Found April 26, 2012 on Redlegs Review:
The Reds will try to shake off the sting of not being able to close out a series sweep of San Francisco on Thursday. The good news is that despite Thursday’s loss, the Reds have won back-to-back series for the first time this year. Cincinnati continues its home stand by welcoming in Houston (7-12) in the first meeting of the season between the soon-to-be ex-division foes. Surprisingly, the Astros are fresh off their first divisional series of the season, dropping two of three at Milwaukee. Here’s a look at what to expect from this three-game set: Saying not much was expected of Houston in its National League farewell tour would be a bit of an understatement. The Astros have proven to have a couple of intriguing young players, however. Second baseman Jose Altuve is the shortest player in the majors at 5-foot-5 and the second youngest player in the league at just 21, but has turned a lot of heads so far. In a season with nothing to lose, H...

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...

Reds get hot and hit .500

The Reds are a cool .500 right now. They just took the first two games of the series against the Giants and some outstanding pitchers. Latos’s incredible outing was followed by a solid outing (although a bunch of hits were given up) by the reliable Bronson Arroyo. It seems like whenever we talk about someone on the podcast (Rolen, Latos, Hoover) good things happen so we hope to...

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

Three Reds to take part in E-Waste Recycling Drive

Three members of the Reds are doing their part in the worldwide initiative to "go green". Here's the official press release regarding the event: CINCINNATI (April 20, 2012) — PNC, the Cincinnati Reds and Players for the Planet are joining forces again with Global Environmental Services and many of Cincinnati’s leading corporations for the 3rd annual...

Cincinnati Reds fans bring their dogs to the park (Video)

On Tuesday night, the Cincinnati Reds held "Bark in the Park" night, setting aside a special section for fans who wanted to bring their dog with them to the game against the San Francisco Giants. Your browser does not support iframes. Fans had to buy a seat for the dog in addition to themselves. However, the dog package entitled those Reds fans to take part in a...

Leake, Reds outplayed by Astros

CINCINNATI (AP) -- Jose Altuve drove in two runs with a triple and a double, leading Wandy Rodriguez and the Houston Astros past the Cincinnati Reds 6-4 on Friday night. Jed Lowrie also had two hits for the Astros, who have won consecutive games for the first time since a three-game winning streak April 7-9. Houston hit .316 during three games in Milwaukee this week and had 14 hits...

Former Tobs Pitcher, Hoover, Debuts with Reds

From the CPL In 2011, the Coastal Plain League featured eight former players that debuted in Major League Baseball. On Wednesday, April 25, the CPL saw its first alum of the 2012 season debut in J.J. Hoover of the Cincinnati Reds. The 6-3, 230-pound Hoover, who played for the Wilson Tobs in 2007, pitched a scoreless sixth inning in relief for the Reds in their 4-2 win over...

Game 20, 2012: Reds Spirited comeback Falls Short

[Box Score] [] [Redleg Nation] [Better Off Red] [Crawfish Boxes] [Houston Chronicle] [Hal McCoy] This was one of those rare games of which I did not see a single pitch. We had an NFL Draft party at our house, and when I got the alert on my iPhone that the Reds were down 6-0, I didn’t even bother flipping the game over to check the score. This team is just flat-out...

Game 19: Giants 6, Reds 5

The Cincinnati Reds closed out the series against the San Francisco Giants this afternoon by failing to sweep the Giants to the tune of 6-5. Homer Bailey started for Cincinnati and turned in 6.1 innings of solid performance. He allowed 3 runs (2 earned) on 7 hits and … [visit site to read more]

Pretentious food, Pretzilla, and a little vertigo

Thanks to Redsfest this off-season, the Red Hot Family had three vouchers for free tickets to certain Reds games. We had the choice of Tuesday or Wednesday of this week, but since Tuesday was Bring Your Dog to the Game Day, we went with Wednesday. As if 250 dogs on a big concrete slab weren’t bad enough), I also bust out in serious hives when I come in contact with canine drool...

Astros 1B Lee leaves Reds game with ankle sprain

Astros first baseman Carlos Lee has left Houston's game at Cincinnati in the bottom of the first inning because of a sprained left ankle. Lee was injured while trying to field a bounced throw from third baseman Chris Johnson on Zack Cozart's sharp grounder leading off the bottom of the first. The 35-year-old slugger came in hitting .273 with two home runs and 13 runs batted...

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...

Carlos Lee leaves vs. Reds with ankle sprain

CINCINNATI (AP) -- Astros first baseman Carlos Lee has left Houston's game at Cincinnati in the bottom of the first inning because of a sprained left ankle. Lee was injured while trying to field a bounced throw from third baseman Chris Johnson on Zack Cozart's sharp grounder leading off the bottom of the first. The 35-year-old slugger came in hitting .273 with two home...

Astros place RHP Weiland on 15-day DL

Starting pitcher Kyle Weiland has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with right shoulder bursitis, the Houston Astros announced Friday. An MRI showed no structural damage to Weiland's shoulder, general manager Jeff Luhnow said. Weiland hasn't started since Sunday, though he did play as a pinch-runner Thursday. The Astros have called up left-handed reliever Fernando...

Video: Dad tries to catch home run while holding kid

Dad of the Year, right here. Watch this guy try to catch a Jay Bruce home run while holding his kid. Lucky the ball didn’t crack the kid in the skull I guess he gets points for not dropping the kid? H/T TBL
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