Found April 24, 2012 on
Two Guys, a Glove and a Coke Bottle:
I Hate ML. This is how I would sign baseballs if anyone cared about blogging like they do actual baseball. Mat Latos came into his start against the Giants with an ERA between 7 and 70, and left with a win. He would do that. And while this game was painful, it’s awful nice to know we won’t have to see his ugly mug much the rest of this season.
If the Giants were going to lose this game, I’m glad Panda escaped with his hit streak in tact. 17. You guys, he’s better than Willie Mays. Willie Mays. The guy has his own Plaza.
Aubrey Huff played second base, then mysteriously disappeared. Coincidence? Not to make light of any personal issues that Huff is dealing with, but it certainly makes the lineup card easier to write. Belt can get more at-bats, Nate’s hot bat can stay hot, and Gregor Blanco can try to get it together. Also with Hector Sanchez’s continues success at the plate, Buster Posey can play a little more first base.
I was reading some clamor on The Twitter about some clamor on ...
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Now this is the Mat Latos we traded for.
If the Reds get this Latos to show up more often than not this season, it’s pretty self-explanatory what’s going to happen. The Reds can be a monster.
I didn’t think the Reds had a chance in Hell last night when I saw Matt Cain was pitching.
After surrendering 16 runs across his first 13.2 innings, Tim Lincecum finally settled down and got good results, allowing one run through five innings of work.
Lincecum struck out eight of the 23 batters he faced, and had them whiffing on his fastballs. Of course, swing-and-miss stuff hasn’t really been the problem for Lincecum so far. Through his first three starts...
The Reds have put left-handed setup man Bill Bray on the 15-day disabled list with a strained groin that has bothered him since spring training.
The move on Tuesday is retroactive to April 19. Bray gave up four hits and three runs during an 11-1 loss to St. Louis on April 18. The Reds already were missing closer Ryan Madson, out for the season with a torn elbow ligament.
The Reds return home tonight to begin a three-game series with San Francisco. Here's the latest news on the team;
RHP Alfredo Simon has pitched five innings without allowing an unearned run. He's allowed five hits, two walks and struck out four in that span. He allowed three runs over his first two appearances.
LHP Aroldis Chapman finally walked a batter Sunday. He actually...
All four starting pitchers threw six innings in four wins.
Louisville 4 Indianapolis 2
-Chad Reineke (1-0) earned the win allowed no earned runs in six innings for the Bats (7-12). Nick Christiani and Ron Mahay each threw a scoreless inning.
-C Dioner Navarro had two hits, with a double and two RBI. SS Paul Janish went 2-3 with two doubles, a walk, an RBI, and two runs...
How about that Reds fans? Mat Latos in his 2nd start in GABP shuts down the San Francisco Giants as the Reds rout their NL West foes 9-2 at Bark in the Park Night in Cincinnati!
After getting roughed up in his first two outings, Latos showed Reds fans tonight why the front office traded their best prospects for him. Latos went 7 innings, giving up just 4 hits, 2 walks and 3 strike...
4/23 Game Review
Louisville won 4-2. Box Score
Chris Valaika went 0-2 with an RBI and 2 walks.
Neftali Soto went 2-5 with a run.
Paul Janish went 2-3 with a walk, 2 doubles, 2 runs and an RBI.
Bill Rhinehart went 0-1 with a run and 3 walks.
Dioner Navarro went 2-4 with a double and 2 RBI.
Danny Dorn went 1-1 with a double as a pinch hitter.
Chad Reineke allowed 1 unearned run in...
In the top of the fifth of what became an extra-inning win last Friday night, the Giants were ahead a run. Barry Zito was 100 pitches in and had been lucky to escape the top of the fifth with one run after he allowed two singles, a walk and a home run. Manager Bruce Bochy therefore sent the team’s best available right-handed hitter to the plate to pinch hit for his starter.
The Giants are rolling right now winning 4 series in a row while going 9 and 4 in that span.To top all off they have the 5th best offense in the National League based on wRC+ and 4th in Fielding Independent Pitching.
The offense is scoring runs and the pitching is back on track preventing them. There really isn't much more that you can ask for, except that they...
Chris Gruler, the Reds 2002 first round pick, seen
here with the GM who drafted him, Jim Bowden
What if the Reds could go back to 2002 and reconsider using their first round pick on a high school pitcher named Chris Gruler? What if they could select a bona fide superstar instead? Well, thanks to Keith Law of ESPN.com we can at least dream about such a scenario.
Tim Lincecum was forced to wait another day. After throwing a stinker of a first inning in his last start and following it up with five much stronger innings, he was eager to return to the mound and try to end his first-inning blues, which have dogged him in his first three starts.
Look What’s HappenedThe San Francisco Giants have won five of their first six series to start the 2012 season, culminating in physically muscling 3 out of 4 games against the New York Mets in delightful Citi Field this past weekend. Three developments early on in the current campaign bode extremely well for San Francisco, and not so good for the rest of the National League.1. This...
Scott Rolen's homer started a four-run rally in the seventh inning that swept the Cincinnati Reds to a 4-2 victory Wednesday night, extending the San Francisco Giants' misery at Great American Ball Park.
Rolen's first homer since July 6 ended Barry Zito's shutout and got into the Giants' bullpen, which let the game get away on a rain-slicked field.
Scott Rolen joked that his first homer since July 6 was a career saver. It's no exaggeration to call it a game saver.
Rolen led off the seventh inning with a homer that ended Barry Zito's shutout, and the Cincinnati Reds rallied for a 4-2 victory Wednesday night, extending the San Francisco Giants' misery at Great American Ball Park.
The 37-year-old third baseman was...
After yesterday’s rain out, the Mets and Giants will double dip this afternoon as they will play two games starting at 4:10. In the first game Batista will get the nod against Lincecum while in the second game Bumgarner will start against Gee. In case you forgot about Saturday’s game the Mets were about to end their three game skid in the top of the ninth when a dropped fly...