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Homer Bailey pitched a gem Tuesday night against the Cardinals to earn his 10th win of the season.
However, he almost didn't make it out of the second inning.
Check it out as Bailey escaped a scare in the top of the second when Yadier Molina nearly took his head off by a line drive.
Fortunately, Bailey was able to get his glove up in time and save face. Literally.
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Hamilton made his first major league appearance last night as a pinch-runner and he snagged his first of what will be many stolen bases for the kid, and he did it off a pretty good catcher in Yadier Molina who has five Gold Gloves to his resume. You can get used to it, Hamilton had 175 steals last year. Can’t say we didn’t warn ya! The Reds prospect would later come around to...
As the Cincinnati Reds make their push for the postseason, they may soon have their ace back. Johnny Cueto, who is still recovering from a lat strain, threw off a mound yesterday. Cueto threw a bullpen session and reportedly looked great. It's a big step toward getting back on the active roster.
C. Trent Rosencrans of the Cincinnati Enquirer says Cueto has adjusted...
Anyone who watched the 16-inning affair between the Reds and Cardinals Wednesday night had to have come away scratching their heads at Cincinnati's puzzling insistence to bunt.
All in all, four different Reds hitters in the span of two innings made an attempt to lay down a bunt from the bottom of the 14th inning on. First, Zack Cozart tried to sacrifice pinch-runner Billy...
Late Monday night, I came across two interesting, yet polar opposite takes on the current sports media landscape. One paints the picture of a baseball beat writer, who grinds out a six month, 162 game season with a team, working hard to get information for his bosses and customers, and when he dares tread into analysis, is not only dismissed, but demeaned by a professional athlete...
Billy Hamilton lowered his shoulders and got into high gear, taking off for second base on Seth Maness' pitch.
Whoosh! He was there. And moments later, he was dashing home with the only run of the game, one that would end with a little more radar-blurring speed.
Closer Aroldis Chapman jogged out of the Cincinnati Reds' bullpen, reached the mound at leisurely pace, and finished...
The dirt-smudged base leaned on the floor in front of Billy Hamilton's locker. An inscription in black ink noted the importance: ''MLB Debut 9/3/13.''
The speedy outfielder who outran everything in the minors got his first stolen base in the majors on Tuesday night, and it decided a game with playoff implications. Hamilton swiped second and came...
Cincinnati Reds prospect Billy Hamilton is fast - really fast. He's probably the fastest man in baseball today. He was a September call-up by the Reds, and got into Tuesday night's game with the Cardinals as a pinch runner in the seventh inning. Hamilton, who stole 155 bases last year at an 80.7% clip and stole "just" 75 bases this year at an 83% clip, came in...
Speedy Billy Hamilton got his first major league steal Tuesday night and came around on Todd Frazier's double in the seventh inning, sending the Cincinnati Reds to a 1-0 victory, their second straight over the St. Louis Cardinals.
Hamilton set a professional record by swiping 155 bases in the minors last year. He got an ovation when he made his big league debut as a pinch runner...
The Reds go .500 this week but may have scored more than any week this season. A couple guys had a fantastic week and start the last series with Cards on the right foot.
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In this week’s show:
Last Week 3-3
Division 3.5 back of Pitt, 2.5 Back of St Louis
Tuesday (Lose 6-1 Cards) Latos 6IP 4R 4K, Simon 1IP...
“I didn’t send him out there to paint,” Dusty Baker would say. “It was no secret.” One of the things about strategic maneuvers in baseball is that they’re usually evident ahead of time. There aren’t many equivalents to, say, a corner blitz. If a manager goes to the bullpen, the other team sees the new […]
With 23 games to go in the regular season, the Reds are 3.5 games back on the NLC and lead the second wildcard spot by 7.5 over the Nationals. It’s not exactly sewn up yet, but it’s felt pretty likely that our boys will be in the post-season for a while now. The real question has been: then what?
The first wildcard spot has belonged to the Cardinals for as long as the Reds have...
Matt Adams' second homer sent St. Louis to a 5-4 victory over the Cincinnati Reds in 16 innings on Wednesday night, protecting the Cardinals' hold on second place in the NL Central.
Adams broke an 0-for-17 slump by connecting in the 14th. After St. Louis let that lead get away, he homered again off Logan Ondrusek (3-1), ending the Reds' longest game of the season.
Two national writers take a look at Billy Hamilton from two different perspectives.
Matt Adams emerged from his deep slump and saved the St. Louis Cardinals from another costly loss.
Adams broke an 0-for-17 slump and hit a pair of homers in extra innings on Wednesday night, the last one in the 16th for a 5-4 victory over the Cincinnati Reds that protected the Cardinals' hold on second place in the NL Central.
''My rhythm's been off...
Adam Wainwright doesn't really understand what's going on with him and the Reds.
For the second start in a row, the Cardinals' top starter went to the mound looking to get his 16th victory and instead ended up just trying to make it through a few innings. Shin-Soo Choo and Joey Votto homered off him on Monday, leading Cincinnati to a 7-2 victory.
It felt as puzzling...