Found April 17, 2013 on Diamond Hoggers:
Jose Fernandez has 13 K’s and a 0.82 ERA in 11 innings pitched The Cincinnati Reds will get a first hand look at one of baseball’s young phenoms tomorrow. And if people were up in arms about Colin Kaepernick’s tattoo’s this past fall, Jose Hernandez is straight out of a Grand Theft Auto chop shop. Hernandez grabbed some headlines with this quote – not an easy thing to do while playing for the Marlins: “I’ve been in jail, I’ve been shot at, I’ve been in the water. I’m not scared to face David Wright. What can he do?” That’s quite a quote, Mr. Bravado. No matter how bad you think you are, there’s always someone bigger and badder. The Cincinnati Reds 2013 lineup is full of professional hitters, and Great American Ball Park has humbled many aces in it’s day. In fact, it has a way of chewing up young prospects and spitting them out. It will be a good watch tomorrow night, seeing Fernandez oppose highly-touted Reds prospect Tony Cingrani in his MLB debut. I think Jose Fernandez is going

Is Tony Cingrani ready for the big show?

When one door closes, another door opens. Such is the case with Johnny Cueto and Tony Cingrani -- the latter of which figures to replace Cueto's spot in the rotation once the time comes. On Monday, the Reds promoted RHP Justin Freeman from Triple-A Louisville to provide some help to a weary bullpen. However, Cingrani is expected to make Cueto's next scheduled start...

What to expect from Tony Cingrani

Tony Cingrani will make his Major League debut tonight for the Cincinnati Reds against the Miami Marlins in Cincinnati. I will be in attendance thanks to an awesome deal on tickets through stubhub (section 134 for $9 – this section begins at $40.00 right now through with their dynamic pricing). Background The Reds drafted Tony Cingrani in the 3rd round of the 2011 draft...

Shin-Soo Choo silencing critics early

On December 11, 2012, Shin-Soo Choo was brought to the Cincinnati Reds along with Jason Donald in a three team, nine player trade that also involved the Arizona Diamondbacks. The trade sent former Reds center fielder, Drew Stubbs, to in-state rival Cleveland. As the season drew closer, there were many questions as to how Choo would fair in center field and as a leadoff man in the...

Minor League Game Review – 4/18/13

Louisville won 5-4. Box Score Jason Donald went 2-5 with a solo HR (1) and 2 runs scored. Neftali Soto went 3-4 with a walk, RBI and a run. Felix Perez went 2-5 with a solo HR (3). Pedro Villarreal allowed 3 runs in 6 innings with 2 walks and 2 strikeouts. Jose Diaz threw a hitless inning with a walk. Clay Hensley threw a shutout inning with a walk and a strikeout. Nick Christiani...

Phillips thriving in cleanup spot behind Votto

CINCINNATI Brandon Phillips kneels in the on-deck circle and watches pitchers refuse to throw strikes to Joey Votto, watches them issue walk after walk after walk.Its the Fear Factor.And the ever-visible Brandon Phillips coast-to-coast smile goes international, an around the globe smile.More rib-eye steaks and I do love steak, said Phillips, referring to RBIs in the baseball vernacular...

Cincinnati Reds Recall Tony Cingrani, Option Justin Freeman

MLB News: On Thursday the Cincinnati Reds recalled reliver Tony Cingrani from Triple-A Louisville, swapping out Justin Freeman for him. Cingrani gets his first major league start Thursday night after dominating Triple-A talent early on this year. Freeman, who was called up a few days ago had enough time to enjoy a quick cup of coffee and nothing else. Fantasy Ramifications: Not that...

Redleg Weekly Episode 34 – Not the Way We Wanted To See Him

Oh A rough week for the Reds lose 5 in a row and their ACE goes down. Back home with beatable teams and a stud prospect comes up so lets look forward instead of looking back! We Have a new Sponser use promo code “RedLeg” on to save 15% In this week’s show: Reds 1-5 since we last talked @clintsmanfamily great show this week. Hoover needs to be a 1 inning guy...

Tony Cingrani Scouting Report

@mattmf86 writes up Tony Cingraniread more

Bruce leads Reds to 1-0, 11-2 wins over Phillies

CINCINNATI (AP) -- Jay Bruce hits a pair of bases-loaded singles that sent the Cincinnati Reds to a couple of wins on Wednesday, 1-0 over the Philadelphia Phillies in the conclusion of a suspended game and 11-2 in the later one. The Reds completed their first sweep of the Phillies since 1996. First, they finished their game suspended overnight by rain. Several hundred fans were in...

Dog Making Love To Owner’s Neck At Reds-Phillies Game

How does the Cincinnati Reds ticket office sell seats to a Tuesday night game in April? They invite dog owners to bring th…

Minor League Game Review – 4/17/13

Louisville won 8-3. Box Score Jason McDonald went 2-4 with a double, RBI and a run. Mike Hessman went 1-3 with a run and an RBI. Henry Rodriguez went 2-4 with a double and 2 runs. Felix Perez went 3-4 with a HR (2) and 4 RBI. Denis Phipps went 2-4 with 2 doubles and a run. Konrad Schmidt went 2-4 with an RBI. Josh Fellhauer went 1-4 with a solo HR (1). Jose Arredondo threw 2 perfect...

Young Studs Fernandez & Cingrani Set To Duel

The fans who show up to tonight’s game at Great American Ball Park between the Miami Marlins and Cincinnati Reds will be in for a treat, assuming they are fans of strong, young starting pitching. For the Marlins, Jose Fernandez (20) makes his third big league start, while lefty Tony Cingrani (22) prepares for his first career start, although not his first appearance. Cingrani...

Kendrick and Bailey Dazzle in Pitcher's Duel, Scoreless Ballgame Suspended Until 5:30 Tomorrow Due to Rain

Homer Bailey and Kyle Kendrick were nothing short of spectacular tonight. After an hour and twenty minute rain delay in Cincinnati, the two starters squared off, and the duel bagan. Much like last night's ballgame, the Phillies' offense was nowhere to be found. Through EIGHT innings, the Phils had gathered...
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