Wacha following up on October rookie breakout

ST. LOUIS -- Take it from the Cincinnati Reds: Michael Wacha's breakout postseason was no fluke. In his first two starts for the St. Louis Cardinals, the 6-foot-6 right-hander has stared down one of the National League's top lineups. Just like last fall, he's been impervious to pressure, too. After the Reds mustered a single run in 12 2/3 frustrating innings against the...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
6 days ago  |  Discuss

2014 Fantasy Baseball: Break the Streak

Photo Credit: Roger DeWitt It has been 15 or so years since I have paid attention to the sports wrestling entertainment industry. But thanks to the Twitter Universe, I learned that the Undertaker’s streak at Wrestlemania has ended. It spanned 20-plus years and saw him rack up 21 victories. Granted, we are talking about orchestrated outcomes (usually), but his shocking loss still...
Via The Fantasy Fix
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Watch Billy Hamilton score on a pop out to second base

This scoring play won't look extraordinary in the box score. But anyone who witnessed it can attest otherwise.Seen here is Billy Hamilton doing what Billy Hamilton does, which is wreaking havoc on the base paths, and causing opposing defenses to squirm at his unprecedented speed.As you can see, the 23-year-old somehow manages to score on a pop up near second base in the Reds...
Via Redlegs Review
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Reds stumble in St. Louis again, lose 7-5

ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Jay Bruce thought he had it, until the ball glanced off his glove. He wouldn't have argued if it had been ruled an error. "Obviously, you guys know I take a lot of pride in defense, that side of the game," Bruce said after Matt Holliday's drive to the warning track eluded him for a go-ahead two-run double in the St. Louis Cardinals' 7-5 victory...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals rally past Reds 7-5

ST. LOUIS (AP) Matt Holliday hit a go-ahead two-run double in the sixth inning that glanced off right fielder Jay Bruce's glove on the warning track and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Cincinnati Reds 7-5 on Tuesday night.
Via FOXSports.com
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals Fans Don’t Care For Thom Brennaman

We told you earlier today that Fox Sports 1 would be on the Cardinals broadcast tonight. Seeing as it’s a national affair, FOX sent Thom Brennaman (who regularly does FOX Saturday games) to St. Louis for the call. But since Cardinal fans aren’t dumb, they know Thom’s regular day job is as a Reds broadcaster. With his dad Marty. Cardinal fans took to the Twitter: Ahhh….the...
Via Cardinals Diaspora
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Dugout Digest – an uninspiring day

This was the first day of the 2014 season that really ended up being, for lack of a better word, crappy. Of the nine games on the schedule, two were rainouts and three were decided by five or more runs. So, we had four close-ish games, and two of those only became close because of ninth inning rallies. Well, every day can’t be a winner. Here’s to a full slate of games today....
Via The Outside Corner
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Reds see shades of Waino and Carp in Wacha's game -- which isn't good for their future

ST. LOUIS -- Jay Bruce got to know Michael Wacha a little bit during the offseason as both worked out at the same facility in the suburbs of Houston. The National League Central rivals weren't working out together, Bruce explained, but their workout groups at Texas Sports Medicine in Tomball, Texas -- where Jaime Garcia and Shelby Miller have worked out in the past, the Reds...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Game 4, 2014: Mets 4, Reds 3

[Box Score] Another ballgame, another heartbreaker one run loss for the Reds. Another Jay Bruce home run in a losing effort. Mike Leake provided a very Leakian effort – he went 6 and 2/3 striking out three and walking three, but gave up two two-run bombs to Lucas Duda which was all the Mets needed to thwart the Reds. Bruce’s home run was the 166th of his career, and his second...
Via Diamond Hoggers
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Duda hits 2 HRs, Mejia pitches Mets past Reds 4-3

NEW YORK (AP) -- Lucas Duda hit a pair of two-run homers only hours after the Mets gave him the starting job at first base, and New York beat the Cincinnati Reds 4-3 Friday night behind Jenrry Mejia for its first victory of the season. Replacement closer Jose Valverde struck out Jay Bruce with two on to end it, and the Mets avoided their first 0-4 start since opening with five consecutive...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Jay Bruce got one yesterday

The Reds dropped another heartbreaker to the Cardinals yesterday afternoon, 7-6. The game featured a rain delay that took the start time from 12:35 PM ET to around 4:35 PM ET. Jay Bruce hit a towering two-run home run off Lance Lynn in the first inning to put the Reds up 2-0 for his first home run of the season. Todd Frazier followed with a towering bomb to left field and the Reds...
Via Diamond Hoggers
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Watch Jay Bruce blast a monster home run on his birthday

Your browser does not support iframes.Thursday was a big day for Jay Bruce in more reasons than one.For starters, the day marked Bruce's 27th birthday. However, it also marked his first home run of the 2014 season, as you can clearly see in the MLB.com video shown above.Bruce's blast gave the Reds an early two-run lead in the first inning. Unfortunately, Cincinnati couldn...
Via Redlegs Review
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals beat Reds 7-6 to take season-opening series

CINCINNATI -- The St. Louis Cardinals overcame another long delay and Todd Frazier's two homers on Thursday, holding on to beat the Cincinnati Reds 7-6 and take two of three in their season-opening series. The first pitch was delayed 3 hours, 42 minutes because of rain. The Cardinals then emerged from their two-game hitting slump by knocking Homer Bailey (0-1) out of the game...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
13 days ago  |  Discuss

2014 Fantasy Baseball: Is Jay Bruce Getting Worse?

Photo Credit: Elise Lotz Since his rookie season, echoes of Jay Bruce’s big potential breakout ring in your ears. The youth. The upside. The dingers. Each thought gets louder with every passing second on draft day. Three, Two, One…it begins. You ponder with an uneasy exhale and your draft rituals begin as the heart picks up the pace. The snake turns. Off the board they come:...
Via The Fantasy Fix
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Jim Bowden: Jay Bruce will earn National League MVP honors

Former Reds general manager Jim Bowden often receives a lot of criticism from fans about his thoughts and opinions on the game. In my opinion, his willingness to constantly divulge his two cents simply makes for good baseball banter. His "seven bold predictions for 2014" piece from Saturday serves as the latest evidence.In the piece, as the name may allude to, Bowden gives...
Via Redlegs Review
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Jay Bruce pegged seventh-best among right fielders

The "Baseball Tonight" crew has been cranking out top ten lists this week and Wednesday marked the day to reveal baseball's best right fielders.After ranking fourth in these same rankings a year ago, Jay Bruce slid down three spots to seventh this time around. That was good enough to rank ahead of Carlos Beltran, Jayson Werth, and Hunter Pence, but just shy of finishing...
Via Redlegs Review
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Why Jay Bruce might be the smart money in your prop bet

Bovada released their player-prop bets for 2014 today, and Jay Bruce checked in at fairly long odds to win the National League MVP at 33 to 1. This seems particularly insane; when the following players are on the board at such odds: Bryce Harper 12 to 1 Buster Posey 12 to 1 Yasiel Puig 14 to 1 Freddie Freeman 14 to 1 Matt Kemp 16 to 1 Heck, I would put Bruce’s chances at equal...
Via Diamond Hoggers
March 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Jay Bruce finding enjoyment in mentoring young outfield prospect

GOODYEAR, Ariz. -- Jay Bruce is, obviously, a team player and a man confident enough in himself that he isn't afraid to help a young player in the organization who might some day try to take his job. The Cincinnati Reds were taking batting practice one early morning this week when Bruce approached Ryan LaMarre, a top outfield prospect. LaMarre has gained notice with some long...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
March 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Cincinnati Reds: 2014 Season Preview

Standing O Sports is previewing all 30 Major League teams seasons, division by division, team by team. Up next in the National League Central is the Cincinnati Reds. What Happened Last Season: The Cincinnati Reds were very competitive last season, finishing with a 90-72 record and a playoff appearance. The Reds’ playoff dreams lasted only one night though as the team lost to the...
Via Standing O Sports
March 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Cincinnati Reds: Why Jay Bruce needs to have a career year

Cincinnati Reds: Why Jay Bruce needs to have a career year In Cincinnati, the two names you’ll most likely see on the backs of people’s Red’s shirts is Votto or Phillips. But, another player who has been on the rise in the past couple seasons has been Bruce, Jay Bruce. Bruce has been the starting right fielder for Cincinnati since 2008. Bruce has been steadily increasing his...
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March 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Reds LIVE spring training edition: 3/6

Tonight at 11 p.m. on Reds LIVE: - Jim and Chris discuss Jay Bruce hitting cleanup for the Reds this season plus what to expect out of the 6-8 hitters in the lineup if the Reds are going to make another push at the playoffs. - We introduce you to a familiar face but one in a new role as Devin Mesoraco takes over as the Reds starting catcher. - Jim Day sits down with Mesoraco'...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
March 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Player Profile #23: Jay Bruce | OF | CIN

Baseball Professor’s 2014 Fantasy Baseball Draft Pack is here, complete with a Custom Rankings Generator and All-in-One Draft Buddy, the draft research expert. Check them out and get an advantage in your drafts this spring! When you buy Jay Bruce you’re paying for one thing and one thing only — consistent power production. The good news is that with good power comes production...
Via Baseball Professor
March 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Cincinnati Reds Lineup Possibilities and Two Players to Watch in 2014

In a February 19th post to the Cincinnati.com blog for the Cincinnati Reds, C. Trent Rosecrans talked to Cincinnati Reds Manager Bryan Price about what his lineup will look like in 2014. It provided the first piece of information from Price about what 2014 will look like to the fans. The lineup was a huge topic to the Reds fans last season, especially on Twitter. There were a multitude...
Via Buckeye State Sports
February 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Billy Hamilton better hit .280 or higher

Billy Hamilton played thirteen games at the Big League level in 2013. And yet the accumulated 19.4% of the Cincinnati Reds' stolen bases for the season. So I get why the Reds are excited about having the rookie leading off and creating havoc for the other teams. The question is whether he will get on base enough to make that big of an impact.Shin-Soo Choo got on base an incredible...
Via The Flagrant Fan
February 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Jay Bruce, still our favorite Big Leaguer

Just like in a marriage, after all the years have gone by the ‘freshness’ has worn off. The butterflies aren’t there every time you kiss and your appetite has magically returned on dates (much to the chagrin of your waistline, and those dates end up being more infrequent and less romantic). But even with the chance to stray for all those younger prospects, you never leave the...
Via Diamond Hoggers
February 20, 2014  |  Discuss

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