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It took four tries, but Mat Latos finally overcame his streak of terrible Aprils to start seasons. That it came in his second year with the Cincinnati Reds is not really a surprise, given how much looser he was coming into camp.
Latos talked about this during spring training, mentioning the pressure that he felt after the trade in 2012.
“Who’s to say that I’m that good to be traded for four guys? That’s what killed me,” Latos said. “If I had been traded for one guy, it would have been a lot different. Something like that happens, automatically there’s a pressure regardless. You’re like, ‘Crap, I’ve got to prove that I’m worth four guys.’”
That feeling is over with this year.
And the results have shown it. Consider his first three Aprils in the majors.
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It's no secret to Reds fans that Jay Bruce has been struggling at the plate lately. And it appears as if those struggles have caused the Reds outfielder to reach a breaking point on Twitter.
The 26-year-old took to the social media site Tuesday night to vent about the heat he has been taking from fans this year. Here is the gist of what he had to say...
HATING ON HATERS
Reds outfielder Jay Bruce is off to somewhat of a slow start this season and decided to respond to those individuals who have been criticizing him on Twitter.
Those socks equal wins for the last two days. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)Last game
For the second day in a row, Joey Votto wore his socks high, and for the second day in a row, the Reds won. It’s officially their longest road streak of the season. Is showing off his socks what Votto is paid to do? When it equals wins, I think you could argue that it is.
Mat Latos was...
Jay Bruce signs the jersey of a Reds Heads kids club member.Yes, the Cincinnati Reds lost an excellent pitchers’ duel between Bronson Arroyo and Jaime Garcia last night, but you undoubtedly stayed up to watch that whole thing. What you may have missed was Jay Bruce reaching his limit of twitter abuse around midnight after the game.
Bruce has started the season slowly and has yet...
We are a day behind on this series because of the downtime over the weekend, but things should be back on schedule for next week.
Louisville Bats: 11-14 record, 77 runs scored, 91 runs allowed.
Weekly Review: The Bats went 2-5 over the last week, bookmarking the week with wins. When the pitching showed up, the hitting didn’t and when the hitting showed up, the pitching didn’t...
A frustrating 5-2 loss for the Nats on Sunday against the Reds, and Adam LaRoche continues to simply not hit. But Henry Rodriguez was like a little ray of comedic sunshine on an otherwise gray and gloomy day in Washington when he nearly hit Corky Miller with a pitch in the 8th, then followed that up with a pitch that ricocheted off the backstop and nearly hit him in the head. Enjoy...
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Louisville won 6-2. Box Score
Billy Hamilton went 1-4 with a double, steal (15) and a run.
Neftali Soto went 4-4 with a double, HR (3), 2 RBI and 2 runs.
Mike Hessman went 1-4 with a double.
Felix Perez went 2-4 with a double and an RBI.
Kristopher Negron went 1-4 with a solo HR (1).
Daniel Corcino allowed a run in 6 innings with a walk and 5 strikeouts.
Kevin Whelan threw 2 shutout...
Cincinnati Reds right-handed starting pitcher Johnny Cueto will make his first minor league rehab start on Friday for the team's Double-A affiliate, according to John Fay of The Cincinnati Enquirer.
Cueto says he'll throw for Pensacola Friday in rehab. 60, 70 pitches. #reds @cincienquirer
— John Fay (@johnfayman) May 1, 2013
Cueto has been sidelined since the...
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Mat Latos outpitched Adam Wainwright, extending his scoreless innings streak to 17, and the Cincinnati Reds got an RBI apiece from Joey Votto and Xavier Paul in a 2-1 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Monday night.
Aroldis Chapman worked a perfect ninth for his sixth save in six chances.
Yadier Molina had an RBI double off Jonathan Broxton that produced the...
Hal McCoy is the Cincinnati Reds beat writer for the Dayton Daily News. He has been honored by the Baseball Hall of Fame and is the longest tenured beat writer in Major League Baseball. McCoy is also legally blind and can't drive to games on his own. Earlier this year, McCoy put the equivalent of a Help Wanted Ad on his Dayton Daily News blog because his driver for the...
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Washington Nationals pitcher Henry Rodriguez came dangerously close to having to charge the mound on himself on Sunday during a game against the Cincinnati Reds. In the top of the 8th inning, the right-hander threw a wild pitch. Oftentimes wild pitches lead to bench-clearing brawls. If Rodriguez’s wild pitch came any closer to his own head...
Lance Lynn won his 10th consecutive decision, allowing one run and five hits in seven innings Wednesday to lead the St. Louis Cardinals over the Cincinnati Reds 4-2.
Lynn (5-0) struck out five and walked two, improving to 10-0 in 10 starts and one relief appearance since losing to Milwaukee on Sept. 7. He became the NL's first five-game winner.
It's the second straight...
A 3-4 week that didn’t feel that good I guess that’s what happens when you drop 3 in a row. On the plus side have you seen this rookie!!!!! Use promo code “RedLeg” on CincyShirts.com to save 15%
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Reds score in bottom of 9th to go to extras Parra...
The St. Louis Cardinals and the Cincinnati Reds have become some of baseball’s most bitter rivals. Being two of the best teams in the National League seems to enhance the competitiveness felt between them and there is a fierce ongoing battle between the Reds and Cardinals fans and players.
The St Louis Cardinals are one of the oldest franchises in Major League Baseball and have...