Found April 17, 2014 on Redlegs Review:
Well, Thursday marks an off day for the Reds and that leaves us all scrambling to try and fill the void of no baseball to watch. While the following paragraphs aren't exactly Reds baseball, they are filled with plenty of fodder about the current state of the team. From Cueto to Votto, here are five random thoughts I currently have about our beloved Redlegs. I hope you enjoy.1) How good has Johnny Cueto been through four starts this season? Let's just say he's quickly making people forget about his horrid start against Pittsburgh in last year's Wild Card game. After hurling a complete game shutout against the Buccos on Wednesday, Cueto's numbers are just silly. In 30 innings, the right-hander owns a 0.80 WHIP, .151 BAA and a 1.50 ERA, which collectively is certainly impressive enough to start tossing his name around for premature Cy Young talk. Can he continue this pace all year long? It's not likely. But seeing Cueto get off to a great start is a good sign ...

Joey Votto on fire after move to two hole

CINCINNATI -- There are those who don't believe in coincidences, particularly every detective on every cop show ever produced. So is it coincidence or is it not that a shift in the Cincinnati Reds batting order has turned first baseman Joey Votto into a baseball blow torch. On Friday, Votto was batting in the No. 3 spot in the batting order, home sweet home for him for as long...

Brandon Phillips’s photobomb game is strong

Tweet Cincinnati Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips has a pretty good handle on social media. Friday afternoon before the Reds defeated the Chicago Cubs 4-1 at Wrigley Field, Phillips executed a glorious photobomb on USA Women’s Hockey player Molly Schaus: Sneaky photobomb by @DatDudeBP #hemustdoboxjumps — Molly Schaus (@schaus729) April 18...

Video: Another look at Mike Leake helping his cause with a two-run blast

Your browser does not support iframes.Mike Leake is one of the best hitting pitchers in professional baseball and the Arizona State product reminded us of this Tuesday night.After lacing a double earlier in the game, Leake helped his cause in the bottom of the sixth by cranking an offering from Gerrit Cole into the left field seats.As fellow Reds fan Nick Kirby notes, Leake has been...

Reds' Chapman cleared to throw batting practice

CHICAGO (AP) -- Cincinnati Reds closer Aroldis Chapman has been cleared to throw batting practice for the first time since he was hit in the face by a line drive during an exhibition game on March 10. Chapman sustained fractures of his nose and and a bone above his left eye when hit by the drive off the bat of Kansas City's Salvador Perez. Reds manager Bryan Price said Friday...

Brandon Phillips gets USA goalie Molly Schaus with great photobomb

Brandon Phillips pulled off one heck of a photobomb before Friday’s game at Wrigley Field. The Cincinnati Reds second baseman got way up in the air and did a jumping jack type of motion to get in the background of a picture taken by Team USA hockey goalie Molly Schaus, who was at the Cubs-Reds […]

Cleared to pitch, is Cincinnati Reds flamethrower Aroldis Chapman finished?

Cincinnati Reds flamethrower Aroldis Chapman was cleared to pitch live batting practice on Friday. The 26-year-old Chapman (4-5, 2.54 ERA) suffered a skull fracture above his left eye after getting struck by a line drive during a spring training game last month. Chapman underwent the knife to fix the wound and had a metal plate permanently inserted into his head. A two-time All-Star...

Brandon Phillips Shows Athleticism, Photobombs U.S. Olympian (Photo)

The Cincinnati Reds visited the Chicago Cubs on Friday, and Brandon Phillips used some serious leaping ability to photobomb some fans. The Reds second baseman was able to jump in the air and spread eagle at the exact moment of the photo, making for a hilarious photobomb. Even more entertaining is the fact that one of the people having their picture taken was a U.S. Olympian. Molly...

Rubber game for Reds and Pirates

Judging by the first two games of this series, it may be difficult to believe that the Cincinnati Reds and Pittsburgh Pirates have had trouble providing run support for their top starters. Cincinnati and Pittsburgh look to change that Wednesday at Great American Ball Park as Johnny Cueto and Francisco Liriano square off for the first time since October's NL wild-card game. The...

Aroldis Chapman cleared to throw batting practice

Aroldis Chapman has been cleared to throw batting practice. Chapman recently threw off the mind for the first time and now will begin throwing to hitters. The Reds have been hoping to have Chapman return to their team in mid-May after he took a liner to his head during spring training. Chapman had surgery to repair fractures in his left eye and nose. Your browser does not support...

Alfredo Simon leads Reds over reeling Cubs 4-1

CHICAGO (AP) -- Alfredo Simon lowered his ERA to 0.86, and the Cincinnati Reds beat the Chicago Cubs 4-1 Friday for their 16th win in their last 17 games at Wrigley Field. Making his third start, Simon (2-1) allowed an unearned run in six-plus innings and sent the Cubs to their fifth straight loss. Simon is in the rotation while Mat Latos recovers from elbow and knee injuries. Jonathan...

Leake's HR leads Reds over Pirates 7-5 for split

CINCINNATI (AP) -- Mike Leake doubled and hit a two-run homer Tuesday night, ending Gerrit Cole's winning streak and leading the Cincinnati Reds to a 7-5 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates that completed two days full of homers and delays. First, the NL Central rivals completed a game that was suspended in the sixth inning because of rain the previous night. Andrew McCutchen...

Cincinnati Reds Minor League Scouting Notebook

Ben Lively has been dominant to start the season. How has been able to get it done? Also looking at Amir Garrett.

Unassuming Leake keys Reds win

Because of Mike Leake's pitching and hitting prowess Tuesday night, the Reds have a chance to get their first series win of the season on Wednesday.

What's ahead tonight on Reds Weekly

Coming up on the latest edition of Reds Weekly, which you can catch tonight at 6 p.m.: - His sense of direction on and off the field is impeccable. We'll tell you why Chris Heisey has an insatiable fascination with maps. - Plus, you'll get a tour of the high-tech hub Major League Baseball has designed for replay reviews. - And, why is Joey Votto channeling Dudley Do-right...

MLB Week 3 – What, Me Worry?

by: Dan HowardStaff WriterWhen I was a kid, I hated it when the Reds had an off day, now that I’m an old geezer, I think I enjoy a day off as much as the players. The first eleven games of the 2014 season, Cincinnati scored a mere 28 runs. Since Sunday, the Reds have scored 30 runs. No need to worry, I think the offense has figured it out.The late Joe Nuxhall frequently spoke of...
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