Found June 13, 2012 on Fox Sports Ohio:
CINCINNATI - The Reds really needed a win Tuesday night. Really, really needed one. Really, really needed their ace to deliver, too. They got it -- got all of the above -- and with a flurry of offense late they were even able to exhale late. They just couldn't share many high-fives and hugs because of a flu bug making its way around the clubhouse. And that's what made Johnny Cueto's dominant, complete-game performance even more important. The Battle of Ohio started with a 7-1 Reds victory over the Indians. Cueto struck out seven, the Reds pounded out 13 hits and a tired bullpen rested. The Reds were sick -- and not just sick of losing. They came in having lost two straight series, two straight games and five of their last seven games overall. To make matters more complicated, two regulars were scratched due to flu-like symptoms, All-Star Joey Votto was farm from 100 percent and manager Dusty Baker had to push Wednesday starting pitcher Mike Leake back a day (at ...

Firing Dusty Baker, a first place manager?

Really? There are and have been for some time now, several fans on Twitter, calling for the head of Reds’ manager Dusty Baker on a pike like they were some Lord from Game of Thrones or something. Some have said they have wanted him fired since the day he was hired, and some have just recently jumped on the bandwagon. After last night’s bullpen debacle on national television...

Cueto Dominant in Reds Victory

The Reds and Indians faced off in the first game of a three game series in the battle of the Ohio Cup. After a pretty devastating loss on Sunday night in a game that looked like the guys should have won against the Tigers it was a perfect game for Johnny Cueto to pitch in. Cueto had a brilliant performance in a 7-1 victory over the Indians. Let's see how the game unfolded...

Game 60: Indians 1, Reds 7

Despite trailing early on, the Reds came back to win authoritatively last night. They beat the Indians in the first game of the series, 1-7. Johnny Cueto started and ended for the Reds. In 9.0 innings pitched he allowed 1 run on 6 hits and 0 walks. Damn. The bench all had the dreaded flu-like symptoms last night, so the line-up looked a little funny and not a single pinch-hitter...

Derek Lowe rips Dusty Baker after being thrown at: ‘I have zero respect for the guy’

According to Derek Lowe, Dusty Baker has been ordering pitchers to throw at him for the past five years. Due to various situations when he comes to bat, Baker has not had much success. During Wednesday’s 5-2 loss to the Reds, Lowe was brushed off the plate by a 96-mph fastball from Mat Latos at the start of the fifth inning. He instantly motioned toward the Reds manager and started...

Derek Lowe vs. Dusty Baker: Will anyone notice this "War of Words?"

Dusty Baker ((ht: This only got our attention because our Cincinnati friends are talking about it. And really, after doing some research on the subject...we aren't exactly sure what prompted it. The "It" we are talking about is the dueling quotes in the Cincinnati and Cleveland newspapers over some perceived grudge/death battle between Cleveland...

Baker begrudgingly acknowledges that getting on base is good

There’s a secondary headline in a story on today about how Dusty Baker is mentoring his guys through their struggles … [visit site to read more]

Lowe, Baker in war of words

Indians starter Derek Lowe and Reds manager Dusty Baker are currently exchanging barbs through the media and things are getting personal in a hurry. 

Daily Brief: Even the flu can’t stop Votto

Last Game The Reds drew first blood in the Battle for Ohio last night, beating the Indians 1-7. Johnny Cueto threw a complete game in 122 pitches. Hopefully that doesn’t wear him out for next time. Next Game The war wages on tonight at 7:10 p.m. at Great American Ball Park. Mike Leake is sick, so Mat Latos (4-2, 4.85 ERA) will take the mound for the Reds and defend against Derek...

Derek Lowe hates Dusty Baker more than Reds and Cubs fans combined

After last night’s game between the Cincinnati Reds and Cleveland Indians, Indians starter Derek Lowe <a ... [visit site to read more]

Dusty Baker: Derek Lowe was probably drinking at the ballpark and doesn’t remember what he did

If Dusty Baker and Derek Lowe didn’t hate each other prior to Wednesday, they do now. During the Indians 5-2 loss to the Reds, Lowe took exception to a Mat Latos fastball that was thrown close to him and he felt was intentional. He was right. Lowe ripped Baker on Wednesday night and Dusty was asked to respond to Lowe’s comments on Thursday morning. He fired back incredibly hard...

Derek Lowe has no love for Dusty Baker

Jordan Bastian has the story following the Indians’ loss in Cincinnati. Apparently Derek Lowe had some choice words about Reds manager Dusty Baker- “Dusty will deny it. It has everything to do with him. You can go ask him. He’ll deny it like he has no idea. They’ve been trying to do this [stuff] for years. I’d always come up with men on base. To say it didn’t come from...

Dusty Baker and Derek Lowe’s Rift

Only those in baseball’s most sacred fraternity will know what the heck was really going on here, but if you arrived late to the party and you’re wondering what all the hoopla was about between the Reds manager and the Cleveland Indians aging-starting pitcher; head over to Off-Base Percentage and get a recap. Tell us, Dusty. “He had some words for me. I really didn’t want...

Reds manager Baker upset over Lowe's comments

An inside pitcher to Indians starter Derek Lowe - and comments he made afterward - have Reds manager Dusty Baker riled up. Cincinnati starter Mat Latos threw an inside fastball to Lowe during the Reds' 5-3 win on Wednesday night. Lowe then hit Brandon Phillips in the bottom of the inning, and both benches were warned. Lowe suggested the inside fastball was a payback for an...

Dusty Baker Responds Back To Derek Lowe’s Comments

Well it was only a matter of time before shots were fired. This morning, Reds manager came back with some harsh comments towards Indians starter Derek Lowe, who last night called Baker out for purposely ordering Mat Latos to throw at him. These quotes are courtesy of John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer: “He had some words for me. I really didn’t want to make a public thing...

Bad blood spills between Lowe, Reds

CINCINNATI Bad and hot blood between Cleveland Indians pitcher Derek Lowe and Cincinnati Reds manager Dusty Baker was spilled and running between clubhouses after Wednesday nights game and before Thursday afternoons game.When Lowe came to bat in the fifth inning Wednesday night, Reds pitcher Mat Latos threw a high-and-tight fastball toward Lowe.It didnt hit him, but it was close...
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