Found May 07, 2012 on Redlegs Review:
Despite Donnie Joseph allowing his first run and blown save, the Blue Wahoos were victorious in 12. Indianapolis 4 Louisville 2 -Brett Tomko pitched another solid game for the Bats (10-21), striking out six over six innings and allowing two earned runs. Josh Judy (1-2) took the loss giving up two earned in 1/3 of an inning. -2B Chris Valaika was 2-4 with a double, an RBI, and a run scored. RF Danny Dorn knocked in the other run. Pensacola 4 Mississippi 3 (12 innings) -It took 12 innings and seven pitchers, but the Blue Wahoos (15-16) prevailed. Tim Gustafson started and threw six innings of two earned-run baseball. Donnie Joseph allowed his first run of the season, and was charged with the blown save. Wirfin Obispo (1-0) got the win with two scoreless innings. Justin Freeman picked up the save getting the final out of the game. -LF Cody Puckett had a solo home run, and finished with two RBI. SS Didi Gregorius and RF Josh Fellhauer both went 3-6 with a run scored. The r...

Votto assumes ground rule double is foul

On Saturday in Pittsburgh, Cincinnati Reds first baseman Joey Votto sliced a ball down the left field line and immediately turned his back thinking that he just hit a foul ball. Instead, however, the ball landed in fair territory and bounced into the stands, and Votto turned around and realized he had just hit a ground rule double. Your browser does not support iframes. Looks...

Minor League Game Review – 5/7/12

5/7 Game Review Louisville lost 4-2. Box Score Chris Valaika went 1-4 with a run. Denis Phipps went 1-4 with a HR (4) and 2 RBI. Bill Rhinehart went 3-3. Corky Miller went 1-3. Scott Carroll threw a perfect inning of relief with a strikeout. Travis Webb threw a perfect inning of relief with a strikeout. Game notes The offense continues to struggle. Corky Miller pushed his average...

Reds in need of consistency in clean-up slot

The Reds' offense has been getting better lately. But it has been doing so with little help from the fourth spot. After Sunday's 5-0 victory over the Pirates, the cleanup hitters are batting .171 with 10 RBI. They are last in the National League in average, slugging percentage and RBI. A quick fix would to move Jay Bruce to the spot, but manager Dusty Baker has no plans...

Reds occupy 12th spot in power rankings

ESPN released the latest edition of their weekly MLB Power Rankings on Monday and the Redlegs came in solid at no. 12. That's an improvement of five spots from last week's ranking (17th) -- only the Angels and Orioles made bigger jumps during that span (+6). The team's rise in the poll was undoubtedly aided on the strength of a 3-2 record, which included a...

Arroyo, Reds bottle up Brewers

Cincy did something on Monday night that they had done just one other time in the past ten months, and that's win a game played on the first day of the week. The Reds took advantage of another great start by Bronson Arroyo (2-1) in upending the host Brewers (12-17) by a tally of 6-1. Dusty Baker's bunch was previously 1-10 in their past 11 games played on Monday (dating...

RLW Episode 09 – How Great is our Pitching?

The bats for the Cincinnati Reds went quiet on Saturday night vs. the Pirates but they came to life Sunday afternoon as the Reds won 5-0 and took the series from Pittsburgh. Mat Latos struck out a career high 11 batters on Sunday and looked like the frontline starting pitcher the Reds traded for this offseason. If you listen to us on iTunes we would certainly appreciate if you would...

With Cairo's return, Reds' bench is all right-handed

The Cincinnati Reds are now without a left-handed bat off the bench. The club activated Miguel Cairo from the disabled list before Monday's game. To clear a roster spot, Cincinnati outrighted Willie Harris to Class AAA Louisville. Harris was the only left-handed hitter on the bench, but he's struggled so badly that the Reds kept Todd Frazier at Harris' expense. ...

Game 27: Reds 5, Pirates 0

I guess Mat Latos really is a better pitcher in May than April. In his first start in May, Latos, who is horrible, just horrible, in his career in April, had his best start as … [visit site to read more]

Reds begin series with injury-plagued Brewers

Like the Cincinnati Reds in 2011, the Milwaukee Brewers are having some difficulty in the early stages of their NL Central title defense. The injury-plagued Brewers will try to get headed in the right direction during their first matchup with the Reds this season, a three-game series that opens Monday night at Miller Park. Milwaukee claimed its first division title since 1982 last...

Reds 6, Brewers 1

Jay Bruce hit a three-run home run and Bronson Arroyo pitched solidly into the seventh inning, leading the Cincinnati Reds to a 6-1 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on Monday night. Bruce's ninth home run capped a five-run fourth inning off Marco Estrada (0-2). It extended his hitting streak to 10 games and Bruce is batting .405 (15 for 37) with six home runs and 12 RBIs during...

Fantasy Baseball: With Aroldis Chapman, The Waiting Is The Hardest Part

The Reds recently announced that moving Aroldis Chapman to the rotation is not in the near future. I picked Chapman up the first week of the season when vultured his second win and since then he’s been nothing short of lights out. The problem – and this is why he went un-drafted in the league – is that he’s only the set-up man in Cincinnati. I’ve been waiting for the imminent...

Game 28: Reds 5 Pirates 0

I don't know how to accurately describe the frustration that this game caused me watching it. The Pirates were very patient with Mat Latos in the first inning and drew three walks and were a nice Todd Frazier snag of a Casey McGehee line drive away from making breaking the inning open. Instead, they got nothing out of the first and never really threatened to score again all afternoon...

Sunday snooze-fest

The Reds rolled past the Pirates in a total snooze-fest today to take the series against the Bucs. Charlie Morton ‘s dominance over the Reds unfortunately came to an abrupt end this afternoon. Cincinnati picked up an unearned run in the first following a pickoff throw that got away, but they hit the ball very well off Charlie in the next few innings. Todd Frazier and Drew Stubbs–both...

Photo of the night

 The 'Big Three' came through with back-to-back-to-back hits during the fourth inning of last night's 6-1 victory. Jay Bruce cashed 'em in with his 9th homer of the year -- a 463-ft bomb that nearly cleared the stadium in right center.
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