Found May 04, 2012 on Redlegs Review:
The Reds meet the divisional rival Pirates for the first time this season with a trip to Pittsburgh and a three-game set beginning on Friday night. If you like offense, you might not want to check out this series preview…. Cincinnati (12-12)  at Pittsburgh (11-14) We’re all well aware of the Reds’ offensive woes. The Redlegs’ struggles at the plate have some of us reaching for the panic button even though the season isn’t quite 30 games old yet. While Cincy ranks just 22nd in runs scored with 92 and 25th in team batting average at .232, Pittsburgh’s offense has been even more, well, offensive. The Buccos are batting .234 as a club and have scored a mere 74 runs – easily the lowest in the majors this season. Pittsburgh though has seen a light at the end of the tunnel recently – Neil Walker (.450), Pedro Alvarez (.429) and Jose Tabata (.273) have all gotten hot over the past week to significantly raise their batting averages ...

The Daily Brief: Reds head to Pittsburgh

Last Game Despite what it looked like for the first eight innings, the Reds actually pulled out a win against the Cubs yesterday 3-4. Since the first game of the series was cancelled due to rain, the win gave the Reds a split in what turned out to be a two-game series. Next Game The Reds head to Pittsburgh to visit lovely PNC park and take on the Pirates this evening at 7:05 p.m...

Billy Hamilton is really fast (Video)

Here's some footage from the 2011 season of Reds prospect Billy Hamilton swiping some bases. The 21-year old shortstop tallied a world-leading 103 bags last year for the Dayton Dragons.

Cueto throws complete game, Reds rout Pirates

PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Johnny Cueto remained unbeaten, giving up seven hits in his first complete game of the season as the Cincinnati Reds beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 6-1 on Friday night. The right-hander struck out three without a walk to improve to 4-0 and lower his ERA to 1.32. Zack Cozart and Drew Stubbs homered on consecutive pitches in the seventh inning off Pittsburgh starter...

Burnett’s big blowup

A.J. Burnett was awesome in his first start as a Pirate. He was pretty good in his second one, too. The third? Well… A.J. Burnett is the first #Pirates starter to allow 12 runs in a game since Glenn Spencer vs. the #Cubs on April 24, 1932. #Cardinals — STATS LLC (@STATS_MLB) May 3, 2012 A.J. Burnett is the 5th pitcher in the live-ball era to allow 12+ ER in less than 3 IP; Vin...

Organizational Leaderboard

We are nearly a full month into the minor league season. Here is a look at the organization leaderboard. Stat Player Player Player Runs Billy Hamilton – 25 Donald Lutz – 20 Henry Rodriguez -19 Doubles Neftali Soto – 9 Donald Lutz – 8 5 tied with 7 Triples Billy Hamilton – 4 Ryan Wright – 3 6 tied with 2 Home Runs Donald Lutz – 7 Travis Mattair – 6 Mike...

Cueto, Chapman Putting Up Video Game Stats

The Cincinnati Reds moved over the .500 mark (13-12) with a 6-1 win over the host Pittsburgh Pirates on Friday. Johnny Cueto picked up the complete-game victory for the Reds and is now 4-0 with a 1.31 ERA on the season. Any questions about whether Cueto was “truly an ace” have quickly been answered. His numbers this season are eye-popping, and this is after going 12-7 with...

$200 Fantasy Baseball With FanDuel Happens Tonight, Let’s Keep It Going

Come on, Johnny Cueto! You’re pitching against the Pirates! I expect two concurrent perfect games from you! Win this contest for me! I’ve decided to put away my history of horrible fantasy performances and destroy this week’s FanDuel contest, wherein you pay $2 to enter and stand to win cash from a $200 cash pool … and the best part is that you can enter three times,...

MLB Insiders: Cincinnati Reds

The Pirates open a three-game series with Cincinnati on Friday night at PNC Park. The Bucs will start right-hander Kevin Correia. The Reds will toss righty Johnny Cueto.

Reds 4, Cubs 3(10)

Wild Cubs closer Carlos Marmol helped Cincinnati rally for three runs in the ninth to tie it, and Scott Rolen hit a sacrifice fly in the 10th inning that swept the Reds to a 4-3 victory Thursday and two-game split. Marmol let a 3-0 lead slip away by walking three of the five batters he faced, allowing Cincinnati to tie it with only one hit in the inning. It was his third blown save...

GAMEDAY: Pirates at Cardinals

Pirates (10-13) at Cardinals (15-8) 8:15 PM EST–Busch Stadium, St. Louis Here is the Gameday TV: ROOT Sports The Pirates will need to be a lot better on the mound and in the field if they want to turn this series around and defeat the first-place Cardinals. St. Louis leads the Central and currently holds a 5-game advantage over the Bucs, so it’s crucial for them to at...

Game 24, 2012: Cubs fail to play for 27 outs

[Box Score] [] [Mark Sheldon] Frustrate you as they may, and they were frustrating for eight long innings with Ryan Dempster on the hill; there’s one thing you can say about the Reds. This group will force you to play for 27 outs, and if you don’t they’ll send you home losers. The Reds entered the ninth inning trailing by a score of 3-0. They had just three hits...

Cardinals done in by 17 Ks in loss to Pirates

ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Erik Bedard struck out a season-high 11, including seven straight batters, and Pedro Alvarez hit a go-ahead home run as the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the St. Louis Cardinals 6-3 Thursday to avoid a three-game sweep. Bedard (2-4) was pulled after five innings. Pittsburgh relievers kept piling up the strikeouts, fanning 17 Cardinals overall. Alvarez hit his two-run...

Leake, Reds beaten by Pirates

PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Mike Leake isn't sure whether he's starting to figure things out after a bumpy April left his confidence a bit shaken and his ERA too high. Still, there was a sense of relief after the Cincinnati Reds' right-hander put together his best performance of the season in a 3-2 loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates on Saturday night. Though Leake's record fell...
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