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CINCINNATI When Ryan Hanigan isn't wearing his hockey-style mask behind home plate as a catcher for the Cincinnati Reds he likes to horse around.
The 31-year-old jockey-sized (in comparison to most baseball players) catcher is in the horse business, the owner one racehorse, seven breeding broodmares, three foals and two racers in training.
So, it's time for an insider tip on who is going to win Saturday's Kentucky Derby, right.
Without hesitation, Hanigan says, "Bodemeister."
But he also acknowledges that the field is one of the strongest in many years and any one of a half dozen thoroughbreds could wear the roses.
When somebody mentioned that the white horse, Hanson, might be a little short on the distance, Hanigan smiled and said, "Well, we'll see.
"There are a lot of good horses in this field and it's a good race to not bet the favorites," he said. "Bodemeister won so impressively in the last race (Arkansas Derb...
BEST OF MAXIM
Right fielder Jay Bruce has always been a streaky hitter, and his latest streak netted him the National League Player of the Week award.
Bruce hit .476 with four home runs and 10 RBI for the week. He has home runs in his last four games. It is Bruce's fourth Player of the Week honor.
Bruce led the majors in slugging percentage (1.143) and total bases (24). He was second in...
Puckett won it for Pensacola
Durham 5 Louisville 4 (10 innings)
-Brett Tomko gave us two earned runs over five innings for the Bats (9-17). Josh Judy (1-1) blew the save and took the loss allowing two earned in two innings, including the walk-off run in the bottom of the 10th.
-SS Kris Negron went 2-5 with a triple, a solo home run, and two runs scored. DH Danny Dorn added a...
5/3 Game Review
Louisville won 4-3 in 11 innings. Box Score
Felix Perez went 1-4 with a walk and a run.
Danny Dorn went 1-5 with a triple, RBI and a run.
Bill Rhinehart went 3-5 with a double and RBI.
Sean Gallagher allowed 3 runs in 7 innings with 2 walks and 6 strikeouts.
Kanekoa Texeira threw 1.2 shutout innings with 2 walks and a strikeout.
Travis Webb threw 2 perfect innings...
Bruce has been on an absolute tear recently. He's homered in four straight games and currently ranks in the top five in the league in homers (7), RBIs (17), SLG (.617), total bases (50), XBH (12), and runs created (17.5).
He's had at least one hit in nine of his last ten games -- six of those have been multi-hit games. Let's hope the left-handed slugger...
Maybe Louisville and Dayton should have joinedPensacola and Bakersfield and taken the day off.
Norfolk 6 Louisville 5 (12 innings)
-The Bats (9-16) used six pitchers in the extra-innings loss. Starter Andrew Brackman walked five and gave up three earned runs in just one innings. Ron Mahay and Nick Christiani each threw three scoreless, while Kanekoa Texeira added one scoreless...
CINCINNATI It was the kind of game on a hot, humid afternoon that sometimes defines a team's personality for the rest of the season.
For the Cincinnati Reds it seems like serenity and complete confidence. For the Chicago Cubs it seems like schizophrenia.
It was a day that the Reds were down to their last gulp of oxygen, three outs away from losing two straight to the Cubs...
Reds fans’ unwanted vacation from baseball was extended yesterday when severe storms forced the game to be canceled. If you had a ticket, check out the rain check information.
See yesterday’s brief: it’s still Bronson Arroyo against Jeff Samardzija, who is on really long rest now.
Rookie Success League in … [visit site to read more]
The Reds meet the divisional rival Pirates for the first
time this season with a trip to Pittsburgh and a three-game set beginning on
Friday night. If you like offense, you might not want to check out this series
Cincinnati (12-12) at
We’re all well aware of the Reds’ offensive woes. The
Don’t look now, but the Redlegs are winners of their past
three series and where did that streak begin? In Chicago, of course, and that’s
just who happens to be heading to GABP as the Reds and Cubs meet up for the
second time in just over a week.
This fella appears to be doing his thing again this season.
The Cubs enter the week at 8...
CINCINNATI (AP) -- The opener of a series between the Chicago Cubs and Cincinnati Reds has been postponed because lines of thunderstorms moved through the area. The game wasn't immediately rescheduled.
It was the first postponement for both teams this season and the fifth overall at Great American Ball Park, which opened in 2003. The game was called two hours after the scheduled...
I apparently have lost the ability to enjoy baseball games that the Cincinnati Reds lose. Either that, or when the Reds lose–to the Chicago Cubs, of all … [visit site to read more]
The opener of a series between the Chicago Cubs and Cincinnati Reds has been postponed because lines of thunderstorms moved through the area. The game wasn't immediately rescheduled.
It was the first postponement for both teams this season and the fifth overall at Great American Ball Park, which opened in 2003. The game was called two hours after the scheduled start Tuesday...
Wild Cubs closer Carlos Marmol helped Cincinnati rally for three runs in the ninth to tie it, and Scott Rolen hit a sacrifice fly in the 10th inning that swept the Reds to a 4-3 victory Thursday and two-game split.
Marmol let a 3-0 lead slip away by walking three of the five batters he faced, allowing Cincinnati to tie it with only one hit in the inning. It was his third blown save...
Johnny Cueto is off to the best start of his career, and a meeting with the Pittsburgh Pirates may just keep him rolling.
Cueto looks to match his longest unbeaten run as the Cincinnati Reds open a three-game road series against the Pittsburgh Pirates on Friday night.
Cueto (3-0, 1.39 ERA) has won all five decisions with a 2.28 ERA over his last 12 starts dating to a road loss...
The Cincinnati Reds have signed veteran reliever Michael Wuertz to a Minor league deal according to Joel Sherman of the New York Post.
Wuertz, 33, pitched last season with the A's and went 0-0 with a 6.68 ERA, 1.3 HR/9, 7.0 BB/9 and 8.6 SO/9 in 33.2 innings. He has a career record of 21-11 with a 3.71 ERA, 1.0 HR/9, 4.3 BB/9 and 9.6 SO/9 in 414.1 innings with the Cubs and Athletics...