Found May 23, 2012 on
"Party Rock is in the house tonight!"
The Redlegs entered Wednesday night riding a season-best 4-game winning streak. However, a shot at no. 5 and another series win lay before them as they took aim at the visting Braves.
And thanks to more outstanding pitching and a Todd Frazier solo blast in the ninth, the Reds (24-19) were able to lay claim to both. Frazier's fourth homer of the year lifted Cincinnati to a 2-1, walkoff victory over the Braves (26-19) and locked them in a temporary tie with the Cardinals for first-place in the division.
The official start to summer may not be here for another month or so, but the Redlegs are already heating up. It's not a stretch at all to say that they're the hottest team in baseball right now, especially considering they own the longest winning streak.
As always, here's your look at the good, the bad, and the notables from the affair:
- Bronson Arroyo delivered yet another quality start. Any...
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Billy Hamilton has cooled off a bit, but he still has 40 stolen bases and 37 runs in 41 games. Tony Cingrani and Donnie Joseph are throwing the baseball very well. Joseph looks like a guy who could see a little time in Cincinnati later this year, as he is looking nearly unhittable so far. Other than that there's not a whole lot about which to write home. An honorable mention...
Todd Frazier hit a one-out homer in the ninth inning Wednesday night, extending the Cincinnati Reds' best surge of the season with a 2-1 victory over the Atlanta Braves.
The Reds won their fifth in a row, leaving them five games over .500 (24-19) for the first time this season.
Frazier connected for his first game-ending homer on the second pitch from Cristhian Martinez (2...
The Cincinnati Reds have a winning streak. Sure, it might end with their next game, but right now, they’ve won 4 games in a row for their longest such streak of 2012. The streak has also pushed them to their best record: 23-19, 4 games over .500.
Tonight Mat Latos turned in another fine outing to pick up his 3rd win. If he can pitch like this on a regular basis, the 2012 Reds...
A major league pitcher who defected from Cuba has been sued for $18 million by a Cuban-American man who blames the player for his imprisonment on the communist island.
The lawsuit was filed last week in Miami federal court against Aroldis Chapman, a left-handed pitcher for the Cincinnati Reds. The lawsuit claims that Chapman falsely accused Danilo Curbelo Garcia of involvement in...
MIAMI (AP) -- A major league pitcher who defected from Cuba has been sued for 18 million by a Cuban-American man who blames the player for his imprisonment on the communist island.
The lawsuit was filed last week in Miami federal court against Aroldis Chapman, a left-handed pitcher for the Cincinnati Reds. The lawsuit claims that Chapman falsely accused Danilo Curbelo Garcia of...
Around 12:42 am Monday morning, Cincinnati Reds pitcher Aroldis Chapman was stopped by Grove City, Ohio when he was caught doing 93 mph on Interstate 71 North near Interstate 270.
Police took Chapman into custody after they discovered that Chapman had a suspended Kentucky license.
Police cited Chapman for speeding and driving with a suspended license and released him after he posted bail.
5/24 Game Review
Louisville lost 2-1 in 15 innings. Box Score
Kristopher Negron went 2-6.
Willie Harris went 1-5 with 2 walks.
Dioner Navarroy went 2-5 with a double, walk and a run.
Joey Gathright went 1-1 with a walk.
Jeff Francis went 1-2 at the plate. He allowed 1 run in 7 innings with 2 walks and 4 strikeouts.
Nick Christiani threw 2 shutout innings with a walk and a strikeout...
The Reds purchased the contract of former MLB outfielder Joey Gathright from the Bridgeport Bluefish on Thursday, according to The Hour. Gathright has been assigned to Triple-A Louisville.
The 31-year old appeared in 23 games for the Bluefish this season, posting a .240 batting average with two homers, 13 RBI, 20 runs scored, and nine stolen bases.
Gathright has spent...
A Reds win and a Cardinals loss on Thursday allowed the red-hot Reds to move into sole possession of first place--a position they haven't been in since Opening Day (April 5th).
Cincinnati looks to continue its hold on the division lead as they welcome the Colorado Rockies (16-27) to town for a 3-game set this weekend.
CINCINNATI (AP) -- Rookie catcher Devin Mesoraco capped a series full of homers with his first career grand slam on Thursday night, leading the Cincinnati Reds to a 6-3 victory over the Atlanta Braves.
The Reds completed their first four-game sweep of the Braves in Cincinnati since 1980 at Riverfront Stadium. They've won six straight, their longest winning streak since August...
CINCINNATI (AP) -- Braves third baseman Chipper Jones received a base as a memento of his final trip to Cincinnati.
The Reds honored Jones before the final game of their series on Thursday. They've used bases with Jones' name on the side in all four games. Reds third baseman Scott Rolen presented Jones with one of the bases in a frame.
The Reds also showed a montage of...
CINCINNATI (AP) -- Brandon Phillips drove in three runs with a pair of homers off Brandon Beachy on Tuesday night, leading the Cincinnati Reds to a 4-3 victory over the Atlanta Braves in another game of all-or-nothing.
Rookie shortstop Zack Cozart also homered off Beachy (5-2) as the Reds got the best of another high-powered game. The teams have combined for 10 homers in the two...
Rookie catcher Devin Mesoraco capped a series full of homers with his first career grand slam on Thursday night, leading the Cincinnati Reds to a 6-3 victory over the Atlanta Braves.
The Reds completed their first four-game sweep of the Braves in Cincinnati since 1980 at Riverfront Stadium. They've won six straight, their longest winning streak since August 2010 when they started...
The fine folks over at Chris Sabo’s Goggles have arranged for you to be the lucky recipient of one Team Latos shirt, if you can guess (in advance) the number of strike outs Latos will get in the month of June. From the blog post about the … [visit site to read more]
Caleb Lloyd did what I am fairly sure no fan has ever been able to pull off on Monday night at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati. Many fans bring a glove to a ballpark and can go 81 home games without catching a single foul ball, let alone a home run. Caleb was not only able to catch a home run without a glove, but he caught back-to-back home run balls without a glove.