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Your browser does not support iframes.Most major league hitters who ground a ball to the first basemen are easy outs. However, most major league hitters are not Billy Hamilton.Watch as the fleet-footed youngster legs out a relatively routine groundball to Cubs first basemen Anthony Rizzo in the third inning of Sunday's game at Wrigley Field.Hamilton would use his speed shortly thereafter to record his seventh stolen base of 2014 as well. To say the 23-year-old is fast would be a huge understatement.Still not convinced? How about this video of him scoring from third on a pop fly to second?
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During Sunday's game against the Cubs, speedy Cincinnati outfielder Billy Hamilton had an infield hit. That doesn't sound very impressive, until you see it for yourself.
Hamilton hit a ground ball off pitcher Carlos Villanueva that first baseman Anthony Rizzo fielded cleanly approximately 7 steps behind the bag. Hamilton raced down the line and beat both Villanueva and Rizzo to the base.
Prospect Donald Lutz could not be stopped Monday night .Seen in the video above is the German-born slugger ripping a triple against Double-A Jacksonville to record the third cycle of his career. After lining out in his first at-bat, Lutz doubled in the second inning and then again in the fourth. In the eighth, Lutz led off the inning with a solo home run over the right field wall...
Know when you realize that your speed is off the charts? When you can beat out a routine ground ball to first base with no error committed on the play, which is exactly what Cincinnati Reds center fielder Billy Hamilton did Sunday against the Cubs:
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Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo played the grounder cleanly but Hamilton is so quick...
Your browser does not support iframes. Billy Hamilton continues to amaze us with some of his incredible actions on the field. Two days after embarrassing himself with one of the worst swings we’ve ever seen a major leaguer take, Hamilton pulled off one of the most amazing plays we’ve seen this season. Hamilton was batting […]
Billy Hamilton is one of the fastest players in baseball, and he hasn’t hesitated to show it so far this season.
The latest edition of Hamilton using his legs to help his team came on Monday against the Chicago Cubs, when he turned a routine ground ball to first base into a base hit.
The Cubs helped Hamilton out with a very Cubs-esque play, with Carlos Villanueva hesitating on...
For a Cincinnati Reds team that started the 2014 season with eight players on the disabled list, the goal was to just make it out of April around .500. Their chances to do that looked bleak in the first few weeks of the season, stumbling to a 3-8 record in the first 11 games. However, some missing pieces to their puzzle have been working their way back to the line up and things have...
According to John Fayman the Cincinnati Reds closer, Aroldis Chapman, threw a 45 pitch bullpen session on Sunday.
As far as we know, it went well and he will most likely attempt live batting practice on Wednesday. Assuming the live practice throwing session goes off without a hitch, he should start a rehab assignment in the minors soon after.
For everyone that still took a chance...
Fifteen years ago no one but the people watching the game at home would have known that Reds outfielder Billy Hamilton was trying to kill a bug with his swing while at bat during Friday afternoon's game with the Cubbies. Thanks to the internet--we all know.via Cut4The crappy part is that he later had a double that drove in the first run for the Reds in what would be a 4-1 win...
"I know it was you, Alfredo, you broke my heart--because I should have picked you up yesterday. You're nothing to me now. Not a brother, not a friend--but, I'll admit you may be an intriguing add in fantasy baseball this week." Michael Corleone's words for his fantasy team are harsh but true. Reds pitcher Alfredo Simon continued his streak of success yesterday...
Billy Hamilton is great once he makes contact. The “makes contact” part is important.
The timetable for getting Reds closer Aroldis Chapman in front of hitters again seems to be accelerating even quicker than expected.
Chapman, who is trying to return from being hit in the face by a line drive last month, could likely throw live batting practice to hitters as soon as Wednesday at PNC Park. Originally, the club was targeting this milestone by the end of the road trip...
It's never wise to attach too much importance to any game in April, but Sunday's was one the Reds really needed to win for two reasons.
They needed it to win the series. And they needed Homer Bailey to get it turned around.
Done and done.
The Reds beat the Chicago Cubs 8-2 before a crowd of 27,927 on a gorgeous Easter afternoon at Wrigley Field to take their second straight...
If Homer Bailey continues his poor start to the season Sunday at Wrigley Field, the Cincinnati Reds will be hard-pressed to win again when he starts against the Chicago Cubs.
The right-hander has failed to last past the fifth inning in three 2014 outings, but the Reds have won nine straight when he starts versus the Cubs.
Bailey (0-1, 8.16 ERA) turned in a second straight five-inning...
Donald Lutz hit for the cycle plus some in a Pensacola Blue Wahoos 17-run blowout win.