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With 100 games in the books of the 2012 season, the Cincinnati Reds are 60-40. That’s tied for the best record in all of Major League Baseball along with the New York Yankees and Washington Nationals.
Just like you anticipated, right?
Hey, most Reds fans had high expectations entering this season, but no one could have forecasted the Reds would be standing at 20 games over .500 with just 62 contests remaining in the year.
Biggest Pleasant Surprise/Bargain Players
For a team to piece together the kind of season the Reds are having, unsuspecting heroes must rise up and this club has two in particular that stand out from the rest:
*Ryan Ludwick – In just 254 at-bats, Ludwick is batting .252 with 17 home runs and 46 RBIs, and owns an OPS of .850. (OPS is my favorite baseball stat. For those who don’t know, it simply adds a player’s on-base percentage to his slugging percentage. So, if a player has an on-base percentage of .400 and a slugging percentage of .500, his OPS is .900. The...
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Lohse is a guy the Reds would have liked to keep
In honor of the July 31st trade deadline that's fastly approaching, I've compiled a list of some of the worst deadline deals made by the Reds in recent memory. Click here to view a post highlighting the best deadline deals in recent memory. This post only includes trades made in July, so any made outside of that period...
Contrary to Friday, Saturday's affair between the Reds (60-40) and Rockies (37-62) featured offense aplenty. The two teams combined for 22 hits and 16 runs, however, Cincy wound up on the smiling side of the scoreboard by a tally of 9-7 to stretch their season-high winning streak to nine.
Johnny Cueto certainly didn't have his best stuff on this night, but he got...
The Reds’ remarkable play continued last night as they beat the Rockies 7-2.
Mat Latos pitched a helluva game, going 8.0 innings and allowing 2 runs on 4 hits and 3 walks. Not bad for the thin air of Colorado, and far better than he really needed to do with all the offense that came out in support of him. Sam LeCure pitched the ninth and gave up 2 hits and a walk, but no runs...
7/29 Game Review
Louisville won 3-1. Box Score
Didi Gregorius went 2-4 with a solo HR (6).
Dioner Navarro went 1-4 with a double.
Cody Puckett went 1-4 with a HR (14) and 2 RBI.
Chris Valaika went 1-3.
Chad Reineke threw 7.1 shutout innings of relief with a walk and 9 strikeouts.
Chad Reineke with an outstanding start led the Bats. A solo home run by Didi Gregorius...
Cincinnati (59-40) stretched their winning streak to a season-high eight games by blanking the Rockies (37-61), 3-0, at Coors Field on Friday. Bronson Arroyo made the start for the visitors and proceeded to earn his sixth victory of the campaign, while Colorado rookie Drew Pomeranz (1-6) took the loss. Aroldis Chapman notched his 20th save of the year after fanning the side in...
Bronson Arroyo during Reds Opening Night 2012.It was the Bronson Arroyo show for the first … [visit site to read more]
Cueto is one of many aces who are struggling
to find run support in 2012
Think quick. What do Clayton Kershaw (LAD), Cliff Lee (PHI), Justin Verlander (DET), Felix Hernandez (SEA), Ryan Dempster (CHC), Clayton Richard (SD) and Johnny Cueto all have in common? Well, the obvious similarity between them is that each one is the ace of their respective team. What may not be so obvious...
Earlier this month the Reds position in first place was threatened when slugger Joey Votto went on the DL for knee surgery. Last night's win at Colorado extended a winning streak to nine games before they go for a third consecutive series sweep Sunday. Over that time their runs/game have increased 25% as multiple players in the lineup have stepped up to pick up the slack from his absence.
7/27 Game Review
Louisville won 3-1. Box Score
Neftali Soto went 1-3 with a HR (13), 2 RBI and 2 runs.
Chris Valaika went 1-2 with a walk.
Mike Costanzo went 1-1 as a pinch hitter.
Tim Gustafson allowed an unearned run in 5 innings with a walk and 3 strikeouts.
Donnie Joseph threw 2 shutout innings with a strikeout.
Nick Christiani threw a shutout inning of work.
JJ Hoover threw...
by: Chase Fitzgerald & Ron Driesen
This is basically the same as my last article, but only with prospects. The difference is one or a few of these guys might be traded very soon. This is not a list of which prospects are the best but a list of the value that other teams have for them. So keep that in mind before you start complaining that player A is much...
Louisville 8 Toledo 4
Bats (42-67), T-3rd place International League West, 25.0 GB
-Sean Gallagher (W 9-7, 4.86) allowed 4 earned runs in eight innings. Jordan Smith closed out the game
tossing a scoreless inning.
-2B Cody Puckett hit a grand slam (6) to give the Bats the lead in the ninth and 1B Neftali Soto had a
clutch RBI to keep the game alive for the Bats. SS Didi...
The Red Hot Redlegs have won their 10th straight game, and swept their 3rd series in a row with a 7-2 victory over the Colorado Rockies.Mat Latos was off to a rocky start to begin the game, giving up two runs in the first, but came back with 7 strong innings after that. His line was 8 IP, 4 H, 2 ER, 3 BB, 8 SO and 1 HR, lowering his ERA to a 4.17 on the season. The offense...