Posted July 29, 2012 on
Earlier this month the Reds position in first place was threatened when slugger Joey Votto went on the DL for knee surgery. Last night's win at Colorado extended a winning streak to nine games before they go for a third consecutive series sweep Sunday. Over that time their runs/game have increased 25% as multiple players in the lineup have stepped up to pick up the slack from his absence.
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In honor of the July 31st trade deadline that's fastly approaching, I've compiled a list of some of the worst deadline deals made by the Reds in recent memory. Click here to view a post highlighting the best deadline deals in recent memory. This post only includes trades made in July, so any made outside of that period...
Contrary to Friday, Saturday's affair between the Reds (60-40) and Rockies (37-62) featured offense aplenty. The two teams combined for 22 hits and 16 runs, however, Cincy wound up on the smiling side of the scoreboard by a tally of 9-7 to stretch their season-high winning streak to nine.
Johnny Cueto certainly didn't have his best stuff on this night, but he got...
The Reds’ remarkable play continued last night as they beat the Rockies 7-2.
Mat Latos pitched a helluva game, going 8.0 innings and allowing 2 runs on 4 hits and 3 walks. Not bad for the thin air of Colorado, and far better than he really needed to do with all the offense that came out in support of him. Sam LeCure pitched the ninth and gave up 2 hits and a walk, but no runs...
Reds catcher Devin Mesoraco was ejected for arguing a pitch call by plate umpire Chad Fairchild, then poked at his chest protector and bumped him before leaving the field.
Mesoraco objected when Fairchild called a close pitch a ball with San Diego's Chase Headley at bat in the third inning and the Padres leading 9-3. The rookie catcher stood up, removed his mask and argued,...
Joey Votto moved a step closer to returning Monday when he began baseball activities. How close, he couldn't say. "It's hard for me to tell," Votto said before the Cincinnati Reds' 11-5 loss to San Diego. "I feel like I've made subtle improvements every day. But (the medical staff) has a lot of very positive things to say." Votto, who had arthroscopic...
It's been said before, you don't make promises that you can't or don't intend to keep. One person who's undoubtedly rehashing this in their mind right now is none other than longtime radio broadcaster Marty Brennaman. This is because the 70-year old wound up on the losing end of a promise on Sunday and must now hold up his end of the bargain, which...
7/29 Game Review
Louisville won 3-1. Box Score
Didi Gregorius went 2-4 with a solo HR (6).
Dioner Navarro went 1-4 with a double.
Cody Puckett went 1-4 with a HR (14) and 2 RBI.
Chris Valaika went 1-3.
Chad Reineke threw 7.1 shutout innings of relief with a walk and 9 strikeouts.
Chad Reineke with an outstanding start led the Bats. A solo home run by Didi Gregorius...
Cincinnati (59-40) stretched their winning streak to a season-high eight games by blanking the Rockies (37-61), 3-0, at Coors Field on Friday. Bronson Arroyo made the start for the visitors and proceeded to earn his sixth victory of the campaign, while Colorado rookie Drew Pomeranz (1-6) took the loss. Aroldis Chapman notched his 20th save of the year after fanning the side in...
The Pirates are looking up at the Cincinnati Reds in the National League Central. Since July 6, the Reds have a league best record of 16-2. They have won nine straight games and have an easy schedule to boot. Fortunately, the Pirates have been able to take advantage of their own weak schedule and are 12-6 in that same time period, and are 10-5 since the all-star break. Cincinnati...
Bronson Arroyo during Reds Opening Night 2012.It was the Bronson Arroyo show for the first … [visit site to read more]
7/27 Game Review
Louisville won 3-1. Box Score
Neftali Soto went 1-3 with a HR (13), 2 RBI and 2 runs.
Chris Valaika went 1-2 with a walk.
Mike Costanzo went 1-1 as a pinch hitter.
Tim Gustafson allowed an unearned run in 5 innings with a walk and 3 strikeouts.
Donnie Joseph threw 2 shutout innings with a strikeout.
Nick Christiani threw a shutout inning of work.
JJ Hoover threw...
With 100 games in the books of the 2012 season, the Cincinnati Reds are 60-40. That’s tied for the best record in all of Major League Baseball along with the New York Yankees and Washington Nationals.
Just like you anticipated, right?
Hey, most Reds fans had high expectations entering this season, but no one could have forecasted the Reds would be standing at 20 games over .500...
Louisville 8 Toledo 4
Bats (42-67), T-3rd place International League West, 25.0 GB
-Sean Gallagher (W 9-7, 4.86) allowed 4 earned runs in eight innings. Jordan Smith closed out the game
tossing a scoreless inning.
-2B Cody Puckett hit a grand slam (6) to give the Bats the lead in the ninth and 1B Neftali Soto had a
clutch RBI to keep the game alive for the Bats. SS Didi...
(Something about trade deadline, next week being a big determiner) Reds: Votto who? Joey Votto’s knee injury was supposed to be a perfect opportunity for the Reds main competitors for the National League Central crown — St. Louis and Pittsburgh — to gain ground and pass the Reds before the All-Star first baseman returned in [...]