Found August 04, 2012 on
Don't be fooled by the team's hot
play as of late. Veteran Scott Rolen
knows there's a long way still to go.
Let me first begin by saying that I consider myself to be as optimistic as they come. That is, I choose to look at the glass half-full and always opt to look at things in a positive light. With that in mind, I also consider myself to be relatively realistic as well. I'm not so blinded by my own biases and opinions that I can't take a step back and view the big picture objectively.
So, as the Reds continue to win and make a mockery of National League opponents it had me asking this very question: is their recent surge of winning too good to be true? Could it be possible that their recent success may be misleading of how good they actually are? Well, yes and no.
It's hard to argue against what they've done recently. The NL Central leaders have won 21 of 24 games entering Saturday night and 13 of 14 overall. They currently boast the bes...
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8/3 Game Review
Louisville lost 3-1. Box Score
Denis Phipps went 1-4 with a double.
Neftali Soto went 1-4 with a double.
Chris Valaika went 2-3 with a double, walk and a run.
Felix Perez went 1-2 with a double, walk and RBI.
Corky Miller went 1-3.
Pedro Villarreal allowed 2 earned (3 total) in 6 innings with a walk and 4 strikeouts.
Kanekoa Texeira threw a perfect inning with...
CINCINNATI (AP) -- Scott Rolen tripled and scored the go-ahead run in the eighth inning as the Cincinnati Reds won their fifth straight game, 5-4 over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Saturday night.
The Reds have won 15 of 16 and opened a 5-game lead over Pittsburgh in the NL Central.
It was 4-all when Rolen led off the eighth with a line drive off the right-center field wall, beating...
Scott Rolen tripled and scored the go-ahead run in the eighth inning as the Cincinnati Reds won their fifth straight game, 5-4 over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Saturday night.
The Reds have won 15 of 16 and opened a 5 1/2-game lead over Pittsburgh in the NL Central.
It was 4-all when Rolen led off the eighth with a line drive off the right-center field wall, beating the relay with...
Tony Cingrani leads all Reds minor leaguers
in several pitching categories
While the big club has been pancaking opponents at will lately, the Reds minor league players have been hard at work too. Especially the guys appearing on one or more of the following organizational leaderboards.
Here's a look at the top performers by category this season. The team they...
Reds broadcaster Marty Brennaman has his white poofy locks shaved off after losing his bet about the Reds winning 10 games in … [visit site to read more]
Pittsburgh manager Clint Hurdle has been ejected in the second inning against Cincinnati after both benches were warned following the second Pirates batter to be hit by a pitch in two nights.
Pitching with a 2-1 lead Saturday night, Reds starter Mike Leake plunked Josh Harrison with two outs and nobody on base. Harrison and Leake had a brief verbal altercation, prompting plate umpire...
Mat Latos pitched shutout ball into the eighth inning and hit a two-run homer Friday night as the NL Central-leading Cincinnati Reds opened a three-game series against their closest pursuers with a 3-0 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Chris Heisey hustled for an inside-the-park home run and Aroldis Chapman closed out the win that gave the Reds a 4 1/2-game lead over the Pirates...
In the first game of the showdown between the Cincinnati Reds and the Pittsburgh Pirates, Mat Latos dominated from both sides of the plate.
Latos went 7 1/3 … [visit site to read more]
Exploring the Arsenal will run prior to each game, providing you with a brief scouting report on the starting pitcher expected to oppose the Pirates. The chart below shows the horizontal and vertical movement of every pitch thrown by that particular pitcher in 2012. This chart is from the catcher’s point of view. Click here for a general guide to pitch types and classifications...
CINCINNATI (AP) -- A.J. Burnett remained undefeated against the Cincinnati Reds this season and Starling Marte hit a tiebreaking two-run triple to help the Pittsburgh Pirates salvage the finale of their three-game series with a 6-2 win on Sunday.
Neil Walker hit a two-run home run and All-Star center fielder Andrew McCutchen added a solo shot as Pittsburgh snapped Cincinnati'...
Final: Reds 3, Pirates 0
WP: Mat Latos (10-3, 3.94 ERA)
LP: Wandy Rodriguez (7-10, 3.82 ERA)
SV: Aroldis Chapman (24, 1.37 ERA)
The Reds capitalized on two mistakes by Rodriguez, and that was enough as the Pirates’ offense was nonexistent with only one base runner made it to third base.
Chris Heisey hit an inside-the-park homer in the second inning to give the Reds a 1-0 lead....
It was another frustrating night in Cincinnati for the Pirates, as they came up short in both the beanball/intimidation/whatever-you-want-to-call-it battle as well as, you know, the game itself. The Bucs are in danger of being swept in the weekend series, and they now trail the Reds by 5.5 games. Their wild-card edge for the second spot is also down to just 2.5 over the Cardinals...
Busy day yesterday on here. If you missed the Podcast check it out. A new post in the Barajas Bombs series is up. And of course, the recap from last night’s game. Now, a few words about what happened last night. I said in the Podcast that this series is about more than winning and [...]
If the first game of this three-game set was marked by the Reds getting breaks, the second was marked by the Pirates' giving breaks to them. An error by Pedro Alvarez. A bad night at the plate from Andrew McCutchen. A bad read by McCutchen on Scott Rolen's fly ball in the eighth inning. A huge tactical mistake by Jeff Bannister. The Pirates bounced back from most of these...