Found September 13, 2012 on
Red Hot Mama:
Just when everyone was starting to really worry, the Reds swept the Pirates, finishing them off last night.
Homer Bailey took the ball for the Reds and had a very, very nice outing. In 7.0 innings, he allowed just 1 run (earned) on 6 hits and 2 walks. You get the feeling this guy wants to make the play-off roster or something.
Sam LeCure pitched a perfect eighth inning before J.J. Hoover took over in the ninth. Hoover allowed a baserunner with 2 outs in the inning, but it didn’t go any further than that.
The first Reds run scored in the third inning when Ryan Hanigan and Brandon Phillips each singled and then advanced on a wild pitch. Wilson Valdez then grounded out, but it was enough to bring in Hanigan.
The Reds’ winning run came in the sixth when Scott Rolen sacrificed in Ryan Ludwick. All the scoring on productive outs. That’s weird. But it does make a little more sense when you consider who’s credited with the RBI in this game.
The win brings the Reds’ record to 87-57. They l...
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The Reds completed the sweep of the Pirates last night by a score of 1-2. Homer Bailey put in a very nice start for his 11th win, which is a career-high number of wins for him. J.J. Hoover pitched in the ninth inning for the first save of his career. The 2 RBI belong to…Wilson Valdez? And Scott Rolen?
Lots of unusual things happening tonight.
Today the Reds...
CINCINNATI It hasnt come to the point where Cincinnati Reds catcher Ryan Hanigan considers changing his first name to Rodney, but its close.When it comes to respect outside of Cincinnati, Hanigan makes Rodney Dangerfield seem like The Man of the Year.Not long ago, a sports network polled fans with the question: What catcher can a contending team least afford to lose? There were...
Cruising toward their second NL Central title in three seasons, the Cincinnati Reds should be able to enjoy their first trip to the new ballpark in Miami.
The Reds may be division champions by the end of their six-game trek, which begins Friday night with the red-hot Bronson Arroyo facing the sputtering Marlins.
Any slight doubts about the Reds' grip on the Central vanished this...
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The Cincinnati Reds have had a number of surprising heroes as they have pulled away from the field in the 2012 National League Central despite losing one the best players in baseball, Joey Votto, for a substantial chunk of games (although Votto has still managed to be worth about five wins this year). In addition to the expected contributions...
Cincinnati Reds left-hander Aroldis Chapman threw for the first time since being shut down Monday with shoulder fatigue. He had no problems. "We said five to seven days," Reds manager Dusty Baker said. "This is day No. 4. It helps that we have a couple of off days in there, it's not like he's missing seven games." Chapman agreed. "A few more days...
Although the Cincinnati Reds are running away with the NL Central, there are some growing concerns for Dusty Baker's club. Their offense is suddenly sputtering, and ace Johnny Cueto seems like he's hit a wall.
Cueto tries to avoid losing three straight starts for the first time in three years, while the visiting Reds look to bounce back from one of their worst offensive...
Joe Robbins/Getty ImagesAroldis Chapman has had an unbelievable season for a closer. He has gone 5-5 with a miniscule 1.60 ERA and 119 strikeouts. And, he has only pitched 67.2 innings.His strikeouts-per-nine-innings is 15.8. That would mean that if he were to start, he would strike out more than half the batters he would face if he went the distance.Chapman has established himself...
It was a good old-fashioned pitcher’s duel in Cincinnati on Wednesday night as Homer Bailey (11-9) put together one of his better Great American Ballpark performances and put away Pittsburgh, 2-1. The win inches the Reds closer to October as their magic number continues to shrink. It now stands at just eight after St. Louis fell to San Diego, 3-2. For more details on the...
With the Blaze's playoff loss on Wednesday, all of the Reds minor league organizations are through with baseball for this season so it's time we finished recapping each team's season. Statistical leaders were chosen among those who played significant time. It's not limited to a certain number of ABs or IPs, really. I just picked who I thought played enough...
After averaging a measly 94.4 mph on 23 pitches against the Pittsburgh Pirates on Monday, dominant Cincinnati Reds closer Aroldis Chapman will be shelved for roughly a week to combat shoulder fatigue. The 6-foot-4, 200 pound Chapman (5-5, 1.60 ERA), … Continue reading →
Bronson Arroyo looks for the sign from the catcher.Last Game
The Reds took yesterday off, and for once, I was glad. I needed a nap.
Our boys are back in action tonight, visiting the Miami Marlins. Bronson Arroyo (RHP, 12-7, 3.66 ERA) will face off against Jacob Turner (RHP, 0-2, 5.29 ERA). I was live and in person for Arroyo’s last start, which was a gem. I can’t speak...
One of baseball's traditional home openers will have an innovative twist next season.
The Cincinnati Reds will host the Los Angeles Angels on April 1, becoming the first teams to start their seasons with an interleague matchup. The Reds, the first professional team, celebrate opening day with a parade and have opened all but four seasons at home.
Major League Baseball announced...
Looky looky another loss. Clint Hurdle still in the driver’s seat though. That really inspires confidence. I wonder if Neal Huntington will ever comment about the absurd lineups, and awful losing streak? Anything would be better than his awful cliches, and fruitless interviews to date. Throw us a bone Neal. Please…… The Pirates look to [...]