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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 – 8/29/14

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 – 8/23/14

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...
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...
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...
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...
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

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...
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

Ike Davis leads Mets to victory with pinch-hit grand slam (VIDEO)

Ike Davis belted a pinch-hit grand slam off J.J. Hoover in the bottom of the ninth inning to give the Mets a 6-3 walk-off victory over the Reds Saturday.  The dramatic moment came just a day after manager Terry Collins announced Lucas Duda would start over him at first base.“That’s basically going to be my role, so that’s going to be every game,” Davis said later of being...
Via The Other Paper
April 06, 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

Davis leads Mets to victory over Reds with pinch-hit grand slam

Apparently the Mets’ bullpen is not the only one that stinks. Reds closer J.J. Hoover blew a ninth-inning lead and the Mets scored their second consecutive victory, winning 6-3 on Ike Davis’ walkoff grand slam. Davis drilled an 0-1 pitch off Hoover into the right-field stands to give the Mets the comeback win. Davis, who was on the bench with Lucas Duda starting at first base...
Via Pro Sports Daily
April 05, 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

J.J. Hoover: Fantasy Baseball Draft Sleeper

After browsing some of the spring training box scores and taking into account the overall makeup of the roster for the Cincinnati Reds, I had narrowed it down to two players that could emerge as potential fantasy baseball sleepers in 2014. Outfielder Roger Bernadina and infielder Chris Nelson were those players, and while I still [...]
Via RotoBaller
March 24, 2014  |  Discuss

The Cuban Missile Crisis

If you want to see the worst video you can imagine, here's Aroldis getting hit in the face by a line drive. I say it's the worst video, not because of the graphic content, but because it looks it was shot by a blind man who has really large fingers. Which has me thinking, does braille come in different sizes? Things that make you go hmm... So, Aroldis Chapman got hit...
Via Razzball
March 20, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 NL Central Preview: 3rd Place – Cincinnati Reds

The Reds are a rare case of a team who won 90 games, made the playoffs, outscored their opponents by over 100 runs, and still fired their manager.  Dusty Baker, who oversaw the reemergence of the Reds from relative anonymity, is now out of work, and has been replaced by his pitching coach, Bryan Price. Projected Record: 89-73, 3rd Place in NL Central Even though Shin-Soo Choo,...
Via World Series Dreaming
March 19, 2014  |  Discuss
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