Found May 06, 2012 on
Raise the Jolly Roger!:
The Reds rolled past the Pirates in a total snooze-fest today to take the series against the Bucs.
Charlie Morton ‘s dominance over the Reds unfortunately came to an abrupt end this afternoon. Cincinnati picked up an unearned run in the first following a pickoff throw that got away, but they hit the ball very well off Charlie in the next few innings. Todd Frazier and Drew Stubbs–both righties–took him deep, and Morton was having trouble getting the Reds to put the ball on the ground (he induced 5 groundouts and 7 flyouts). Charlie was able to salvage the outing a bit and make it through six innings, but he wasn’t sharp at all and the Reds beat him up.
The Pirates had a big chance off the struggling Mat Latos in the first inning. Latos hit Jose Tabata to lead off the game, then walked two in a row after recording an out. Casey McGehee smoked a ball down the line at third, but Frazier made a diving stop. Then Nate McLouth was rung up on a close pitch, stranding the bases loaded.
BEST OF MAXIM
AROUND THE WEB
"Who got outrighted? Oh, it was me?"
Reds transaction - IF Willie Harris outrighted to triple-A Louisville. IF Miguel Cairo activated from the DL.
— Reds (@Reds) May 7, 2012
Miguel Cairo was activated on Monday afternoon, and to make room for him Todd Frazier Willie Harris was outrighted to Louisville. Harris has 72 hours to report to Louisville. Did you...
5/7 Game Review
Louisville lost 4-2. Box Score
Chris Valaika went 1-4 with a run.
Denis Phipps went 1-4 with a HR (4) and 2 RBI.
Bill Rhinehart went 3-3.
Corky Miller went 1-3.
Scott Carroll threw a perfect inning of relief with a strikeout.
Travis Webb threw a perfect inning of relief with a strikeout.
The offense continues to struggle. Corky Miller pushed his average...
There was a time in James McDonald's career - any point before a month ago actually - when the Pittsburgh Pirates right-hander would get two strikes on a batter and get cute.
Rather than stay on the attack, McDonald tried to paint corners. It led to long at bats and short outings.
In spring training, pitching coach Ray Searage decided it was time for a chat.
5/6 Game Review
Louisville lost 4-2. Box Score
Kristopher Negron went 1-4 with a double, steal (10) and a run.
Chris Valaika went 2-4 with a double, RBI and a run.
Neftali Soto went 2-4.
Mike Costanzo went 1-4 with a double.
Brian Peacock went 1-3.
Brett Tomko allowed 2 runs in 6 innings with a walk and 6 strikeouts.
Kanekoe Texiera threw a perfect inning of relief with a strikeout...
I don't know how to accurately describe the frustration that this game caused me watching it. The Pirates were very patient with Mat Latos in the first inning and drew three walks and were a nice Todd Frazier snag of a Casey McGehee line drive away from making breaking the inning open. Instead, they got nothing out of the first and never really threatened to score again all afternoon...
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.
After taking two of three from the Pirates, the Reds find themselves 2.5 games behind the Cardinals in the division and 1 game over .500.
Mat Latos looked shaky from the start. After loading the bases in the first with two walks and a hit batter, he had to pitch his way out of the jam with 1 out in the inning. After that Latos caught fire and ended up with 11 strikeouts and no runs...
The Pirates evened the series with the Reds thanks to some long balls and nifty work on defense – two things we haven’t seen a whole lot of from the Bucs so far this year.
Neil Walker hit his first home run of the year on a Mike Leake meatball in the third inning. With Jose Tabata on second after a double with two outs, Neil pounded one well into the air that easily cleared...
Mat Latos struck out a career-high 11 over six sharp innings to lead the Cincinnati Reds to a 5-0 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Sunday.
Drew Stubbs had three hits, including a two-run homer, and scored three times for the Reds. Todd Frazier added his first home run of the season as Cincinnati continued its strong play in series finales. The Reds are 8-1 on getaway days...
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...
Louisville Bats: 10-21 overall, 115 runs scored, 159 runs allowed.
Louisville did not have a good week, going 1-6 over that time frame. The team is still struggling offensively with just two regular positions with an OPS over .800. Mike Costanzo is hitting .290/.353/.500 at third base and the catcher position that is being led by Corky Miller and his .298/.421/.447 line. Costanzo...
MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Jay Bruce hit a three-run home run and Bronson Arroyo pitched solidly into the seventh inning, leading the Cincinnati Reds to a 6-1 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on Monday night.
Bruce's ninth home run capped a five-run fourth inning off Marco Estrada (0-2). It extended his hitting streak to 10 games and Bruce is batting .405 (15 for 37) with six home...
It seemed like the Pirates had more than six hits last night didn’t it? Must have been the six walks. The biggest thing to take away from last night was yet another encouraging outing from James McDonald. If the Buccos want this series they will have to win two games in a row. Something they [...]
Well that wasn’t much fun. I get why Correia went seven, but he definitely wasn’t good. I don’t know what he can do, but he needs to find a way to K more batters when he needs it. First Pitch: 7:05 PM EST Where to Watch: Root Sports, MLB.TV, FS-O Mike Leake, RHP [...]