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Reds revamp bullpen for series vs Braves

CINCINNATI (AP) The Reds revamped their struggling bullpen before the start of a series against Atlanta on Thursday, sending right-handers J.J. Hoover and Carlos Contreras to Triple-A Louisville. Cincinnati called up right-handed reliever Pedro Villarreal and left-hander David Holmberg from Louisville to start the opening game of the series. Holmberg started the second game of a...
Via AP on Fox
August 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Reds fans offer gracious support for Hoover after post-loss apology

Tuesday night's ninth inning in St. Louis was a rough one for Reds reliever J.J. Hoover. Not only did Hoover acknowledge that -- he also took full responsibility for his poor outing, in which he loaded the bases then hit John Jay of the Cardinals with a pitch, sending home the winning run. Hoover's loss was his 10th of the season, setting a team record for that distinction...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
August 20, 2014  |  Discuss

The Ugliest Game of the Year for the Reds

#453764208 / gettyimages.com Michael Johnson The Cincinnati Reds were up 9-5 going into the bottom of the ninth in game one of their doubleheader today in Colorado against the lowly Rockies when disaster struck. Closer Aroldis Chapman started the inning off by walking the bases loaded. He then compounded the agony by walking in the next batter and also walking in a run making the...
Via TopSportsReport
August 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Pair of firsts: Pirates position player pitches to Reds reliever

Reds reliever J.J. Hoover made his first MLB career plate appearance in the ninth inning Wednesday against a guy making his MLB pitching debut. Pittsburgh sent outfielder Travis Snider to the mound in the ninth inning with the score 9-3. Snider was able to retire Skip Schumaker and Todd Frazier on groundouts to shortstop and struck out Joey Votto to end his one inning of work but...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
June 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Rank Relief: The pinnacle may have been reached

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...
Via Diamond Hoggers
April 06, 2014  |  Discuss

After long delay, Cards fall to Reds 1-0

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...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
April 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Reds break record slump, beat Cardinals 1-0 in 9th

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.
Via FOXSports.com
April 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Closer Report

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...
Via Razzball
March 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Over 60 Reds players, coaches, and alumni set to attend Redsfest 2013

In less than two weeks, Reds fans will migrate to the Duke Energy Convention Center to participate in the greatest annual event known as Redsfest.There will be games, autograph and picture opportunities, music, food, merchandise for sale, and of course a ton of loyal Reds fanatics mingling throughout the premises.There will also be plenty of players and coaches in attendance, both...
Via Redlegs Review
November 24, 2013  |  Discuss
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