Found June 06, 2012 on
Word is this guy's alright.
The Redlegs were able to wash away the bad taste left in
their mouths after a loss in game one of the series against the Buccos by
holding on for a 5-4 victory. With the win, the good guys move to 30-24 on the
season while dropping their divisional rival to 28-26. By using the trusty
blueprint of strong starting pitching, timely hitting and a rock solid closing
performance, the Reds sent the faithful at GABP home happy. Let’s check out the
-Johnny Cueto (6-3) was masterful again against the Pirates,
not allowing a runner to get past first base through the first seven innings.
He ran into trouble in the eighth and his line ended up being a bit deceiving
because of bullpen issues.
-Aroldis Chapman continues to amaze, pitching a 1-2-3 ninth
for the save with perhaps his best velocity of the season. He hit 100+ on four
pitches, ending the game with a 101 mph fastball to complete a stri...
BEST OF MAXIM
After the Reds lost the first game of the series, I was a little nervous that the Pirates might really sweep the series and come into a tie for first. But now the Buccos will have to hope for another series to do that, since the Reds won last night, 4-5.
Johnny Cueto started for the Reds, and it was Good Cueto this time. He went 7.2 innings with 3 runs (earned) on 6 hits and a walk...
Chapman, warming up before a spring training start in Scottsdale
Is Aroldis Chapman the best pitcher in baseball?
According to the F12 Rating, he is. Chapman has a 32.960 F12, almost two full points ahead of the second ranked pitcher, Gio Gonzalez.
Dusty Baker and the Cincinnati Reds have made the hard-throwing Cuban their closer, and Chapman has excelled. His fastball famously...
The Reds dropped the series opener to the Pirates in spectacular form, 8-4. Homer Bailey, who previously owned the Pirates, got totally lit up.
Tonight Johnny Cueto (5-3, 2.54 ERA) goes out for revenge. He’s facing off against Brad Lincoln (3-0, 1.04 ERA). Cueto’s been good and Cueto’s been bad the last few starts, but we really need good Cueto tonight...
CINCINNATI (AP) -- Johnny Cueto allowed only six hits over 7 2-3 innings on Wednesday night, and Ryan Ludwick drove in three runs with a bases-loaded double, leading the Cincinnati Reds to a 5-4 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates.
The Reds won for the 12th time in 17 games and extended their NL Central lead over Pittsburgh to three games. The second-place Pirates lost for only...
The Reds pulled the series even yesterday by beating the Pirates 4-5. Johnny Cueto got the win and Brandon Phillips redeemed himself a little with a 2-for-4 night that included a home run. He’d gone 0-fer and left 7 on base the day before.
Tonight is the rubber match, with Mike Leake (2-5, 4.95 ERA) defending against Kevin Correia (2-5, 4.19 ERA). Don’t let...
Johnny Cueto allowed only six hits over 7 2-3 innings on Wednesday night, and Ryan Ludwick drove in three runs with a bases-loaded double, leading the Cincinnati Reds to a 5-4 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates.
The Reds won for the 12th time in 17 games and extended their NL Central lead over Pittsburgh to three games. The second-place Pirates lost for only the third time in their...
Last week ended in controversy with a no-hitter upon causing everyone to unlock their asterisks, replay arguments and prototypes for robot umpires. NBA fans that were following the Eastern Conference Finals listened intently between Twitter rants.
Here in Los Angeles, fans are praying for a quick end to the NHL Final. Their playoff beards are hardly comfortable while playing sand...
The Thursday Takeaway
Somehow, some way, somewhere, someday, someone was going to plate an earned run against Aroldis Chapman. But if I had told you that it would be the Pirates—and not just any Pirates, but the two Pirates with the lowest batting averages in that day’s Pirates starting lineup—you might have questioned my sanity.
The Reds’ relief ace came into last night’s...
The Pirates' figured out one of their long-time Cincinnati nemeses last night when they tagged Homer Bailey for a bunch of runs, tonight they try to get their second win against Johnny Cueto in eight days. They drew some walks off of Cueto last Wednesday, taking four in his seven innings, and eeked out a 2-1 win behind AJ Burnett. Instead of Burnett tonight, the Bucs send Brad...
CINCINNATI (AP) -- Michael McKenry drove in the first earned run allowed by Aroldis Chapman with an RBI double in the 10th inning on Thursday night, rallying the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 5-4 victory over the Cincinnati Reds.
McKenry's sacrifice fly put Pittsburgh up 4-3 in the seventh, but closer Joel Hanrahan (3-0) blew a save for only the second time this season, giving up...
The Factor12 Rating (F12) is an analytic measurement utilizing league average performance to compare the value of all MLB pitchers.
Matt Cain, changeup grip
(1) Aroldis Chapman vaults into the number one position this week despite allowing his first earned run of the season on Thursday night. The “Cuban Missile” has struck out an amazing 54 batters in 30 IP and leads MLB with...