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It was a tough, tough series for the entire Cleveland Indians ball club as they were swept by the Reds on Thursday. But it had to be especially tough for one member of the Tribe in particular -- Carlos Santana.
Seen here is the first basemen/catcher/designated hitter leavng his feet into the crowd in pursuit of a foul ball struck by Todd Frazier. His attempt didn't end well for anybody as he not only failed to make the catch, but he leveled a pretty sizeable Reds fan in the process.
Now Santana isn't a small guy by any stretch at 6-foot, 210-pounds, but I'd venture to say he'll be filling the effects of that play, and this series, for at least the next couple days.
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The Indians today announced that Matt LaPorta has been optioned back to Columbus to make room for RHP Esmil Rogers. He will wear number 32.
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Jordan Bastian has the story following the Indians’ loss in Cincinnati. Apparently Derek Lowe had some choice words about Reds manager Dusty Baker-
“Dusty will deny it. It has everything to do with him. You can go ask him. He’ll deny it like he has no idea. They’ve been trying to do this [stuff] for years. I’d always come up with men on base. To say it didn’t come from...
If Dusty Baker and Derek Lowe didn’t hate each other prior to Wednesday, they do now. During the Indians 5-2 loss to the Reds, Lowe took exception to a Mat Latos fastball that was thrown close to him and he felt was intentional. He was right. Lowe ripped Baker on Wednesday night and Dusty was asked to respond to Lowe’s comments on Thursday morning. He fired back incredibly hard...
Cincinnati Reds manager Dusty Baker has responded to what Derek Lowe <a ... [visit site to read more]
Team President Mark Shapiro was a highly thought of and for the most part successful General Manager with the Indians before being bumped up stairs. He fleeced the Mariners in getting Asdrubal Cabrera and Shin-Soo Choo in separate deals for the “Benuardo” first base platoon (Ben Broussard and Eduardo Perez). He got Carlos Santana for Casey Blake and Travis Hafner for Einar Diaz...
The Indians added newly acquired right-handed reliever Esmil Rogers and optioned Matt LaPorta to Class AAA Columbus. LaPorta, 27, was batting .182 (2 for 11) since being promoted June 3 to replace outfielder Johnny Damon, who was placed on the Paternity List. LaPorta, who lost the first base job to 1B Casey Kotchman in a spring training competition, hit .307 in Columbus, with 14...
CINCINNATI Bad and hot blood between Cleveland Indians pitcher Derek Lowe and Cincinnati Reds manager Dusty Baker was spilled and running between clubhouses after Wednesday nights game and before Thursday afternoons game.When Lowe came to bat in the fifth inning Wednesday night, Reds pitcher Mat Latos threw a high-and-tight fastball toward Lowe.It didnt hit him, but it was close...
The clear-cut leader on the Cincinnati Reds is Joey Votto -- nobody with a sane head on their shoulders is going to argue otherwise. The Canadian crusher excels in almost every area both on the field and off. And as ESPN.com analyst Buster Olney points out in the above clip, his teammates look to him intently as a model in how to approach hitting.
NEW YORK (AP) -- The Cincinnati Reds have placed center fielder Drew Stubbs on the 15-day disabled list with a strained muscle on his left side and called up utilityman Willie Harris from Triple-A Louisville.
The team announced the moves Friday before the opener of a three-game series against the New York Mets.
Chris Heisey, who had been subbing for Stubbs in center, was out of...
6/14 Game Review
Louisville lost 8-6. Box Score
Felix Perez went 2-5 with a double and 3 RBI.
Dioner Navarro went 3-4 with a run.
Danny Dorn went 3-3 with a double, walk, RBI and 3 runs.
Corky Miller went 2-2 with 2 walks, a HR (3) and 2 RBI.
Ryan Feierabend allowed 2 runs in 4.1 innings with 2 walks and 2 strikeouts.
Bill Bray struck out the side in his inning of rehab work ...
BP has been smokin' at the plate as of late.
It was a good night to be a Reds fan as the boys took care
of business for their fourth straight win, starting the trip to the Big Apple
in style with a 7-3 win over the Mets. With the win, Cincy moves to a
season-best nine games over .500 at 36-27 and moved to four games up on
The Reds got out their brooms for yesterday’s game against the Indians and swept that sucker, 5-12.
Mike Leake took the mound for the Reds. He was pitching on long rest, necessitated by the flu-like symptoms that he caught from half the other guys in the clubhouse. It wasn’t a stellar performance. In 4.1 innings pitched he allowed 3 runs on 7 hits and 2 walks. Two of those hits...
Brandon Phillips hit one of Cincinnati's three homers and drove in four more runs on Thursday afternoon, leading the ailing Reds to a 12-5 victory and their first three-game sweep of the Cleveland Indians since 2008.
Joey Votto and Ryan Ludwick also homered for the Reds, who had a season-high 17 hits.
No surprise that Phillips played a starring role in the sweep. He went 8...
NEW YORK (AP) -- Jay Bruce hit an inside-the-park homer that left Jason Bay with yet another injury and the Cincinnati Reds beat the New York Mets 7-3 on Friday night to give Bronson Arroyo his first victory in 5 weeks.
Brandon Phillips added a two-run shot to extend his recent hitting tear and the NL Central leaders followed up a three-game sweep of intrastate rival Cleveland by...
Last summer when the Indians dealt for Ubaldo Jimenez, there is no doubt they felt like they were acquiring a young front line starter. That hasn't been the case yet. Jimenez made 11 starts for the Tribe last year, and posted an ugly 5.10 ERA. Advanced metrics suggested he was unlucky, with his xFIP, FIP, tERA, and SIERA sitting in the high three range. He was striking batters...