Found May 30, 2012 on Redlegs Review:
Things were pretty ugly with this guy on the bench. Things didn’t go so well for the Reds (28-22) as they looked to take the series from Pittsburgh (25-25) at PNC Park on Wednesday evening as A.J. Burnett stifled the Redlegs and held on to a 2-1 victory. The break down after the break. Cincy led things early as Zack Cozart picked up a ground-rule double to lead off the ball game and later scored on Brandon Phillips’ sac fly. That turned out to be the last Reds hit until the 7th as Burnett (4-2) was outstanding. Johnny Cueto (5-3) was nearly as good, but after retiring the first two batters of the sixth, a walk, single and two-run double from Matt Hague gave the Buccos all the offense they would need. The Good - Cueto has always been outstanding against Pittsburgh and tonight was no different. He picked up the tough luck loss, but managed seven strong innings of five-hit ball, walked four and struck out five. His ERA stands at 2....

Burnett, Bucs “collect” big win

The Bucs got yet another outstanding effort from the pitching staff, allowing Matt Hague‘s big hit to be the difference in an excellent 2-1 win. The matchup of A.J. Burnett and Johnny Cueto turned out as advertised. The Reds struck for a quick run against Burnett in the first thanks to a leadoff double, a Pedro Alvarez error, and a sac-fly, but Burnett shut them down after that...

Daily Brief: May has been kind to the Reds

Last Game The Reds lost the game and the series to the Pirates last night, 2-1. Apparently Johnny Cueto should have known better than to allow 2 whole runs. Next Game The Reds are off today and traveling to Houston. Tomorrow they’ll take on the 22-28 Astros. Series Finale The Reds’ series record for the month of May was 5-2-2. They won series against the Pirates, Brewers, Braves...

Fantasy Baseball: Streamers Of The Day

AJ Burnett – He’s been pitching well this entire year – except for that one start when he gave up 12 runs in 2.2 – and even though the control has been a bit of an issue, he’s still worth a one day speculative add if your looking for some K’s. He’s even somehow mustered a winning record in Pittsburgh, which is nothing short of amazing. Jeanmar Gomez – When he’s...

Matt Hague salvages A.J. Burnett’s stellar start

Final: Pirates 2, Reds 1 WP: A.J. Burnett (4-2, 3.60 ERA) LP: Johnny Cueto (5-3, 2.54 ERA) SV: Joel Hanrahan (13, 2.37 ERA) A.J. Burnett gave up a lead off double to Zack Cozart, who eventually scored due to an Pedro Alvarez error. Burnett then retired the next 17 batters to keep the Pirates in the game. He gave up just that one unearned run over seven innings while giving up just...

Pirates 2, Reds 1

A.J. Burnett allowed just two hits over seven innings, Matt Hague delivered a two-run double and the Pittsburgh Pirates edged the Cincinnati Reds 2-1 on Wednesday night. Burnett (4-2) escaped early trouble then cruised, giving up one unearned run while striking out three and walking two to win his third straight start. The right-hander retired 17 straight at one point, with only...

Game 50: Reds 1, Pirates 2

The game was looking really good until it suddenly wasn’t yesterday, when the Reds lost 1-2 to the Pirates. Johnny Cueto started for the Reds. In 7 innings of work he allowed 2 run (earned) on 5 hits and 4 walks. Not the best he’s ever been, but hardly a losing effort. Sean Marshall got the first out in the eighth and Logan Ondursek got the other two. Pitching the ninth wasn’t...

Daily Brief: MLB draft

Last Game The Reds brought the series even with an 8-1 win over the Pirates last night. The game was delayed by weather, but they didn’t do the start-and-stop thing, allowing Homer Bailey to get his second career complete game. Next Game The rubber match happens tonight at 7:05 p.m. Johnny Cueto (5-2, 2.53 ERA) takes on A.J. Burnett (3-2, 4.19 ERA). The light-hitting Pirates could...

Daily Brief: from A.J. to J.A.

Last Game The Reds had an off-day yesterday to recover from their first lost series in the last six. Next Game Tonight the Reds visit the Houston Astros. Just two days after facing an “A.J.” in A.J. Burnett for the Pirates, tonight they take on a “J.A.” in J.A. Happ, who’s going for the ‘Stros. Mike Leake will take the mound for the good guys. Joey Votto: Rock of Consistency...

Report from Pittsburgh

A.J. Burnett allowed just two hits over seven innings, Matt Hague delivered a two-run double and the Pittsburgh Pirates edged the Reds 2-1 on Wednesday night. Burnett (4-2) outdueled Johnny Cueto (5-3) on a night Cincinnati managed just four hits, one of them a pinch-hit single by Votto in the ninth. Joel Hanrahan worked out of a two-on, one-out jam in the ninth for his 13th save.

Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Cincinnati Reds- Game 50

RUBBER MATCH!!!!! That was definitely not the outing Charlie Morton needed.  He is rapidly sealing his fate in my opinion.  He is running out of  ”potential” despite being someone I’ve had zero problems rooting for.   First Pitch:  7:05 PM EST Where To Watch:  Root Sports, MLB.TV, FS-O   Johnny Cueto, RHP (26) Remember when [...]
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