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The Cincinnati Reds had Monday off. The St. Louis Cardinals were also idle, so the Reds’ magic number remains at 5.
The Reds travel to Chicago to start a 3-game series with the Cubs. Homer Bailey will start against former Red Justin Germano at 8:05pm.
There’s another television conflict for the Reds game on Wednesday with the Columbus Crew soccer game.
If you’re in Lima or Columbus and hoping to catch the Reds game, you’re going to want to check out the alternate channel information on the channel finder.
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The Reds kept themselves from being swept by the Marlins yesterday. The Reds lost the lead twice before Ryan Ludwick knocked in Chris Heisey in the eleventh inning. It took the team 17 hits to get its 5 runs. Joey Votto went 2-for-4 with 2 walks. Dude is an on-base machine.
Our guys take the day off today before visiting the Cubs tomorrow. In fact, there are only...
The Reds opened the series in Chicago with a 3-1 win over the Cubs last night. Homer Bailey put in a nice performance for his 12th win of the season.
Ryan Hanigan was the offensive hero of the night with a bases-clearing double in the sixth inning to score all 3 of the Reds’ runs. The TV broadcast had Hanigan on after the game, and it’s impressive how articulate he...
Our friend Chris Jaffe from The Hardball Times published a post today that includes many Reds-related notes that happened on this day in history. If you've got time, head on over to his piece by following this link. Some of the Reds-related tidbits include:+ The 20th anniversary of the infamous Rob Dibble-Lou Piniella fight in the clubhouse.+ The Reds catch the Phillies stealing...
To be blunt, the Arizona League Reds were terrible. They won just 18 games and finished with 38 losses, dead last in the league. There were some players worth noting on the roster, but the team as a whole simply couldn’t put together the wins and finished 16.5 games back of first place.
They did start the season off right, winning their first game on June the 20th. However they...
With a 1.73 ERA including a 172/58 strikeout-to-walk ratio across two levels, Cincinnati Reds prospect Tony Cingrani was arguably the best pitcher in minor league baseball from a statistical standpoint. That success earned the left-hander a call up to the show where Cingrani has struck out eight, while walking only a single batter in four-plus innings pitched. Drafted in 2011, the...
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Todd Frazier has quickly become both a fan favorite and household name around Cincinnati this season, and it's easy to see why. The 25-year old rookie is earning respect from his peers, fans and coaches alike by his hustle, upbeat attitude and do-it-all performance on the field, among other things. In fact, his contributions have...
CHICAGO (AP) -- Dusty Baker and the Cincinnati Reds moved one step closer to the NL Central title on Tuesday night, thanks to another solid September start by Homer Bailey.
The right-hander pitched effectively into the eighth inning and Ryan Hanigan hit a three-run double to lead Cincinnati to a 3-1 victory over the Chicago Cubs.
"We had just enough offense to win," Baker...
Dusty Baker reached another milestone in his long major league career Tuesday night when he managed his 3,000th game, guiding the Cincinnati Reds against one of his former teams, the Chicago Cubs.
Baker began his managerial career in 1993 with the San Francisco Giants and led them to the World Series in his final season there in 2002. He took over the Cubs in 2003 and got them within...
With a win in the opener at Wrigley Field, the Cincinnati Reds' magic number to clinch the NL Central is down to four.
The Chicago Cubs have a far less glamorous magic number, one that will keep them from finishing with 100 losses.
The Reds look to move closer to their second division title in three years and continue their dominance over the lowly Cubs on Wednesday night.
Finally, we get to the end of the prime nine series. The Reds are a perfect example of what happens to a farm system when a team becomes successful. They are on their way to their second divisional championship in three seasons. This year’s team in particular seems to be poised to make a run at the pennant. They obviously will have a lot of competition from the Nats...
Chris Jaffe at The Hardball Times is a true master at keeping track of anniversaries and telling the stories of the events that are being celebrated.
And it’s a good thing, too. I can’t even keep track of all my nieces’ and nephews’ birthdays.
Today’s anniversary is of an event that you probably remember: a physical fight–in the clubhouse and on the media’s cameras–between...
Last night, thanks to an excellent start from Homer Bailey, the Cincinnati Reds returned to their record to a season-high 30 games over .500.
Bailey has been pitching much better of late, certainly placing himself into the consideration for a playoff rotation spot. Over 7 1/3 innings, Bailey allowed 1 run on 4 hits and 2 walks. He struck out 4. The outing improved his record to a...