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Cincinnati Reds manager Dusty Baker sounds willing to ride out a super funk by center fielder Drew Stubbs. "I hope he comes around soon because it's driving him crazy," Baker said. "You've got to tighten your belt and fight. That's what it's all about." After going 1-for-5 with four strikeouts in the Reds' 6-2 win over Arizona, Stubbs is 2 for his last 22, and in a longer stretch he's 4-for-33 with 19 strikeouts. But Baker continues to bat Stubbs first or second. Baker says he pays no attention to social media, but he knows he's getting lit up. "Everybody's looking for the perfect team and the perfect lineup," he said. "There aren't any. You know what I mean? Even the mighty Yankees aren't perfect. We've got a better record than they do. "The Yankees and the Dodgers with payrolls twice as much as ours try to get perfect and still aren't perfect. "The name of the game is winning. ...
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The Reds kicked some Diamondback butt yesterday afternoon, sweeping the three-game series. They’re the first team to reach 80 wins, and the Nationals and the Rangers, who are tied for the second-most wins in baseball, only have 77.
Mat Latos bounced back nicely, allowing 2 hits and striking out 7 in 7.0 innings of work. And the home run bats suddenly woke up, too. Three...
There has been plenty of news and notes swirling around the first-place Reds this week. Here's my attempt at organizing the chaos into one, central location. Enjoy.
+ The hype surrounding Todd Frazier's NL Rookie of the Year bid seems to be growing. Jerry Crasnick of ESPN.com published a must-read feature piece on the New Jersey native earlier today. You can check...
First off, how cool is this? What you behold here is the beautiful work of Bill Irons, a 44-year old married father of four and a devoted Reds fan, who turned his massive 12-acre corn patch into a Cincinnati Reds-themed maze. This marks the 13th consecutive year that the Lebanon, Ohio native has sculpted such a creative design into his patch of corn. Last year the theme was zoo...
The Reds became the first team in the majors to win 80 games this season when they downed Arizona, 6-2, on Wednesday. The win also secured a series sweep and gives the team huge momentum heading into their weekend series in Houston. But first the NL-Central leading club will enjoy a much-deserved and much-needed off day on Thursday.
Here are some notable quotes from the...
DAYTON -- Jeff Ferrell experienced a lifetime memory Tuesday night at Fifth Third Field, home of the low Class A Dayton Dragons, a high even higher than a Rocky Mountain high.
On a 3-and-2 pitch, the 21-year-old righthanded pitcher for the West Michigan Whitecaps struck out Joey Votto, the 2010 National League Most Valuable Player for the Cincinnati Reds.
While he was still on...
The biggest news from yesterday was that the Arizona Fall League rosters were announced. Here are the players that the Reds will be sending:
Drew Hayes – RHP
Curtis Partch – RHP
Didi Gregorius – SS
Billy Hamilton – SS
Donald Lutz – 1B
The official roster also notes that the Reds have two pitchers TBA, so there will be some additions from our guys still. The big news from...
PHOENIX Cincinnati showed the baseball world what it thinks of Wade Miley on Tuesday night. With Gerardo Parra on third base and one out in the first inning, Reds manager Dusty Baker played his infield in, the better to choke off a run at the plate.
With 26 outs remaining.
With Johnny Cueto, his best pitcher and a top NL Cy Young candidate, on the mound. Cueto, who had not...
Chris Heisey has been a valuable outfield reserve for the Reds since his arrival in 2010. Last night he homered twice as the Reds completed a sweep at Arizona and became the first team in MLB to reach 80 wins this season. Mat Latos turned in seven strong innings for his 11th win. Meanwhile the second place Cardinals lost at Pittsburgh to fall eight games behind.
Lots of good things happened in the Reds’ win over the Diamondbacks last night.
Johnny Cueto was the first pitcher to reach 17 wins this … [visit site to read more]
Since the All-Star break, the NL Central-leading Cincinnati Reds have picked up three wins in Houston.
The last-place Astros have just as many victories in their home ballpark over that same stretch.
The Reds look to win their fourth in a row and continue to make things miserable for the Astros in Friday night's series opener.
Cincinnati (80-52) arrives in Houston after capping...
Chris Heisey hit two of Cincinnati's four home runs, including the tying two-run shot in the seventh inning, to rally the Reds to a 6-2 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Wednesday.
Dioner Navarro's solo shot two batters after Heisey's first blast put Cincinnati ahead, Brandon Phillips added a two-run homer in the eighth and Heisey capped the scoring two outs later...
The last big baseball holiday of the year is here already and there’s lot of stuff going on for Reds fans.
Friday, August … [visit site to read more]
Yesterday, we rolled out Fielding Dependent Pitching in an effort to provide a more thorough evaluation of pitching and run prevention. Today, I want to talk about how FDP can be used to examine the Cy Young races, and specifically, why it illustrates that Johnny Cueto should be the frontrunner for the NL Cy Young Award.
Let’s just start by looking at the value stats of the top...
Johnny Cueto scattered four hits over seven innings for his major league-leading 17th win and the Cincinnati Reds beat the slumping Arizona Diamondbacks 5-2 on Tuesday night.
Cueto (17-4) gave up two runs, struck out one and walked five for his eighth victory in nine decisions. The right-hander lowered his NL-leading ERA to 2.48.
Ryan Hanigan hit a two-run single and Todd Frazier...