Found May 13, 2012 on Redlegs Review:
Saturday was a night to forget for all teams in the Cincinnati Reds organization as five squads set out in search for victories and none emerged successful. Lehigh Valley 5, Louisville 3 F/10 - The Bats (11-26) dropped a 10-inning affair to the visiting Iron Pigs. The loss marked the eighth in their last nine games. Jeff Francis got the start and lasted 6.1 innings while allowing 10 hits and three runs. All three runs came via solo homers. Carlos Fisher took the loss dropping his season record to 0-2. - Louisville was out-hit, 15-8, but did manage to get two hits a piece from 2B Willie Harris and 3B Chris Valaika in the losing cause. Birmingham 0, Pensacola SUSP - Saturday's contest between the Barons and Blue Wahoos was suspended due to rain. The game is scheduled to be made-up on Sunday as part of a back-to-back doubleheader. Inland Empire 8, Bakersfield 7 F/13 - The Blaze (20-15) and 66ers took part in a wild one on Saturday night. Bakersfield rallied to score...

Reds win 3-1 as Phillips Knocks in Winning Run in Front of Hometown Crowd

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The 2012 Joey Votto Bobblehead

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Votto’s bat goes to HOF just 18 years before he does

Joey Votto made history yesterday, and Cooperstown took notice. Though his three-homer performance against the Washington Nationals wasn’t a first (heck, Votto has done it before himself), it was the first time one of those three home runs was a walk-off grand slam. The … [visit site to read more]

Monday news and notes

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Leake's awful start for Reds continues

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Video: Another look at Votto's walkoff slam

Your browser does not support iframes. Here's the last of Joey Votto's three home runs on Sunday. I'm still in awe. The guy is simply amazing.

When Bryce Harper whiffed on a 100 MPH Aroldis Chapman fastball

Well, it's a good thing Bryce Harper got his frustrations out on Friday night. Harper suffered through another tough night at the plate on Saturday (0-4, 1K, 5 LOB), capped off by a three pitch strikeout to Aroldis Chapman (99 MPH foul, 87 MPH foul, 100 MPH whiff). (Screengrabs via MASN/MLB.TV) Befriend the Nats Enquirer on Facebook. Follow us on Twitter.

When a Moment Can Change a Season

[Box Score] [] I knew trailing 6-5 in the 9th, that if the Reds could get Joey Votto to the plate that they would win the ballgame. All that needed to happen was Chris Heisey reaching base. By the way I had seen Votto going earlier in the day, it didn’t matter how hard Henry Rodriguez was throwing. His fastball was simply too straight to sneak past Votto three times...

Reds vs. Braves "series" preview

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Game 33: Nationals 6, Reds 9

I wanted to write a game wrap for this afternoon’s tonight’s rain-delayed game, but there are really only two things to … [visit site to read more]

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When Bryce Harper lost one in the tough sky

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Marlins, Reds both win with walk-off grand slams on Mother’s Day

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