Posted April 20, 2013 on AP on Fox
Brandon Phillips had a game-ending sacrifice fly in the 13th inning, giving the Cincinnati Reds a 3-2 victory over the Miami Marlins on Saturday. Facing Steve Cischek (1-2), Miami's seventh pitcher of the game, Shin-Soo Choo led off the 13th with an opposite-field double down the left field line, his sixth time on base in seven plate appearances - he walked three times. Zack Cozart sustained an apparent right-hand injury while trying to bunt, and pinch-hitter Cesar Izturis moved Choo to third with a fly ball to center field. Joey Votto was intentionally walked, and Phillips - on his bobblehead day - lofted the fly to center field. Alfredo Simon (1-1) retired the Marlins in order to get the win. Votto led off the third inning against left-hander Wade LeBlanc with a 353-foot line drive into the right field seats adjacent to the visitors' bullpen on a 2-0 pitch, giving the Reds a 1-0 lead. The homer was his second of the season and first at Great American Ball Park since Jun...

Votto and Choo could be dangerous duo for Reds

CINCINNATI This is not a Tale of Two Cities, it is a Tale of Two Players who wear the uniform of the Cincinnati Reds.It is about Joey Votto and it is about Shin-Soo Choo.Votto and Choo played amazing back-to-back games Saturday and Sunday in Great American Ball Park, games won by the Reds, 3-2 in 13 innings Saturday, and 10-6 Sunday.Votto: Seven hits. Two home runs.Choo: Reachd...

Reds starters dominating, even without Cueto

CINCINNATI So who needs Johnny Cueto? Not the Cincinnati Reds. Not at this moment, anyway. The starting pitching is above reproach, even with Cueto residing on the disabled list.What the starting staff of Bronson Arroyo, Mat Latos, Homer Bailey, Mike Leake and Tony Cingrani need is a little help from their friends carrying baseball bats to home plate.After Bronson Arroyo gave them...

Cincinnati Reds Friday Minor League Scouting Notebook

Josh Smith Smith is off to a slow start in Pensacola. In his first two starts he threw 5.2 innings combined with 11 earned runs, 15 hits, 3 walks and 6 strikeouts. He rebounded in his most recent start going 5 full innings with just 2 earned, 2 runs, 2 walks and 4 strikeouts. I went back and watched his first and last starts this week. His fastball velocity is down a little bit from...

On the road with the Reds: Busch stadium

Whether you've dreamed about seeing the Reds beat the Cardinals in St. Louis firsthand or you hate the Cards so much you can't even imagine entering Busch stadium, here's the scoop on following the Reds to the Cardinals' ballpark this season.  Busch Stadium April 29 - May 01 August 26-28 Ticket price: -Cheap(est) seats: $25.80 -Field...

Cincinnati Reds Third Baseman Todd Frazier Promises a Home Run--and Delivers!

This will be one of if not the best home run of the season--and yes, I am saying that with a 145 or so games left for all 30 MLB teams. In Thursday night's contest against the Miami Marlins Reds third baseman did something that you don't see many people do. He promised the team's batboy, Ted Kremer, a home run. Your browser does not support iframes. Big deal right...

Reds haven't set timetable for Johnny Cueto's return

Cincinnati Reds right-handed starting pitcher Johnny Cueto hit the disabled list earlier this week due to a lat strain. Initially, the team was optimistic that he would only be required to miss a few starts. However, Cincinnati still doesn't know when Cueto will resume throwing, according to John Fay of The Cincinnati Enquirer. Reds trainer Paul Lessard told reporters that...

Marlins push game to extras, fall to Reds

CINCINNATI (AP) -- Brandon Phillips had a game-ending sacrifice fly in the 13th inning, giving the Cincinnati Reds a 3-2 victory over the Miami Marlins on Saturday. Facing Steve Cischek (1-2), Miami's seventh pitcher of the game, Shin-Soo Choo led off the 13th with an opposite-field double down the left field line, his sixth time on base in seven plate appearances -- he walked...

Reds 10, Marlins 6

Brandon Phillips drove in the go-ahead run for the second straight day, Joey Votto homered and had three hits, and the Cincinnati Reds beat the Miami Marlins 10-6 Sunday for their sixth win in seven games. Todd Frazier hit a three-run double in an eight-run seventh inning for the Reds, who won three of four from the Marlins and improved to a major league-best 10-3 at home. After...

Reds Win in 13

The Reds and Marlins played a 13-inning contest yesterday with the Reds coming out the winning 3-2. Joey Votto plated both of their runs in regulation but the Marlins refused to let him deliver the game-winner and intentionally walked him before Shin-Sin Choo scored on Brandon Phillips’s sac fly. Zach Cozart entered the game with a hot bat but left with a hand injury after going 0-6.

Game 16: Marlins 1, Reds 11

Tony Cingrani mowing down Marlins batters.What a game that was yesterday! It’s amazing how a four-game winning streak makes you forget all about a five-game losing streak. It’s almost as if winning cures all. Except for criticizing Joey Votto, but that’s lead to a fabulous new meme. Yesterday had everything. Good pitching, good offense, and a feel-good story about a bat boy...

Reds’ Ryan Hanigan heads to DL

The Reds have placed catcher Ryan Hanigan on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left side.,

Miami Falls in 13

A sacrifice fly in the 13th inning off the bat of Brandon Phillips gave the Cincinnati Reds a 3-2 win over the Miami Marlins on Saturday.  Once again, the story for Miami was great pitching and lackluster offense.   The two runs for Miami both came in the fifth inning and the team only compiled eight hits in the thirteen frames.   The loss means the Marlins will go at least one...

Marlins send reliever John Maine to minors

CINCINNATI (AP) -- Miami designated reliever John Maine for assignment to the minors before the second game of a series against the Cincinnati Reds. The Marlins called up right-hander Tom Koehler from Triple-A New Orleans on Friday. Manager Mike Redmond said he'll fill Maine's long-relief role. Koehler made three starts for New Orleans and had a 1.06 ERA. Maine pitched two...

Anatomy of Brandon Phillips, RBI Machine

As Jeff Sullivan just pointed out, Shin-Soo Choo leads the majors in on base percentage, thanks to his willingness to endure pain for his team’s gain. #2 in the majors in OBP is teammate Joey Votto, Cincinnati’s star first baseman. The Reds acquired Choo to boost the top of their batting order, and in the first three weeks of the season, he has teamed with Votto to create havoc...
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