from two homers.
The upcoming off-season is when many Mets fans expect to see action with regard to shaping this roster for a competitive season. We’ve been through the trades that needed to be made, we’ve been through the free agents that couldn’t be signed, and we’ve been through the contracts that had to come off the books.
The farm looks healthy-ish, and now it’s time to prove that...