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Should the Reds look for help in the Rule 5 draft?

We’ve covered the players that the Cincinnati Reds will need to protect from the system to keep them from being drafted in the Rule 5 draft at the winter meetings. What we haven’t discussed is if the Reds should consider drafting someone to help their team for the 2015 season. Well, this afternoon we are going to talk about that. The Reds have several weaknesses on their team...
Via Reds Minor Leagues
27 days ago  |  Discuss

The Cincinnati Reds will call up 10 players on Tuesday

The Cincinnati Reds have named all of their call ups. Here they are: The Pitchers RHP Carlos Contreras, RHP Daniel Corcino, LHP David Holmberg, RHP JJ Hoover and LHP Ryan Dennick. The Position Players UT Jake Elmore, C Tucker Barnhart, OF Donald Lutz, OF Jason Bourgeois and OF Yorman Rodriguez. Thoughts The two surprises on the list would have to be Jason Bourgeois and Ryan Dennick...
Via Reds Minor Leagues
September 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Minor League Game Review – 8/31/14

Louisville lost 5-3. Box Score Jason Bourgeois went 1-4 with a run. Ruben Gotay went 1-4 with a run. Felix Perez went 1-3 with an RBI. Jake Elmore went 1-3 with a walk. Hernan Iribarren went 1-2 with a run. Nick Christiani threw a shutout inning. JJ Hoover threw 1.2 shutout innings with 3 strikeouts. Game Notes On Corky Miller retirement day things didn’t go as planned for the...
Via Reds Minor Leagues
August 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Minor League Game Review – 8/29/14

Louisville lost 9-4. Box Score Jason Bourgeois went 2-4 with 2 doubles and a run. Ruben Gotay went 1-4 with a double and a run. Rey Navarro went 1-2 with a run and 2 walks. Jake Elmore went 3-4 with a double and a run. Chad Rogers threw 2 shutout innings with a walk. JJ Hoover was charged with an unearned run with a walk. Game Notes The Bats grabbed an early lead when a ground...
Via Reds Minor Leagues
August 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Minor League Game Review – 8/26/14

Louisville lost 5-2. Box Score Neftali Soto went 1-3 with a walk. Felix Perez went 1-3 with a double and a walk. Rey Navarro went 3-4 with a double and a run. Jake Elmore went 1-3 with a walk and an RBI. Tucker Barnhart went 2-4. Chad Rogers threw 2 shutout innings with a walk and 2 strikeouts. JJ Hoover struck out 2 in a shutout inning of work. Game Notes The game didn’t start...
Via Reds Minor Leagues
August 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Minor League Game Review – 8/23/14

Louisville won 3-2. Box Score Rey Navarro went 1-3 with a walk and a run. Jake Elmore went 3-3 with a run and a walk. Tucker Barnhart went 1-4 with an RBI and a run. Steve Selsky went 1-3. Ross Perez went 1-3 with 2 RBI. Brett Marshall was charged with an unearned run in 5.2 innings with 4 walks and 8 strikeouts. JJ Hoover threw 1.1 hitless innings with a walk and 2 strikeouts...
Via Reds Minor Leagues
August 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Pitching struggles mount as Reds lose sixth in a row

CINCINNATI -- Pitching has been a constant the Reds have been able to count on for the majority of this season. The Reds haven't been able to count on anything for the past week. Thursday's 8-0 loss to Atlanta stretched their losing streak to six games. They've been outscored 45-26 and have given up no fewer than five runs in each game during the losing streak as they continue to...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
August 22, 2014  |  Discuss

MLB Week 21 – The Nightmare on Joe Nuxhall Way

by: Dan HowardStaff WriterFive weeks ago, on Thursday July 17, my family was finishing up an incredible vacation through Tennessee and Alabama. Our Reds were heading to New York City to begin the second half of what had been an incredible 2014 season with a three game series at Yankee Stadium. Sporting a 51 – 44 record and only 1.5 games out of first, I brashly reported that if...
Via Redlegs Review
August 21, 2014  |  Discuss

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 for a...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
August 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Cardinals beat Reds on bases-loaded HBP in ninth

ST. LOUIS -- Jon Jay was hit by a pitch from J.J. Hoover with the base-loaded in the ninth inning, lifting the St. Louis Cardinals to a 5-4 win over the Cincinnati Reds on Tuesday night. Matt Holliday drew a leadoff walk to start the winning rally. He advanced to third on Matt Adams' single. After Peter Bourjos ran for Holliday, Jhonny Peralta walked to load the bases. Hoover (1...
Via AP on Fox
August 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Cardinals beat Reds on bases-loaded HBP in ninth

ST. LOUIS -- Jon Jay was hit by a pitch from J.J. Hoover with the base-loaded in the ninth inning, lifting the St. Louis Cardinals to a 5-4 win over the Cincinnati Reds on Tuesday night. Matt Holliday drew a leadoff walk to start the winning rally. He advanced to third on Matt Adams' single. After Peter Bourjos ran for Holliday, Jhonny Peralta walked to load the bases. Hoover (1...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
August 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Cardinals score in bottom of 9th to top Reds

ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Jon Jay was hit by a pitch from J.J. Hoover with the base-loaded in the ninth inning, lifting the St. Louis Cardinals to a 5-4 win over the Cincinnati Reds on Tuesday night. Matt Holliday drew a leadoff walk to start the winning rally. He advanced to third on Matt Adams' single. After Peter Bourjos ran for Holliday, Jhonny Peralta walked to load the bases. Hoover...
Via AP on Fox
August 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Cardinals beat Reds on bases-loaded HBP in 9th

ST. LOUIS (AP) Jon Jay was hit by a pitch from J.J. Hoover with the base-loaded in the ninth inning, lifting the St. Louis Cardinals to a 5-4 win over the Cincinnati Reds on Tuesday night. Matt Holliday drew a leadoff walk to start the winning rally. He advanced to third on Matt Adams' single. After Peter Bourjos ran for Holliday, Jhonny Peralta walked to load the bases. Hoover...
Via AP on Fox
August 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Cardinals score in bottom of 9th to top Reds

ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Jon Jay was hit by a pitch from J.J. Hoover with the base-loaded in the ninth inning, lifting the St. Louis Cardinals to a 5-4 win over the Cincinnati Reds on Tuesday night. Matt Holliday drew a leadoff walk to start the winning rally. He advanced to third on Matt Adams' single. After Peter Bourjos ran for Holliday, Jhonny Peralta walked to load the bases. Hoover...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
August 19, 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

Rockies rally in 8th to complete DH sweep of Reds

DENVER (AP) -- Michael Cuddyer hit for the cycle, including a two-run double in Colorado's five-run eighth inning, and the Rockies rallied again to beat the Cincinnati Reds 10-5 to complete a doubleheader sweep Sunday night. Drew Stubbs finished off Colorado's five-run ninth inning with a three-run homer off J.J. Hoover, sending the Rockies to a 10-9 victory in the first game. Cuddyer...
Via AP on Fox
August 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Rockies rally in 8th to complete DH sweep of Reds

DENVER (AP) -- Michael Cuddyer hit for the cycle, including a two-run double in Colorado's five-run eighth inning, and the Rockies rallied again to beat the Cincinnati Reds 10-5 to complete a doubleheader sweep Sunday night. Drew Stubbs finished off Colorado's five-run ninth inning with a three-run homer off J.J. Hoover, sending the Rockies to a 10-9 victory in the first game. Cuddyer...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
August 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Rockies rally for 10-9 victory over Reds

DENVER (AP) -- Drew Stubbs capped Colorado's five-run ninth inning with a three-run homer, sending the Rockies to a 10-9 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Sunday in the first game of a doubleheader. The Reds carried a 9-5 lead into the ninth, but All-Star closer Aroldis Chapman walked four straight batters before he was replaced by J.J. Hoover. Pinch-hitter Wilin Rosario then hit...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
August 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Rockies rally for 10-9 victory over Reds

DENVER (AP) Drew Stubbs capped Colorado's five-run ninth inning with a three-run homer, sending the Rockies to a 10-9 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Sunday in the first game of a doubleheader. The Reds carried a 9-5 lead into the ninth, but All-Star closer Aroldis Chapman walked four straight batters before he was replaced by J.J. Hoover. Pinch-hitter Wilin Rosario then hit...
Via AP on Fox
August 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Not much more to say as Reds lose 2-1 in 15 innings

CINCINNATI -- Maybe Great American Ball Park isn't so small after all? The Reds played an extra six innings Monday night but for the 10th straight game, including fourth in a row at home, they failed to score more than three runs. Three runs at least would have been enough offense to get them a win as they lost for the ninth time in 10 games, 2-1 in 15 innings to Arizona. It was...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
July 29, 2014  |  Discuss

NL Central race is going to be wild

CINCINNATI -- Welcome to the National League Central division race. It's going to be a fun one. One night after rallying from a four-run deficit to beat Pittsburgh, the Reds fell to the Pirates 6-5 in 11 innings. The Reds once again rallied from four runs down and had a lead in the ninth inning but reigning National League MVP Andrew McCutchen hit a solo home run off of Jonathan...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
July 13, 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

Brewers rally to post 4-2 triumph versus Reds

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Ryan Braun hit a two-run home run in the eighth inning to lift the Milwaukee Brewers to a 4-2 win over the Cincinnati Reds Saturday. With one out in the eighth inning, Scooter Gennett ended up with a double after blooping a ball to center that Billy Hamilton got his glove on but couldn't hold. Braun then drove the first pitch from reliever J.J. Hoover (1-5) over...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
June 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Will Middlebrooks’ Offensive Development Evident In Clutch At-Bat Vs. Reds

BOSTON — One must look beyond the numbers for a glimpse of Will Middlebrooks’ offensive development. Middlebrooks propelled the Boston Red Sox to a 4-3 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Wednesday with an RBI single in the bottom of the eighth inning. The clutch, bases-loaded knock capped a seven-pitch at-bat in which Middlebrooks laid off several tough offerings from Reds reliever...
Via NESN.com
May 08, 2014  |  Discuss
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