All hands on deck as Reds rally past Pirates

CINCINNATI -- Things couldn't have gone much worse for the Reds through the first six innings against Pittsburgh Friday night. Starting pitcher Mat Latos had left the game with lower back spasms, adding to the team's injury woes, and the Pirates had a 5-1 lead after scoring a run off of reliever Carlos Contreras. Until this past Tuesday night against Chicago the Reds hadn...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
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Reds rally for 6-5 win over Pirates

CINCINNATI (AP) -- Brayan Pena's pinch-hit single in the eighth inning completed another late rally by the Reds, who overcame more injuries on Friday and beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 6-5 to keep their momentum going toward the All-Star break. Down 5-1 after six innings, the Reds scored twice with the help of third baseman Pedro Alvarez's throwing error in the seventh and added...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Reds ready to face injury challenges head-on

CINCINNATI -- There is no "pity party" going on in the Cincinnati Reds clubhouse, not in the manager's office, not in the clubhouse proper, not in the training room, not in the dugout and not on the field. First-year manager Bryan Price has every right to ask, "Why us?" or to slump in his chair and say, "Oh, woe is us?," but he won't even peer...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Injury day lineup

After the hopefully minor injuries to Brandon Phillips and Billy Hamilton last night, the Cincinnati Reds are in full day-to-day mode. Chris Heisey, CF Skip Schumaker, RF Todd Frazier, 3B Brayan Pena, 1B Ryan Ludwick, LF Ramon Santiago, 2B Zack Cozart, SS Tucker Barnhart, C Homer Bailey, P Ouch. Only one of those hitters–Frazier–is having an above-average offensive year. Out...
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Interest in Votto's status remains intense

CINCINNATI -- It didn't take Sherlock Holmes with a magnifying glass saying, "Elementary, my dear Watson," to know that something was up Sunday morning in the Cincinnati Reds clubhouse. Some of the clues indicated that perhaps Joey Votto was going on the disabled list, but that was not the case. Votto was given Sunday off but he was not placed on the disabled list....
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Reds put C Brayan Pena on paternity list

CINCINNATI (AP) -- The Reds put catcher Brayan Pena on the paternity list before the final game of their series against the NL Central-leading Milwaukee Brewers. Catcher Tucker Barnhart was called up from Triple-A Louisville on Sunday. It's his third stint with the Reds this season. Pena flew to Florida to be with his wife as she gave birth. Pena is batting .256 with three homers...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

On this edition of Reds Weekly...

Here's what is ahead on this week's edition of Reds Weekly: - After one half of the season Billy Hamilton is the leading candidate for the National League Rookie of the Year award. We'll examine his numbers and hear from the speedster on his season so far. - Brayan Pena has a daily routine that you must see. The Reds catcher explains why cleanliness is crucial to his...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Dee Gordon Flips The Bird After Being Caught Stealing

Dee Gordon leads all of Major League Baseball with 36 stolen bases this season. He had only been thrown out four times this year prior to last night, so it’s not surprising that he wasn’t very happy when he was thrown out by Cincinnati catcher Brayan Pena during last night’s Dodgers-Reds game. Maybe it was karma for Gordon attempting to steal with a 6-2 lead in the ninth inning...
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June 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Reds host struggling Phillies

Running into Cincinnati Reds starter Johnny Cueto on Friday night certainly isn't the best thing that could happen for a Philadelphia Phillies team looking to avoid a seventh straight defeat. No matter the situation in the past, though, the Phillies have never lost when Cole Hamels takes the mound against the Reds. Cueto (5-4, 1.68 ERA) leads the majors in ERA and opponents&...
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June 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Brayan Pena appreciates opportunity with Reds

CINCINNATI -- If Brayan Pena isn't smiling, he isn't among the living. It is impossible to catch the Cincinnati Reds catcher without smile. Try to sneak up on him. Try to peek around the corner when he isn't looking. He is still smiling. Asked if he smiled instead of crying when the doctor smack him the moment he was born he said, "I believe so." And he smiled...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
May 25, 2014  |  Discuss

I Went to the Reds Game LastFriday Night

[Box Score] [Game Highlights] My bank has a box on the Owner’s club level at Great American Ball Park. Friday night was my first game of the season and it unfolded pretty perfectly. Here are some notes on it: I honestly, legitimately knew the Reds would win this game. I didn’t look at the MLB Betting Odds on the way to the game but I did put money on the Reds without even caring...
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May 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Another look at Todd Frazier's three-run bomb against Cards

Your browser does not support iframes.Todd Frazier continued his case for All-Star consideration on Friday by smacking his ninth home run of the year off St. Louis pitcher Shelby Miller.The three-run blast scored Billy Hamilton and Brayan Pena to help raise Frazier's season RBI total to 27 and more importantly gave the Reds an early lead.The red-hot Devin Mesoraco added a longball...
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May 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Runs at a premium in Cincinnati

A single swing of the bat was the difference in the San Diego Padres' series-opening win over the Cincinnati Reds on Tuesday. Given the scheduled pitchers for Wednesday night's contest, the margin for error may be that thin yet again. Johnny Cueto looks to continue his strong pitching against the Padres and Ian Kennedy, who comes off his best outing of the year. Mike Leake...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
May 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Reds Weekly tonight at 6

Coming up on this week's Reds Weekly: - He's been an outstanding offseason pickup who's been coming up big at the plate and behind it. We'll catch up with Brayan Pena. - Plus, it's a high-tech gizmo that's grabbing the attention of TV viewers. What is FOX Vision? We'll take you on a behind the scenes look. - And, it might be the catch of the year at Great...
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May 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Homer and homers put Reds over Brewers 8-3

The key to victory for the Reds Thursday night: Homer and homers. Homer Bailey pitched eight solid innings and Tucker Barnhart, Todd Frazier and Brayan Pena hit home runs to lift the Reds (13-15) to an 8-3 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers before a crowd of 16,779 at Great American Ball Park. Bailey (2-2) went eight innings and allowed three runs on eight hits. He walked one and...
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May 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Reds catchers on season-long hot streak

CINCINNATI -- There was a hole in the Reds lineup last season when it came to the catching position. Defensively Ryan Hanigan and Devin Mesoraco were fine but offensively their place in the batting order was a trouble spot the entire season. This season has been a different story. Whoever has been putting on the catching gear has produced behind the plate and with the bat in their...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
May 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Brewers bullpen finally falters late in loss to Reds

Eventually the Milwaukee Brewers were going to have a night in which the bullpen gave up runs late. It happened in the eighth inning Thursday night. Jim Henderson allowed a two-run, pinch-hit home run to Brayan Pena that broke a 3-3 tie, while Rob Wooten let two inherited runners score as the Cincinnati Reds pulled away for an 8-3 victory at Great American Ballpark. "They are...
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May 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Brewers allow three home runs in 8-3 loss to Reds

CINCINNATI (AP) -- Brayan Pena's second career pinch-homer started Cincinnati's big eighth-inning rally and swept the Reds over the Milwaukee Brewers 8-3 Thursday night. The Reds hit three homers in all as they pulled within 6 games of the NL Central leaders. Tucker Barnhart led off the fifth with his first career homer. Todd Frazier added a two-run drive in the sixth off...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
May 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Homer Bailey goes eight strong in Reds 8-3 win

CINCINNATI (AP) -- Brayan Pena's second career pinch-homer started Cincinnati's big eighth-inning rally and swept the Reds to over the Milwaukee Brewers 8-3 Thursday night. The Reds hit three homers in all as they pulled within 6 games of the NL Central leaders. Tucker Barnhart led off the fifth with his first career homer. Todd Frazier added a two-run drive in the sixth...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
May 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Chemistry between Cueto, Pena makes for effective pairing

CINCINNATI -- Johnny Cueto is attuned to the problems he faces as The Main Guy, the horse of the Cincinnati Reds pitching staff. Because he is No. 1, he realizes he is, more often than not, going to face the other team's No. 1 pitcher. And that means low-scoring games with his team struggling to scrape together hits as much as the other team tries to extract hits from Cueto....
Via Fox Sports Ohio
April 28, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: B.J. Upton loses fly ball in the sun

Your browser does not support iframes.Atlanta Braves center fielder B.J. Upton lost a fly ball after being blinded by the sun during the second inning of Sunday's game against Cincinnati. Reds batter Brayan Pena was credited with a double after his fly ball popped out of Upton's glove as it came down. Upton was wearing glasses, but not sunglasses.The misplay by Upton did...
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April 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Let’s Watch Brayan Pena Try to Beat the Shift

An important point to remember is that defensive shifting isn’t new. As much attention as the shift gets these days from broadcasts and other media, teams have been moving their defenders around for decades. What’s changed are two things: shifts now are a little more individualized, and shifts now are a hell of a lot […]
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April 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Was Brayan Pena safe or out?

Your browser does not support iframes.In case you missed it, the Reds fell victim to the new replay system Tuesday night when they had a call overturned against their favor.The play in question came in the top of the seventh when Brayan Pena slashed a ball into right field and tried to leg out a double. The ruling on the field was that Pena did in fact slide in safely. However, upon...
Via Redlegs Review
April 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Rosenthal: Reds, Royals relieved at Chapman's condition, prognosis

GOODYEAR, Ariz. -- Reds catcher Brayan Pena walked into the hospital room, put his hand on Aroldis Chapman's shoulder and spoke to him in Spanish. "I'm Brayan Pena," he said. This was early Thursday morning, less than 12 hours after Chapman was struck in the face by a line drive off the bat of the Royals' Salvador Perez during a Cactus League game. Pena said...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
March 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Reds owner blames media for under performing season ticket sales

Reds owner Bob Castellini is not happy with the way the media has portrayed his team this offseason. Namely, as it pertains to Cincinnati's relatively quiet offseason.Over the winter, Cincinnati lost Shin-Soo Choo and Bronson Arroyo to free agency, signed Skip Schumaker and Brayan Pena, traded Ryan Hanigan for pitching prospect David Holmberg, and signed Homer Bailey to a long...
Via Redlegs Review
March 03, 2014  |  Discuss
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