Found May 04, 2012 on
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[Cincinnati.com] [Mark Sheldon]
Frustrate you as they may, and they were frustrating for eight long innings with Ryan Dempster on the hill; there’s one thing you can say about the Reds. This group will force you to play for 27 outs, and if you don’t they’ll send you home losers.
The Reds entered the ninth inning trailing by a score of 3-0. They had just three hits on the day until that point. And then Carlos Marmol gave them the air supply they desperately needed.
He walked Willie Harris to lead off the ninth, which was a bad idea since Harris hasn’t collected a base-hit all season thus far. Joey Votto followed with a walk of his own. Brandon Phillips hit a ground ball to Ian Stewart, and the usually sound defense of the Cubs imploded. Stewart booted the ball and Harris scored. Jay Bruce followed with a sharp single. Ryan Ludwick walked to make it 3-2. Devin Mesoraco hit into a double play but the game was tied at 3-3.
The Reds found a way to win it in the 10th on a sac...
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Despite what it looked like for the first eight innings, the Reds actually pulled out a win against the Cubs yesterday 3-4. Since the first game of the series was cancelled due to rain, the win gave the Reds a split in what turned out to be a two-game series.
The Reds head to Pittsburgh to visit lovely PNC park and take on the Pirates this evening at 7:05 p.m...
Wild Cubs closer Carlos Marmol helped Cincinnati rally for three runs in the ninth to tie it, and Scott Rolen hit a sacrifice fly in the 10th inning that swept the Reds to a 4-3 victory Thursday and two-game split.
Marmol let a 3-0 lead slip away by walking three of the five batters he faced, allowing Cincinnati to tie it with only one hit in the inning. It was his third blown save...
The Chicago Cubs activated right-handed pitchers Ryan Dempster and Kerry Wood from the 15-day disabled list Thursday, while sending pitchers Scott Maine and Randy Wells to Triple-A Iowa. Dempster, who turned 35 Thursday, will start against the Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ball Park. He is 0-1 with a 1.33 ERA in three starts this season. He missed time with a strained right...
Here's some footage from the 2011 season of Reds prospect Billy Hamilton swiping some bases. The 21-year old shortstop tallied a world-leading 103 bags last year for the Dayton Dragons.
Carlos Marmol is no longer the closer for the Chicago Cubs, manager Dale Sveum said Friday. The move came the day after Marmol blew a 3-0 ninth inning lead in a 4-3 loss to the Cincinnati Reds. Sveum said left-hander James Russell and right-hander Rafael Dolis will share the closer duties. "I called (Marmol) into the office and told him he is not the closer right now,"...
The Giants swept the Cubs by scores of 3-1 and 2-1 in a Cactus League Extended Spring Training Cinco de Mayo doubleheader this morning at Fitch Park in Mesa, AZ.
Both games were pre-scheduled as seven-inning contests, but the game on Field #2 was extended an extra half-inning so that Alvido Jimenez could throw a second inning.
Cubs 2011 1st round draft pick SS Javier Baez left...
The Cincinnati Reds moved over the .500 mark (13-12) with a 6-1 win over the host Pittsburgh Pirates on Friday.
Johnny Cueto picked up the complete-game victory for the Reds and is now 4-0 with a 1.31 ERA on the season.
Any questions about whether Cueto was “truly an ace” have quickly been answered. His numbers this season are eye-popping, and this is after going 12-7 with...
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Johnny Cueto remained unbeaten, giving up seven hits in his first complete game of the season as the Cincinnati Reds beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 6-1 on Friday night.
The right-hander struck out three without a walk to improve to 4-0 and lower his ERA to 1.32.
Zack Cozart and Drew Stubbs homered on consecutive pitches in the seventh inning off Pittsburgh starter...
Come on, Johnny Cueto! You’re pitching against the Pirates! I expect two concurrent perfect games from you! Win this contest for me!
I’ve decided to put away my history of horrible fantasy performances and destroy this week’s FanDuel contest, wherein you pay $2 to enter and stand to win cash from a $200 cash pool … and the best part is that you can enter three times,...
We are nearly a full month into the minor league season. Here is a look at the organization leaderboard.
Billy Hamilton – 25
Donald Lutz – 20
Henry Rodriguez -19
Neftali Soto – 9
Donald Lutz – 8
5 tied with 7
Billy Hamilton – 4
Ryan Wright – 3
6 tied with 2
Donald Lutz – 7
Travis Mattair – 6
CHICAGO (AP) -- Travis Wood will start Sunday for the Chicago Cubs in place of Matt Garza, who was scratched for a second consecutive day due to a virus.
Wood will make his Cubs debut against the Los Angeles Dodgers after going 1-3 with a 5.08 ERA at Triple-A Iowa this year. The left-hander was acquired from the Cincinnati Reds this offseason for reliever Sean Marshall.
The Pirates open a three-game series with Cincinnati on Friday night at PNC Park. The Bucs will start right-hander Kevin Correia. The Reds will toss righty Johnny Cueto.
CHICAGO (AP) -- Chris Capuano beat the Chicago Cubs with his bat and his arm on Saturday. Guess which one he'll remember more?
Capuano threw seven shutout innings and drove in two runs to lead the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 5-1 win over the Cubs.
Capuano (4-0) held Chicago to three hits and struck out seven, extending his scoreless innings streak to 18 2-3. His two-run double...
The Dodgers have the best record in the National league, and are only one win off of Tampa's 18-8 mark for the best in baseball. A big part of that is Matt Kemp, who is making Bryan LaHair's numbers look pedestrian this year. Kemp has hit 12 HRs to LaHair's 7, though their wOBAs aren't [...]
Chicago Cubs pitcher, Jeff Samardzija, has been one of the few bright spots for the club a little over a month into the 2012 season. After yesterdays victory over the Cincinnati Reds, Samardzija is 3-1 with a 3.41 ERA with 32 strikeouts and a WHIP of 1.23. Entering into Spring training, he made it known that he [...]