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Video: Highlights from Johnny Cueto's complete game masterpiece against Pirates

Your browser does not support iframes.Both Johnny Cueto and the Reds entered Wednesday eagerly looking to notch a win. Cueto was aiming for his first win in 2014 while the Reds were simply looking for their first series victory in five tries. As fate would have it, both found what they were looking for on a crisp afternoon on the banks of the Ohio River.In short, Cueto was absolutely...
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Video: Another look at Mike Leake helping his cause with a two-run blast

Your browser does not support iframes.Mike Leake is one of the best hitting pitchers in professional baseball and the Arizona State product reminded us of this Tuesday night.After lacing a double earlier in the game, Leake helped his cause in the bottom of the sixth by cranking an offering from Gerrit Cole into the left field seats.As fellow Reds fan Nick Kirby notes, Leake has been...
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Homer happy Homer Bailey

Your browser does not support iframes.by Andrew WrightStaff WriterThe Reds and Pirates broke a GABP record Tuesday night, slugging 10 home runs before the game was suspended for rain. Homer Bailey nearly broke his neck on the mound as he watched the Pirates torch his pitches.“It seemed like everything they hit went out -- anything up in the air left the yard,” Bailey said afterward...
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Video: Reds-Pirates shatter single-game stadium record with 10 home runs

Your browser does not support iframes.In what was arguably the most entertaining game in Great American Ball Park history until rain suspended play after the sixth inning, the Pirates and Reds have already smashed the stadium record for most home runs hit in a single game with 10 (6 - PIT, 4 - CIN).The video clip above features all 10 of those monster home runs and sheds some insight...
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Offensive: An early look at the Reds' bats

by Andrew WrightStaff WriterFirst, let’s get some disclaimers out of the way. The 2014 season is barely two weeks old, making for a small statistical sample. Brandon Phillips leads the Reds with 49 ABs, with only two others topping 40. And, as the old adage goes, batters generally lag behind pitchers to begin a season (or is it the other way around -- adages are called old for...
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Video: Todd Frazier cracks third home run of the season

Your browser does not support iframes.After scoring 12 runs on Sunday, the Reds picked up right where they left off on Monday, thanks to this long drive by Todd Frazier in the bottom of the first.Frazier's third home run of 2014 came with Joey Votto aboard and essentially gave the home team an early 2-0 lead.The Reds are vying to snap a four-game losing streak to Pittsburgh dating...
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Tony Cingrani shares his unique philosophy on pitching

Playing baseball at the major league level is more complicated than ever before. There is an endless supply of analytical tools such as heat maps, spray charts, and video for players to study. And all of this information can sometimes make the game more complicated than actually has to be.Let's take Tony Cingrani for example. In a recent interview with Anna McDonald of ESPN.com...
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Video: Another look at Joey Votto's second home run of the year

Your browser does not support iframes.After scoring just one run in the first two games of the series, the Reds exploded for 12 against the Rays on Sunday including two on this swing by Joey Votto.Votto's second blast of the season came in the bottom of the third and gave the Reds a lead they would never relinquish.Devin Mesoraco added a three-run blast while Chris Heisey came...
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Sunday's batch of Reds news and notes

At 3-8, the Reds officially own Major League Baseball's worst record heading into play on Sunday. Of course, five of those losses have come by one run and another by a walk-off grand slam against the Mets, so it's not as if Bryan Price's club is being completely overmatched. They've been competitive in just about every single game they've played, but while being...
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Video: Billy Hamilton's speed compared to Deion Sanders

Your browser does not support iframes.You don't need a stopwatch to realize Billy Hamilton is incredibly fast. A simple "eye test" is all that is needed to determine his exceptional gift.For the sake of fun and debate, Greg Amsinger, Harold Reynolds and Mike Lowell teamed up on MLB Network earlier this week to break down Hamilton's speed. One of the guys they used...
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Report: Chapman recovering better than anticipated

Anyone who saw the spring training video of Aroldis Chapman getting struck in the head by a line drive knows how serious the immediate ramifications were at the time. At worst, Chapman may have sustained an injury that would threaten his life, or possibly even his career. At best, Chapman was probably looking at some time on the sidelines due to a concussion and contusion to the...
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Billy Hamilton: the best power hitter in baseball?

by: Mason KiblerStaff WriterThe objective in a game of baseball is to score more runs than your opponent.I’ll give you a moment to process this groundbreaking analysis.If scoring more runs is the objective of a team, then crossing home plate is the objective of every hitter. Most of the time, players need assistance from their teammates to accomplish this: via an RBI.Sometimes...
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Jose Canseco says what he did was worse than Pete Rose

It's been nearly 10 years since Jose Canseco sent shockwaves throughout the MLB world by releasing his New York Times bestselling book entitled Juiced.A decade later, Canseco is sticking to his story, saying the only mistake he made was divulging MLB's "dirty little secret" in the first place. That dirty little secret Canseco is referring to was the widespread...
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MLB Week 2 – Art Imitates Life

by: Dan HowardStaff WriterSo this is what being a World Champion feels like. In case you’re wondering, I won our office NCAA Bracket Challenge, despite Ohio State costing me a billion bucks, by seven games ahead of second place, or someone I’d like to call the FIRST LOSER!!! Humility is one of my finer qualities.If it was a Reds scout that said St. Louis’ Matt Adams can...
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Video: Another look at Billy Hamilton's first stolen base of the season

Your browser does not support iframes.It didn't come until the ninth game of the regular season, but rookie speedster Billy Hamilton finally notched his first stolen base. It came in the top of the fifth inning in Wednesday's game against the Cardinals when Hamilton slid into second base without a throw. If you watch closely, you'll notice that St. Louis pitcher Shelby...
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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...
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Tony Cingrani named one of league's top pitchers under the age of 25

On Tuesday, Dayn Perry of Eye on Baseball published a list of his top 10 hitters and pitchers under the age of 25 in Major League Baseball.One of the players who made the cut is Reds southpaw Tony Cingrani. The 24-year-old checked in at No. 10 on the list right behind Cardinals hurler Shelby Miller.Here's the excerpt Perry included beside Cingrani's name:You won't find...
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Photo: Joey Votto dresses as a Canadian policeman for interview

Joey Votto joined Chris Rose and Kevin Millar of MLB Network's Intentional Talk on Tuesday and it's not what he said that people who were watching will remember. It's what he was proudly wearing instead.Behold, the former MVP donning a uniform normally reserved for the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, or what is colloquially known as the Mounties. Your eyes don't deceive...
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'Reds Weekly' premieres Wednesday on Fox Sports Ohio

Fans in need of even more coverage than already exists on the Reds will get their wish soon as a new weekly show is set to debut on FOX Sports Ohio on Wednesday. The following is a quick press release from FSO with details about the premiere:Reds Weekly premieres tomorrow at 6:00pm on FOX Sports Ohio, with a new episode airing every Wednesday at 6:00pm. This 30-minute show, hosted...
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Devin Mesoraco activated from disabled list at expense of Tucker Barnhart

After picking up his first major league hit on Saturday, Tucker Barnhart might have to wait awhile for the chance to pick up another one.On Monday, the Reds announced the activation of Devin Mesoraco from the 15-day disabled list and optioned Barnhart to Triple-A Louisville in order to make room on the roster.Barnhart, 23, was 2-for-8 in his brief stint with the big club. He also...
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On this date in Reds history: Club pulls off coup in trading for Brandon Phillips

On April 7, 2006, the Reds made an exchange with the Indians that brought second basemen Brandon Phillips to Cincinnati for a player to be named later. In June, the Reds sent pitcher Jeff Stevens to Cleveland to complete the trade.The trade didn't seem like much at the time. But as time passed it would go down as one of the biggest coups in the history of the franchise. Stevens...
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Sunday's Reds news and notes

The first week of the regular season has not been kind to the Reds. Rain, injuries, and close losses have marred the initial outlook of where this team can go, leaving some of the more fickle and fair-weather fans looking for a way to jump off the bandwagon. While the first five games have not been easy to stomach, there's still 157 games to go, so it's not time to slam the...
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Video: Aroldis Chapman posts video of himself resuming training

Less than three weeks after getting struck in the face with a line drive, Aroldis Chapman is apparently back to participating in light training activities.The southpaw posted this video on his Instagram account (@_thecubanmissile54) Saturday morning which shows him tossing in the outfield grass at Great American Ball Park. Chapman also posted this video (seen below) of him exercising...
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Premature observations from first three games

The opening series of the year was about as entertaining as you could hope for between two rivals like the Reds and Cardinals. It featured superb pitching, diving catches, long home runs, opposing player interactions with fans, and three games decided by just one run.Unfortunately, the Reds wound up on the losing side of the scoreboard in two out of three of the contests. But the...
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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...
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