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Here's another look at Devin Mesoraco's first career grand slam from Thursday night. His 4-run jack helped propel the Reds to a 6-3 victory and 4-game sweep over the Braves and thus, launching them past the Cardinals for first place in the NL Central.
Thom Brennaman had the call.
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Baseball is a game full of numbers, statistics and other often dubious figures that help us measure the performance of a given player or team. And while they don't always tell the true story of what's going on, they're sure fun to research and toss around.
With that in mind, here are 25 Reds-related facts (14 good, 10 bad, & 1 notable) that'll likely...
And just like that, another winning streak can begin.
Last night, the Cincinnati Reds bounced back a game after losing their 6-game winning streak and went on an offensive tear. The team hit 3 home runs. Chris Heisey, his second in as many games, hit a 3-run shot for the early lead in the first inning. Devin Mesoraco hit a solo shot in the 4th. And Ryan Ludwick contributed his own...
What would benefit the Reds and Aroldis Chapman the most? Chapman as a starter or Chapman as a reliever? It's been a controversial argument for a few years now amongst the GABP corridors. And now thanks to a 6-game winning streak and the incredible dominance being displayed by Chapman, the national media are chiming in with their two cents as well.
Jayson Stark of ESPN...
CINCINNATI It wasn't as if he needed to do it because Cincinnati Reds manager Dusty Baker already knew what relief pitcher Sam LeCure is all about. But Baker is all about clear psyches for his players and he wanted to be certain.
LeCure, a long relief pitcher, wasn't being used, 11 days of inactivity, a forgotten man, anonymous in his bullpen chair.
Baker wanted to be...
Pitches: Corcino has a fastball that works in the low 90’s and can touch 95-96 MPH. He throws a good slider in the low 80’s and a solid change up.
Mechanics: Very similar to the older Johnny Cueto before he began turning his back to home plate.
The game profiled below is the game from May 20, 2012. Corcino went 6 innings and allowed 2 runs...
Aroldis Chapman had quite the week. On Monday, the Reds hurler received a promotion, as he was tapped to become the team's new closer. The move also fell on the day that he was arrested for driving on a suspended license with a citation for speeding. The roller-coaster stretch continued when he was sued on Tuesday for being responsible for a man's imprisonment in his native...
CINCINNATI When the Cincinnati Reds finish their game Sunday afternoon, Ryan Ludwick hopes the team charter flight to Pittsburgh is at warp speed and he can check in to his hotel room quickly.
He wants to grab his television remote and click it to Fox's telecast of NASCAR's Charlotte 600, hope he can catch a portion of it so he can root for Kurt Busch.
Ludwick and Busch...
J.J Hoover picked up his first Major League win!
The Cincinnati Reds extended their lead in the Central Division to 1.5 games as they put on an offensive show scoring 10 runs. Only 2 Reds position players failed to get a hit and score a run as the Rockies defense continued to struggle, and offered no help, behind starter Jeremy Guthrie. He gave up 6 runs over 5 innings...
CINCINNATI (AP) -- Rookie catcher Devin Mesoraco capped a series full of homers with his first career grand slam on Thursday night, leading the Cincinnati Reds to a 6-3 victory over the Atlanta Braves.
The Reds completed their first four-game sweep of the Braves in Cincinnati since 1980 at Riverfront Stadium. They've won six straight, their longest winning streak since August...
Mat Latos had mixed reactions to his start Sunday against the Colorado Rockies, but he and the Cincinnati Reds will take the result. The right-hander set a career high by giving up five home runs, but those were the only baserunners he allowed, minimizing the damage while the Reds were hitting four homers on their way to a 7-5 win. "I didn't walk anybody?" said...
5/24 Game Review
Louisville lost 2-1 in 15 innings. Box Score
Kristopher Negron went 2-6.
Willie Harris went 1-5 with 2 walks.
Dioner Navarroy went 2-5 with a double, walk and a run.
Joey Gathright went 1-1 with a walk.
Jeff Francis went 1-2 at the plate. He allowed 1 run in 7 innings with 2 walks and 4 strikeouts.
Nick Christiani threw 2 shutout innings with a walk and a strikeout...
CINCINNATI (AP) -- Brandon Phillips hit a three-run homer to help the Cincinnati Reds outslug the Colorado Rockies 7-5 Sunday in a game that set a record for Great American Ball Park with nine home runs.
Mat Latos allowed five hits -- and all of them were solo home runs. Colorado's Carlos Gonzalez hit two of them, and Troy Tulowitzki, Michael Cuddyer and Dexter Fowler also took...
Let the good times roll after the Reds rock Colorado on Saturday
Rookie catcher Devin Mesoraco capped a series full of homers with his first career grand slam on Thursday night, leading the Cincinnati Reds to a 6-3 victory over the Atlanta Braves.
The Reds completed their first four-game sweep of the Braves in Cincinnati since 1980 at Riverfront Stadium. They've won six straight, their longest winning streak since August 2010 when they started...
After hitting plenty of homers on a homestand, the Cincinnati Reds could find it difficult to go deep against a pitcher who has been keeping the ball in the stadium of late.
Pittsburgh Pirates starter James McDonald hasn't allowed a homer over his last 33 2-3 innings heading into Monday's opener of a three-game set against the first-place Reds.
Cincinnati (27-20) has won...