Found June 13, 2013 on Fox Sports Ohio:
The Cincinnati Reds have gotten back on track in their series against the Chicago Cubs, largely due to their performance on the mound.The Reds appear to have a good chance to continue that outstanding pitching and their lengthy winning streak at Wrigley Field with Mat Latos taking the ball in Thursday's finale.Mike Leake provided the latest strong outing Wednesday when he allowed one run and three hits in eight innings to lead Cincinnati to a 2-1 victory over the Cubs (25-38), who have lost eight of 10.The Reds (40-26) are 19-3 in the last 22 meetings with Chicago, including a franchise-best 12 straight road wins - the longest streak by an opponent at Wrigley."We're just having fun. That's the only thing I can say," said third baseman Todd Frazier, who homered for the second straight game and gave the Reds the lead in the seventh inning. "We're relaxed when we play here. We like playing here."Though they had a 7.63 ERA in a stretch of four losses ...

Phillips imitates teammate's stance

Your browser does not support iframes. Brandon Phillips was in a playful mood Wednesday afternoon after Todd Frazier belted a go-ahead home run during the seventh inning. Frazier's blast put the Reds in front, 2-1, at the time and proved to be the decisive blow as Cincinnati recorded its 12th straight victory at Wrigley Field. Frazier was immediately greeted in the dugout...

Baker says Chapman staying put - no 2-inning saves

CINCINNATI The once nearly impenetrable Cincinnati Reds bullpen suddenly has sprung more leaks than a colander, particularly in the critical eighth inning, so the constituents in the stands are asking: Why not use closer Aroldis Chapman in the eighth and ninth?It is not going to happen no discussion, no debate, no but, but, but, buts.Manager Dusty Baker is as adamant about his...

Reds to hold mass wedding at Great American Ball Park

If you and your special someone have been thinking about tying the knot lately than I have just the time and place for you two to do so. On Friday, August 2, the Reds are offering couples the chance to say "I do" in the first ever mass wedding at Great American Ball Park. The couples will have the opportunity to exchange vows on the field before the Reds play host...

Cincinnati Reds: A family feud in left field

I hopped on a blog website a couple days ago, and one of the first posts I read was “Xavier Paul: Why is he still here?” Derrick Robinson might be one of the fastest guys on the Reds. His speed has helped turn many single hits, into doubles. Then, in the third game of the most recent series against the Cubs, he went 2-4 with a run, a double and  a homer that brought in three...

MiLB Check-in: Cubs Long-Term Sticks

Javier BaezPhoto Credit: USATSI Let me preface this piece by stating that none of these players should be owned in re-draft leagues, but all three should be owned in any and all versions of a keeper format. Without further adieu, notes on the top three batting prospects in the Cubs loaded system: Javier Baez, RHH SS – The 20-year old shortstop caught everyone’s attention during...

Cubs CF David DeJesus injured crashing into wall

Chicago Cubs center fielder David DeJesus has left a game against the New York Mets after he crashed into the outfield fence. DeJesus appeared to hurt his right shoulder Friday night after Juan Lagares' third-inning triple ticked off the end of his glove. DeJesus was running almost full speed when he extended his right arm, which slammed into the padded wall in right-center...

Cubs rumors: Chicago 'likely' to release Ian Stewart

Prior to his suspension, it was clear that Chicago Cubs infielder Ian Stewart wasn't happy with his role with the team. He may not have to worry about this role much longer, as Paul Sullivan of The Chicago Tribune report that the Cubs are "likely" to release Stewart. Cubs likely to part with Stewart. — Paul Sullivan (@PWSullivan) June 11, 2013 Chicago...

Betancourt, Chapman, and the Sordid Business of Defection

(Image: AP/David J. Phillip) This weekend’s three-game series between the Reds and Brewers includes two players – Yuniesky Betancourt and Aroldis Chapman – who took a more tortured path than most to the big leagues.  Both are Cuban players who defected from their home country to play professionally in the United States. As someone of Cuban heritage, I’m particularly...

Weekly batch of Reds news and notes

by: Dan Howard Staff Writer Welcome to the readers of The Mountain Citizen, a weekly paper located in Inez, Ky. They are scheduled to print my posts beginning in late June. I want to thank The Mountain Citizen Editor Gary Ball and their Sports Editor Ron Hickman for this opportunity. I guess the St. Louis Cardinals really are that good. I can’t understand how the Reds...
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