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Justin De Fratus
Rookie Tyler Cloyd records his first major league win as the Phils beats the Reds, 4-2.
The Reds took the lead in the second as, with one man out, Jay Bruce hits a solo home run, his thirtieth home run of the year, giving the Reds a 1-0 lead. The Phils took the lead in the fifth as, with two men on, and with two men out, Jimmy Rollins hits a three-run home run, his seventeenth home run of the year, knocking in Steven Lerud, who had earlier singled, then stopped at second base on Tyler Cloyd’s single, and Cloyd, who had just singled, his first major league hit, giving the Phils a 3-1 lead. The Phils added to their lead in the sixth as, with one man out, John Mayberry, Jr. hits a solo home run, his fourteenth home run of the year, giving the Phils a 4-1 lead. The Reds got a run back in the ninth as, with a runner on second, and with two men out, Bruce hits an RBI single, knocking in Ryan Ludwick, who was earlier safe at first on a force out, 6-4, wiping out at second base Brandon Phil...
BEST OF MAXIM
Starting at third base for the Philadelphia Phillies and batting 8th, Michael Martinez.Charles Fuqua Manuel, the strategic managerial genius that he is, went with Mini-Mart over Pete Orr, Ty Wigginton, Placido Polanco, or Kevin Frandsen. Although none of them are world-beaters, they're a boatload better than Martinez. He rolls into today's game with a career batting average...
Tyler Cloyd pitched seven one run baseball and Jimmy Rollins hit a three-run home run to pace the Phillies to a 4-1 win over the Reds.
The game was a bounce-back from yesterday’s too tough for words, well almost, an 8-7 loss in the finale against Atlanta.
Rollins, for all his ups and downs, provides power at the leadoff spot. Monday was no exception, as he slugged a three-run home...
Jimmy Rollins provided the rebound spark for the Philadelphia Phillies. Can he will his club to close the 8-game gap for the 2nd wild card?
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The Phillies topped the Reds on Monday afternoon by a score of 4-2 using a combination of rookies and just a dash of experience. In his second major league start, Tyler Cloyd walked away with the victory. Catcher Steven Lerud collected his first major league win behind the plate in his second appearance. And Phillippe Aumont, in his 4th major league game, got his first major league...
It’s one of those hot streaks for Jay Bruce.
Back on August 15th, I said that if Jay Bruce was entering one of these stretches, the entire baseball world would be put on notice.
Hardball Talk reminds us:
Bruce hit a two-run homer that gave the Reds’ their only runs Tuesday in a 2-1 win over the Phillies.
It was Bruce’s third straight game with a homer. He’s hit .345 with...
Joey Votto was in the lineup Monday, but for Triple-A Louisville, not the Cincinnati Reds. Since the Triple-A season ended Monday, Votto will be with the Reds on Tuesday. But manager Dusty Baker would not say if Votto will be in the lineup. "It's not only me, it's up to him, how he feels," Baker said before Monday's 4-2 loss to the Philadelphia Phillies...
Johnny Cueto's bid to become the majors' first 18-game winner fell short on Monday as the Reds (82-54) were edged out by the Philadelphia Phillies (65-70), 4-2. Jimmy Rollins smacked a 3-run homer in the fifth that proved to be all the visitors needed on a soggy Labor Day in Cincinnati. Despite the loss, Dusty Baker's club still enjoys the largest division...
There are few things more amusing at a Major League Baseball game then a player losing his bat and having it fly into the stands.Last week, Philadelphia Phillies Ty Wigginton didn't hold onto his bat during a game against the Atlanta Braves and some lucky fan got to keep it.Watch as Ty loses his handle on the bat in the fourth inning against Braves pitcher Mike Minor: Your browser...
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Good teams steal wins. Bad teams seem to gift them.
On Sunday, when I was celebrating my one year marriage anniversary with my wife; Jay Bruce provided Reds fans with a gift and helped Cincinnati steal another win in Houston yesterday afternoon. This was one of the longest home runs I’ve ever seen Jay Bruce hit.
The three run shot...
De Fratus is back after arm issues (AP)
The Phillies youth movement in the bullpen continues. On Saturday, lefty Jake Dikeman was recalled from Lehigh Valley and on Sunday Justin De Fratus made the trip to meet the Phillies in Atlanta.
Diekman’s control was the issue and the reason why he was demoted. That continued with the Iron Pigs as he walked 10 batters in 11 1/3 innings...
Juan Pierre is still with the Philadelphia Phillies and I am not surprised. Why would you swap a .300 hitter to save $267K and receive a no-shot prospect?
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The veteran pitchers all took Labor Day off yesterday as the youth movement of Tyler Cloyd, Justin De Fratus, and Phillippe Aumont fought off the Reds in a 4-2 win. It was kind of nice seeing some of the hyped up pitchers getting thrown into the pool to sink or swim, especially Aumont who had to dial up a save in his fourth game in the bigs. Very clutch.
Tonight, Kyle Kendrick...
Jay Bruce homered for the third straight game on Tuesday night, hitting a two-run shot that sent the Cincinnati Reds to a 2-1 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies with first baseman Joey Votto watching from the bench.
Votto was activated off the disabled list before the game, but didn't play. Cincinnati went 32-16 without him, taking control of the NL Central.
Jonathan Papelbon quietly packed his red Phillies travel bag in the visitor’s clubhouse Sunday night at Turner Field.
The closer had just served up a three-run home run to Braves third baseman Chipper Jones in the bottom of the ninth inning in a brutal 8-7 loss. Papelbon is paid big money to close games, so any time he blows one he is upset.
But this one had a different feeling...
The Phillies scored first tonight in Cincy thanks to a bases-loaded walk from Dom Brown which forced in Chase Utley. 1-0 Phils in the fourth.
In the following inning, Jimmy Rollins collected hit no. 2,000 of his career with a double down the right field line. He's the fourth Phillie in franchise history to have 2,000+ hits.
Kyle Kendrick was looking sharp as usual through...