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It was like spring training baseball all over again last night. Not only was the game just as meaningless as pre-season contests, but also the Reds started off with their varsity players on the field and then pulled them one by one in favor of the JV.
Homer Bailey started for the Reds, but gave up a hit right away, so there was no need to hold out for a possible back-to-back no-hitter. Instead, he was pulled before he even qualified for the win so that some relievers could get some work in.
After seven and a half innings of scoreless baseball, Dusty Baker put in Tony Cingrani. At the time, I wondered whether he was doing it specifically to give up a run and prevent extras. I can’t say for sure if that was the case, but it is what happened. The Reds lost to the Cardinals 0-1. Oh no.
I can’t believe we’re already entirely out of regular season games. Weren’t we just complaining about Cueto being snubbed for the All Star Game yesterday? Didn’t Chapman just do his ...
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Cueto will anchor the rotation yet again
The Redlegs have officially announced their rotation for the National League Division Series.
It had been rumored that the 3-man rotation would consist of Johnny Cueto in Game One, Bronson Arroyo in Game Two, and Mat Latos in Game Three. Dusty Baker confirmed those suspicions on Tuesday.
“We’ve been planning this for a while...
From the Reds...
P&G has committed $2,000,000 to the Cincinnati Reds and the Reds Community Fund’s “Urban Youth Academy.”
The Reds Urban Youth Academy will be a baseball and softball training facility at Roselawn Park in Cincinnati that provides free, year-round instruction for boys and girls ages 6-18 from Greater Cincinnati and throughout Reds Country.
The Reds (97-64) remained in contention to earn the National League's No. 1 seed by defeating the host Cardinals (87-74), 3-1, on Tuesday night.
Mat Latos improved to 14-4 with considerable help from his bullpen.
Meanwhile, Cincinnati's offense was fueled by Scott Rolen and Dioner Navarro, who both tallied a pair of hits in the contest. One of Rolen's was of...
There are eight flat screen televisions hanging in the palatial and spacious Cincinnati Reds clubhouse, seven of them usually tuned in to baseball games or football games on Saturdays and Sundays.
The eighth TV is directly in front of catcher Dioner Navarro's locker and it is always tuned in to a soccer match from somewhere around the world.
And Navarro sits in front of his...
Homer Bailey failed in his attempt for back-to-back no-hitters.It took until the final game of the year for the Cincinnati Reds to play a meaningless game in the 2012 season. Thanks to the Los Angeles Dodgers losing and giving the St. Louis Cardinals the second wild card and the Washington Nationals winning and clinching the best record in the National League, the outcome of last...
The Nationals (98-64) secured the best record in the National League on Wednesday, but more importantly they earned the No. 1 seed as well. They did so by downing the Phillies, 5-1.That means the Reds will head into the postseason as the No. 2 seed, and will begin their journey to the World Series in San Francisco for Game One of the NLDS on Saturday.
Here's a look at...
Mat Latos won his fourth straight decision to finish the regular season and Scott Rolen homered off Chris Carpenter, helping the Cincinnati Reds keep the St. Louis Cardinals' postseason plans on hold with a 3-1 victory Tuesday night.
The Cardinals' magic number for clinching the second NL wild card remained at one with a game to go, and they were left in the uncomfortable...
FOX Sports Ohio will present a one-hour Reds Live postgame show, presented by Leinenkugel Oktoberfest, immediately following Cincinnati Reds playoff games. Reds Live is scheduled to air following NLDS games on Saturday, Oct. 6th, Sunday, Oct. 7th, and Tuesday, Oct. 9th, as well as Wednesday, Oct. 10th and Thursday, Oct. 11th should the series go all five games. Please visit www.reds...
The Cincinnati Reds announced their starting rotation for the first round of the playoffs, even though they don't know which team they will be facing. Johnny Cueto (19-9, 2.78 ERA) will start Game 1 of the National League Division Series against either the Giants or the wild-card survivor. He will be followed by Bronson Arroyo (12-10, 3.74) in Game 2 and Mat Latos (13-4...
I was talking with Mrs. Diamond Hoggers tonight. We were talking about the impending baseball playoffs and the stress I’m feeling about the Reds. She mentioned that as long as her Yankees make the World Series she’ll be happy. And then she quickly had a turn of face.
Like I pointed out in jingoistic fashion, this is really her team. Even if she doesn’t know it. How could...
Another year, another set of baseball playoffs without the Pirates. My own personal rooting interests in 2012 are, in order:
Reds (I don't care what you say about Brandon Phillips, I like the Reds; I say the Reds being good is proof the Pirates can do it)
Giants (why do my four favorite playoff teams play each other in the division...
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Mat Latos won his fourth straight decision to finish the regular season and Scott Rolen homered off Chris Carpenter, helping the Cincinnati Reds keep the St. Louis Cardinals' postseason plans on hold with a 3-1 victory Tuesday night.
The Cardinals' magic number for clinching the second NL wild card remained at one with a game to go, and they were left in...
After missing last year the welcome pangs of nervousness have come back with the Giants back in the playoffs.
In the National League Division series the Giants face the NL Central Champion Reds. The Reds are a very good team and this series shouldn't be easy for either team.
Here is the statistical breakdown for each team:
AVG OBP SLG wOBA...
(AP) -- While they didn't find out until well after losing their last game, the defending World Series champion St. Louis Cardinals are officially headed back to the playoffs.
With both teams looking to pick up steam, the Cardinals wrap up the regular season against Homer Bailey and the NL Central champion Cincinnati Reds on Wednesday night at Busch Stadium.
Though it could...