Found July 19, 2012 on
If you were told a professional baseball player had over 100 stolen bases before the All-Star break, would you believe it? Probably not. Yet, Reds prospect Billy Hamilton has done just that. What's he doing still in the minors, then? Should someone with this kind of speed be up at the major league level? Without a doubt, yes. Hamilton has quickly created some buzz, as he competed in this year's futures game in Kansas City, where fans and analysts raved about his speed. Last season Hamilton only swiped 103 bags in 135 games. Through Wednesday night, he's already tallied an...

Reds need hitters to step up in Votto's absence

The Cincinnati Reds need someone to step up in Joey Votto's absence, but so far it hasn't happened. The Reds close a four-game series against the Arizona Diamondbacks on Thursday, trying to salvage a split and stay at least tied for first place in the NL Central. Playing its first series without Votto, who underwent surgery to repair torn cartilage in his left knee Tuesday...

Larkin to be inducted to HOF this weekend

Last Game Through 4 innings, the Reds were being no-hit. After 5 1/2 innings, the Reds were down 6-0. But then Brandon Phillips and his 3-run homer happened and before you knew it the Reds were on the smiling side of the scoreboard. They managed to split the 4-game series with the Diamondbacks yesterday afternoon by winning 6-7. Next Game Goodbye Diamondbacks; hello Brewers. The...

Brewers hope to pounce on Votto-less Reds

The Cincinnati Reds didn't panic when they learned injured slugger Joey Votto would miss at least three weeks, nor did they when trailing by six runs in their latest contest. While teams like the Milwaukee Brewers who are chasing them in the NL Central may be looking to pounce on the Votto-less Reds, Brandon Phillips helped show there's still some pop in the lineup. First...

Votto starts rehab, defends delay on MRI

CINCINNATI (AP) -- Cincinnati Reds first baseman Joey Votto is defending the decision to wait before getting an MRI that found torn cartilage in his left knee. Votto hurt the knee while sliding into a base on June 29, but didn't get an MRI because it started to improve. He said the knee felt close to normal before it started acting up again over the weekend, prompting the test...

Minor League Game Review – 7/19/12

7/19 Game Review Louisville lost 13-12. Box Score Denis Phipps went 1-3 with a double, 2 walks and 3 runs. Willie Harris went 2-5 with 2 runs. Henry Rodriguez went 4-5 with a HR (4), 2 RBI and 3 runs. Neftali Soto went 2-4 with a double, walk, HR (12), 5 RBI and 2 runs. Mike Costanzo went 2-5 with a HR (7) with 3 RBI. Cody Puckett went 1-4 with a solo HR (11) and a walk. Game...

D-backs jump on Latos early in Reds' loss

CINCINNATI (AP) -- Mat Latos kept his streak going for more than three months. Two bad pitches reminded him how it feels to lose. Jason Kubel returned from a sore hamstring and homered in his first two at-bats against Latos on Wednesday night, powering the Arizona Diamondbacks to a 7-1 victory that dropped the Cincinnati Reds back into a first-place tie in the NL Central. Kubel...

Reds hit 3 HRs, beat Brewers behind Bailey

CINCINNATI (AP) -- Homer Bailey knew his history against the Milwaukee Brewers was a case of bad and worse. For the first time, he came away a winner. Bailey matched his career high with 10 strikeouts while pitching eight innings for his first career win over Milwaukee on Friday night, leading Cincinnati to a 3-1 victory that preserved the Reds' lead in the NL Central. Zack...

Phillips powers Reds' six-run rally

Brandon Phillips felt Cincinnati's fans were a bit premature in their booing, so he took it upon himself to turn the jeers into cheers. The second baseman homered and had a season-high five RBIs, then scored the go-ahead run in the seventh inning on Todd Frazier's single to help the Reds rally from a six-run deficit in a 7-6 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Thursday...

Video: Inside the MLB Fan Cave

Reds pitcher Bronson Arroyo’s lanky frame has helped cement his reputation on the mound. He’s also finding time to make his mark as a rock musician with platinum aspirations. Recently, he sat down with MLB Fan Cave to put together a goofy sing-a-long video titled “Red Hooded Sweatshirt.” You have to stick around for the ending as the ditty ends up featuring teammate Ardoldis...

Reds 4, Diamondbacks 0

Right-hander Johnny Cueto showed no significant problem from his finger blister during six shutout innings Tuesday night, and Ryan Ludwick hit a three-run homer that sent the Cincinnati Reds to their first victory without Joey Votto, 4-0 over the Arizona Diamondbacks. Votto had surgery earlier in the day to repair torn cartilage in his left knee, sidelining the former National League...

Phillips Leads Reds out of 6-0 Hole to Win

Brandon Phillips cut a 6-0 lead in half yesterday and then tied the game with a two-run double. The Reds made good their comeback to salvage a home split in a four-game series against Arizona. They are now 2-2 since losing Joey Votto to knee surgery and have a half-game lead in the NL Central Division. The slugger is expected to miss 3-4 weeks.

Baseball legend Pete Rose and his Playboy model fiancee score a reality show

Next up for your reality show viewing pleasure, former Cincinnati Reds star and manager Pete Rose and his model/fiancée, Kiana Kim will be featured on TLC for five episodes tentatively titled, “The Pete Rose and Kiana Kim Family Project. ” “It’s not going to be classless,” Rose said. “It seems like a lot of reality [...]

Diamondbacks 7, Reds 1

Jason Kubel returned from a sore hamstring and homered in his first two at-bats on Wednesday night, powering the Arizona Diamondbacks to a 7-1 victory that dropped the Cincinnati Reds back into a first-place tie in the NL Central. Kubel was out of the lineup for four games because of the hamstring. He hit a two-run shot in the first inning and a solo homer in the fourth off Mat...
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