We may have witnessed the worst relief performance possible. Forget Aroldis Chapman, the Reds just need Jonathan Broxton back. JJ Hoover has been good as a reliable bullpen arm an has worked out of plenty of jams. Tonight he put himself in one and then decidedly did not work himself out of. He came in to close with a one run lead after Brandon Phillips helped the Reds get...
CINCINNATI -- J.J. Hoover (1-0) pitched out of a threat in the ninth, getting Matt Adams on a called third strike with two runners aboard.
The NL Central rivals waited 2 hours, 40 minutes to get started. They wanted to get the game in because heavy rain was forecast for Thursday afternoon when they conclude their series.
The Reds promoted it as opening night, complete with pregame...
CINCINNATI (AP) J.J. Hoover (1-0) pitched out of a threat in the ninth, getting Matt Adams on a called third strike with two runners aboard.
It was all fine and dandy and then Roldy Chapman had to go and jump in front of a speeding bullet. It caused the first waiver wire riot of the year. Trick is, who to add? Everybody jumped on the J.J. Hoover train and I don't blame them. He seems like the only real healthy choice, but have you seen him in ST? He looks god awful, like he is throwing with the losing end...
After browsing some of the spring training box scores and taking into account the overall makeup of the roster for the Cincinnati Reds, I had narrowed it down to two players that could emerge as potential fantasy baseball sleepers in 2014. Outfielder Roger Bernadina and infielder Chris Nelson were those players, and while I still [...]
Table of Contents
Here’s the table of contents for today’s edition of the Daily Notes.
1. A Note Regarding the Data in This Post
2. SCOUT Leaderboards: Spring Training
3. Notable Spring Performance: Cincinnati’s J.J. Hoover
A Note Regarding the Data in This Post
While, until now, the author has been painstakingly copy-and-pasting the raw data for these conspicuously absurd...
From the CPL
In 2011, the Coastal Plain League featured eight former players that debuted in Major League Baseball. On Wednesday, April 25, the CPL saw its first alum of the 2012 season debut in J.J. Hoover of the Cincinnati Reds.
The 6-3, 230-pound Hoover, who played for the Wilson Tobs in 2007, pitched a scoreless sixth inning in relief for the Reds in their 4-2 win over...
RHP J.J. Hoover was recalled when LHP Bill Bray was placed on the 15-day disabled list Tuesday, retroactive to April 19, after tweaking the groin injury that set him back in spring training.
Bray aggravated the injury in his last appearance, on April 18 in St. Louis.
Bray had allowed five hits, including two home runs, and four runs with three walks and three strikeouts in 2...
Could J.J. Hoover soon find himself in the Reds 'pen?
Louisville 4, Columbus 2
-Bats starter Chad Reineke went 4.2 innings allowing seven hits and two runs while fanning two. Travis Webb earned the win after tossing 1.1 scoreless frames of relief. Closer J.J. Hoover slammed the door shut in the ninth to pick up his second save of the season. We could very well see Hoover...
The Cincinnati Reds traded third baseman Juan Francisco to the Atlanta Braves for right-hander J.J. Hoover on Sunday.
The 24-year-old Francisco was competing with Todd Frazier to back up Scott Rolen. Francisco was signed by the Reds in 2004 and was out of minor league options.
Francisco has played 81 games in the majors. The lefty hitter has a career batting average of .284 with...
Via AP on Fox
April 01, 2012