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Cincinnati Reds catcher Devin Mesoraco has been suspended for three games and fined by Major League Baseball for making contact with an umpire during an argument.
The commissioner's office announced the penalty Wednesday. Unless he appeals, Mesoraco will begin serving his suspension Wednesday night against San Diego.
The rookie was ejected for arguing balls and strikes during Monday night's 11-5 loss to the Padres. Before leaving the field, he poked a finger at plate umpire Chad Fairchild's chest protector and bumped him.
Mesoraco was batting .221 with five homers and 14 RBIs in 46 games for the NL Central leaders. His punishment was handed out by Joe Garagiola Jr., senior vice president of standards and on-field operations for MLB.
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The Reds got off to a 0-6 lead in the third inning, but then let the Padres tie it back up in the top of the fourth. Luckily, the relief pitching was on and Brandon Phillips had one more solo shot to contribute in the seventh. Final score: Reds 7, Padres 6.
If the Reds can win tonight, they can ensure no less than a split of the four-game series against the Padres...
CINCINNATI (AP) -- Todd Frazier hit a two-run homer and Johnny Cueto overcame a pair of rare long balls to pitch into the eighth inning Thursday and lead the surging Cincinnati Reds to their 13th win in 14 games, 9-4 over the San Diego Padres.
Scott Rolen had three hits, Frazier had three RBIs and Jay Bruce drove in two runs, helping push the Reds to 23 games over .500 (64-41) for...
The Reds, owners of Major League Baseball's lowest bullpen ERA (2.66), added another arm to their relieving core on Tuesday as they acquired RHP Jonathan Broxton from the Kansas City Royals in exchange for minor league prospects LHP Donnie Joseph and RHP JC Sulbaran.
Broxton, 28, was 1-2 with a 2.27 ERA and 23 saves in 35 appearances for the Royals this season. He'...
8/1 Game Review
Louisville was off
Pensacola lost 4-2, 1-0 in a double header.
Game 1: 4-2 loss. Box Score
Billy Hamilton went 1-4 with an RBI and a steal (117).
Josh Fellhauer went 2-4 with a triple and a run.
Ryan LaMarre went 2-3 with a walk and RBI.
David Vidal went 1-4 with a double and a run.
Drew Hayes threw 2 hitless innings with a walk and a strikeout.
Game 2: 1-0 loss...
The Reds did not get the leadoff man they, or the fans desired but they did make a surprising move that helped bolster their bullpen. The Reds acquired Jonathan Broxton from the Kansas City Royals for minor league pitchers Donnie Joseph and J.C. Sulbaran.
The deal was announced just after 3:30 pm much to the surprise of Reds fans considering the current strength of the Reds bullpen...
Ryan Ludwick homered and drove in four runs for the second consecutive game, and the Cincinnati Reds kept rolling along with a 6-4 win over the San Diego Padres on Wednesday night.
Ludwick drove in the go-ahead run twice to lead the Reds (63-41) to their 19th victory in 22 games. Despite playing without sluggers Joey Votto and Brandon Phillips, they moved 22 games over .500 for...
CINCINNATI (AP) -- The Reds strengthened the back end of their bullpen by acquiring closer Jonathan Broxton from Kansas City for a pair of minor leaguers.
Manager Dusty Baker said after Tuesday's trade that Broxton will be a setup man for closer Aroldis Chapman and can finish games when the left-hander isn't available.
Cincinnati was hoping to upgrade its starting lineup...
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Bats (43-69), Last place International League West, 25.0 GB
-Kanekoa Texeira (L 0-3, 3.05) made a spot start and took the loss giving up an earned run in two innings. Carlos Fisher threw two scoreless innings.
-SS Didi Gregorius drove in a run. 1B Neftali Soto was 2-4, with a double and an RBI. 2B Chris Valaika collected two hits, including a solo...
Just like the final series before the All-Star break, the Padres took game one from the Reds only to drop the final three in the long series. The series saw plenty of offense supplied by the Friars as they totaled 25 runs over the series, scoring at least four runs per game.
Former Friar Ryan Ludwick shined against San Diego pitching, going 6-12 with two homer runs and 10 RBIs in...
A Jonathan Broxton account, (@Brox4AllStarz) showed up on Twitter shortly before the All-Star voting deadline, begging followers to send the Kansas City closer to the All-Star Game. The account was active for a few days, begging fans to send 'ol Broxy to the All-Star game, the majority of the tweets in the third person, with a simpleton's vocabulary.
Upon news of...
There was much speculation that the Reds would try to improve their lineup by going after a leadoff hitter before the trade deadline. Instead they added closer Jonathan Broxton to the bullpen with the lowest ERA in the majors. The Reds bullpen depth is quite remarkable considering the amount of injuries its suffered since before this season. Now they've added an experience right-hander.
WKRC in Cincinnati covered the story on the fire that broke out after a pyro malfunction before Raw went live at the U.S. Bank Arena. The story features interviews with fans that were evacuated from the building.
Their story also notes that Evacuation and arrival of emergency crews caused a traffic headache with the Cincinnati Reds having a home game next door at Great American Ballpark
The Pirates take on the Cincinnati Reds this weekend in what could be the biggest series of the year. The two teams meet two more times this year — in Cincinnati in early September, and in Pittsburgh in late September — but considering the current standings, this is a key weekend for the Pirates to stay in the race.
Cincinnati has a 3.5 game lead over the Pirates. Best case scenario...
– The Cincinnati Reds designated Mike Costanzo for assignment to create room for the newly acquired Jonathan Broxton the team announced.
– Catcher Wil Nieves was designated for assignment by the Colorado Rockies according to the team official Twitter account.
– The Philadelphia Phillies announced that they have designated veteran infielder Mike Fontenot for assignment to create...
This weekend's three-game series between the Cincinnati Reds and Pittsburgh Pirates is probably the most important one between these teams since the 1990 NL championship series.
The Reds have won 13 of 14 to establish baseball's best record as they host the team chasing them in the NL Central - the wild card-leading Pirates - on Friday night.
Cincinnati (64-41) and Pittsburgh...