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With their 12-9 field-goal-fest of a win at Houston on Saturday (whoops, wrong sport), the Cincinnati Reds moved to 30-22 on the season and increased their lead in the NL Central to 3.5 games over the second-place St. Louis Cardinals.
The Reds jumped out to an 8-2 lead over the Astros on Saturday, but Mat Latos continued his shaky pitching and quickly gave up the lead. Houston actually took a 9-8 advantage, but the Reds were able to pull back ahead and hold on for their 11th win in their last 15 games.
Eight games over .500 and 3.5 games up in June? Hey, there’s still a long way to go, but things are looking very good roughly one-third of the way through the season. The Cardinals likely won’t go away, but they’re an aging team and have already battled a series of injuries this season.
Speaking of injuries, no one has been hit harder than the Milwaukee Brewers, a team that was expected to contend for the NL Central title all season. Unless the Brew Crew turns things around quickly...
BEST OF MAXIM
AROUND THE WEB
After a much needed off-day yesterday, the Reds (29-22) got right back on the winning track en route to a 4-1 victory over the Astros (22-30) on Friday night. Mike Leake led the way with a strong 7-inning performance and Jay Bruce hit another homer to provide all the offense needed. Cincinnati now sits in first place 2.5 games ahead of the nearest St. Louis Cardinals.
6/2 Game Review
Louisville lost 8-3. Box Score
Neftali Soto went 2-5 with an RBI.
Cody Puckett went 1-3 with a walk and a run.
Corky Miller went 1-2 with a walk, RBI and a run.
Carlos Fisher threw 2 shutout innings with a walk and a strikeout.
This team’s offense is still a mess. Aside from Joey Gathright, who has about 10 games under his belt, everyone in the line...
Votto was locked in on Saturday
Saturday's clash between the Reds (30-22) and Astros (22-31) provided no shortage of fireworks as the teams combined for 21 runs and 28 hits. But in the end, only one squad emerged victorious and that squad was Dusty Baker's bunch who prevailed over host Houston by a tally of 12-9.
Neither starter fared very well in this one, thus...
The Reds (30-22) attempted to sweep the Astros (22-31), but fell short Sunday afternoon losing by two runs, 3 to 5. Bronson Arroyo hit a speed bump this season, giving up 5 runs on 8 hits, throwing 106 pitches in 6.1 innings, with 4 K's but only walking one batter. The Reds remain in first place, 2.5 games above the St. Louis Cardinals who did not play today.
The Cincinnati Reds have released left handed pitcher Jeff Francis, at his request, according to Jerry Crasnick of ESPN.
Francis, 31, went 6-16 with a 4.82 ERA, 0.9 HR/9, 1.9 BB/9 and 4.5 SO/9 in 183.0 innings last season with the Royals. This season, he went 3-6 with a 3.72 ERA, 0.7 HR/9, 2.1 BB/9 and 7.6 SO/9 in 77.1 innings with the Reds' Triple-A team.
Image by Keith Allison...
HOUSTON (AP) -- Drew Stubbs homered and drove in four runs, Brandon Phillips added three RBIs and the Cincinnati Reds outlasted Houston 12-9 Saturday night to hand the Astros their eighth straight defeat.
Joey Votto went 4 for 4 with a home run and a walk. Todd Frazier and Ryan Ludwick also connected for the Reds, who set a season high for runs. Brandon Phillips doubled in the go...
It was a solid series, but the Reds just couldn’t put together the sweep last night as they lost to the Astros 3-5. Meanwhile, the Cardinals have been getting beaten up by the Mets, putting the Pittsburgh Pirates in second place when I woke up this morning.
The Reds are off today; it’s their second off-day in less than a week. Tomorrow they host those second...
The Reds will select 14th overall, 49th overall and 57th overall tonight. Here are the most up to date mock drafts:
Baseball America: Deven Marrero, Shortstop, Arizona State
Baseball Prospectus: Andrew Heaney, LHP, Oklahoma State
Minor League Ball: Marcus Stronman, RHP, Duke
Mlb.com: Coming soon
Here are my two draft previews, with scouting reports on Courtney Hawkins, Deven Marrero...
Two months of the 2012 MLB season have come and gone and games in June are in full swing. There remain three relief pitchers that were on the Opening Day roster of their team that still have a zero earned run average. Yes, a 0.00 ERA! A Cuban fireballer, a crafty lefty, and a Rule 5 pick. Triple Trifecta Trinity:Aroldis Chapman - 23 G, 28 IP, 50 K, 4 W, 5 SV, 6 HLD, 0.57...
The month of May treated the Redlegs very kindly. It was a month that saw them not only get over the .500 mark, but it saw them catapult past the Cardinals for first place in the division as well. And you can't do that without some getting some good individual play from your players.
Here are a couple of guys who were pivotal in the positive turnaround this month:
It was a walk off for the Dragons.
The Louisville Bats (17-37) were rained out on Thursday. They’ll host the Durham Bulls Friday night at 7:05pm.
The Pensacola Blue Wahoos’ (25-28) game was also washed away by rain. It looks like they’ll make it up with a pair of seven-inning games Friday beginning at 5:05pm against the Jackson Generals.