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Fresh off a promotion, Pedro Villarreall was a winner with the Bats.
Louisville 6 Norfolk 5
-Pedro Villarreal (1-0) made his Triple-A debut with the Bats (11-23) and gave up two earned runs in 5.2 innings, while striking out seven. Some unfortunate errors resulted in five total runs scoring during his pitching tenure. Kanekoa Texeira, Nick Christiani, Travis Webb, and Jordan Smith held the Tides to two hits and no runs for the rest of the game with Smith getting the save (2).
-SS-CF Kris Negron and C Dioner Navarro each had an RBI. CF-RF Denis Phipps and 3B Mike Costanzo each had a hit and drove in a run. DH Bill Rhinehart blasted a solo home run in the second. 2B Chris Valaika had two hits and a run scored.
Mississippi 5 Pensacola 3
-Daniel Corcino struck out seven over six innings, allowing just two earned runs for the Blue Wahoos (15-19). Clayton Tanner (0-2) took the loss giving up two earned without getting an out. Chris Manno threw one perfect inning.
-CF Ryan LaM...
BEST OF MAXIM
AROUND THE WEB
Billy Hamilton and Tony Cingrani of the Bakersfield Blaze were named the Reds Minor League Player and Pitcher of the month of April. Double-A starter J.C. Sulbaran was named the Southern League Pitcher of the week. His teammate, closer Donnie Joseph finally gave up a run, but his ERA still stands at a miniscule 0.56. To check last week's review, go here. Here's the rest...
Bailey just didn't bring his 'A' game this time around
You can't win 'em all, right? That's precisely what the Reds (15-14) must be thinking after falling to the Brewers (13-17), 8-3, on Tuesday. Milwaukee starter Yovani Gallardo (2-3) muffled the Cincinnati offense over his six, fine innings of work. Meanwhile, his counterpart Homer Bailey was less...
Johnny Cueto is among several
Cincy players who are heating up in May
The month of April can be deceiving in many ways as it relates to the performance of MLBers. Players can get off to hot starts only to fizzle out in the remaining five months of the season. Or on the other hand, a player may also labor through a rough April only to turn it on as the weather gets warmer...
Who needs an Ace? Not the Reds, they already have one.
Reds kept their series win streak alive in dramatic fashion, perhaps a bit too
dramatic, taking two of three in Milwaukee after a 2-1 victory over the Brewers
on Wednesday afternoon. It was more than just any victory, though, as this one
felt a little bit bigger. All the info after the break…
5/10 Game Review
Louisville lost 4-1. Box Score
Kristopher Negron went 1-3 with a dobule and a walk.
Neftail Soto went 2-4 with a run.
Dioner Navarro went 3-3 with an RBI.
Chad Reineke allowed 2 earned in 6 innings with 4 walks and 6 strikeouts.
Nick Christiani threw 1.2 scoreless innings of relief.
The Bats offensive woes continue. Nick Christiani has thrown 9.2 consecutive...
From the Reds...
CINCINNATI (May 9, 2012) — The Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame & Museum’s 2012 Big Red Machine bobblehead series, presented by Dinsmore & Shohl LLP, continues in May with the release of the George Foster bobblehead, the second in the six bobblehead collection.
The George Foster bobbleheads are free with full-price paid admission to the Reds Hall...
Chad Rogers was awesome
on Thursday night.
Norfolk 4 Louisville 1
-Chad Reineke (1-2) struck out six over six innings, while surrendering six hits, four walks, and two earned runs for the Bats (11-24). Nick Christiani finished the game with 1.2 scoreless innings.
-SS Kris Negron was 1-3 with a double. 1B Neftali Soto had two hits with a run scored. C Dioner Navarro was 3...
The Reds' 2-1 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on Wednesday made Cincinnati 9-1 in the final game of series.
"It helps to have Johnny Cueto pitching on a lot of those days," manager Dusty Baker said. "You make conscious effort on those days. You try everyday, but we stress get-away days. Whatever it is, let's keep it going."
The victory over Milwaukee...
5/9 Game Review
Louisville won 6-5. Box Score
Denis Phipps went 1-4 with a double and RBI.
Bill Rhinehart went 1-3 with a walk and solo HR (2).
Danny Dorn went 0-2 with 2 walks and 2 runs.
Chris Valaika went 2-4 with a run.
Mike Costanzo went 1-3 with a run and RBI.
Pedro Villarreal allowed 2 earned (5 total) in 5.2 innings with no walks and 7 strikeouts.
Nick Christiani threw...
Friday, May 11, 2012 – Cincinnati Reds vs. Washington Nationals, 7:10 p.m.
Fireworks Friday: Postgame fireworks featuring a “Girls Night Out” soundtrack, presented by Furniture Fair. (Fireworks begin 15 minutes after game ends)
Girls Night Out: Pregame activities in the Fan Zone include a chocolate dipping station, free massages by Massage Envy, free jewelry cleaning by Richter...
5/8 Game Review
Louisville lost 11-4. Box Score
Felix Perez went 1-3.
Denis Phipps went 1-3.
Neftali Soto went 1-4 with a run.
Bill Rhinehart went 1-4 with a run.
Chris Valaika went 1-4 with a double, RBI and a run.
Mike Costanzo went 2-4 with 2 doubles, 2 RBI and a run.
Corky Miller went 1-4 with an RBI.
Carlos Fisher threw 2 shutout innings with 3 strikeouts.
Josh Judy threw...
[Cincinnati.com] [Redleg Nation] [Brewers Mission 162]
Things started going badly in this one–again because of Homer Bailey’s inconsistencies.
He came out with 96 MPH stuff, some of the best velocity I’ve seen him have a in a long time and after retiring what seemed like the first two hitters of the game with ease, he came unraveled a little bit. He loaded the...
Every now and then I'll find myself perusing around YouTube for some good, Reds-related video I can post on the blog. And this is what I happened to find in my latest search.
Seen here is prime NL Rookie of the Year candidate Zack Cozart discussing his road to recovery from Tommy John surgery. This video clip was obviously produced and aired prior to the start...
As the Cincinnati Reds open up a three-game set with the East leading Washington Nationals, now is a good time to proclaim make or break games for my team, the Cincinnati Reds.
So far this season the Cincinnati Reds have played up and down baseball. (I realize that I am stating the obvious here given their record is 16-14.) That being said though, the Reds have a streak, not...
With the off day and the Reds seemingly on a roll I thought I would take a post to look at how the Reds are faring so far this season.
First, the Reds have arguably the best pitcher in Baseball at the top of their rotation. With a 1.12 ERA, Cueto is the second best staring pitcher in baseball (based on ERA alone.) He has 4 wins compared to the 0 wins Dempster (1.02 ERA) has. Cueto...