Found April 24, 2012 on Redlegs Review:
Bray is headed toward the sidelines Yet another Reds reliever has been bitten by the injury bug as the team placed LHP Bill Bray (groin) on the 15-day DL on Wednesday. He joins fellow relief pitchers Nick Masset (shoulder) and Ryan Madson (shoulder) on the list of ailing arms from the 'pen. The 28-year old Bray has been clearly bothered by the condition all spring, as evidenced by his shaky start. In five appearances (2.2 IP) prior to today he's allowed five hits, four runs (all earned) and three walks -- uncharacterstic for a guy who sports a career 3.81 ERA and 1.36 WHIP. That's the bad news. What's the good news? The Reds promoted RHP J.J. Hoover from Triple-A Louisville to take his place on the roster. Hoover, who was acquired in the April 1st trade with the Braves in exchange for 3B Juan Francisco, has thrived thus far in 2012 as the closer for the Bats. The right-hander made an appearance in eight games (9.0 IP) where he posted a whopping 17 K...
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
RELATED ARTICLES

Billy Hamilton leading the way for Reds top prospects

Hamilton has a lot about which to smile. Billy Hamilton of the Bakersfield Blaze is still tearing up the hitter-friendly California League. In the last seven games, he's doubled the amount of runs he scored in the first 10. He is good. He is really good. His teammate, Tony Cingrani has been impressive in his own right on the mound, sporting a 0.53 ERA. Didi Gregorius is...

Reds' Bray placed on disabled list

RHP J.J. Hoover was recalled when LHP Bill Bray was placed on the 15-day disabled list Tuesday, retroactive to April 19, after tweaking the groin injury that set him back in spring training. Bray aggravated the injury in his last appearance, on April 18 in St. Louis. Bray had allowed five hits, including two home runs, and four runs with three walks and three strikeouts in...

Should the Reds play Devin Mesoraco?

The Cincinnati Reds, one of the preseason favorites to win the NL Central, are 8-9, 2.5 games out of first place. On the surface, that looks fine. But dig a little deeper, and you realize that the team's offense has been awful. They're htiting just .229 with only 11 homers, and with the entire team struggling, it's hard to point the blame at one person. Well, I can think...

Coping with a day off

I’m sure the Cincinnati Reds can use the day off after playing about 100 games in a row away from home and losing 80 of them*. But I always miss baseball, even after stretches like that. Of course, a bunch of those games were during the day while I was at work, so it was kind of like they were off days to me, anyway. But today is an actual off-day before the Reds start a series...

MINOR details 4/22/2012: Walk-off homer ends the bleeding for Louisville

Thunder over Louisville was Saturday, but Daryl Jones wanted some more fireworks on Sunday. Louisville 3 Indianapolis 2 -The Bats (6-12) put an end to a five game losing streak with one swing of a bat. Sean Gallagher gave up two earned runs over 5.1 innings. Scott Carroll and J.J. Hoover each threw 1.2 innings of scoreless baseball. Josh Judy (1-0) got the win, pitching...

Pic of the day: Reds belittle Giants in series opener

The outfield trio of Ryan Ludwick, Drew Stubbs, and Jay Bruce celebrate a 9-2 victory on Tuesday

MINOR details 4/24/2012: Blaze win their ninth straight

Bakersfield is absolutely "blazin'." Indianapolis 5 Louisville 3 -The Bats (7-13) lost after a rough outing from Andrew Brackman (1-3), who surrendered five earned runs in 5.2 innings. Carlos Fisher recovered from walking four in 1.1 innings to allow no runs, and Nick Christiani pitched a scoreless inning. -2B Kris Negron had a hit, an RBI, and a stolen base...

Minor League Game Review – 4/23/12

4/23 Game Review Louisville won 4-2. Box Score Chris Valaika went 0-2 with an RBI and 2 walks. Neftali Soto went 2-5 with a run. Paul Janish went 2-3 with a walk, 2 doubles, 2 runs and an RBI. Bill Rhinehart went 0-1 with a run and 3 walks. Dioner Navarro went 2-4 with a double and 2 RBI. Danny Dorn went 1-1 with a double as a pinch hitter. Chad Reineke allowed 1 unearned run in...

Game 17: Giants 2, Reds 9

The march to .500 continues! Apparently, all the Cincinnati Reds’ offense really needed was a weekend trip to the friendly confines of … [visit site to read more]

Mat Latos: Velocity, Repertoire, and Command

In 2011, Mat Latos emerged from April with an 0-4 record and an earned run average near five. Even though he’s wearing a different uniform, things must be feeling eerily familiar right now. After three starts, Latos finds himself winless with his new team and currently possesses an unseemly 8.22 ERA and 1.89 WHIP. Yes, the ERA predictors suggest Latos hasn’t been quite this bad...

Reds Crush Giants 9-2

The Reds (8-9) and Giants (9-8) faced off in the first of a three game series, and first of a nine game home stand. And it was a great evening for the Redlegs. Mat Latos pitched 7 innings of shut out baseball to lead the Reds to a 9-2 win over the Giants, and Latos' first win in a Reds uniform. The Reds lit up the scoreboard early, forcing Cain to throw 38 pitches and giving...

Promotions for upcoming homestand

After going thirteen days without playing a game at GABP, the Reds will return home on Tuesday to kick-off a 9-game homestand with a series versus the Giants. They'll follow the 3-game series against San Francisco with a weekend series against the Astros and a trio of games versus the Cubs from May 1-3. For those of you value-minded fans out there, here is a list of the...

Reds 4, Giants 2

Scott Rolen's homer started a four-run rally in the seventh inning that swept the Cincinnati Reds to a 4-2 victory Wednesday night, extending the San Francisco Giants' misery at Great American Ball Park. Rolen's first homer since July 6 ended Barry Zito's shutout and got into the Giants' bullpen, which let the game get away on a rain-slicked field. Clay Hensley...

Injury updates: Howard, Pence, Bay, Bray and Drew

Here's a running list of injury updates around the Major Leagues: – Phillies first baseman, Ryan Howard, hasn't been cleared to begin baseball activities according to Jim Salisbury of CSNPhilly. He adds that Hunter Pence will have a MRI on his left shoulder today. – The New York Mets have placed left fielder Jason Bay on the Disabled List with a non-displaced rib fracture...
MLB News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.