Found June 30, 2013 on Redlegs Review:
Your browser does not support iframes. On Saturday, the Reds needed a victory in the worst way possible against the Texas Rangers, after having gone all week without ending up on the smiling side of the scoreboard. Well, thanks to a clutch home run by catcher Devin Mesoraco in extra innings, Cincinnati finally recorded an elusive win, 6-4, over the Rangers. However, the big knock almost didn't happen. Watch as Mesoraco is originally tasked by manager Dusty Baker to bunt, but fails after fouling off a pitch to bring the count to 1-1. This is when Baker decides to let the youngster swing away and it paid dividends, as Mesoraco launched a high drive over the left field wall on the very next pitch. It marked the fourth home run of the season for Mesoraco.

Reds lose Johnny Cueto again to injury

Reds ace Johnny Cueto was forced to exit his start against the Rangers on Friday after throwing just 29 pitches due to an apparent lateral muscle injury. The right-hander was pulled from the game after grimacing in pain on his final pitch attempt with no outs in the bottom of the second inning. Manager Dusty Baker quickly rushed to the mound and replaced Cueto with southpaw...

Phillips senses urgency for Reds to bounce back

CINCINNATI Brandon Phillips stood in front of his locker in the Cincinnati Reds clubhouse, anxious as always to slip into his baseball uniform and make the world go away.As manager Dusty Baker described his feisty and talented second baseman, Hes like Pete Rose. Baseball is a sanctuary away from the world. There are those who like to play baseball and there are those who love to...

Brandon Phillips sounds off on 'bandwagon fans'

It's no secret that the Reds aren't playing so great lately. Entering Monday, Cincinnati had lost seven of its last nine games, and had won only two times in the past 11 days. Meanwhile, the Pittsburgh Pirates have been ripping off wins left and right, and have subsequently raced out to a cushy lead in the National League. The St. Louis Cardinals stand in between the front...

Reds 11th inning home run beats Rangers

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- Devin Mesoraco hit a two-run homer in the 11th inning and the Cincinnati Reds snapped a three-game losing streak with a 6-4 victory over the AL West-leading Texas Rangers on Saturday night. Mesoraco was 0 for 4 with three strikeouts before his 380-foot homer into the left-field seats off Kyle McClellan (0-1), which came right after Todd Frazier was hit by...

Reds struggling against good competition

Despite the recent woes for the Reds, the team still remains in a great position to make the playoffs. Entering play on Monday, Cincinnati boasted a strong hold of the second National League Wild Card spot, owning a 4.5 game lead over the next closest contender. This may be music to the ears of some fans, however, others seem ready to press the panic button, as Dusty Baker'...

Reds' starter Cueto back on DL

Cincinnati Reds starter Johnny Cueto is on the disabled list for the third time this season because of issues with his right lat muscle. The Reds put their opening day starter on the DL again Saturday, a day after he left the series opener at Texas because of tightness in his upper back. Cueto threw only 29 pitches and came out one batter into the second inning Friday night. &...

Reds rumors: Cincinnati targeting bullpen arms

While it doesn't sound like Johnny Cueto will be rejoining the Cincinnati Reds' starting rotation anytime soon, John Fay of The Cincinnati Enquirer doesn't expect the team to target rotation assistance this summer. Instead, Fay believes the Reds will pursue arms that will bolster its bullpen. RT @LiveStrong4Cure: with Cueto injury situation are the #reds in the trade...

Reds starter Cueto headed to DL for 3rd time

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- Cincinnati Reds starter Johnny Cueto is headed to the disabled list for the third time this season. Cueto returned to Cincinnati on Saturday to be examined after leaving the series opener at Texas on Friday night because of tightness in his right lat muscle. Manager Dusty Baker hadn't yet gotten a report about that exam before Saturday's game, but...

With Aroldis Chapman as a stopper, the Cincinnati Reds can capture their sixth World Series title this autumn

Rebounding from a rough stretch, Cincinnati Reds closer Aroldis Chapman sealed a 6-4 victory over the Texas Rangers on Saturday in Arlington. An utterly dominant hurler, the 25-year-old Chapman (3-3, 2.65 ERA) now has 20 saves this season. Gunning the fastest recorded pitch in MLB history at 105.1 mph, the 6-foot-4, 200 pound Chapman remains one of the most intimidating men on the...

Reds 6, Rangers 4(11)

Shin-Soo Choo got the Cincinnati Reds started with a home run on the first pitch of the game Saturday night. Devin Mesoraco's two-run homer in the 11th inning gave the Reds a 6-4 victory over the AL West-leading Texas Rangers. The Reds can forget about that defensive debacle in between, three errors in the third inning that led to three unearned runs for Texas and likely took...

Reds to slow down Johnny Cueto's rehab

Over the weekend, the Cincinnati Reds placed right-handed starting pitcher Johnny Cueto on the disabled list for the third time this season. As a result, the Reds are going to be much more deliberate during his recovery, meaning his rehab process will take longer than it has in the past even though he's once again dealing with a strained right lat muscle, according to Mark Sheldon...

Pirate Parrot Fail

Those darn Pirates have won 9 in a row to take a 2.0 game lead in the NLC and a 5.5 game lead on the Reds specifically. It’s hard to deal with, while the Reds have gone 3-7 in their west coast road trip. But you can indulge in a little schadenfreude by watching the Pirate Parrot fall over the railing trying to catch a foul ball. “Foul” ball. Ha! It’s a stretch to call this...

Reds beat Giants 8-1 in rain-shortened game

CINCINNATI (AP) -- Todd Frazier homered and drove in four runs Monday night, leading the Cincinnati Reds out of their offensive slump to an 8-1 victory over the San Francisco Giants in a game shortened to six innings because of rain. Frazier had an RBI single and a three-run homer off left-hander Mike Kickham (0-3), who has been hit hard in each of his three major league starts....

Reds Shut Out Again

The Reds interleague road woes continued with a loss at Texas. They might have lost something even worse if Johnny Cueto’s newest lat stiffness takes him out of action again.

Minor League Game Review – 6/28/13

Donald Lutz had two hits in a Pensacola Blue Wahoos win on Friday night.
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