Found June 26, 2013 on Red Hot Mama:
PLAYERS: Homer Bailey
TEAMS: Cincinnati Reds
The Cincinnati Reds were swept by the Oakland A’s in their two-game series, the exact opposite of that great 1990 World Series. The loss drops the Reds’ record on the road trip out west to 1-4. There were no stars of the game for the Reds. It was a terrible, uninspired, and boring game from start to finish. Homer Bailey got the loss, giving up 4 runs over 6 innings. He struck out 7, which was nice, but those 4 runs. Ouch. Not that it mattered. Even if he’d shutout the A’s, the Reds still would’ve lost. The bullpen gave up one run over its 3 innings. But the offense continued to fail to show up. In 9 innings, they managed no runs and just 2 hits. The lack of passion the Reds have been playing with lately is difficult to watch. I hope they can turn it around. It’s no longer early.

Brandon Phillips away from team due to private matter

The Reds will be without the services of All-Star second basemen Brandon Phillips for at least Tuesday's game in Oakland after it was announced that he was away from the team because of a personal matter. Upon further review, it appears as though that personal matter has to do with impending fatherhood, as the transactions page on currently lists Phillips on paternity...

Heisey activated and Phillips put on paternity list

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Send Reds to All-Star Game and score free pizza at the same time Thursday

From the Reds...Fans and media are invited to attend the “Vote Reds” lunch on Thursday, June 27 from 11am to 2pm in the Champions Club at Great American Ball Park.To support our Reds in the 2013 MLB All-Star Game balloting, we’re inviting fans to the ballpark on their lunch hour for All-Star voting and free pizza courtesy of LaRosa’s.Fans are encouraged to bring their laptop...

Keith Law tabs two Reds as 'real All-Stars'

  Believe it or not, the All-Star Game is less than three weeks away, which means fan voting for the star-studded event will be nearing a close soon. The debate about which players deserve to play in the game will likely rage on well after the voting results have been released. It's just a matter of opinion, and fans being fans, I suppose. But one baseball expert has...

Two Reds prospects selected to play in Futures Game

On Wednesday, Major League Baseball unveiled the names of the 50 players who will participate in the  15th annual Sirius XM All-Star Futures Game next month. Two of those prospects playing in the showcase affair will be from the Reds organization. The first is outfielder Billy Hamilton who will be making his second consecutive appearance in the prestigious game. Hamilton is...

Reds continue to waste Aroldis Chapman

We’ve created a mythical moment. Music plays. Three outs remain in the ninth. And a tall, imposing man with a missile for an arm enters the game. He’s the closer. He’s here to bring an end to this madness –to bring a win to the team hanging on his every pitch. Now, it’s time to bring an end to the myth of the closer. In 1960, the incredible baseball writer Jerome Holtzman...

Cincinnati Reds Minor League Scouting Notebook

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Struggling Reds in Texas for first time since 2002

The Cincinnati Reds' offense is scuffling and their staff ace is coming off a disastrous outing. Dusty Baker hopes the return of his All-Star second baseman can help ignite the offense, but he hasn't exactly been swinging a hot bat lately. Brandon Phillips is scheduled to come back from the paternity list Friday night when the visiting Reds open a series with the surging...

Speedy Hamilton, Soler picked for Futures game

Speedy Billy Hamilton is among 50 players picked for the July 14 Futures game ahead of the All-Star game at Citi Field. Hamilton stole a professional-record 155 bases in 192 attempts last season at Class A and Double-A and he began Wednesday with 48 in 57 chances at Triple-A Louisville. The 22-year-old Cincinnati Reds prospect played in last year's Futures game at Kansas City...

Phillies Add Mike MacDougal, Assigned to Lehigh Valley

It was announced a short while ago that the Phillies signed veteran reliever Mike MacDougal. His numbers of late suggest he was strictly signed up to bolster the Iron Pigs bullpen in Lehigh Valley which is stocked kind of light seeing as most of them are in San Diego as...

Redleg Weekly Episode 44 – Mat “Ks” Latos

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Phillies Sign Reliever Mike MacDougal To Minor League Deal

Wikipedia Commons Desperate for any bullpen help possible, the Phillies turned to a veteran who has had some success in the major leagues. According to Matt Gelb of the Philadelphia Inquirer, Mike MacDougal has signed a minor league contract with the Phillies and has been assigned to AAA Lehigh Valley....

Minor League Game Review – 6/27/13

Billy Hamilton hit his 5th home run of the year on Wednesday evening in a Louisville Bats win.

Series Preview: Oakland A’s Host Cincinnati Reds in Two-Game Interleague Set

The Oakland A’s will try to get back on track tonight against the Cincinnati Reds in the opener of a short two-game interleague series in Oakland. Bob Melvin’s squad went 2-5 on a seven-game jaunt through Texas and Seattle, losing the final two games to the Mariners in particularly frustrating fashion. For whatever reason, Seattle seems to have Oakland’s number this season...

Interleague Play Continues, A’s Take Game One From Reds

The Oakland Athletics (45-34) haven’t faced the National League’s Cincinnati Reds (45-33) since June of 2010 in Oakland. That last meeting was disastrous for the A’s as they were swept in a three-game series. This time around, it was another story as the A’s took game one of a two game series 7-3, giving Pat Neshek his second win of the season. There was no backing down against...
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