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The below quote from Mitch Williams is something that was reportedly said on MLB Network, via the @HeardOnMLBT Twitter account. If you don't know anything about baseball, Billy Hamilton stole a minor league record 155 bases last season. In 2011, he stole 103. This season in the minors, he stole "only" 75.
"To me, Billy Hamilton doesn't look that fast...
In case you hadn't heard about Billy Hamilton when he was busy stealing everything in sight down in the minors, well--he's doing it in the Show now as well.
The trick for a guy like Hamilton is going to be getting on base, but lucky for him the Astros were willing to accommodate. On the night he went 3-4 with two walks so he had plenty of opportunity to steal in...
Hamilton by the Numbers:Games - 8At Bats - 7Runs - 6Hits - 3Doubles - 1RBI - 1Stolen Bases - 9AVG - .429OBP - .556SLG - .571OPS - 1.127Billy Hamilton is a difference maker. When on 1st or 2nd base with nobody clogging up the paths in front of him, you can expect him to steal a bag nearly every time. Sure, he'll eventually get caught, but essentially a single or a walk has...
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Tuesday was a big night for Jay Bruce.
Playing before a large crowd of family and friends, the Texas native wreaked havoc on Houston Astros pitching, accounting for seven of Cincinnati's 10 total runs, four of which came on this swing alone.
Watch as the Reds All-Star right fielder smashes the second grand slam of his career en...
Pretty special moment tonight in a guy’s career we’ve followed since day one.
Jay Bruce reached the 100 RBI plateau in Houston (which is not far from his hometown Beaumount, Texas) for the first time in his career. He did it with a grand slam – the second of his career and first since his rookie season in 2008. It was his 30th home run of 2013.
It’s a nice milestone, and...
Jay Bruce's two-run double in the 13th inning helped the Cincinnati Reds to a 6-5 victory over the Houston Astros on Wednesday night.
Rookie base-stealing specialist Billy Hamilton got his first three career hits, had four steals, an RBI and scored the go-ahead run in his first major league start.
Hamilton walked to start the 13th and stole second before Shin-Soo Choo walked...
Usually, when a baseball player slides headfirst into a base, the worst thing he has to worry about is jamming his fingers on the bag, maybe taking a knee to the noggin. But when Houston Astros shortstop Jonathan Villar attempted a headfirst slide into second base while attempting to leg-out a double during the bottom […]The post Jonathan Villar slides head-first into second, gets...
Scouting the Cincinnati Reds first round pick Phil Ervin from what was viewed during the season.
Chad Reineke had an up and down season and ended it with an unfortunate injury.
Houston Astros’ Jonathan Villar was dead to rights trying to stretch a single into a double last night against the Cincinnati Reds. To add insult to injury Villar got a mouthful of Brandon Phillips backside as he slide into second base, love the no look between the legs tag by Phillips.
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Shin-Soo Choo isn't thinking about the 2014 season. His agent Scott Boras sure is but Choo is enjoying what for him is a rare meaningful September.
For the first time since he's been a regular player Choo is in the midst of a pennant race -- that takes precedent over his impending free-agent status.
"I can't do anything about it so I just play every day" Choo...
If someone asks the Reds' Brandon Phillips what's up his butt, the answer is simple. It's Jonathan Villar of the Astros....
Numerous athletes including Kobe Bryant, Joey Gathright and Taiwan Jones have jumped over moving cars in an amazing display of athleticism. However Obi Nwosu is not an at the same pedigree as those athletes. The gentleman attempts to jump over a speeding car, but ends up eating a faceful of car roof and being carted away in an ambulance instead. He did learn a valuable lesson and...
Currently atop the wild-card standings, the Pittsburgh Pirates and Cincinnati Reds know what's at stake this weekend.
Pittsburgh's Francisco Liriano goes toe-to-toe with Cincinnati's Mat Latos as these NL Central rivals open a crucial three-game set Friday night at PNC Park.
After managing four runs during a three-game skid, the Pirates (88-65) beat San Diego 10-1 on...