Found May 15, 2012 on Red Hot Mama:
Last Game The Reds took the first game of the two-game series against the Atlanta Braves. Homer Bailey pitched, Chris Heisey and Brandon Phillips got RBI, and the Reds won 3-1. Next Game The Reds finish the short series against the Braves tonight at 7:10 p.m. Normally I wouldn’t be too optimistic about such a game, but it’s Johnny Cueto and his 4-0 record and his 1.12 ERA going out there. The question is whether the offense can find the button (as in … [visit site to read more]

Reds win 3-1 as Phillips Knocks in Winning Run in Front of Hometown Crowd

The Cincinnati Reds (18-16) won the first game of the series against the Atlanta Braves (22-14) as Homer Bailey pitched a strong game and Brandon Phillips knocked in a clutch run in the 8th inning. Bailey and the bullpen effectively shut down the Braves bats as the Reds won 3-1. The Good  -Homer Bailey pitched perhaps his best game of the season, allowing only 1 run over...

Votto’s bat goes to HOF just 18 years before he does

Joey Votto made history yesterday, and Cooperstown took notice. Though his three-homer performance against the Washington Nationals wasn’t a first (heck, Votto has done it before himself), it was the first time one of those three home runs was a walk-off grand slam. The … [visit site to read more]

Monday news and notes

Usually Monday is for the Minor League Team Progress Report, but that is pushed until tomorrow as there was a whole lot of things going on that weren’t covered between Friday and today. First thing to get to is the recent slew of transactions through the organization. Mike Costanzo – promoted to the Reds Miguel Rojas – promoted to Louisville Wirfin Obispo – promoted to...

Freeman inherits 3 spot from Chipper Jones

Chipper Jones final season with the Braves isnt near complete, but hes already bequeathed something to one of his young teammates. For years, Jones and Braves fans knew where he would be in the lineup. If he wasnt hitting third, he wasnt playing. It was a given. A constant. A fact of life. No. 10 belonged in the No. 3 spot, which generally goes to a teams best all-around hitter...

Reds aren't exactly burning up the basepaths

Cincinnati Reds manager Dusty Baker is big on the running game. "Speed kills," he said. However, the Reds are next to last in the National League with 15 stolen bases. They did not attempt a steal Monday in a 3-1 win over the Atlanta Braves. "I always like to run," Baker said, "but you can't run into outs. Part of it is we don't have a bunch...

The Daily Brief: Votto’s Walk-Off Grand Slam

Last Game The Reds salvaged a single game from the series with the Nationals by winning yesterday in walk-off fashion. Since it was a grand slam that put it away, the final score of 6-9 makes it sound like the Reds looked a whole lot better than they really did. Even so, it couldn’t have been a bit more exciting than it was. Next Game The Reds (17-16) go to visit the NLE-leading...

Minor League Game Review – 5/14/12

5/14 Game Review Louisville won 5-1, lost 4-3 in a double header. Game 1: 5-1 win. Box Score Kristopher Negron went 1-3 with a run. Denis Phipps went 1-3 with an RBI and a run. Bill Rhinehart went 1-3 with a double, 2 RBI and a run. Danny Dorn went 1-3 with a double and a run. Dioner Navarro went 2-3. Miguel Rojas went 1-3 with a double. Sean Gallagher went 1-2 with an RBI at...

Game 36: Reds 6, Mets 3

Now that’s what I’m talking about. Mike Leake finally had an outing that was, without qualification, good. And Todd “The Crane” Frazier did what Scott Rolen cannot, and launched two home runs–a solo shot and a two-run homer–to propel the Cincinnati Reds to a 6-3 victory over the New York Mets. Leake’s final line was 6 innings, 1 earned run, 7 hits, 3 walks, and 5 strikeouts...

Weekly check-in on Reds top prospects

Current minor league leaders (as of 5/15) AVG - Henry Rodriguez (.348) Runs - Billy Hamilton (31) HR - Donald Lutz (11) RBI - Lutz (34) SB - Hamilton (35) W - Tony Cingrani, Donnie Joseph (4) SV - Joseph, Brian Pearl (6) SO - Cingrani (53) ERA - SP Cingrani (0.68), RP Joseph (0.47) Here's this week's top prospects update. To see last week's update go here...

When Bryce Harper lost one in the tough sky

Hasn't been the best of times since Bryce Harper cut off his skullet, eh? Friday night: 0-5, smacks himself in the eye with his bat. Saturday: 0-4, finishes his day by striking out on three pitches against Aroldis Chapman. Then on Sunday, Harper lost a Jay Bruce fly ball in the twlight/mist/clouds/sky in the 8th inning (video here). Ball lands ~15 feet behind him on the warning...

Heyward playing CF in new-look Braves lineup

Fredi Gonzalez has juggled his lineup for Wednesday night's game against the Miami Marlins, giving Michael Bourn his first day off this season. With the Braves in the middle of a stretch when they play 33 games in 34 days, Gonzalez says he chose Wednesday to give Bourn and third baseman Chipper Jones a break. Juan Francisco is starting at third base. Jason Heyward is making...

Frazier homers twice, Reds beat Mets 6-3

NEW YORK (AP) -- Todd Frazier homered twice, Brandon Phillips hit a tying single off Jon Rauch in the eighth and the Cincinnati Reds beat the New York Mets 6-3 Wednesday night. Pinch-hitter Jay Bruce drove in the go-ahead run on a sacrifice fly one out after the Reds put together three straight hits off Rauch (3-2), ending with Phillips' single. Rauch retired Chris Heisey on...

Reds-Braves preview

Joey Votto is looking to build on his best - and most dramatic - performance of the season for the Cincinnati Reds. The NL East-leading Atlanta Braves are trying to continue their own impressive production at the plate. On the heels of his first three-homer game in more than four years, Votto and the Reds visit the Braves for the first of two meetings Monday night. Cincinnati...

Bourn gets lone run, Braves fall short vs. Reds

ATLANTA (AP) -- Jonny Venters, one of baseball's top setup relief pitchers in 2011, has hit a rough spot this season. Venters gave up two runs in the eighth inning, including Brandon Phillips' double that drove in the go-ahead run and helped the Cincinnati Reds beat the Atlanta Braves 3-1 on Monday night. Venters (2-2) has a blown save and a loss in his last three appearances...

Video: Phillips' behind-the-back flip

Your browser does not support iframes. Here's another look at Brandon Phillips' defensive gem in last Saturday's game that helped prevent a run (or two) from scoring. The Reds came up short to the Nationals though, 2-1. Still it was just another feather in the cap in BP's bid for another Gold Glove Award.
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