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Matt Adams is a big man. Matt Adams is a strong man. Matt Adams hits baseballs very, very far. His three homers in only five games and 18 at-bats this season have traveled an average of 417 feet. “The Mountain” is batting a ridiculous .611 this season with five extra-base hits. Adams’ playing time has been sporadic as the Cardinals have a logjam of quality players available in the corner outfield spots and at first base. He’s only started and finished two games, being replaced in his other two starts.
Adams started out hot last season too, being called up May 20, starting 14 of his first 16 games and hitting .294/.357/.510 with 15 hits, two homers and five doubles. In his next 11 games (nine starts), Adams hit .171/.171/.200 with only one extra-base hit, 12 strikeouts and no walks. So manager Mike Matheny knows how to approach this situation, and he’ll only plug in Adams when he believes he’ll have a chance to succeed.
For now, Adams mak...
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When one door closes, another door opens.
Such is the case with Johnny Cueto and Tony Cingrani -- the latter of which figures to replace Cueto's spot in the rotation once the time comes.
On Monday, the Reds promoted RHP Justin Freeman from Triple-A Louisville to provide some help to a weary bullpen. However, Cingrani is expected to make Cueto's next scheduled start...
Tony Cingrani will make his Major League debut tonight for the Cincinnati Reds against the Miami Marlins in Cincinnati. I will be in attendance thanks to an awesome deal on tickets through stubhub (section 134 for $9 – this section begins at $40.00 right now through Reds.com with their dynamic pricing).
The Reds drafted Tony Cingrani in the 3rd round of the 2011 draft...
The minor league system for most baseball teams is a way they can ensure that they will have a promising future for years to come. The Cincinnati Reds future has come a lot sooner than most people imagined. The Reds are expected to call up left-handed pitching prospect Tony Cingrani from Triple-A Louisville to make his first MLB start on Thursday against the Miami Marlins.
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Tomorrow Tony Cingrani will take the mound for the Reds. I will have up a “what to expect from Tony Cingrani” article tomorrow morning with a full scouting report. I bought my tickets this morning to go see the game which should be an excellent pitching match up between our guy and the Marlins super prospect Jose Fernandez. I can’t wait, just hope that the weather holds off...
The Reds received a scare when Johnny Cueto was placed on the disabled list with a strained lat muscle. As he returned to Cincinnati for further testing yesterday, the minor leagues’ hottest pitcher took the mound in Louisville awaiting to hear whether he would replace Cincinnati’s ace. In three Triple-A starts, Tony Cingrani destroyed the International League: he struck out...
Table of Contents
Here’s the table of contents for today’s edition of the Daily Notes.
1. Featured Game: Miami at Cincinnati, 19:10 ET
2. Today’s MLB.TV Free Game
3. Today’s Game Odds, Translated into Winning Percentages
Featured Game: Miami at Cincinnati, 19:10 ET
Regarding This Game, Its Significance
The significance of this game — or part of its significance, at least...
Louisville won 2-1. Box Score
Henry Rodriguez went 2-4 with a double.
Konrad Schmidt went 1-3 with a run.
Tony Cingrani threw 2 hitless innings without a walk and 5 strikeouts.
Chad Reineke threw 4 innings and allowed a run with a walk and a strikeout.
Jose Arredondo struck out 4 and walked 1 in 2 innings.
Kevin Whelan threw a perfect inning with a strikeout.
Last winter, the Red Sox and Royals discussed a trade of Jon Lester for Wil Myers, who is the top hitting prospect in baseball and was Baseball America’s Minor League Player of the Year in 2012.
Kansas City, flush with talented young hitters but lacking an ace, did deal Myers. In December, the team shipped him and others to Tampa Bay for pitchers James Shields and Wade Davis. Shields...
Considered one of the best young arms in baseball, Jose Fernandez continues to impress for the Miami Marlins.
With Johnny Cueto sidelined, the Cincinnati Reds are expecting big things from 23-year-old Tony Cingrani.
Major league-worst Miami is hoping to have slugger Giancarlo Stanton back Thursday night as Fernandez takes the mound opposite Cingrani in the opener of this four-game...