Found April 04, 2013 on
Los Angeles Angels
Choo got dirty on Opening Day
Yeah I used the word "microcosm" and I'm pretty sure I used it in the right context. Anyways, the Reds just won 5-4 over the Angels and took the last two games of the series from them after dropping the Opening Day game. There were lots of good things on which to focus like the pitching and there were some bad things like Jay Bruce's struggles with runners on the bases, but today I'm mainly focusing on the newest addition to the Reds lineup, Shin-Soo Choo.
In short, Choo's performance in the opening series of the season was almost an exact snapshot of what we (or at least I) thought Choo was.
In the first game, against Angels ace Jered Weaver, Choo was pretty much the entirety of the offense. In 13 innings, the Reds managed just one run on three hits, with two of those hits belonging to Choo, who also scored that run on a wild pitch. He finished the game 2-for-5, with a double, the run scored, and a hit-by-pitch, while...
BEST OF MAXIM
Friday night was an eventful one for fans at Great American Ball Park.
Not only did the hometown Reds pound the only undefeated team left in the majors by a score of 15-0, but in the seventh inning, the crowd was entertained by a man who ran onto the field of play.
The crazed fan, who may or may not have been under the influence of alcohol, sprinted onto the field and slid...
No one ever told Todd Frazier he was going to be the Reds starting third baseman this season, maybe because it was just a given to most people. As important as Scott Rolen had been to the Reds the last four seasons, the time had come for Frazier to take over the position on an every-day basis.
Still, no one told that to Frazier directly. The closest he got to hearing it was while...
Louisville won 6-4. Box Score
Billy Hamilton went 2-3 with a double, run and 3 steals before exiting with an injury.
Henry Rodriguez went 1-4 with a double, walk, RBI and a run.
Mike Hessman went 2-4 with a walk and 2 solo HR (4).
Denis Phipps went 1-4 with a HR (1) and 2 RBI.
Jason Donald went 2-4 with 2 doubles.
Felix Perez went 1-3 with a double.
Nevin Ashley went 1-4 with a...
Manager: Jose Nieves
Pitching Coach: Tony Fossas
Hitting Coach: Alex Pelaez
This Dayton Dragons team could be the most talented among the full season teams to begin the season. They have eight of my Top 40 Prospects on the team to begin the season, including the top pitcher.
The starting rotation is full of potential, led by the top pitching prospect in the organization...
Cincinnati Reds left fielder Ryan Ludwick, who dislocated his shoulder during the first game of the year on Monday, has been placed on the DL, and will miss at least 13 weeks after surgery to repair torn cartilage. He'll be replaced on the active roster by Derrick Robinson, and it's expected that Chris Heisey will get most of the reps in left field while Ludwick is hurt....
Reds outfielder Ryan Ludwick is expected to miss at least three months following surgery on Wednesday to repair torn cartilage in his right shoulder.
Ludwick dislocated his non-throwing shoulder while sliding into third base in Cincinnati's opening 3-1, 13-inning loss to the Los Angeles Angels on Monday. An MRI a day later found the cartilage tear.
The Reds initially were reluctant...
Opening day in the Minor League season is upon us. Bakersfield hasn’t announced their opening day starter yet, but the other three teams have. Louisville and Dayton both get started at 6:35 tonight. Tony Cingrani will take the mound at home for Louisville. Robert Stephenson will toe the rubber on the road for Dayton. Pensacola will get things rolling at home at 8:00 this evening...
Washington Nationals manager Davey Johnson is being honored for something he did in Cincinnati 18 years ago.
Johnson led the Reds to a division title in 1995 and the NL championship series, where they were swept by Atlanta. Former owner Marge Schott decided to replace Johnson with Ray Knight after the season.
The Reds wouldn't win another division title until 2010, when they...
How fast is a foul ball moving when it comes via contact made on a Aroldis Chapman 100 mph fastball?
Just ask Reds kid…
Todd Frazier and Zack Cozart each homered twice, and the Reds
hit six in all - including Xavier Paul's pinch grand slam - while
sending the Washington Nationals to a 15-0 defeat Friday night,
their first loss this season and their worst loss since returning
as a team.
I had actually meant to write this article for yesterday, but things got in the way of that happening so it got pushed to today.
Positional Player Breakout Predictions
When looking at guys who could potentially break out, I look at a lot of things and pick players for different reasons at times. My first pick already had a bit of a breakout season last year, but it went largely unnoticed...
It has never happened, but it might this year – the Cleveland Indians could face the Cincinnati Reds in the World Series. Other match-ups are more likely — Nationals vs. Tigers, for instance — but Ohio’s teams may be on a collision course. It is less of a long shot than you might think.
On paper, the Reds are one of the best teams in baseball. They won 97 games last year...