Found July 30, 2013 on
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Save the game, not the cigar. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)
The Padres handed the Reds their fourth loss in a row last night. This west coast visit started out so promising, but last night’s loss pulled the winning percentage for the road trip under the .500 mark.
I didn’t stay up for it myself, so I didn’t know that it was Chris “The Heartthrob” Denorfia that pounded the last nail into the coffin of the Reds’ hopes last night until I saw it on Facebook.
Aroldis Chapman came in to hold the 1-0 lead that the Reds had, walked the first guy he faced (Yonder Alonso), and then gave up the dinger. Maybe he should chalk it up to not having pitched in nine days.
You might think that Dino (and Alonso, I guess) was out for revenge against his former team, but 1) that would be an awfully long time to hold a grudge, and 2) Denorfia has not historically played that well against the Reds. His career line against Cincinnati is only .240/.240/.560, which makes the Reds one of his worst opponents.
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Reds closer Aroldis Chapman hasn't seen much action since the All-Star Break. In fact, the southpaw had appeared in just one of Cincinnati's eight games since the break entering Monday's game in San Diego.
Seen here is the Cuban native smoking a cigar before Monday's series opener against the Padres at PETCO Park. As you can see, he appears to be enjoying...
Mat Latos couldn't play stopper for Cincinnati, and then struggled to describe the funk the Reds are in.
Nick Hundley hit a two-run double with two outs in the eighth inning and the San Diego Padres beat Cincinnati 4-2 Tuesday night, handing the Reds their fifth straight loss.
Latos faced his former team for the second time since he was dealt from San Diego in a five-player trade...
The Cincinnati Reds knew they were paying a hefty price to pry Mat Latos away from the San Diego Padres prior to last season, but his addition to the front of their rotation has helped the club rank among the best pitching staffs in baseball the last two years.
The right-hander visits San Diego for the second time since being dealt and will oppose former Red Edinson Volquez as Cincinnati...
It’s an old picture, but that expression pretty much sums it up.As July winds down, talk in baseball always turns to the non-waiver trade deadline. After that date, trades, although not impossible, become trickier to accomplish. With the Reds sitting in third place, 5 games behind the St. Louis Cardinals, there’s certainly room for improvements, right?
Only if the front office...
July 31 is a magical day for Major League Baseball as teams scramble to try and find the right pieces to their roster puzzle ahead of the non-waiver trade deadline. Calls and text messages run wild as front office personnel entertain a flurry of possibilities before the clock strikes midnight on the ability to deal freely. There are buyers and there are sellers, untouchable prospects...
Homer Bailey's only victory in the last 6 12 weeks is his no-hitter, which made it much easier on the recently anemic Cincinnati Reds' offense to provide adequate run support.
That hasn't been the case during a five-game losing streak.
Cincinnati's struggling lineup seeks to bust out of its slump as Bailey takes the mound against the host San Diego Padres on Wednesday...
If I had to make a list of players who were likely to turn a 98 mph fastball from Aroldis Chapman into a 423-foot, walk-off home run, Chris Denorfia would be like 347th on it. But that’s exactly what happened Monday night. Chapman stepped to the mound in the bottom of the ninth inning with his Cincinnati Reds leading the San Diego Padres 1-0. After walking Yonder Alonso, he leaned...
The Cards give the Reds a chance to make up some games but the dreaded west coast has other ideas.
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Division 5 Games back of StL 4.5 Back of Pitt (4 Games up for 2ed Wild Card)
Tuesday (Win 9-3 Giants) Cingrani 6 2/3IP 5H 2R 2K Simon 2 1/3IP 3H 1R
Meso 2-Run HR, Votto solo...
Homer Bailey came within two outs of a five-hit shutout to end his four-start losing streak and the Cincinnati Reds beat the San Diego Padres 4-1 Wednesday to snap a five-game skid.
Brandon Phillips homered and Joey Votto hit a two-run double for the Reds, who avoided a three-game sweep and ended San Diego's four-game winning streak.
Bailey had allowed just five singles going...
SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Chris Denorfia hit a two-run, pinch-hit homer off Aroldis Chapman in the bottom of the ninth inning to give the San Diego Padres a 2-1 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Monday night.
Chapman (3-4) walked leadoff batter Yonder Alonso on a 3-2 pitch, then Denorfia drove a 98 mph first-pitch offering from Chapman over the center-field fence 423 feet away to deal...
Chris Denorfia hit a two-run, pinch-hit homer off Aroldis Chapman in the bottom of the ninth inning to give the San Diego Padres a 2-1 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Monday night.
Chapman (3-4) walked leadoff batter Yonder Alonso on a 3-2 pitch, then Denorfia drove a 98 mph first-pitch offering from Chapman over the center-field fence 423 feet away to deal the Reds their fourth...
After Tuesday's 4-2 defeat at the hands of the San Diego Padres, the Reds have now lost five games in a row, and suddenly find themselves 5.5 game back of the division-leading Pittsburgh Pirates.
There is no denying that this club needs help moving forward. Many people have suggested that a right-handed bat is the biggest need at this point. But with Ryan Ludwick set to come...
A national writer says it is too early to give up on Billy Hamilton and other notes.
It’s not Reds-related or even NLC-related, but Chad Qualls’ stumble after a fist pump last night makes me snort ever time I see it.
Dusty Baker hasn’t given a single word of disapproval so far. Just goes to show that if Aroldis Chapman had just pumped his fist first, then those forward rolls wouldn’t have gotten him in any trouble.