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Brandon Phillips was originally in the lineup Thursday night for the Cincinnati Reds' 5-0 loss to the San Francisco Giants, but he scratched after fielding pregame grounders and taking a round of batting practice. Phillips was kneed in the head Wednesday by Aramis Ramirez in the third inning of the Reds' 8-4 loss to the Milwaukee Brewers on a caught-stealing play. He stayed in the game until the fifth and then was removed. Phillips hit in the batting cage early Thursday afternoon. "I feel OK," he said after the session in the cage. "I'm just going to go on the field (during batting practice) and see what happens. That's the only thing I can really say. ... Hopefully, I can help the team out." Manager Dusty Baker wanted Phillips to feel better than OK. "The trainer said when he runs around and gets the blood flowing, he could feel better or he could feel the same," Baker said. "If he feels the same, he's not playing.&qu...
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Everyone here at Redlegs Review would like to extend a sincere happy birthday to the one and only Brandon Phillips. The defensive wizard turns 31 on this 28th day of June.@DatDudeBP is rewarding the Reds franchise with another fine season after the team inked him to a 5-year contract extension in April. The Georgia native is currently hitting .287/.329/.452 with 10 homers, 45 RBI...
There was once a time in the Cincinnati Reds organization when quality arms were few and far between. That time was pretty recent actually, and there wasn't much in the proverbial cupboard by way of pitching. Fortunately, that's all changed now thanks to great drafts, great signings and outstanding scouting. The Reds have stock-piled talented pitchers from top-to-bottom...
6/28 Game Review
Louisville lost 4-2. Box Score
Kristopher Negron went 1-4 with an RBI.
Joey Gathright went 1-2 with a double, HBP and a run.
Mike Costanzo went 1-4 with a double and an RBI.
Willie Harris went 2-2.
Kanekoa Texeira threw 1.2 perfect innings.
Jordan Smith threw a hitless inning with a walk.
The Bats have now lost 2 in a row after winning 9 straight....
The Reds (42-34) entered Friday's tilt against the Giants (44-34) at AT&T Park badly in need of a win. The club was coming of a stretch of seven losses in 10 games which included being shutout with only one hit on Thursday. And is if their recent run of futility wasn't reason enough to panic, their division lead over the upstart Pirates had dwindled to one. Luckily...
6/27 Game Review
Louisville lost 9-4. Box Score
Joey Gathright went 3-4 with a double, 2 RBI and a run.
Dioner Navarro went 2-4 with a walk and an RBI.
Danny Dorn went 2-3 with a double, RBI and a walk.
Daryl Jones went 1-3 with a walk and a run.
Bill Rhinehart went 1-1 with a walk.
Travis Webb threw a hitless inning with a walk and 2 strikeouts.
Nick Christiani threw a hitless...
Hanigan recorded the Reds' only hit off Bumgarner.
The West Coast never seems to be nice when the Redlegs visit, and Thursday evening turned into a very unfriendly welcome. The Reds (41-34) and Giants (44-33) met up as Cincinnati began an 11-game road trip on the left coast. San Francisco won 5-0. Johnny Cueto (L 9-4, 2.26) struggled with command a bit, but still ended...
6/29 Game Review
Louisville lost 8-0. Box Score
Travis Webb allowed a run in 2 innings with 2 strikeouts.
JJ Hoover threw a shutout inning with a strikeout.
The Bats had 3 singles in the game while striking out 12 times.
Pensacola won 6-1. Box Score
Ryan LaMarre went 2-4 with a double, HR (3), 2 RBI and 2 runs.
Josh Fellhauer went 1-3 with a walk and 2 RBI.
Cingrani had himself a ballgame last night.
Buffalo 9 Louisville 4
Bats (31-50), Last place International League West, 18.0 GB
-Pedro Villarreal (L 2-5, 4.48) gave up six earned runs in 4.1 innings. Travis Webb and Nick Christiani each struck out two, pitching one scoreless inning a piece.
-CF Joey Gathright was 3-4, with a double, two RBI, and a run scored. C Dioner...
Rube Waddell is the greatest pitcher in baseball history.
Not necessarily in terms of statistics, though he is a Hall of Famer and still holds the AL record for most single-season strikeouts by a lefty (349) that he set in 1904. No, Rube is the official patron saint of Rumors and Rants because of his unusual personality, which included chasing after fire engines on foot, losing...
After two games in the series between the division leading Cincinnati Reds and San Francisco Giants, the Reds have been outscored 6-5. But thanks to not scoring at all during the first game and saving those runs for the second, the series is tied and the Reds have a chance at the series win today.
From looking at the pitching match-up beforehand, it wasn’t the outcome I expected...
It was a most disappointing loss for the Reds yesterday afternoon at the hands of the Brewers. Homer Bailey didn’t exactly get shelled, but he wasn’t excellent either and he didn’t stick around very long. Zack Greinke for the Brewers was much better, and it showed in the final score of 8-4.
The dreaded west coast trip begins. Without so much as a day off...
Go ahead and pencil Joey Votto in as a starter for the National League in the upcoming All-Star Game. The last update on balloting results was released on Tuesday, and Votto not only held a huge lead among NL first basemen, but he overtook LA's Matt Kemp as the league's leading vote-getter as well. The Canadian slugger has garnered nearly 4.5 million votes thus far, trailing...
The Cincinnati Reds' Johnny Cueto and San Francisco Giants' Madison Bumgarner both have a chance to go unbeaten in the month of June.
While Cueto has experienced great success against the Giants, the same can't be said for Bumgarner versus the Reds.
With Cueto looking to win a career-best fifth straight start and Bumgarner seeking a fifth consecutive winning decision...