Found June 30, 2012 on Red Hot Mama:
After two games in the series between the division leading Cincinnati Reds and San Francisco Giants, the Reds have been outscored 6-5. But thanks to not scoring at all during the first game and saving those runs for the second, the series is tied and the Reds have a chance at the series win today. From looking at the pitching match-up beforehand, it wasn’t the outcome I expected. Matt Cain, he of the recent perfect game and with an ERA in the 2s, against Mike Leake, who struggled at the … [visit site to read more]

Three Reds named to Keith Law's 'real' All-Star roster

The ability for the fan's to pick the starters for the Midsummer Classic can often turn into a popularity contest. Well, in an effort to compile a more educated and fair team, Keith Law of ESPN Insider put together a roster full of "real" All-Stars on Thursday afternoon. It encompassed who he believed were the 25 most-deserving players in Major League Baseball with...

Joey Votto Leaves with Knee Injury

Cincinnati Reds first baseman Joey Votto left Saturday’s game against the Giants early due to knee inflammation. Votto injured the knee while batting in the fifth inning against Barry Zito, and was noticeably limping down the first base line. The Reds announced that Votto was removed for precautionary reasons and that the injury is not serious. Votto is batting a team best .354...

MINOR details 6/28/12: Henry Rodriguez returns

Rodriguez returned from injury in a rehab post with the AZL Reds. Buffalo 4 Louisville 2 Bats (31-51), Last place International League West, 19.0 GB -Sean Gallagher (L 6-5, 5.20) took the loss, allowing three earned runs in four innings. Kanekoa Texeira tossed 1.2 perfect innings. Jordan Smith threw a scoreless inning. -2B Kris Negron had a hit and an RBI. 3B Mike Costanzo...

Madison Bumgarner Extends Giants’ Scoreless Streak to 36 Innings

It’s rather surprising, but coming into tonight, Madison Bumgarner had never thrown a complete game. 67 starts, most of them good, and yet none of ‘em lasted nine innings. He had pitched into the ninth inning on a couple occasions, but never a complete game. In any event, his first career complete game finally came tonight, and he was really as good as ever. Miguel “how is...

Giants use one-hitter to stomp Reds

Hanigan recorded the Reds' only hit off Bumgarner. The West Coast never seems to be nice when the Redlegs visit, and Thursday evening turned into a very unfriendly welcome. The Reds (41-34) and Giants (44-33) met up as Cincinnati began an 11-game road trip on the left coast. San Francisco won 5-0. Johnny Cueto (L 9-4, 2.26) struggled with command a bit, but still ended...

Giants 4, Reds 3

Angel Pagan hit a game-ending double that Jay Bruce misplayed in right field with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning, giving the San Francisco Giants a four-game series split with a 4-3 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Sunday. Buster Posey poked a pitch from Jose Arredondo (4-2) down the right-field line that bounced into the stands for a two-out double. Then Pablo Sandoval...

Joey Votto and his #VoteVotto lead

Votto during Opening Night.Voting for the All Star game has ended, and the last time Major League Baseball … [visit site to read more]

Bonds, 2002 NL champion Giants reunite

Barry Bonds says he doesn't even remember Game 7 of the 2002 World Series. Russ Ortiz still has the ball manager Dusty Baker infamously handed him walking off the mound in Game 6 with a 5-0 lead and the championship eight outs away. Jeff Kent remains bitter about what he calls ''the worst defeat of my life.'' Almost a decade later, San Francisco's collapse...

Daily Notes | Were Brandon Phillips & Johnny Cueto Really Snubs?

Dusty Baker and Joey Votto were not pleased that teammates Johnny Cueto and Brandon Phillips were not selected to the National League All Star roster that Tony La Russa selected. Let's look first at the case of Cueto. Here is how he stacks up with the other starting pitchers on the roster: Player ERA WHIP Strikeouts Wins Cueto 2...

Pagan's RBI double in ninth wins it for Giants

SAN FRANCISCO -- It was one of the strangest endings to a game this season for the San Francisco Giants, but all that matters to them is they got the win. With two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning, Angel Pagan doubled in the winning run as the Giants defeated the Cincinnati Reds 4-3 on Sunday afternoon. Pagan thought his flyball had been caught by outfielder Jay Bruce...

What You Need to Know: Friday, June 29 by Daniel Rathman

The Thursday Takeaway Sixteen days ago, Matt Cain found his way into the Giants’ record books by throwing the first perfect game in team history. Now, his four rotation colleagues—Barry Zito, Ryan Vogelsong, Tim Lincecum, and Madison Bumgarner—have joined him by spearheading the team’s first-ever of run four consecutive shutouts. The Giants’ 5-0 victory over the Reds...

Reds shut out by Giants' Bumgarner

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Madison Bumgarner took a no-hitter into the sixth inning and finished with a one-hitter and the San Francisco Giants beat the Cincinnati Reds 5-0 Thursday night. Bumgarner (10-4) completed his first career game with his first shutout as the Giants tossed four consecutive shutouts for the first time in franchise history. Bumgarner walked one and struck out eight...

All-Star Game Shocker! Pablo Sandoval Beats Out David Wright At Third Base

In a shocking development, San Francisco Giants’ Pablo Sandoval has beaten out David Wright to start at third base for the National League at this year’s All-Star Game in Kansas City. Sandoval has hit .307 with a .366 on-base percentage, .482 slugging percentage, and .848 OPS with six home runs and 25 RBI in 166 at-bats over 44 games for the Giants this season. Wright is second...

Reds 5, Giants 1

Mike Leake pitched a nine-hitter for his first career complete game and homered off Matt Cain, and the Cincinnati Reds beat the San Francisco Giants 5-1 on Friday night. Zack Cozart hit the first pitch of the game from Cain over the wall in left-center and, just like that, San Francisco's franchise-record streak of four straight shutouts had ended. Jay Bruce added a two-run...
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