Found July 29, 2013 on
Los Angeles Dodgers
San Diego Padres
The Cincinnati Reds' offense has gone stagnant, which means another stingy performance from Mike Leake could be even more necessary.
A solid pitching effort bailed out the San Diego Padres in their most recent contest, and they'll look to send Cincinnati to a fourth straight defeat Monday night.
Cincinnati (59-47) averaged 6.2 runs while winning seven of its previous nine, but it scored just twice while dropping the final three of its four-game series with the Los Angeles Dodgers.
After plating one run each Friday and Saturday, the Reds fell 1-0 on Yasiel Puig's homer in the bottom of the 11th inning Sunday. Brandon Phillips went 0 for 4 and finished 1 for 13 for the series.
"Our guys are trying the best they can," manager Dusty Baker said. "I mean, everybody's talking about our on-base percentage, but you've got to have some guys drive them in. We were frustrated all day."
Cincinnati's pitching staff, which ranks among the majors'...
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Reds closer Aroldis Chapman hasn't seen much action since the All-Star Break. In fact, the southpaw had appeared in just one of Cincinnati's eight games since the break entering Monday's game in San Diego.
Seen here is the Cuban native smoking a cigar before Monday's series opener against the Padres at PETCO Park. As you can see, he appears to be enjoying...
The Reds held steady at No. 8 while division rival St. Louis continued its stranglehold on the top spot in the latest batch of MLB Power Rankings published by ESPN.com on Monday.
Cincinnati remained in the No. 8 position after posting a 4-4 mark against the likes of the Dodgers and the Giants on the road. However, the Reds enter San Diego, which is the last stop on their West...
With their first pick in the 2013 Amateur Draft, the Reds opted to select Samford University outfielder Phillip Ervin, who has drawn comparisons from some scouts to Pirates five-tool center fielder Andrew McCutchen. Through 32 games in rookie ball, Ervin is certainly living up to the billing.
Ervin, 21, signed with Cincinnati quickly after being drafted and was subsequently...
It’s an old picture, but that expression pretty much sums it up.As July winds down, talk in baseball always turns to the non-waiver trade deadline. After that date, trades, although not impossible, become trickier to accomplish. With the Reds sitting in third place, 5 games behind the St. Louis Cardinals, there’s certainly room for improvements, right?
Only if the front office...
Like a candlelit dinner or a stroll beneath the stars and beside the sea, there is something romantic about the Triple Crown categories: batting average, home runs, and runs batted in. For over a century, they’ve been the measuring stick for baseball greatness. Ted Williams hit .401, Maris hit 61*, and once upon a time, a Cub named Hack Wilson drove in 191 runs. In baseball, names...
Shin-Soo Choo didn’t even know what hit him — or to be more exact, what was even going on.
The Reds outfielder was breaking for second base in a typical hit-and-run scenario Thursday night when, to be kind, he got a little confused. Reds first baseman Joey Votto was at the plate, and he executed his part by hitting a flare single to center.
However, Dodgers shortstop Hanley Ramirez apparently...
If I had to make a list of players who were likely to turn a 98 mph fastball from Aroldis Chapman into a 423-foot, walk-off home run, Chris Denorfia would be like 347th on it. But that’s exactly what happened Monday night. Chapman stepped to the mound in the bottom of the ninth inning with his Cincinnati Reds leading the San Diego Padres 1-0. After walking Yonder Alonso, he leaned...
The Cincinnati Reds knew they were paying a hefty price to pry Mat Latos away from the San Diego Padres prior to last season, but his addition to the front of their rotation has helped the club rank among the best pitching staffs in baseball the last two years.
The right-hander visits San Diego for the second time since being dealt and will oppose former Red Edinson Volquez as Cincinnati...
SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Chris Denorfia hit a two-run, pinch-hit homer off Aroldis Chapman in the bottom of the ninth inning to give the San Diego Padres a 2-1 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Monday night.
Chapman (3-4) walked leadoff batter Yonder Alonso on a 3-2 pitch, then Denorfia drove a 98 mph first-pitch offering from Chapman over the center-field fence 423 feet away to deal...
Chris Denorfia hit a two-run, pinch-hit homer off Aroldis Chapman in the bottom of the ninth inning to give the San Diego Padres a 2-1 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Monday night.
Chapman (3-4) walked leadoff batter Yonder Alonso on a 3-2 pitch, then Denorfia drove a 98 mph first-pitch offering from Chapman over the center-field fence 423 feet away to deal the Reds their fourth...
A national writer says it is too early to give up on Billy Hamilton and other notes.
Bronsoning. Sticking your finger in your friends drink and then yelling out "Bronsoned" to pay homage to Reds pitcher Bronson Arroyo!
Taking a look at who could draw interest at the trade deadline if the Reds decide to make a move.