Found August 05, 2013 on
Red Hot Mama:
OK, I understand that the Reds aren’t going to win 162 games this season. And I realize that a loss is a loss no matter how much you lose by. But this series against the Cardinals has me wanting to dig a hole and hide.
The Reds may well make it into the postseason thanks to the two wildcards, but it’s hard to hope for much more than that when they get demolished by the Cards who just got demolished by the Pirates. Andrew McCutchen may now be the inexorable force-of-will determining the destiny of all of baseball.
This kind of talk doesn’t help anyone, though. And there’s plenty of negativity on the internet already, especially since I know the Reds are at King’s Island today. Fans hate seeing the players having fun, especially when they got trampled the day before. Even as we speak, the keyboard keys used to type “maybe they should be in the batting cages instead” are being worn out from overuse across the tri-state area.
So, now seems like a good time for a little whimsy. The Wooo...
BEST OF MAXIM
The Reds were pretty smart about whom they sent out to Reds Day at King’s Island. The attendees, like Cingrani here, were the ones who performed the best most recently and therefore least likely to draw scorn.Yesterday was Reds day at King’s Island. It seems like every year that they have this event it coincides with the team foundering.
To Reds’ fans’ credit, I only saw...
The Reds don't play on Monday and that is probably a good thing after Sunday's monumental beatdown at the hands of the rival Cardinals.
All in all, Reds pitching allowed 19 hits and 15 runs while the offense struggled to muster any kind of serious threat (outside of a two-run homer from Zack Cozart). The loss was every bit as brutal as it sounds and it effectively sent...
Reds minor league pitcher Daniel Tuttle has found himself in trouble, again.
On Friday, Tuttle was arrested in Randolph County, N.C. and charged with four counts of assault on a government official, and one count each of second degree trespassing, assault on a government official inflicting serious injury, and attempting to break and enter.
The 22-year-old is currently being...
The cavalry is nearly here for the slumping Reds.
Cincinnati is set to get a huge shot in the arm by week's end as it expects to get back a trio of ailing players who have been on the disabled list, according to John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer.
Reliever Jonathan Broxton (elbow) is scheduled to come off the disabled list prior to Wednesday's matinee against the...
The Reds expect to have three injured players back by the end of the week, giving them a boost as they try to get back into the thick of the NL Central race.
Cincinnati plans to activate right-handed reliever Jonathan Broxton off the disabled list before the final game of its short series against Oakland on Wednesday. Broxton, the team's primary setup man, has been sidelined...
The Reds haven't been playing very good baseball recently and perhaps this is what led to them sliding three spots in the latest edition of MLB Power Rankings from ESPN.
Cincinnati ranked No. 11 this week after dropping two out of three in San Diego and getting absolutely pummeled by the rival Cardinals over the weekend. The offense has been stagnant, the starting pitching...
by: Dan Howard
I’m writing this from the point of a passionate Reds fan who is deeply disturbed over the events of the past weekend, allow me to explain.
The definition of a coward is a person who lacks the courage to do or endure dangerous or unpleasant things. What I saw this past weekend was baseball’s version of cowardice. The St. Louis Cardinals pillaged...
CINCINNATI (AP) -- Jay Bruce homered and made a run-saving catch on the warning track, and Mat Latos pitched into the eighth inning against Oakland's slumping lineup on Tuesday night, leading the Cincinnati Reds to a 3-1 victory over the Athletics.
The Reds had dropped seven of nine and were coming off what players called an embarrassing weekend against St. Louis -- losses of...
What will Billy Hamilton's role be with Cincinnati if he is called up in September?
Different forms of clutch hitting have determined the winner in each game between the Cincinnati Reds and St. Louis Cardinals.
With Mike Leake and Lance Lynn pitching, that will likely be the case again Sunday when the NL Central rivals conclude their series.
St. Louis (64-45) was the first to find its hitting stroke as the two squads chase Pittsburgh in the Central, going 5 for...
Greg Reynolds has cleared waivers since his start with the Reds and resumed his fine season with Louisville last night, picking up a win from tossing seven scoreless innings. The Reds AAA rotation has turned over with a couple of promotions from AA and Reynolds remains the first one to call if they need any more rotation help in addition to Tony Cingrani.
CINCINNATI The Elias Sports Bureau figured out that if the St. Louis Cardinals were to go hitless in their next 100 at-bats with runners in scoring position they would still lead Major League Baseball in that category. They could go 0-for-200 and still lead the National League.
Suffice to say, the Cardinals put a lot of pressure on opposing pitchers and that pressure gets to a...
The Reds have another tough week and hope the return of a few injured players can put the spark back into this team
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In this week’s show:
Last Week 2-3
Division 6.5 Games back of Pitt 4.5 Back of StL (4.5 Games up for 2ed Wild Card)
Tuesday (Lose 4-2 Padres) Latos 6IP 2R 6K, Ondrusek 1IP 1H 2K, Parra&LeCure...
I’ve always tried to remain objective when writing about my favorite team on this blog. If anything, I want to be the voice of reality to whoever reads my thoughts on the Reds. I’m never overly optimistic, and a lot of times I lean towards pessimism; like most people do when things are going really bad.
The Reds were embarrassed and beaten soundly by their hated rival the St...
Baseball America released their Best Tools lists for each level in the 2013 season. Below are the links to each level’s article, along with the Pirates who received recognition.
All of the Pirates awards were NL only.
Pedro Alvarez was named as having the third best power, behind Carlos Gonzalez and Giancarlo Stanton.
Andrew McCutchen received a lot of recognition in...