Found August 25, 2012 on
Cincinnati native Barry Larkin added yet another notch to his illustrious resume on Saturday when the Reds retired the no. 11 in his honor before their game against the Cardinals. Larkin wore the uniform number for all 19 seasons of his Major League career, all of which he spent with the Reds. He became only the ninth player in franchise history to have his number retired joining such Reds legends as Johnny Bench (5), Joey Morgan (8) and his childhood idol Dave Concepcion (13), among others. Said Larkin during the pre-game ceremony: "We, the people of Cincinnati, we got it done, and we did it...I'm so proud and humbled to be sitting up there on the wall right next to my idol, Davey Concepcion, No. 13." He was most recently inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame & Museum on June 24th. The Reds originally drafted Larkin in the second round of the 1982 Draft as a 18-year old out of Moeller, but the talented youngster opted to turn down his hometown team...
BEST OF MAXIM
CINCINNATI -- The huge '11' engraved on the skin part of the Great American Ball Park infield behind second base told everybody that this weekend was special.
For most of 19 years, '11' was the uniform number worn by Cincinnati Reds shortstop Barry Larkin and after his retirement in 2004 the number disappeared from the roster.
Equipment manager Rick Stowe, realizing...
CINCINNATI -- Ryan Ludwick's dark hair is beginning to grow over his ears and it is creeping down his neck. He keeps it trimmed and neat and it isn't as short as he likes it.
"I hate it," he says.
So why not cut it?
"Because I'm hitting so good," he explained. "Ryan Hanigan dared me to grow my hair out during spring training and I did it."...
CINCINNATI Todd Frazier's head crashed to the pillow at 4 a.m. and two hours later he was awakened by the pounding of drums and the clanging of cymbals outside his downtown condominium.
The Cincinnati Reds played an 11-inning night game in Philadelphia Thursday, so they were early-morning arrivals to their home city.
Those weren't the St. Louis Cardinals pounding and clanging...
For the third time in a row, a Reds-Phillies game was decided by one run. Unfortunately, in this fourth game of the series, the decision was for the Phillies.
Johnny Cueto started for the Reds and had a pretty poor outing, by his standards. He pitched only 5.0 innings, allowing 2 runs (earned) on 5 hits and 3 walks.
The bullpen wasn’t exactly fresh when they were called upon...
CINCINNATI (AP) -- Cincinnati Reds first baseman Joey Votto is scheduled to make a rehab appearance Tuesday at Single-A Dayton, perhaps the last step of his comeback from two surgical procedures on his left knee.
Votto hasn't played since July 15 after being injured sliding into third base on June 28 in San Francisco. The 2010 National League Most Valuable Player started the...
Let’s start off with some more Billy Hamilton talk. Yesterday two national prospect writers held chats and addressed some questions about Hamilton. Jason Parks at Baseball Prospectus had this to say:
ddufourlogger (Louisville, KY): Hey Professor! Tell me about what you see in Billy Hamilton. Besides the obvious! I see little reason for the Reds not to stick him in CF next...
Homer Bailey gave up 9 hits and 5 earned runs in today's crushing loss to the division Rival St. Louis Cardinals. Cincinnati pitching suffered all night, giving up 17 hits and 8 runs total, a deficit that was too much for the Reds to overcome.
Today's loss means St. Louis has taken 2 out of 3 from the Reds and have inched their way to 6 games back in the NL Central...
8/25 Game Review
Louisville lost 5-1. Box Score
Denis Phipps went 1-4 with a double.
Devin Mesoraco went 1-3 with a double and a walk.
Henry Rodriguez went 2-4 with a double and RBI.
Chad Reineke allowed 3 earned (4 total) in 6 innings with 2 walks and 3 strikeouts.
Pensacola won 4-3. Box Score
Billy Hamilton went 2-4 with 2 runs and a steal (149).
David Vidal went 1-4 with...
Before the season Cincinnati signed Dioner Navarro as an insurance policy for top prospect Devin Mesoraco who was going to spend his rookie season with the Reds. Navarro since has led Louisville in most important offensive stats and is now the parent team's backup catcher while Mesoraco goes back to tune up his swing over the final two weeks of the International League season.
Cincinnati Reds manager Dusty Baker knew the team's current stretch would be one of its toughest, but his club still has a firm hold on the NL Central lead despite a bit of a slump.
The Arizona Diamondbacks' current skid may be a little more troubling for their postseason hopes.
Cincinnati sends Bronson Arroyo to the mound when it visits Arizona for the opener of a three...
CINCINNATI (AP) -- Brandon Phillips hit his first home run in August, Mike Leake pitched effectively into the seventh inning and the Cincinnati Reds beat the St. Louis Cardinals 8-2 on Saturday to strengthen their hold on the top spot in the NL Central.
Phillips and Ryan Ludwick had three hits apiece and Jay Bruce added a two-run homer as Cincinnati regained a seven-game lead over...
8/23 Game Review
Louisville lost 6-1. Box Score
Willie Harris went 2-4 with 2 doubles, a walk and a run.
Felix Perez went 1-4 with an RBI.
Chris Valaika went 2-3 with a walk and a double.
Todd Redmond allowed 1 earned (2 total) in 6 innings with 6 strikeouts.
Todd Redmond was the tough luck pitcher who took the loss after a very strong start.
Pensacola won 6-0. Box...
The Phils split the series with the Reds as they win in extra-innings in walk-off fashion as they come from behind to win 4-3.
The Reds took the lead in the first as, with the bases loaded, via singles by lead-off man Zack Cozart and Drew Stubbs, with Cozart stopping at second base, and a walk to Ryan Ludwick, moving up both runners, and with one man out, Todd Frazier hits an RBI...
SWING AND A MISS
Trot out any 12-year old that has been over-publicized on ESPN during the current Little League and they would make this play. Even little Johnny Reserve who plays the bare minimum. Shoot, a fairly well-mannered golden retriever could have made this play. Miguel Cairo, a utilityman for the Reds, was playing first base Thursday night. In the 11th inning with the score tied, Phillies...
I'm just annoyed in general, so let's get this started.1. The Cincinnati Reds. You know, I think I dislike these assholes more than the Cubs right now. I didn't know it was possible, but my burning inferno of hatred has officially crossed state lines. They just will NOT LOSE!!! And it's infuriating!!! I cannot get behind this team. I suppose career ending...