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The Cincinnati Reds' Johnny Cueto and San Francisco Giants' Madison Bumgarner both have a chance to go unbeaten in the month of June.
While Cueto has experienced great success against the Giants, the same can't be said for Bumgarner versus the Reds.
With Cueto looking to win a career-best fifth straight start and Bumgarner seeking a fifth consecutive winning decision, the Reds and surging Giants open a four-game set Thursday night at AT&T Park.
Since compiling a 5.56 ERA while losing three of his final four starts in May, Cueto (9-3, 2.21 ERA) has been excellent in June. The right-hander has won all four of his outings this month, allowing five total runs and striking out 30 over 30 2-3 innings.
"We have incredible confidence in Johnny every time he touches the ball," said Reds third baseman Scott Rolen, batting .337 with five homers and 24 RBIs in his last 23 games against the Giants including a pair of homers in April, when Cincinnati took two of thre...
BEST OF MAXIM
Joey Votto is clearly running away with the NL’s first base All Star position. So much so, that I think it’s easy to lose perspective. Here’s a couple facts to help increase the resolution on this number:
Since last week’s tally, Votto has received over 1.3 million votes. The second-place vote getter has only 1.5 million votes for the entirety of the voting.
Votto has about...
The ability for the fan's to pick the starters for the Midsummer Classic can often turn into a popularity contest. Well, in an effort to compile a more educated and fair team, Keith Law of ESPN Insider put together a roster full of "real" All-Stars on Thursday afternoon. It encompassed who he believed were the 25 most-deserving players in Major League Baseball with...
CINCINNATI If one Cincinnati Reds fan wants to start an argument with another Cincinnati Reds fan, all one need do is say two words: "Drew Stubbs."
And the other fan will say, "Them's fightin' words."
Drew Stubbs is a buzzword in Reds Country and there is little middle ground one is either for him or against him. Yay or nay. Thumbs up or thumbs down...
Aroldis Chapman’s ninth save of the season might have been the most controversial – because of something he did after it was over.
Once the Cincinnati Reds closer struck out Martin Maldonado to clinch a 4-3 victory over Milwaukee Tuesday night, Chapman took two somersaults toward catcher Ryan Hanigan in an apparent celebration.
The Reds reacted with concern – that Chapman might...
Dr. Henry Heimlich presented Cincinnati Reds third baseman Todd Frazier with a life-saving award on Tuesday before a game against the Milwaukee Brewers.
Frazier used the Heimlich maneuver on a choking restaurant customer during a series in Pittsburgh in late May. Heimlich, who moved to Cincinnati in the 1960s, went on the field and gave Frazier a certificate and a plaque for saving...
6/26 Game Review
Louisville won 5-3. Box Score
Felix Perez went 4-5 with 2 doubles and a run.
Cody Puckett went 2-4 with a double, walk and a run.
Bill Rhinehart went 2-4 with a double and 2 RBI.
Corky Miller went 1-2 with 2 walks, a double and a run.
Tim Gustafson went 1-1 with an RBI at the plate. He allowed 2 runs in 4 innings on the mound.
Carlos Fisher threw a shutout inning...
The Bats are riding a season-high, eight-game winning streak.
Louisville 6 Pawtucket 3
Bats (30-49), Last place International League West, 18.0 GB
-The Bats made it eight wins in a row. Chad Reineke (W 3-5, 4.19) tossed 6.2 innings of three-run baseball. Nick Christiani threw a scoreless inning. Jordan Smith got the save (10) with 1.1 perfect innings.
-CF Joey Gathright...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Madison Bumgarner took a no-hitter into the sixth inning and finished with a one-hitter and the San Francisco Giants beat the Cincinnati Reds 5-0 Thursday night.
Bumgarner (10-4) completed his first career game with his first shutout as the Giants tossed four consecutive shutouts for the first time in franchise history. Bumgarner walked one and struck out eight...
GET OFF HIS FIELD!
An elderly "balldude" for the San Francisco Giants made a great catch on a line drive in foul territory during Tuesday's game against the Los Angeles Dodgers. Your browser does not support iframes. In the third inning, balldude George Zarzano made the play while on one knee in front of the left-field bullpen as the liner came off the bat of Dodgers batter Elian Herrera...
Ryan Ludwick was one of the lone bright spots Wednesday.
The Reds went for the brooms to sweep away the Milwaukee
Brewers in a matinee at GABP Wednesday afternoon, but fell behind early and
could never mount a rally and will be forced to settle for two out of three. Cincinnati
remains eight games over .500 at 41-33. To the details….
As entertaining as it may have been to fans, Reds head coach Dusty Baker was less than pleased with pitcher Aroldis Chapman’s somersaults to celebrate a save after striking out the Brewers’ Martin Maldonado to secure a 4-3 win.
Baker said he knew Chapman was excited to get the save after blowing his last attempt by giving up a game-winning home run, but asked the pitcher to express...
Tim Lincecum won for the first time in nearly two months to end the worst drought of his career, throwing four-hit ball over seven innings, and the San Francisco Giants held the Dodgers scoreless for the third straight game in a 3-0 win Wednesday.
Angel Pagan added an RBI single and drew a bases-loaded walk to back Lincecum (3-8) as the Giants moved into a first-place tie in the...
Bronson Arroyo took a no-hitter into the eighth inning on
Tuesday night before giving up a three-run lead, but Drew Stubbs
led off the bottom half with a homer, sending the Cincinnati Reds
to a 4-3 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers.
Here is a post that shows Aroldis Chapman doing two celebratory somersaults toward home plate after recording the final out of the game. Predictably, Dusty Baker gave a "we don't play that way" quote, and speculation abounds: will Joey Votto get a pitch in his ribs in retaliation? Will the Reds fine Chapman? How many absurd columnists will write screeds about how Chapman...