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CINCINNATI When Drew Stubbs walks to home plate in Great American Ball Park, he should wear a lightning rod on top of his Cincinnati Reds batting helmet.
Nobody with the Reds draws more negative volts than Stubbs -- a 27-year old center fielder who runs as if his feet are roller boards.
Fans want to see that speed utilized, and if speed kills, they want Stubbs to execute a few opposing teams by wreaking mayhem on the basepaths.
And when he is on the basepaths, he does just that. When he hits ground balls, infielders react as if they've had too much coffee and the caffeine has kicked in, making them jittery.
It happened twice in Chicago when Stubbs hit routine slow rollers to the infield. The infielder, knowing he had a nanosecond to throw out Stubbs, juggled the ball just enough that it was mission impossible to throw out Stubbs.
That's what fans want to see put the ball on the ground and flee toward first base like a greyhound breaking out of the starting box.
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Hamilton has a lot about which to smile.
Billy Hamilton of the Bakersfield Blaze is still tearing up the hitter-friendly California League. In the last seven games, he's doubled the amount of runs he scored in the first 10. He is good. He is really good. His teammate, Tony Cingrani has been impressive in his own right on the mound, sporting a 0.53 ERA. Didi Gregorius is...
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...
The outfield trio of Ryan Ludwick, Drew Stubbs, and Jay Bruce
celebrate a 9-2 victory on Tuesday
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...
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...
I’m sure the Cincinnati Reds can use the day off after playing about 100 games in a row away from home and losing 80 of them*. But I always miss baseball, even after stretches like that. Of course, a bunch of those games were during the day while I was at work, so it was kind of like they were off days to me, anyway.
But today is an actual off-day before the Reds start a series...
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...
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.