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There are and have been for some time now, several fans on Twitter, calling for the head of Reds’ manager Dusty Baker on a pike like they were some Lord from Game of Thrones or something. Some have said they have wanted him fired since the day he was hired, and some have just recently jumped on the bandwagon. After last night’s bullpen debacle on national television, tempers were flaring more than ever.
In a tight seventh inning situation and then into the eighth, Baker went to his bullpen which has been one of the best in the entire major leagues this season and called upon three of his most trusted relievers in Jose Arredondo, Sean Marshall and Logan Ondrusek, but they just failed to get the job done like everyone had been used to seeing. Is that really his fault? Oh, it is. Well if you say so.
Some were quite upset that Baker didn’t just skip straight to Aroldis Chapman to get out of the jam (and I admit I would have liked to see Chapman there), deemi...
BEST OF MAXIM
AROUND THE WEB
Bray hasn't allowed a run in his rehab stint in Dayton
Scranton/Wilkes-Barre 3 Louisville 1
Bats (21-45), Last place International League West, 16.5 GB
-Pedro Villarreal (L 2-1, 3.14) took a tough loss after pitching seven innings, while allowing two total runs with just one earned. Scott Carroll gave up an earned run in his only inning of work.
-CF Joey Gathright went...
The half way point of the season is nearly upon us. That means it is time to name the All Stars for the system.
Starting Pitcher – Tony Cingrani
Was there even another choice here? Cingrani has arguably put up the best stats of any starting pitcher in the minor leagues when we consider where he had to pitch. He leads the organization with a 1.17 ERA, 0.95 WHIP, 17 walks and 85...
The Cincinnati Reds and the Society of St. Vincent de Paul are pleased to partner again for the sixth year to Strike Out Hunger.
Wives of Reds players and volunteers from St. Vincent de Paul will be will be collecting food Wednesday, June 13 before and during the Reds vs. Indians game at Great American Ball Park to feed families in need in Cincinnati.
Fans who donate a minimum of...
The Reds and Indians faced off in the first game of a three game series in the battle of the Ohio Cup. After a pretty devastating loss on Sunday night in a game that looked like the guys should have won against the Tigers it was a perfect game for Johnny Cueto to pitch in. Cueto had a brilliant performance in a 7-1 victory over the Indians.
Let's see how the game unfolded...
CINCINNATI - The Reds really needed a win Tuesday night.
Really, really needed one. Really, really needed their ace to deliver, too.
They got it -- got all of the above -- and with a flurry of offense late they were even able to exhale late. They just couldn't share many high-fives and hugs because of a flu bug making its way around the clubhouse.
And that's what made...
Mat Latos came to the Reds for a package containing three of the top Reds prospects. Even though he's off to a slow the start the Reds will be relying heavily on him over the remainder of the season. After years of non-productivity the Cincinnati farm system is now paying dividends. Nine of the current roster spots can be traced back to prospect promotions and trades in the last two years.
- Drew Stubbs will likely be out of the lineup for at least a few more days due to a strained oblique. The team is reluctant to put their center fielder on the disabled list after he was injured when swinging at a pitch last Tuesday against Pittsburgh. Stubbs experienced some tenderness after a workout on Saturday, but is confident he'll be back sooner rather than later....
There is a debate in Reds country about the opposing teams packing our home turf. The Detroit Tigers fans were very loud and very proud, particularly on Sunday night. Here we go again.
In this week’s show:
The weekend series vs the Tigers
Was Jose Valverde throwing spitballs? You decide for yourself!
Last week MLB held the Rule 4 Draft, also known as the Amateur Draft. In the first...
Nothing beats a good old-fashioned spitball. Apparently, spitballs aren't just a thing of the past, as Tigers closer Jose Valverde may have throw one during Sunday's game against the Reds. While we can't really be certain, Valverde appeared to spit into his glove before delivering a 1-2 pitch to Cincinnati's Devin Mesoraco, which has led to widespread speculation...
Austin Jackson hit a two-run double off Aroldis Chapman during Detroit's four-run eighth inning and the Tigers rallied for a 7-6 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Sunday night.
Virtually unhittable all season, Chapman (4-2) entered with two on in the eighth and the Reds leading 6-3. He gave up a single to pinch-hitter Brennan Boesch that loaded the bases and hit Matt Young...
There appears to be no way to stop
this guy from hitting.
After experiencing a great month of May record-wise, the Redlegs (32-27) have fallen on tougher times in June. They've lost four out of six on their current homestand and have allowed the Pittsburgh Pirates to gain a share of the division lead. The blame for this recent downward spiral can be spread across the...
The Reds (and 21 other teams) had an off-day yesterday. For the Reds, it was their third day off in the last two weeks. It’s like watching baseball in France.
The Red Hot Family used the off-day to catch our local AAA team, the Indianapolis Indians (a Pittsburgh Pirates affiliate). The Indians utterly spanked the Rochester Red Wings (a Washington Nationals affiliate...
Video evidence might....keyword MIGHT, support the theory, though we suspect it wouldn't change the outcome of Sunday nights game.
Cincinnati Reds fans are screaming "Foul" this morning after a video appearing to show Detroit Tigers closer Jose Valverde spitting into his glove appeared on YouTube.
Valverde struck out Reds catcher...