Found May 13, 2012 on Redlegs Review:
The latest press release from the Reds... CINCINNATI (May 12, 2011) – Major League Baseball recently announced the 30 winners of the 2012 Honorary Bat Girl program, which recognizes baseball fans who have been affected by breast cancer and demonstrate a commitment of “Going to Bat” in the fight against the disease. The winner of the Honorary Bat Girl Contest for the Cincinnati Reds is Tina Amrhein from Brookville, Indiana. “At age 19, Tina Amrhein lost her mother, Diane, to breast cancer, and has supported cancer awareness for years; regularly participating in events like Relay For Life. With this family history, when Tina was recently diagnosed with breast cancer she made the tough but quick decision for radical surgery, to be followed with aggressive chemotherapy. Along with being very active in their church and tirelessly helping with numerous benefit events Tina and husband Kevin, parents of two grown children, have become foster parents to two young brothers. They ...

Minor details 5/12/12: A night to forget for all Reds teams

Saturday was a night to forget for all teams in the Cincinnati Reds organization as five squads set out in search for victories and none emerged successful. Lehigh Valley 5, Louisville 3 F/10 - The Bats (11-26) dropped a 10-inning affair to the visiting Iron Pigs. The loss marked the eighth in their last nine games. Jeff Francis got the start and lasted 6.1 innings while...

Reds Ride Votto to Victory

The Cincinnati Reds (17-16) hosted the Washington Nationals (21-13) in the final game of a short three game home stand. The Redlegs were trying to avoid a sweep and continue their getaway day magic. The team definitely avoided a sweep and did so in dramatic come from behind fashion with a 9-6 victory. Let's take a look at how the game unfolded with the good, the bad, and...

Reds' Rolen on DL with bum shoulder

Reds third baseman Scott Rolen went back on the 15-day disabled list Saturday because of more soreness in his left shoulder, a chronic problem late in his career. The 37-year-old infielder had surgery to clean out the shoulder last August, but hasn't fully recovered his swing. He was batting only .174 with two homers and 11 RBI when he called the team on Saturday and suggested...

The 2012 Joey Votto Bobblehead

Tonight’s Cincinnati Reds’ game against the Washington Nationals will feature a 2012 Joey Votto bobblehead doll giveaway. Or as I’ve taken to calling it, the Vottohead doll. <img src="" alt="" title="It's not a doll! It's an action figure!"...

Reds fall behind early and can't recover

It was an early exit for Leake on Friday Things went awry from the very start for Dusty Baker and the Reds (16-15) on Friday en route to a 7-2 defeat. The visiting Nationals (20-12) pounced on struggling starter Mike Leake early and often to race out to a 6-0 lead after three frames. His counterpart, Gio Gonzalez, improved to 4-1 on the year after limiting the Reds to five...

Monday news and notes

Usually Monday is for the Minor League Team Progress Report, but that is pushed until tomorrow as there was a whole lot of things going on that weren’t covered between Friday and today. First thing to get to is the recent slew of transactions through the organization. Mike Costanzo – promoted to the Reds Miguel Rojas – promoted to Louisville Wirfin Obispo – promoted to...

Votto hits 3 HRs, including walk-off slam

Joey Votto hit a grand slam in the ninth inning for his third home run of the game, rallying the Cincinnati Reds to a rain-delayed 9-6 victory over the Washington Nationals on Sunday. Votto hit solo homers in his first two at-bats and finished a big day with his second career slam with two outs in the ninth. Washington came into the game with only 15 homers allowed all season,...

Leake's awful start for Reds continues

Mike Leake continues to struggle mightily. He fell to 0-5 on the year, and his ERA rose to 7.71 in the Reds' 7-3 loss to the Washington Nationals on Friday night. He went only three innings and allowed six runs on seven hits, including two home runs. "We're all concerned," manager Dusty Baker said. "We've been concerned. As far as we know, he's...

Reds place Rolen on disabled list

The Cincinnati Reds placed third baseman Scott Rolen on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left shoulder Saturday. The team brought up infielder Mike Costanzo from Class AAA Louisville. "He's struggling a little bit," manager Dusty Baker told "He's not feeling real good." The shoulder has been an ongoing problem for Rolen, who...

Video: Another look at Votto's walkoff slam

Your browser does not support iframes. Here's the last of Joey Votto's three home runs on Sunday. I'm still in awe. The guy is simply amazing.

When Bryce Harper whiffed on a 100 MPH Aroldis Chapman fastball

Well, it's a good thing Bryce Harper got his frustrations out on Friday night. Harper suffered through another tough night at the plate on Saturday (0-4, 1K, 5 LOB), capped off by a three pitch strikeout to Aroldis Chapman (99 MPH foul, 87 MPH foul, 100 MPH whiff). (Screengrabs via MASN/MLB.TV) Befriend the Nats Enquirer on Facebook. Follow us on Twitter.

Reds vs. Braves "series" preview

Now that the Reds’ series victory streak was snapped at the hands of the Nationals over the weekend that just means that its time to start a new one, right? Well, they will just have to wait on that, at least in the traditional sense as they’re on the road for two games at Atlanta. It’s quick and hopefully fun, just like this preview. ...

Game 33: Nationals 6, Reds 9

I wanted to write a game wrap for this afternoon’s tonight’s rain-delayed game, but there are really only two things to … [visit site to read more]

Nats win; Harper gets cut in tantrum

Mike Leake is still winless, and that's becoming a worry. Roger Bernadina and Danny Espinosa each hit a two-run homer off Leake on Friday night, setting off one of Washington's biggest scoring splurges of the season and a 7-3 victory over the Cincinnati Reds. The slow-starting Nationals had scored only three runs in the first inning all season. They had that many before...

When Bryce Harper lost one in the tough sky

Hasn't been the best of times since Bryce Harper cut off his skullet, eh? Friday night: 0-5, smacks himself in the eye with his bat. Saturday: 0-4, finishes his day by striking out on three pitches against Aroldis Chapman. Then on Sunday, Harper lost a Jay Bruce fly ball in the twlight/mist/clouds/sky in the 8th inning (video here). Ball lands ~15 feet behind him on the warning...
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