Found July 30, 2012 on
San Diego Padres
All good things eventually come to an end, right? That was precisely the case for the red-hot Reds (61-41) on Monday as they saw their 10-game winning streak come to an end in a 11-5 defeat to San Diego (44-60).
It was a homecoming of sorts for Edinson Volquez, Yasmani Grandal and Yonder Alonso -- who were all traded away by Cincy in exchange for Mat Latos during the offseason. Both Volquez and Alonso played huge roles in sticking it to their former team as the prior picked up the win (7-7) while the latter notched four hits. All in all, it was a pretty ugly showing by baseball's hottest team.
Let's examine the good, the bad and the notables, shall we?
+ The bottom of the first. The Reds jumped out in front, 3-0, just like that. Unfortunately, that lead would be short-lived indeed.
+ Drew Stubbs continues to complicate the search/need to acquire a leadoff hitter. He was 2-5 with a pair of runs scored including a homer (13). He managed to swipe his 22...
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The Reds got off to a 0-6 lead in the third inning, but then let the Padres tie it back up in the top of the fourth. Luckily, the relief pitching was on and Brandon Phillips had one more solo shot to contribute in the seventh. Final score: Reds 7, Padres 6.
If the Reds can win tonight, they can ensure no less than a split of the four-game series against the Padres...
CINCINNATI It was little more than a week ago, seven or eight days away from the trade deadline, when Cincinnati Reds fans wanted Drew Stubbs out of sight and out of mind trade him for a sack of sweat socks, a moldy rosin bag and a sticky pine tar rag.
Stubbs was so close to the Mendoza Line (below .200) that if he twitched his toes he'd be on it. And he was striking out at...
The Cincinnati Reds never enjoyed a winning streak like this when Edinson Volquez pitched for them.
The Reds can win 11 in a row for the first time in 55 years Monday night when Volquez returns to Cincinnati with the San Diego Padres in the opener of a four-game set.
Cincinnati (61-40) is seeking its first 11-game run since the 1957 team won 12 straight April 30-May 12. The Reds...
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Todd Frazier has been known to have success with the no-hand bat approach before, but it didn't work out so well for him on Sunday, as you can see in the clip above. However, all is well that ends well, right? The Reds rolled to their tenth consecutive victory and third straight series sweep to tie the Washington Nationals for...
It's been said before, you don't make promises that you can't or don't intend to keep. One person who's undoubtedly rehashing this in their mind right now is none other than longtime radio broadcaster Marty Brennaman. This is because the 70-year old wound up on the losing end of a promise on Sunday and must now hold up his end of the bargain, which...
7/29 Game Review
Louisville won 3-1. Box Score
Didi Gregorius went 2-4 with a solo HR (6).
Dioner Navarro went 1-4 with a double.
Cody Puckett went 1-4 with a HR (14) and 2 RBI.
Chris Valaika went 1-3.
Chad Reineke threw 7.1 shutout innings of relief with a walk and 9 strikeouts.
Chad Reineke with an outstanding start led the Bats. A solo home run by Didi Gregorius...
When Joey Votto had knee surgery, the Cincinnati Reds were facing a turning point in their season. An offense that had been so-so was going to have to get along without its best hitter for about a month.
How have the Reds responded? With one of the best surges in franchise history.
The Reds have won 10 in a row heading into the start of their series against the San Diego Padres...
July 15th was a good-news, bad-news kind of night for the Cincinnati Reds. On the one hand, they won their sixth-straight contest. On the other, that was the night they lost their star first baseman, Joey Votto, to a knee injury that would keep him out for at least a month. At that point, it was reasonable to think the Reds might backslide a little. And when Cincinnati lost two of...
The Reds, owners of Major League Baseball's lowest bullpen ERA (2.66), added another arm to their relieving core on Tuesday as they acquired RHP Jonathan Broxton from the Kansas City Royals in exchange for minor league prospects LHP Donnie Joseph and RHP JC Sulbaran.
Broxton, 28, was 1-2 with a 2.27 ERA and 23 saves in 35 appearances for the Royals this season. He'...
CINCINNATI (AP) -- The Reds strengthened the back end of their bullpen by acquiring closer Jonathan Broxton from Kansas City for a pair of minor leaguers.
Manager Dusty Baker said after Tuesday's trade that Broxton will be a setup man for closer Aroldis Chapman and can finish games when the left-hander isn't available.
Cincinnati was hoping to upgrade its starting lineup...
There was much speculation that the Reds would try to improve their lineup by going after a leadoff hitter before the trade deadline. Instead they added closer Jonathan Broxton to the bullpen with the lowest ERA in the majors. The Reds bullpen depth is quite remarkable considering the amount of injuries its suffered since before this season. Now they've added an experience right-hander.
Toledo 7 Louisville 3
Bats (43-69), Last place International League West, 25.0 GB
-Kanekoa Texeira (L 0-3, 3.05) made a spot start and took the loss giving up an earned run in two innings. Carlos Fisher threw two scoreless innings.
-SS Didi Gregorius drove in a run. 1B Neftali Soto was 2-4, with a double and an RBI. 2B Chris Valaika collected two hits, including a solo...
A Jonathan Broxton account, (@Brox4AllStarz) showed up on Twitter shortly before the All-Star voting deadline, begging followers to send the Kansas City closer to the All-Star Game. The account was active for a few days, begging fans to send 'ol Broxy to the All-Star game, the majority of the tweets in the third person, with a simpleton's vocabulary.
Upon news of...
CINCINNATI (AP) -- Will Venable drove in four runs with a single and a bases-loaded triple Monday night, and the San Diego Padres emphatically ended one of the longest winning streaks in Reds history with an 11-5 victory that brought out the worst in Cincinnati.
Former Reds played starring roles in stopping their 10-game streak. Edinson Volquez (7-7) got the win, and Yonder Alonso...
WKRC in Cincinnati covered the story on the fire that broke out after a pyro malfunction before Raw went live at the U.S. Bank Arena. The story features interviews with fans that were evacuated from the building.
Their story also notes that Evacuation and arrival of emergency crews caused a traffic headache with the Cincinnati Reds having a home game next door at Great American Ballpark