Found June 17, 2013 on
Fox Sports Ohio:
CINCINNATI The Reds led the Pirates 2-1 in the seventh inning Monday night, but Pittsburgh was threatening to even the score with a runner on second and one out. Mike Leake took care of pinch-hitter Travis Snider with a swinging strikeout for the second out. He thought he had finished off the inning with a pitch at the knees against Starling Marte.
Home plate umpire Chris Conroy didnt see it that way.
Catcher Devin Mesoraco went out for a quick chat and then Leake eventually got Marte on a fly ball to Shin-Soo Choo in center field to preserve the lead.
The Reds won the opener of this four-game series with Pittsburgh 4-1 behind four solo home runs and the pitching of a guy who has quietly put together as good of a first half to the season as anyone in the rotation, whether anyone wants to believe it or not.
Mike Leakes worst attribute has always been who or what he is not. Hes not Aroldis Chapman, who potentially was going to be the Reds No. 5 starter coming out of spring trai...
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Businessweek published its list of America’s 50 best cities based on leisure, colleges, economics, and air quality, and Cincinnati made it into the top half. Interestingly, the primary reason for its high ranking seems to be Great American Ball Park.
The view from the cheap seats in left field. I’d recommend the cheap seats in right field, since the scoreboard is visible there...
An update on Chad Rogers, Robert Stephenson and two reports on hard throwing relievers.
The Cincinnati Reds have activated right-handed starter Johnny Cueto from the 15-day disabled list as he had been recovering from a strained lat injury.
The young Cueto has a low 2.17 ERA this season, but has been suffering from health issues all season long.
To make room for Cueto, Pedro Villarreal was optioned to Triple-A Louisville and returns to their rotation. Villarreal remains...
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Cincinnati Reds' starting pitcher Johnny Cueto was activated from the 15-day disabled list in order to make a start against the Milwaukee Brewers Sunday. Pedro Villareal was optioned down to make room for Cueto on the 25-man roster.
According to ESPN, Cueto will face Milwaukee after being on the DL since June 5th, with his last start on May 31st. Cueto has been dealing with...
Reds pitcher Mat Latos revealed after Tuesday night's 4-0 loss against Pittsburgh that he had been fined by Major League Baseball for hitting Pirates second baseman Neil Walker on June 2.
It is part of the on-going beaning war that has been going on between the two teams since last season.
Pirates starter Charlie Morton hit Reds centerfielder Shin-Soo Choo with the first...
The Cincinnati Reds and Pittsburgh Pirates aren't separated by much in an NL Central division that is one of the strongest in baseball.
Given how well Mike Leake has pitched of late, he may be able to help the Reds provide more distance between the clubs in the opener of a four-game series with the visiting Pirates on Monday night.
Cincinnati (42-28) and Pittsburgh (41-28) trail...
FOXSports Ohio and the Cincinnati Reds are producing a special game telecast dedicatedto the Reds Community Fund on Thursday, June 20th when theReds play the Pittsburgh Pirates. An addition to FOX Sports Ohios original145-game schedule, this game will air with limited commercial breaks. Firstpitch is at 12:30pm preceded by Reds Live Pre-game Show at 12 Noon. Afull replay of the game...
Mat Latos didn't so much mind his long streak ending. A pitch
that plunked his teammate left a mark he won't quickly forget.
After Monday’s game — which saw Cincinnati Reds closer Aroldis Chapman throw near Neil Walker’s head in the ninth inning — many Pirates fans were looking for retaliation. They got just that in the first inning when Charlie Morton hit Shin-Soo Choo right below the knee with his first pitch of the game. That led to a warning from the home plate umpire, and drew the ire of Mat...
I'm not particuarly interested in the Pirates-Reds HBP shenanigans that have gone on over the last two seasons. It seems pretty obvious to me that the Reds are the schoolyard bully of the NL Central, particularly when it comes to Aroldis Chapman and Dusty Baker. I don't know that they're particularly far into the Pirates' heads in the way that the Brewers seemed to...
Something weird happened yesterday. Since last season I’ve seen this idiotic refrain screamed loudly by the “smart” fans and bloggers, “I’d rather retaliate by winning the game”. As if those two things couldn’t possibly be done at the same time. Yesterday proved that. The strawman was destroyed. Besides, if intentionally hitting batters led to losses…
This is about as frustrating as losses get. The Pirates went 0-for-8 with runners in scoring position tonight against Mike Leake, Tony Cingrani, and Aroldis Chapman. Francisco Liriano turned in one of his smoother starts as a Pirate (six innings, 84 pitches, six strikeouts, five hits, two walks), except that two of the hits he gave up were solo home runs. Bryan Morris followed that...