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The Redlegs (74-48) took care of business over the weekend and managed to take three out of four against The Lovable Losers from Chicago. By doing so, they were able to stretch their division lead to 6.5 games -- the largest for any first place team in baseball.
Here are some notable quotes from the series:
Friday (Win, 7-3)
+ “In the years before, we’ve always had big slides, which takes the wind out of your sails. Since the All-Star Break, it hasn’t happened. It makes you feel like the ball is always rolling in your direction. If you lose one, you feel like you have a chance to come in the next day and win a series.” -Bronson Arroyo on the team's 27-9 record since July 6th
+ "We're relaxed. We know our pitching staff is going to be there. We know we've got the hitters. Guys step up every single day. Everybody knows their role. When you know your role, everything's going to be fine." -Todd Frazier on the come-from-behind win
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The season is coming to an end. We only have a month and a half remaining until the playoffs begin and we will crown a new champion. Another highlight of this period is the customary handing out of awards.
Soon names will be added to lists that include Nolan Ryan, Hank Aaron, and Willie Mays. One of the most prestigious of these awards is the Cy Young. Named for the (year) hall of...
Last night’s game was a good ol’ fashioned blow out, the likes of which the Reds have not been the victims of the whole season. The offense managed 5 runs against Roy Halladay, which is nothing to sneeze at, but Mike Leake could do nothing to restrain the Phillies, who touched him for 7 runs in 4.1 innings.
To be fair to Leake, the Phillies line-up also got to the...
Will he be "Record Holder" Billy Hamilton after tonight?
Pensacola shortstop Billy Hamilton currently sits on 143 stolen bases. He only needs two to tie and three to break Vince Coleman's single season record of 145 steals, set in 1983 with Macon. It's really no longer a question of if or when, but how many bases Hamilton will steal. The Blue Wahoos have...
Despite 3 errors, the Reds pulled off a walk-off win against the Cubs yesterday to take 3 of the 4 games.
Mat Latos had a nice outing. Through 8 innings he allowed 4 runs (2 earned) on 6 hits and 2 walks. But since the offense didn’t win it until … [visit site to read more]
Reds catcher Devin Mesoraco had his suspension reduced from three games to two, and he will serve the suspension Tuesday and Wednesday, the team announced Tuesday. Mesoraco was suspended for making contact with home-plate umpire Chad Fairchild during a July 30 argument. He then appealed the suspension and continued playing until the league ruled on his appeal. The Reds have...
CINCINNATI (AP) -- Xavier Paul led off the ninth inning with a pinch-hit triple and Ryan Hanigan followed with a single Sunday, giving the Cincinnati Reds a 5-4 win over the Chicago Cubs.
Paul lined the first pitch from Shawn Camp (3-6) over first base into the right-field corner. Hanigan hit the next pitch to left-center over the drawn-in Chicago outfield.
The NL Central-leading...
Doc didn't have his best stuff tonight, but the stuff he had was still dominant. The Reds jumped out to an early 2-0 lead in the first. Jay Bruce doubled to bring home Zack Cozart, the first run, then Brandon Phillips scored on a groundout from former Phillie Scott Rolen.
The Phils got on the board in the home half of the first courtesy of Ryan Howard's RBI single which...
The Phils’ offense refuse to let up as they defeated the Reds, 12-5.
The Reds took the lead in the first as, with the bases loaded, via singles by Zack Cozart, Chris Heisey and Brandon Phillips, and with noone out, Jay Bruce hits an RBI double, knocking in Cozart, giving the Reds a 1-0 lead, before Heisey is thrown out at the plate on a good throw by second baseman Chase Utley...
CINCINNATI (AP) -- Brett Jackson hit his first career home run to help Brooks Raley earn his first major league win, leading the Chicago Cubs to a 9-7 victory over the Cincinnati Reds and a split of their day-night doubleheader on Saturday.
Starlin Castro had three hits and two RBIs as the Cubs rebounded after losing the first two in the four-game weekend series. David DeJesus added...
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- John Mayberry Jr. hit a two-run homer and Ryan Howard and Erik Kratz had solo shots to back Roy Halladay, helping the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Cincinnati Reds 12-5 on Monday night.
Halladay (7-7) wasn't sharp, allowing five runs and 10 hits in seven innings. But the offense bailed out the two-time Cy Young Award winner.
Domonic Brown hit a go-ahead...
Mike Leake wasn't too sharp the last time the Cincinnati Reds faced the Philadelphia Phillies, and the result was a historic defeat.
But if Leake has the same stuff as he did in his last start, the result could be a lot different this time.
The NL Central-leading Reds will try to end a six-game losing streak to the Phillies on Monday night in Philadelphia as these teams square...
I have a group of guys that I watch the Cincinnati Reds with. When we’re not watching them together, an endless string of texts seem to go back and forth between these guys and me. We have more inside jokes about the Reds roster than I can even begin to explain. We’ve also nicknamed a lot of the roster with affectionately stupid monikers. This is a group you’ll want to remember...
Cincinnati Reds (74-49) at Philadelphia Phillies (57-65)
Homer Bailey (10-8, 4.16) vs. Cliff Lee (2-7, 3.83)
Time: 7:05 p.m. Citizens Bank Park
Weather: Partly Cloudy, 82
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The Phillies are moving up the standings! They’re currently tied for third place. A win and a Mets loss could put them in sole possession of third place. Disappointing...