BRANDON PHILLIPS NEWS

Watch: Phillips turns around, toys with Gonzalez while taking lead

Brandon Phillips has discovered a unique way to avoid getting back-picked on first base. During the eighth inning of the Cincinnati Reds' 5-1 loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers on Tuesday, Phillips singled with two outs to move Joey Votto into scoring position and potentially spark a two-out rally. In an attempt to ensure he wouldn't kill the Reds' rally by being back-picked at first...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

The Cincinnati youth movement that isn’t happening

The Cincinnati Reds are a mess. The sit 27.5 games back in the NL Central, 21 back in the Wild Card race, and are further hampered by the fact that the three best teams in the National League currently reside within their division. While they had initially expected to compete for the division this year, it didn’t take long for things to go south as they were more than 10 games...
Via Bloguin Best
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers 5, Reds 1: A win? What’s this?

The Dodgers snapped a season-worst 5-game losing streak comfortably by a 5-1 score in Cincinnati on Tuesday night, but the game wasn’t without some manufactured drama. More on that shortly. First, the Dodgers scored five runs. It was the first time since Aug. 15 they had accomplished such a feat. They did so on the strength of two 2-run home runs by Jimmy Rollins and Justin Turner...
Via Dodgers Digest
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers-Reds Preview

Whether it be a feeling of panic or a greater sense of urgency, Clayton Kershaw would like the Los Angeles Dodgers to start playing with it in the heat of a playoff race. The NL West leaders hope to regain their edge as they try to end to their longest road losing streak in seven years Tuesday night against the Central-worst Cincinnati Reds. Although they've dropped 10 of 15, the...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Great start turns into ugly Tigers loss

CINCINNATI (AP) -- Buck Farmer's best stretch of pitching turned into one of Detroit's worst losses of the season. In just his fourth start of the season and first since July 31 on Monday, the rookie right-hander opened with four hitless innings and five shutout frames. Then Brandon Phillips drove in four runs with a home run and a triple during Cincinnati's 10-run sixth inning and...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Reds overpower Tigers in biggest comeback win of season

CINCINNATI (AP) -- Brandon Phillips drove in four runs with a home run and a triple during Cincinnati's 10-run sixth inning and the Reds came back from a five-run deficit to snap a nine-game losing streak with a 12-5 win over the Detroit Tigers on Monday night. In the makeup of a game postponed on June 18 by rain, former Detroit shortstop Eugenio Suarez homered and doubled during...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Reds overpower Tigers in biggest comeback win of season

CINCINNATI (AP) Brandon Phillips drove in four runs with a home run and a triple during Cincinnati's 10-run sixth inning and the Reds came back from a five-run deficit to snap a nine-game losing streak with a 12-5 win over the Detroit Tigers on Monday night. In the makeup of a game postponed on June 18 by rain, former Detroit shortstop Eugenio Suarez homered and doubled during Cincinnati...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Reds overpower Tigers in biggest comeback win of season

CINCINNATI (AP) -- Brandon Phillips drove in four runs with a home run and a triple during Cincinnati's 10-run sixth inning and the Reds came back from a five-run deficit to snap a nine-game losing streak with a 12-5 win over the Detroit Tigers on Monday night. In the makeup of a game postponed on June 18 by rain, former Detroit shortstop Eugenio Suarez homered and doubled during...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Brandon Phillips videobombs Jim Day in classic fashion

Our own Jim Day and Cincinnati Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips have developed quite the rapport over the years. They added another moment to their collection of gems Sunday. While Day innocently delivered a report from the dugout during the top of the fifth, Phillips came up behind him and - unbeknownst to Day - started dancing. Before heading to the on-deck circle, he delivered...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Reds' Sampson gets 1st big league win

PHOENIX (AP) -- Keyvius Sampson earned his first major league victory, Cincinnati hit three home runs and the Reds beat Arizona 4-1 Saturday on the night the Diamondbacks retired new Hall of Famer Randy Johnson's No. 51. All the Cincinnati runs came on homers by Eugenio Suarez, Brandon Phillips and Marlon Byrd, whose solo shot in the ninth was his 150th career home run. Sampson ...
Via AP on Fox
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Sampson gets 1st big league win, Reds beat D-backs 4-1

PHOENIX (AP) Keyvius Sampson earned his first major league victory, Cincinnati hit three home runs and the Reds beat Arizona 4-1 Saturday on the night the Diamondbacks retired new Hall of Famer Randy Johnson's No. 51. All the Cincinnati runs came on homers by Eugenio Suarez, Brandon Phillips and Marlon Byrd, whose solo shot in the ninth was his 150th career home run. Sampson (1...
Via AP on Fox
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Benches Clear In Pirates-Reds Game With Everyone Acting Like Tough Guys (Video)

When the temperatures rise in August, often so do tensions in Major League Baseball. For teams with little or nothing to play for, the dog days of summer cna be time when tempers flare, which is what happened Sunday afternoon in Cincinnati. The Reds and Pittsburgh Pirates were all kinds of fired up after Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips took exception to being plunked with a...
Via NESN.com
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Fighting for the split

More fun times in Cincinnati! These next two videos show the same thing, but one is the Pirates feed and the other is the Reds feed. The perspectives are….different. Look, I hate getting into this stuff. We’ve been over it a bunch of times before, especially with the Reds. A couple of thoughts, though: The Reds had a right to be upset. Marlon Byrd was hit way up high last...
Via Raise the Jolly Roger!
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Pirates earn split with heated, 3-0 win over Reds

CINCINNATI (AP) Bryan Price thinks the heated rivalry between Pittsburgh and Cincinnati is a credit to the pitching. Charlie Morton pitched five-hit ball for seven innings, Neil Walker hit a review-aided home run and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Cincinnati Reds 3-0 Sunday in a testy game in which benches cleared after stars Andrew McCutchen and Brandon Phillips were hit by pitches...
Via AP on Fox
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Pirates shutout Reds 3-0

CINCINNATI (AP) -- Charlie Morton pitched five-hit ball for seven innings, Neil Walker hit a review-aided home run and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Cincinnati Reds 3-0 Sunday in a testy game in which benches cleared after stars Andrew Mcutchen and Brandon Phillips were hit by pitches. Pushing and shoving ensued in the eighth after the Reds' Phillips was hit by a pitch by Pittsburgh...
Via AP on Fox
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Benches clear in Pirates-Reds shoving match

CINCINNATI (AP) -- Both benches and bullpens cleared and there was some shoving after Cincinnati's Brandon Phillips was hit by a pitch by Pittsburgh left-hander Tony Watson in the eighth inning on Sunday. The Pirates were leading 3-0 when Reds reliever Pedro Villareal hit All-Star center fielder Andrew McCutchen in the top of the inning. Watson appeared to retaliate by hitting Phillips...
Via AP on Fox
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Benches clear in Pirates-Reds shoving match

CINCINNATI (AP) -- Both benches and bullpens cleared and there was some shoving after Cincinnati's Brandon Phillips was hit by a pitch by Pittsburgh left-hander Tony Watson in the eighth inning on Sunday. The Pirates were leading 3-0 when Reds reliever Pedro Villareal hit All-Star center fielder Andrew McCutchen in the top of the inning. Watson appeared to retaliate by hitting Phillips...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
26 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Marte's gems in 9th save Melancon's scoreless innings streak

Pirates closer Mark Melancon took the hill Friday night sporting a big-league best 32 saves and a nifty streak of 21 consecutive scoreless appearances. But his impressive streak was about to be snapped, or so it looked. With Pittsburgh up a run, Melancon came on to shut down the Cincinnati Reds in the ninth. But Melancon gave up a lead-off single to Brandon Phillips, followed by...
Via Fox Sports
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Reds can't break through in 9th, lose to Pirates 5-4

CINCINNATI (AP) Starling Marte threw out Brandon Phillips at the plate for the second out in the ninth. Then he made a diving catch to end it. Marte helped the Pirates' retooled bullpen hold on for a 5-4 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Friday night, Pittsburgh's first in five games at Great American Ball Park this season. ''In this case, we didn't beat ourselves,'' manager Bryan...
Via AP on Fox
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillips, Votto try to stay hot against Locke, Pirates

The Pittsburgh Pirates continue to have difficulty with the Cincinnati Reds but might face a different-looking team Friday night. The Reds could make at least one deal ahead of the trade deadline and before their attempt at a ninth win in 11 games against the Pirates, who made a notable move of their own Thursday. After winning five of six, Pittsburgh (59-42) was dominated in a 15...
Via AP on Fox
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillips, Votto try to stay hot against Locke, Pirates

The Pittsburgh Pirates continue to have difficulty with the Cincinnati Reds but might face a different-looking team Friday night. The Reds could make at least one deal ahead of the trade deadline and before their attempt at a ninth win in 11 games against the Pirates, who made a notable move of their own Thursday. After winning five of six, Pittsburgh (59-42) was dominated in a 15...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillips enjoys Sabermetrician's dream with historic night at plate

  Brandon Phillips didn't realize he had done something very rare. Phillips hit a pair of three-run homers and drove in a career-high seven runs on Thursday night, powering the Reds to a 15-5 victory that kept the Pittsburgh Pirates winless in Cincinnati this season. The Reds opened the season with a three-game sweep of the Pirates at Great American Ball Park. They improved to 4...
Via AP on Fox
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillips hits pair of 3-run HRs, Reds beat Pirates 15-5

CINCINNATI (AP) -- Brandon Phillips hit a pair of three-run homers and drove in a career-high seven runs on Thursday night, powering the Reds to a 15-5 victory that kept the Pittsburgh Pirates winless in Cincinnati this season. The Reds opened the season with a three-game sweep of the Pirates at Great American Ball Park. They improved to 4-0 on Thursday night by taking advantage...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillips hits pair of 3-run HRs, Reds beat Pirates 15-5

CINCINNATI (AP) Brandon Phillips hit a pair of three-run homers and drove in a career-high seven runs on Thursday night, powering the Reds to a 15-5 victory that kept the Pittsburgh Pirates winless in Cincinnati this season. The Reds opened the season with a three-game sweep of the Pirates at Great American Ball Park. They improved to 4-0 on Thursday night by taking advantage of...
Via AP on Fox
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Making it rain: Phillips has historic night vs. Pirates

Cincinnati Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips put on a show Thursday night, and most of the time when we say that we are talking about with the glove, but not this time. This time, Phillips did something that has never been done before with his bat. According to Elias Sports Bureau, since the RBI became an official statistic in 1920, Phillips became the first player in Major League...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
28 days ago  |  Discuss
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