Found August 03, 2012 on North Side Notch:
Final: Reds 3, Pirates 0 WP: Mat Latos (10-3, 3.94 ERA) LP: Wandy Rodriguez (7-10, 3.82 ERA) SV: Aroldis Chapman (24, 1.37 ERA) The Reds capitalized on two mistakes by Rodriguez, and that was enough as the Pirates’ offense was nonexistent with only one base runner made it to third base. Chris Heisey hit an inside-the-park homer in the second inning to give the Reds a 1-0 lead. Heisey mashed a hanging curve off the wall that bounced back towards the infield, allowing him to score. He was called safe on a play at the plate. Replays would show that Heisey appeared out at home. Then, in the sixth inning, pitcher Mat Latos delivered the death-blow, hitting a two-run homer on a first pitch fastball with two outs to extend the Reds’ lead. It seemed like each time the Pirates got something going, they would squander it, as they hit into three different double plays. Wandy Rodriguez had a much better start tonight than he had in his debut outing. He went seven innings, giving up three runs o...

Pittsburgh Pirates: Trade deadline positives, part 2 of 2

Check out Part 1 of the series (overall postivies) here.    (Opening image Wandy Rodriguez; Image credit zimbio) Here are my overall grades for the 4 pieces GM Neal Huntington and the Pirates acquired prior to the 4PM July 31st MLB Trade Deadline.  The grades factor in not only the player’s current ability and production, but also their fit on the team, timing of the trade...

Game 106: Pirates 0, Reds 3

In the first game of the showdown between the Cincinnati Reds and the Pittsburgh Pirates, Mat Latos dominated from both sides of the plate. Latos went 7 1/3 … [visit site to read more]

Aroldis Chapman wins another award

Your 'Delivery Man of the Month' for July Press release from MLB... Aroldis Chapman of the Cincinnati Reds has been selected as the winner of the Major League Baseball Delivery Man of the Month Award for July, it was announced today. This Major League Baseball award recognizes the most outstanding relief pitcher during each month of the regular season as voted on...

Mat Latos delivers strong performance against Pirates

Mat Latos was sharp tonight against the Pirates. He did not give up a run for the 7.1 innings he pitched. His stats for the night were  4 hits with 3 walks and 5 strikeouts. Latos did this against a  Pittsburgh Pirates team looking to gain some groung on the NL Central leading Cinncinatti Reds. They trail the Reds by 4.5 games with the loss tonight. The Reds first run came in the...

Pirates drop opener to Reds

The Reds found unusual ways to score runs tonight.  The Pirates found zero ways to score runs tonight. Wandy Rodriguez had more than a quality start tonight, pitching 7 innings and giving up just 3 runs on 7 hits.  After dealing with control issues in his last start, Wandy walked no one tonight and struck [...]

Reds 3, Pirates 0

Mat Latos pitched shutout ball into the eighth inning and hit a two-run homer Friday night as the NL Central-leading Cincinnati Reds opened a three-game series against their closest pursuers with a 3-0 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates. Chris Heisey hustled for an inside-the-park home run and Aroldis Chapman closed out the win that gave the Reds a 4 1/2-game lead over the Pirates...

Reds, Pirates get feisty in showdown series

CINCINNATI -- As so often opens in a keenly-contested, hot-button baseball series, one small thing can grow and bloat and explode into something big. There is that possibility this weekend during the Cincinnati Reds-Pittsburgh Pirates series, a three-game argument for supremacy in the National League Central. All was calm and all was bright for the Reds with two outs in the ninth...

Reds can push lead to 5.5 games with win

The Cincinnati Reds have been nearly unbeatable for the last month, but only now do they have a chance to create some breathing room in the division race. The Reds look to further extend their lead atop the NL Central on Saturday night when they continue their series against the Pittsburgh Pirates. Cincinnati has built the best record in the majors with an impressive run over the...

GAMEDAY: Pirates at Reds

Pirates (60-44) at Reds (64-41) 7:10 PM EST–Great American Ball Park, Cincinnati Here is the Gameday TV: ROOT Sports Here it is…the biggest series the Pirates have played in nearly 15 years. Tonight they finally get a shot at the Reds, who have been obnoxiously good over the last few weeks (20-2!!). The Reds have the best record in baseball and the Bucs are on their heels...

Game 104: Padres 4, Reds 6

Last night, the Reds won their second in a row against the Padres. Bronson Arroyo had a little trouble on the mound, but he manned his way through 6.0 innings to give the bullpen a break last night. He allowed 4 runs (earned) on 7 hits and 2 walks. Then came the parade of once and future closers: Sean Marshall pitched the seventh, Jonathan Broxton pitched the eighth, and Aroldis...

Pittsburgh Pirate Revenge Tour 2012

"The best method of revenge is to kick the everloving crap out of the Cincinnati Reds," Sun Tzu, probably. The Pirates need a win to get back to within 3 1/2 games of the red hot Reds. The Pirates are not happy with the high and tight Aroldis Chapman fastball last night that nearly found its way into Andrew McCutchen's face. James McDonald has struggled mightily since...

Game 105: Reds 3 Pirates 0If

Sometimes, you get out on the baseball field and no matter what you do, you realize that it isn't your night. When your opponent hits an inside-the-park home run (on a questionable call at home plate) and then follow it up with a two-run homer by their pitcher, that's a pretty good sign it's not your night. When you bounce into double plays three times in four innings...

Month in review: 12 fast facts for July

It was a banner month for the Redlegs in July. They ripped off a 10-game winning streak, reclaimed the top spot in the division and boasted the best record in the majors as of 11:59 PM ET on the 31st. If you discount the injury sustained to Joey Votto, you might even say the month was one of the best ever for the franchise. With that in mind, here are 12 fast facts about the...
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