Found August 02, 2012 on
San Diego Padres
New York Mets
Just like the final series before the All-Star break, the Padres took game one from the Reds only to drop the final three in the long series. The series saw plenty of offense supplied by the Friars as they totaled 25 runs over the series, scoring at least four runs per game.
Former Friar Ryan Ludwick shined against San Diego pitching, going 6-12 with two homer runs and 10 RBIs in the three games he played.
The Padres ended their road trip 3-7 as they head back to San Diego tonight. July was their first winning month since August of 2010 in which their unforgettable 10 game slide began that eventually led to losing the division to the Giants on the season’s final day.
So far they are 0-2 this month as they look to earn their first win against R.A. Dickey of the Mets as they will don the totally awesome brown pinstripe uniforms they wore from 1985-1990 as part of “80’s night” at Petco Park Friday night.
Below is a recap of their series at Great American Ballpark.
BEST OF MAXIM
The Reds won yesterday afternoon to take the last three games in the four-game series against the Padres. Johnny Cueto didn’t have his best stuff, but he still ate some innings and performed well enough to keep the Reds in it.
Ryan Ludwick, who had been dominant in the two previous games, sat yesterday, giving some other guys a chance to be heroes. Among them was Todd...
The Reds got off to a 0-6 lead in the third inning, but then let the Padres tie it back up in the top of the fourth. Luckily, the relief pitching was on and Brandon Phillips had one more solo shot to contribute in the seventh. Final score: Reds 7, Padres 6.
If the Reds can win tonight, they can ensure no less than a split of the four-game series against the Padres...
8/2 Game Review
Louisville lost 8-1. Box Score
Denis Phipps went 2-4 with a double and solo HR (8).
Didi Gregorius went 2-3 with a walk.
Todd Redmond allowed 2 unearned runs in 5 innings with a walk and 4 strikeouts.
Will Ohman threw a shutout inning with a walk and 2 strikeouts.
Nick Christiani threw a shutout inning.
JJ Hoover threw a perfect inning with 2 strikeouts.
Ryan Ludwick homered and drove in four runs for the second consecutive game, and the Cincinnati Reds kept rolling along with a 6-4 win over the San Diego Padres on Wednesday night.
Ludwick drove in the go-ahead run twice to lead the Reds (63-41) to their 19th victory in 22 games. Despite playing without sluggers Joey Votto and Brandon Phillips, they moved 22 games over .500 for...
8/1 Game Review
Louisville was off
Pensacola lost 4-2, 1-0 in a double header.
Game 1: 4-2 loss. Box Score
Billy Hamilton went 1-4 with an RBI and a steal (117).
Josh Fellhauer went 2-4 with a triple and a run.
Ryan LaMarre went 2-3 with a walk and RBI.
David Vidal went 1-4 with a double and a run.
Drew Hayes threw 2 hitless innings with a walk and a strikeout.
Game 2: 1-0 loss...
CINCINNATI The absurdity of a meaningful Cincinnati Reds-Pittsburgh Pirates series in August manifested itself by who is missing in the Great American Ball Park press box this weekend.
Three beat writers who are regularly assigned to the Reds aren't covering any of the three games this weekend between the Reds and Pirates in a land dispute over first place in the National League...
Remember how last month the Padres were giving teams one game out of the series, and then stomping on them for the rest of it? Well the Reds have given the Padres a taste of their own medicine. After winning the first game in dominant fashion, the Padres then dropped the next three to the Reds. But let's face it, the Reds are a damn good team. The Padres did give a fight though...
There was much speculation that the Reds would try to improve their lineup by going after a leadoff hitter before the trade deadline. Instead they added closer Jonathan Broxton to the bullpen with the lowest ERA in the majors. The Reds bullpen depth is quite remarkable considering the amount of injuries its suffered since before this season. Now they've added an experience right-hander.
Toledo 7 Louisville 3
Bats (43-69), Last place International League West, 25.0 GB
-Kanekoa Texeira (L 0-3, 3.05) made a spot start and took the loss giving up an earned run in two innings. Carlos Fisher threw two scoreless innings.
-SS Didi Gregorius drove in a run. 1B Neftali Soto was 2-4, with a double and an RBI. 2B Chris Valaika collected two hits, including a solo...
Mat Latos was sharp tonight against the Pirates. He did not give up a run for the 7.1 innings he pitched. His stats for the night were 4 hits with 3 walks and 5 strikeouts. Latos did this against a Pittsburgh Pirates team looking to gain some groung on the NL Central leading Cinncinatti Reds. They trail the Reds by 4.5 games with the loss tonight.
The Reds first run came in the...
Carlos Quentin scored the go-ahead run in the seventh inning when he knocked the ball out of catcher Josh Thole's glove, and the San Diego Padres denied R.A. Dickey his 15th victory with a 3-1 win over the New York Mets on Friday night.
Clayton Richard (8-11) limited New York to one run and eight hits in seven-plus innings.
Dickey (14-3) held the Padres to one run and one hit...
The Pirates take on the Cincinnati Reds this weekend in what could be the biggest series of the year. The two teams meet two more times this year — in Cincinnati in early September, and in Pittsburgh in late September — but considering the current standings, this is a key weekend for the Pirates to stay in the race.
Cincinnati has a 3.5 game lead over the Pirates. Best case scenario...
– The Cincinnati Reds designated Mike Costanzo for assignment to create room for the newly acquired Jonathan Broxton the team announced.
– Catcher Wil Nieves was designated for assignment by the Colorado Rockies according to the team official Twitter account.
– The Philadelphia Phillies announced that they have designated veteran infielder Mike Fontenot for assignment to create...
This weekend's three-game series between the Cincinnati Reds and Pittsburgh Pirates is probably the most important one between these teams since the 1990 NL championship series.
The Reds have won 13 of 14 to establish baseball's best record as they host the team chasing them in the NL Central - the wild card-leading Pirates - on Friday night.
Cincinnati (64-41) and Pittsburgh...