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The Reds completed the sweep of the Pirates last night by a score of 1-2. Homer Bailey put in a very nice start for his 11th win, which is a career-high number of wins for him. J.J. Hoover pitched in the ninth inning for the first save of his career. The 2 RBI belong to…Wilson Valdez? And Scott Rolen?
Lots of unusual things happening tonight.
Today the Reds have the day off before taking a trip to visit Miami. If it seems like they just had a day off, you’re remembering last Thursday. In fact, there are two MORE off days coming after today. I’m not sure when September became like April, schedule-wise, but I’m not complaining. The boys could use the rest leading up to the play-offs.
Looking at next year, and not in a “there’s-always-next-year” kind of way
The Reds released their 2013 schedule today. They’ll be opening the season on April 1 against the Angels. You’ll recall that the Astros will be moving to the AL next year, which will give each league 15 teams, ...
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CINCINNATI It hasnt come to the point where Cincinnati Reds catcher Ryan Hanigan considers changing his first name to Rodney, but its close.When it comes to respect outside of Cincinnati, Hanigan makes Rodney Dangerfield seem like The Man of the Year.Not long ago, a sports network polled fans with the question: What catcher can a contending team least afford to lose? There were...
CINCINNATI Most major-league pitchers are enthralled and ecstatic when their fastballs consistently hit 95 or 96 miles an hour on the radar guns.But when you are Aroldis Chapman and the reading says 94 and 95 it is time to call the pressbo and ask, What wrong with the radar gun.Unfortunately for Chapman and the Cincinnati Reds, there is nothing wrong with the radar gun. There is...
No, that wasn't a pack of wild dogs you heard during Monday's Cincinnati Reds game against the Pittsburgh Pirates.It was a group of fans near the outfield that decided to start howling as the game went into extra innings.The howling became so loud that you could hear during the broadcast and might have been unbearable if you were watching the game on television: Your browser...
Cruising toward their second NL Central title in three seasons, the Cincinnati Reds should be able to enjoy their first trip to the new ballpark in Miami.
The Reds may be division champions by the end of their six-game trek, which begins Friday night with the red-hot Bronson Arroyo facing the sputtering Marlins.
Any slight doubts about the Reds' grip on the Central vanished this...
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The Cincinnati Reds have had a number of surprising heroes as they have pulled away from the field in the 2012 National League Central despite losing one the best players in baseball, Joey Votto, for a substantial chunk of games (although Votto has still managed to be worth about five wins this year). In addition to the expected contributions...
It was a good old-fashioned pitcher’s duel in Cincinnati on Wednesday night as Homer Bailey (11-9) put together one of his better Great American Ballpark performances and put away Pittsburgh, 2-1. The win inches the Reds closer to October as their magic number continues to shrink. It now stands at just eight after St. Louis fell to San Diego, 3-2. For more details on the...
With the Blaze's playoff loss on Wednesday, all of the Reds minor league organizations are through with baseball for this season so it's time we finished recapping each team's season. Statistical leaders were chosen among those who played significant time. It's not limited to a certain number of ABs or IPs, really. I just picked who I thought played enough...
The Cincinnati Reds are concerned about closer Aroldis
Chapman’s recent erratic control and loss of velocity, though they are saying
the troublesome symptoms are due to fatigue and not injury, according to MarkSheldon of MLB.com:
"Yeah, because his
velocity was down," Reds manager Dusty Baker said. "He didn't have
any pain. He might be a little tired...
After averaging a measly 94.4 mph on 23 pitches against the Pittsburgh Pirates on Monday, dominant Cincinnati Reds closer Aroldis Chapman will be shelved for roughly a week to combat shoulder fatigue. The 6-foot-4, 200 pound Chapman (5-5, 1.60 ERA), … Continue reading →
Bronson Arroyo looks for the sign from the catcher.Last Game
The Reds took yesterday off, and for once, I was glad. I needed a nap.
Our boys are back in action tonight, visiting the Miami Marlins. Bronson Arroyo (RHP, 12-7, 3.66 ERA) will face off against Jacob Turner (RHP, 0-2, 5.29 ERA). I was live and in person for Arroyo’s last start, which was a gem. I can’t speak...
One of baseball's traditional home openers will have an innovative twist next season.
The Cincinnati Reds will host the Los Angeles Angels on April 1, becoming the first teams to start their seasons with an interleague matchup. The Reds, the first professional team, celebrate opening day with a parade and have opened all but four seasons at home.
Major League Baseball announced...
Looky looky another loss. Clint Hurdle still in the driver’s seat though. That really inspires confidence. I wonder if Neal Huntington will ever comment about the absurd lineups, and awful losing streak? Anything would be better than his awful cliches, and fruitless interviews to date. Throw us a bone Neal. Please…… The Pirates look to [...]