Found August 09, 2012 on Redlegs Review:
It’s the second edition of the player power rankings. The Reds are 3-4 since last week, including all four losses in a row going into tonight’s game with the Cubs. Almost everyone seems to have cooled off, which should have been expected, leaving most Reds fans yearning for the return of Joey Votto. Who can blame them? We’ve been without him long enough. Hopefully, he’ll be back by next week. Until then, here’s how the roster has stacked up thus far. It should be noted that Mat Latos and Scott Rolen took the biggest leaps. Latos moved from 10th to 7th, while Rolen moved from 19th to a tie for 12th. The newest Red, Jonathan Broxton also makes his first appearance this week. 1. Joey Votto Last week: 1; High-1 Low-4 The Reds have done astoundingly well in his absence. But, after the Milwaukee series, one has to wonder how much longer they can keep afloat without Votto’s presence in the lineup. -Scott 2. Johnny Cueto Last week: 2; High-1 Low-3 D...
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
RELATED ARTICLES

Cincinnati struggling, turns to Red-hot Latos

The hottest team in the majors for much of the past month, the Cincinnati Reds are suddenly on the verge of matching their longest losing streak of the season. Fortunately for them, they may have the right man on the mound Wednesday to stop the slide. Mat Latos looks to help the Reds avoid a fourth straight loss and a three-game sweep at the hands of the Milwaukee Brewers by winning...
DON'T BE A RICHARD

Reds 2B amusingly vents on Twitter

Despite a great season, the Cincinnati Reds were recently swept and second baseman Brandon Phillips hilariously responded to a question about losing on Twitter.

Game 111: Reds 2, Brewers 3

The Reds wasted a lovely start by Mat Latos yesterday afternoon to notch their fourth loss in a row. In 7.0 innings of work, Latos allowed just 1 run (earned) on 3 hits and a walk. He struck out 8. Seriously, as this guy gets older and gets better … [visit site to read more]

Doyel: Aroldis Chapman for Cy Young

The Cuban Missile has had a lot to smile about lately R.A. Dickey, Johnny Cueto, Craig Kimbrel, Joel Hanrahan and Aroldis Chapman are all pitchers who figure to be in the running for National League Cy Young Award honors at year's end. And at least one national columnist is willing to cast his vote for baseball's most prestigious pitching award to Chapman. In his latest...

Minor League Game Review – 8/10/12

8/10 Game Review Louisville won 3-2. Box Score Neftali Soto went 2-4 with a HR (14) and 2 RBI. Felix Perez went 1-3. Bill Rhinehart went 1-4 with a triple. Chad Reineke went 2-2 with a run at the plate. He allowed 1 earned (2 total) in 6 innings with 2 walks and 2 strikeouts while on the mound. Jordan Smith threw a hitless inning with a walk. Nick Masset threw a perfect inning...

Bailey attempts to stop losing skid

What looked to be a favorable stretch for the Cincinnati Reds has been anything but easy. The Reds will try to avoid a sixth straight loss Friday when they continue their series against the Chicago Cubs. After taking two of three last weekend from Pittsburgh - its nearest competitor in the NL Central - to open a 4 12-game lead, Cincinnati was swept at Milwaukee before dropping a...

Baker giving Bruce a couple days off

CHICAGO (AP) -- Cincinnati manager Dusty Baker is giving slumping outfielder Jay Bruce a couple days off. Bruce hit .213 in July and is batting .200 in August. He's hitless in his last 12 at-bats with seven strikeouts. Baker said Friday the slump is "like being in quicksand" and called the time off a "last resort." Even with Bruce slumping and slugger Joey...

TV Ratings: 18.6 Overnight For Olympics Wednesday Night (Also: Nationwide Series, Cincinnati Reds)

Overnight ratings rose once again for primetime coverage of the London Olympics. In other news, Saturday’s Nationwide Series race from Iowa hit a record low in viewership, and local ratings have risen by double-digits for the Cincinnati Reds. Another Slight Rise in Overnights For Olympics: Tape delayed primetime coverage of the 2012 London Olympics drew an 18.6 overnight rating...

Minor League Game Review – 8/9/12

8/9 Game Review Louisville lost 4-3. Box Score Denis Phipps went 1-4 with a double and a run. Didi Gregorius went 1-4 with a triple and 2 RBI. Henry Rodriguez went 1-4 with a run. Neftali Soto went 2-4. Felix Perez went 1-2 with a walk. Bill Rhinehart went 1-1. Sean Gallagher allowed 3 runs in 6 innings with 7 walks and no strikeouts. Not sure I have seen that before. Nick Christiani...

If Reds players competed in the Olympics

As the 2012 Summer Olympic Games comes to a close this weekend, I couldn't help but wonder how some of the current Reds would fare in a few of the events. So, I gave it a little thought and came up with the following event/player pairings. Remember, these are just for kicks and giggles. Sean Marshall - Archery + The tall left-hander has literally been on point this year...

Game 112: Reds 3, Cubs 5

Sometimes, I’m not sure who’s more infuriating. After last night’s loss, Jocketty is edging out Baker.The … [visit site to read more]

Wolf, Brewers aim for sweep of first-place Reds

The hottest team in the majors for much of the past month, the Cincinnati Reds are suddenly on the verge of matching their longest losing streak of the season. Fortunately for them, they may have the right man on the mound Wednesday to stop the slide. Mat Latos looks to help the Reds avoid a fourth straight loss and a three-game sweep at the hands of the Milwaukee Brewers by winning...

MINOR details 8/8/12: Billy Hamilton nearing steals record

He's close to 145. Toledo 8 Louisville 4 Bats (47-72), 3rd place International League West, 24.0 GB -Pedro Villarreal (L 3-9, 4.12) allowed four earned runs, three earned, in 4.1 innings to take the loss. Travis Webb threw a scoreless inning. -3B Henry Rodriguez drove in a run. RF Felix Perez went 2-3, with a solo home run (4) and two runs scored. C Brian Peacock...

Frazier drives in 4 runs as Reds beat Cubs

CHICAGO (AP) -- Rookie Todd Frazier doubled twice and drove in four runs, Aroldis Chapman came out of the bullpen to stop an eighth-inning rally attempt and the Cincinnati Reds beat the sloppy Chicago Cubs 10-8 Friday to end their season-high losing streak at five games. Ryan Ludwick hit a two-run homer into a 24 mph wind in the third against Justin Germano (1-2) as the NL Central...

Fantasy Baseball Daily Fix, August 9, 2012: Hamilton On The Run, Machado Promoted

Reds' prospect Billy Hamilton stole 3 bases on Wednesday night, making it 131 on the season. If you follow TheFantasyFix on Twitter – and if you don't you're a stupid asshole – you have heard plenty about Hamilton's speed throughout this season. Strangely, as I write this at 10pm west coast, there is still no mention of Hamilton, but it's probably just because...
Reds News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.