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The Cincinnati Reds are in a battle to take the N.L. East with the Pittsburgh Pirates. The Reds have a one game lead over the Pirates and are on a two game win streak. Today the Reds take on the Giants who they have beaten two games in a row. Yesterdays game the Reds came out on top by only one run, winning 2-1. The Reds got a complete game by Mat Latos who only gave up tow hits and one run. The Cincinnati Reds have won a few games this season that were very close games.
The Reds got their first run in the fourth in yesterday’s game when Ryan Hanigan walked and the bases were loaded to take a 1-0 lead over the Giants. The Reds only other run came on the back of a Miguel Cairo single to center field in the 7th inning. If the Reds expect to take the N.L. East they are going to have to get some more offense going in the second half. It is clear the Reds offense is starting to sputter.
The Cincinnati Reds have plenty of good pitching, there is no questioning that. The problem the Reds may face coming down the stretch is being able to produce runs. The Reds offense was producing plenty of excitement earlier in the year, they just need to get the same kind of production they had earlier to get back to pulling away in the N.L.Central.
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Another month of the season is in the books and with it comes the hope and promise of another. But before we look ahead to the sunny month of July, let's reflect upon the month of June by handing out the hardware for the Redlegs Review Players of the Month:
Hitter of the month
Joey Votto - Votto continues to be the front runner for NL MVP honors after...
Cueto signing during Opening Night 2012.It’s been long known that Cincinnati Reds manager … [visit site to read more]
Cincinnati Reds first baseman Joey Votto left Saturday’s game against the Giants early due to knee inflammation. Votto injured the knee while batting in the fifth inning against Barry Zito, and was noticeably limping down the first base line.
The Reds announced that Votto was removed for precautionary reasons and that the injury is not serious. Votto is batting a team best .354...
Johnny Cueto thought he had done enough this year to deserve an All-Star spot. The National League's manager, Tony LaRussa, thought otherwise, and the Reds are not happy about it. Cueto and Dusty Baker are both taking shot at LaRussa in the aftermath of Cueto's snub, point to a fight between the Reds and Cardinals last year, when LaRussa was still managing the Cards. "...
The Reds (42-34) entered Friday's tilt against the Giants (44-34) at AT&T Park badly in need of a win. The club was coming of a stretch of seven losses in 10 games which included being shutout with only one hit on Thursday. And is if their recent run of futility wasn't reason enough to panic, their division lead over the upstart Pirates had dwindled to one. Luckily...
6/30 Game Review
Louisville lost 10-3. Box Score
Denis Phipps went 1-4 with a run.
Dioner Navarro went 3-4 with 2 doubles and a run.
Mike Costanzo went 3-4 with a HR (6) and 2 RBI.
Felix Perez went 2-3 with a walk.
Pensacola won 4-2. Box Score
Ryan LaMarre went 1-4 with a walk, run and RBI.
Beau Mills went 1-3 with a double, walk, 2 RBI and a run.
Josh Fellhauer went 1-3 with...
6/29 Game Review
Louisville lost 8-0. Box Score
Travis Webb allowed a run in 2 innings with 2 strikeouts.
JJ Hoover threw a shutout inning with a strikeout.
The Bats had 3 singles in the game while striking out 12 times.
Pensacola won 6-1. Box Score
Ryan LaMarre went 2-4 with a double, HR (3), 2 RBI and 2 runs.
Josh Fellhauer went 1-3 with a walk and 2 RBI.
After a lackluster 8 innings, the Reds started to come back in the 9th, having the bases loaded with no outs, allowing Miguel Cairo to come to the plate and drive in the tying run. Unfortunately, two strikeouts and a pop-out ended the Reds best chance of winning the game.
The Giants came back in the bottom of the ninth, and won the game with an Angel Pagan ground rule double...
Ewell Blackwells work record for the eight years he was employed as a pitcher by the Cincinnati Reds was not the stuff to catch the eyes of historians.He was only two games over .500, 79 up and 77 down. But his earned run average was 3.32 and opposing batters who had to face his sidearm delivery that earned him the nickname, The Whip, knew that the 6-foot-6, 195-pound California...
Tony La Russa and Reds manager Dusty Baker have been involved in a back and forth over La Russa leaving Johnny Cueto and Brandon Phillips off the NL All Star team. Baker contends that the snub of Cueto and Phillips stems from La Russa holding a grudge from a 2010 brawl that Cueto and Phillips were at the center of.
La Russa denies that he is holding a grudge and attempts to give...
After two games in the series between the division leading Cincinnati Reds and San Francisco Giants, the Reds have been outscored 6-5. But thanks to not scoring at all during the first game and saving those runs for the second, the series is tied and the Reds have a chance at the series win today.
From looking at the pitching match-up beforehand, it wasn’t the outcome I expected...
RHP Bronson Arroyo took no exception to San Francisco starter Ryan Vogelsong taking exception to Arroyo's up-and-in pitch on Vogelsong's bunt attempt in the Cincinnati Reds' 4-3 loss to the Giants Sunday. Vogelsong fouled it off, then slammed the bat down and shouted at Arroyo. Both benches emptied. The players just milled around -- no punches or even shoving. Arroyo...
Did Tony LaRussa hold a grudge in snubbing Cueto? Or is this choice actually justified?
On Sunday afternoon, when the All-Star rosters were announced, rapid reactions came pouring in trying to decide which players were snubbed from playing in the Midsummer Classic. The scrutiny, like everything these days, began instantaneously. Whispers, screams, and angry tweets flooded baseball’s...
Angel Pagan hit a game-ending double that Jay Bruce misplayed in right field with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning, giving the San Francisco Giants a four-game series split with a 4-3 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Sunday.
Buster Posey poked a pitch from Jose Arredondo (4-2) down the right-field line that bounced into the stands for a two-out double. Then Pablo Sandoval...