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Cincinnati (72-47) exploded for five runs in the bottom of the fourth en route to a convincing 7-3 victory over the visiting Cubs (46-71) on Friday. Bronson Arroyo improved his record to 9-7 after a gritty outing. Meanwhile, his former Reds teammate, Travis Wood, took the loss to drop his mark on the year to 4-9.
All in all, it was just one more step in the direction the Reds want to go come October...the postseason.
Here is a breakdown of the good, bad and notables from "Elvis Night" at GABP:
+ After having their 5-game winning streak snapped on Thursday, the Reds might have very well began a new one on Friday.
+ The "Todd Frazier for NL Rookie of the Year campaign" is building some serious steam. He smacked his 16th homer of the season, scored twice, knocked in two (51) and added a single. Where would this team be without The Toddfather?
+ On that same note, where would the Reds also be without Ryan Ludwick? The 33-year old bopped...
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The Cincinnati Reds and Jay Bruce are both streaky.
When both are hot, Cincinnati is awfully difficult to stop.
Bruce, who has homered in three straight games, looks to help the Reds post their fifth winning streak of at least six games this season Thursday night while completing their second consecutive sweep of the New York Mets.
Scott Rolen and Todd Frazier hit back-to-back home...
There’s almost no part of the game last night that doesn’t qualify as an all-out stinker as the Reds broke their 5-game win streak in the final game of the series against the Mets.
Homer Bailey’s performance certainly qualifies. In just 5.2 innings, he allowed 6 runs (4 earned) on 8 hits and 3 walks. I was on the road last night so I didn’t see the game on t.v., but I did...
8/17 Game Review
Louisville lost 2-0. Box Score
Neftali Soto went 3-4 with a double.
Cody Puckett went 1-3.
Kanekoa Texeira threw 5 shutout innings with 2 walks and 3 strikeouts.
JJ Hoover threw a perfect inning.
Neftali Soto continues to hit very well since the All Star break. JJ Hoover lowered his ERA to 1.29 with the Bats.
Pensacola lost 4-1, won 10-2 in a double...
The Reds dropped an ugly game to the Mets last night to end the latest winning streak. Homer Bailey did not have a good outing, just as he hasn’t over his last four outings. If the pitcher introduced in the double-header tomorrow makes a good start, maybe Bailey will be getting a little more rest. It’s hard to imagine how he’d contribute to a postseason team in this...
The Cincinnati Reds have recalled right-hander Todd Redmond from Triple-A Louisville to pitch the second game of their day-night doubleheader against the Chicago Cubs.
The start will be the 27-year-old Redmond's major league debut.
Redmond has been recalled a total of four times by two different teams this season, but this is the first time he'll make an appearance. He...
Chris Heisey will be recognized as the team recipient of the Heart & Hustle Award in pre-game ceremonies tonight. The award is given annually by the Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association to a player who demonstrates a passion for and best embodies the values, spirit and tradition of the game. Reds Hall of Famer George Foster will bestow the honor to Heisey on...
CINCINNATI (AP) -- Johnny Cueto knows how to prepare for day games, and his routine is working out quite well for him.
Cueto pitched eight crisp innings, Todd Frazier hit a go-ahead homer for the second straight game and the Cincinnati Reds beat the Chicago Cubs 5-3 on Saturday in the opener of a day-night doubleheader.
"Don't get me wrong," Cueto said through an...
8/16 Game Review
Louisville lost 8-6. Box Score
Didi Gregorius went 2-4 wih 2 RBI.
Neftali Soto went 2-4 with 2 doubles, a walk and a run.
Dioner Navarro went 2-4 with a walk and solo HR (5).
Felix Perez went 2-5 with a double.
Willie Harris went 1-2 with 2 walks.
Travis Webb threw 1.2 shutout innings with 2 walks and 2 strikeouts.
Nick Christiani threw a perfect inning.
Last week against the Chicago Cubs, the Cincinnati Reds couldn't get much going against former teammate Travis Wood, who admitted having some extra motivation in facing his old club for the first time.
Cincinnati could be in for more of the same when Wood returns to Great American Ball Park in the opener of a four-game series Friday night.
The NL Central-leading Reds (71-47)...
Johnny Cueto remained masterful under the sun and Todd Frazier hit the go-ahead home run for the second straight game, leading the Cincinnati Reds over the Chicago Cubs 5-3 Saturday in the opener of a day-night doubleheader.
Xavier Paul and Miguel Cairo added their first home runs of the season as the Reds roughed up a second straight Chicago starting pitcher for three home runs...
He didn't pitch very well again.
The Reds (71-47) were riding a five-game winning streak and looking to sweep the Mets (56-62), but New York and Matt Harvey (W 2-3, 3.00) had other ideas. Harvey struck out eight, while allowing just one earned run on four hits over 7.2 innings to lead the Metropolitans to an 8-4 victory. Homer Bailey (L 10-8, 4.16) once again struggled...
It’s Saturday, and the Reds play a non-traditional doubleheader. Is there anything better? A full 18 innings of baseball lie ahead, and hopefully two wins at the end of the day are gained in the standings.
The Reds are firing on all cylinders coming off a 7-3 victory last night in which Ryan Ludwick hit his 23rd home run, Todd Frazier hit his 16th, and Jay Bruce hit his 25th of...
CINCINNATI (AP) -- Brett Jackson hit his first career home run to help Brooks Raley earn his first major league win, leading the Chicago Cubs to a 9-7 victory over the Cincinnati Reds and a split of their day-night doubleheader on Saturday.
Starlin Castro had three hits and two RBIs as the Cubs rebounded after losing the first two in the four-game weekend series. David DeJesus added...
CINCINNATI (AP) -- Rookie Matt Harvey drove in one more run than he allowed in the longest outing of his short major league career, and the New York Mets snapped the Cincinnati Reds' five-game winning streak with an 8-4 victory on Thursday night.
Harvey (2-3), who had lost three straight starts after winning in his major league debut, allowed one run and four hits in 7 2-3 innings...
Charlotte 8 Louisville 6
Bats (48-79), Last place International League West, 26.5 GB
-Tim Gustafson (L 4-5, 5.07) gave up eight earned runs in 4.1 innings. Travis Webb threw 1.2 scoreless innings. Nick Christiani and Bill Bray each tossed a scoreless inning.
-SS Didi Gregorius had two hits and two RBI. C Dioner Navarro was 2-4, with a grand slam (5).