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Left fielder Ryan Ludwick has revived his career with the Reds. But he's thinking about the rest of the season, not the future. Ludwick and the Reds have a mutual option for next season. Given the season Ludwick has had, it's likely that the Reds will pick up the $5 million option. And Ludwick? "That's so far down the road I haven't even thought about it to be honest with you," he said. "My main goal right now is to finish the year healthy, finish the year strong, finish the season the way I've been playing, try to get to the postseason and win a ring. "Then we'll talk about that stuff when the season's over." Ludwick signed late with the Reds for $2.5 million with the option on Jan. 27. He's hitting .270 with 25 home runs and 70 RBI after going 2-for-4 with a RBI in the Reds' 3-2 win over the Phillies on Wednesday. Since the All-Star Break, his 13 home runs are the second most in the majors (Albert Pujols h...
BEST OF MAXIM
The Reds won and ensured no less than a split of the 4-game series against the Phillies last night.
Bronson Arroyo faced the minimum number of batters through the first four innings, gave up a home run in the fifth to Domonic Brown and then went back to facing the minimum until the eighth inning. Prior to this, the Phillies had owned Arroyo, but he really demonstrated...
For the third time in a row, a Reds-Phillies game was decided by one run. Unfortunately, in this fourth game of the series, the decision was for the Phillies.
Johnny Cueto started for the Reds and had a pretty poor outing, by his standards. He pitched only 5.0 innings, allowing 2 runs (earned) on 5 hits and 3 walks.
The bullpen wasn’t exactly fresh when they were called upon...
A sure way to tell this is a special season – not even the
Philadelphia curse can keep the Reds at bay. The Redlegs found a way to win in
the City of Brotherly Love once again Wednesday night, holding on for a 3-2
Bronson Arroyo (10-7) was awesome on the hill, the Reds had
just enough timely hitting and Aroldis Chapman held on in the ninth
CINCINNATI Todd Frazier's head crashed to the pillow at 4 a.m. and two hours later he was awakened by the pounding of drums and the clanging of cymbals outside his downtown condominium.
The Cincinnati Reds played an 11-inning night game in Philadelphia Thursday, so they were early-morning arrivals to their home city.
Those weren't the St. Louis Cardinals pounding and clanging...
The Cincinnati Reds optioned Devin Mesoraco to Triple-A Louisville before Thursday's 4-3, 11-inning loss to the Phillies. Mesoraco, the Reds' No. 1 prospect coming into the year, has caught two days out of five all season. But he has struggled at the plate -- .210 with five home runs and 14 RBI. He can still be on the postseason roster. "We're hoping so,"...
Billy Hamilton could be sprinting right to the major leagues come September. Hamilton, a prospect in the Cincinnati Reds organization, broke Vince Coleman's 1983 single-season minor league record of 145 steals with another impressive performance on Tuesday night. Hamilton's total now sits at 147, and it's safe to assume that number will continue to climb this season ...
Let’s start off with some more Billy Hamilton talk. Yesterday two national prospect writers held chats and addressed some questions about Hamilton. Jason Parks at Baseball Prospectus had this to say:
ddufourlogger (Louisville, KY): Hey Professor! Tell me about what you see in Billy Hamilton. Besides the obvious! I see little reason for the Reds not to stick him in CF next...
Before the season Cincinnati signed Dioner Navarro as an insurance policy for top prospect Devin Mesoraco who was going to spend his rookie season with the Reds. Navarro since has led Louisville in most important offensive stats and is now the parent team's backup catcher while Mesoraco goes back to tune up his swing over the final two weeks of the International League season.
The Phils split the series with the Reds as they win in extra-innings in walk-off fashion as they come from behind to win 4-3.
The Reds took the lead in the first as, with the bases loaded, via singles by lead-off man Zack Cozart and Drew Stubbs, with Cozart stopping at second base, and a walk to Ryan Ludwick, moving up both runners, and with one man out, Todd Frazier hits an RBI...
Reds Double-A shortstop Billy Hamilton broke Vince Coleman's 29-year-old record for steals in a season with 146. Hamilton had four stolen bases in the first game of the Pensacola Blue Wahoos' doubleheader to best the record Coleman set in 113 games with the Macon (Ga.) Redbirds, the St. Louis Cardinals' Class-A affiliate. The major league record is 130 steals, set...
Indianapolis 7 Louisville 5
Bats (50-83), Last place International League West, 29.5 GB
-Kanekoa Texeira started and gave up two runs, one earned, in 2.1 innings. Travis Webb (L 2-5, 4.70) allowed two earned runs in 1.2 innings for the loss.
-2B-LF Willie Harris was 2-5, with two solo home runs (3).
Montgomery 9 Pensacola 8
Blue Wahoos (63-65, 29-30),...
8/23 Game Review
Louisville lost 6-1. Box Score
Willie Harris went 2-4 with 2 doubles, a walk and a run.
Felix Perez went 1-4 with an RBI.
Chris Valaika went 2-3 with a walk and a double.
Todd Redmond allowed 1 earned (2 total) in 6 innings with 6 strikeouts.
Todd Redmond was the tough luck pitcher who took the loss after a very strong start.
Pensacola won 6-0. Box...
Billy Hamilton of the Cincinnati Reds’ Double-A affiliate has racked up 147 stolen bases on the season, eclipsing Vince Coleman’s professional record of 145. Coleman was also a minor-leaguer at the time and set his mark in 1983.
Hamilton accomplished the feat on Tuesday when he swiped four bags for the Pensacola Blue Wahoos.
Hamilton, who stole 103 bases in 2011 with the single...
Final: Reds 3, Phillies 2.
WP: Bronson Arroyo (10-7, 3.87 ERA) LP: Vance Worley (6-9, 4.06 ERA) SV: Aroldis Chapman (31)
Tonight's game remained scoreless up until the top of the fifth inning, when the Reds took a two-run advantage on RBI singles by outfielders Drew Stubbs and Ryan Ludwick to right fielder Domonic Brown. Up until two outs in the bottom half of the fifth inning...
SWING AND A MISS
Trot out any 12-year old that has been over-publicized on ESPN during the current Little League and they would make this play. Even little Johnny Reserve who plays the bare minimum. Shoot, a fairly well-mannered golden retriever could have made this play. Miguel Cairo, a utilityman for the Reds, was playing first base Thursday night. In the 11th inning with the score tied, Phillies...