Found August 23, 2012 on
I think there is a Cy Young winner in the house tonight. Is it the home team's staff ace, Cole Hamels (14-6/IP-171.1 /ERA-2.94/K-168/BB-42/WHIP-1.11)? Is it his opponent Cincinnati's Johnny Cueto (16-6/IP-169.2/ERA-2.44/K-135/BB-37/WHIP-1.13)? Personally if I had a vote, it would have to go to Reds closer Aroldis Chapman. How does anyone get a hit off this guy? Without a doubt, he has the fiercest arm in the game right now and while I don't root against the Phils, it was a pleasure to watch him work last night. Anyone who racks up 112 K's in 62 innings while holding the oppostion to a .139 batting average should get some votes.
That being said, if you're of the school of starters only for Cy Young, then Hamels vs. Cueto is quite the match up. I've personally enjoyed Hamels' last three starts more than any stretch he's had that doesn't have to do with chasing a World Series ring. He's a man in control right now, throwing everything where he w...
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The league leader in some major pitching categories while playing for a division front-runner, Cincinnati's Johnny Cueto is an obvious candidate for the NL Cy Young Award.
Philadelphia's Cole Hamels may be a long shot for that honor, but defeating the Reds could help bolster his resume.
Cueto aims to become baseball's first 17-game winner and lead Cincinnati to a rare...
Even if the regular season ended today, the 2012 campaign has already been a special one for the Cincinnati Reds. They have electrified their fan base with a plethora of come-from-behind wins, walk-offs, defensive gems, fantastic pitching and all-around winning play on the diamond. They own the longest winning streak in baseball this year when they ripped off a string of 10 in...
A sure way to tell this is a special season – not even the
Philadelphia curse can keep the Reds at bay. The Redlegs found a way to win in
the City of Brotherly Love once again Wednesday night, holding on for a 3-2
Bronson Arroyo (10-7) was awesome on the hill, the Reds had
just enough timely hitting and Aroldis Chapman held on in the ninth
Through 23 starts this year, Philadelphia Phillies left-hander Cliff Lee has sewn together an unremarkable, yet highly fascinating season that, to quote Winston Churchill, has truly been a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma.
Lee's respectable 3.67 ERA, while not spectacular by his own irrationally high standards -- expectations he set with a 22-3, 2.54 ERA performance...
We knew Jeremy Horst would only be gone a little while. But we did not necessarily expect this outcome. Today the Phillies reactivated Horst from the paternity list and sent RHP Michael Schwimer to AAA Lehigh Valley.
Schwimer has given up five runs in 2 2/3 innings after a strong stretch where he had only given up one run in his previous 11 appearances.
Jonathan Papelbon dropped to a 90% close ratio last night for the Philadelphia Phillies from 93.1%. Will he be able to reach 93% again, which he achieved in 2011?
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I will publish after every game that is not washed out. I will have many summer-long highlights of puzzle pieces, especially important after drubbings and defeats. If you were...
8/22 Game Review
Louisville lost 7-5. Box Score
Willie Harris went 2-5 with 2 solo home runs (3).
Felix Perez went 2-4 with a triple and a run.
Mike Costanzo went 2-3 with a double and a run.
Cody Puckett went 1-4 with a double and 2 RBI.
Kanekoa Texeira allowed 1 earned (2 total) in 2.1 innings with 2 walks and 2 strikeouts.
Willie Harris tripled his home run total...
The Philadelphia Phillies tryout camp continues as I watch from my seat at Citizens Bank Park. One of the hopefuls stand out from the rest, Domonic Brown. After being a several time failure to launch player, Brown looks like this time he may be here to stay despite still needing to improve some areas.
Five Reasons why Brown is for real: Domonic Brown
1. Brown has great plate discipline...
The Reds hung in there in a tight game with the Phillies to finally win by one run. It was an exciting game (though, admittedly, much of the “excitement” was contributed by the Reds’ bullpen) and especially fun to watch since the Reds came out on top.
Kyle Kendrick: Ace. (AP)
Yes, the Nats have a gigantic lead on the Phillies in the standings. Yes, as usual one of the teams in this inter-divisional matchup will be playing in October while another one wallows in the basement, and this year the shoe is on the other foot. Yes, the Phillies’ season has become a glorified audition for 2013. But, for one sweet night, behind the right...
Cincinnati Reds minor leaguer Billy Hamilton is making noise with his speed – he set the minor league steals record on Tuesday, surpassing Vince Coleman’s 145 (though Coleman did it in fewer games). Hamilton was on my radar for the Portland Peskies awhile ago, after he clocked a 13.8 second in the park home run. In case you’ve forgotten, the Peskies are...
A total of 41,794 fans, the moving ice cream containers, the Phantic, and oh, yeah, losing Phillies baseball.
My live trek with the Phillies started in Pittsburgh on April 5 , a 1-0 win on opening day.
I had to get to the park, I have Wednesday and Thursday off, so I decided to go to Wednesday matchup against the Reds, pitting Vance Worley vs. Bronson Arroyo at Citizens Bank Park...
CINCINNATI (AP) -- Allen Craig and Yadier Molina homered during a six-run sixth inning on Friday night, and the defending World Series champion St. Louis Cardinals opened a defining road trip by beating the Cincinnati Reds 8-5 and moving six games back of the NL Central leaders.
The Cardinals' big comeback off Mat Latos (10-4) started a 10-day trip against the Reds, Pirates...