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The Outside Corner:
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 of at least one change that will benefit the team a lot: starting Devin Mesoraco five days a week, and turning Ryan Hanigan into the full-blown backup.
Mesoraco was a preseason favorite for the NL Rookie of the Year award. Last season in AAA Louisville, Mesoraco had an .855 OPS and 15 homers, numbers good enough for the team to throw him on the Opening Day roster this season. However, he's only played in eight games and gotten 27 plate appearances. He hasn't started since Saturday against the Cubs. Mesoraco isn't really struggling this year. He's hitting .304/.407/.348, and while his pow...
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Bray is headed toward the sidelines
Yet another Reds reliever has been bitten by the injury bug as the team placed LHP Bill Bray (groin) on the 15-day DL on Wednesday. He joins fellow relief pitchers Nick Masset (shoulder) and Ryan Madson (shoulder) on the list of ailing arms from the 'pen.
The 28-year old Bray has been clearly bothered by the condition all spring...
A Cincinnati Reds fan made a barehanded catch of a foul line drive during the first inning of Wednesday night's game. Your browser does not support iframes. San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey got a late swing and hit a line drive into foul territory on the third base side. The ball headed into the stands about four rows back behind third base, and the alert Reds fan stood...
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...
The outfield trio of Ryan Ludwick, Drew Stubbs, and Jay Bruce
celebrate a 9-2 victory on Tuesday
Bakersfield is absolutely "blazin'."
Indianapolis 5 Louisville 3
-The Bats (7-13) lost after a rough outing from Andrew Brackman (1-3), who surrendered five earned runs in 5.2 innings. Carlos Fisher recovered from walking four in 1.1 innings to allow no runs, and Nick Christiani pitched a scoreless inning.
-2B Kris Negron had a hit, an RBI, and a stolen base...
4/23 Game Review
Louisville won 4-2. Box Score
Chris Valaika went 0-2 with an RBI and 2 walks.
Neftali Soto went 2-5 with a run.
Paul Janish went 2-3 with a walk, 2 doubles, 2 runs and an RBI.
Bill Rhinehart went 0-1 with a run and 3 walks.
Dioner Navarro went 2-4 with a double and 2 RBI.
Danny Dorn went 1-1 with a double as a pinch hitter.
Chad Reineke allowed 1 unearned run in...
RHP J.J. Hoover was recalled when LHP Bill Bray was placed on the 15-day disabled
list Tuesday, retroactive to April 19, after tweaking the groin injury that set him back
in spring training. Bray aggravated the injury in his last appearance, on April 18 in St.
Louis. Bray had allowed five hits, including two home runs, and four runs with three walks
and three strikeouts in...
The march to .500 continues!
Apparently, all the Cincinnati Reds’ offense really needed was a weekend trip to the friendly confines of … [visit site to read more]
In 2011, Mat Latos emerged from April with an 0-4 record and an earned run average near five. Even though he’s wearing a different uniform, things must be feeling eerily familiar right now.
After three starts, Latos finds himself winless with his new team and currently possesses an unseemly 8.22 ERA and 1.89 WHIP. Yes, the ERA predictors suggest Latos hasn’t been quite this bad...
The Reds (8-9) and Giants (9-8) faced off in the first of a three game series, and first of a nine game home stand. And it was a great evening for the Redlegs.
Mat Latos pitched 7 innings of shut out baseball to lead the Reds to a 9-2 win over the Giants, and Latos' first win in a Reds uniform. The Reds lit up the scoreboard early, forcing Cain to throw 38 pitches and giving...
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]
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.