Pensacola and Dayton were able to grab wins on Friday.
Rochester 5 Louisville 3
-Jeff Francis (2-5) gave up four earned runs on eight hits over five innings for the Bats (13-30). Scott Carroll threw 1.1 innings of scoreless baseball.
-2B Willie Harris had a hit and an RBI. CF Felix Perez was 3-4 with a solo home run (1) and two runs scored. SS Miguel...
Happy Saturday to all you Reds heads out there! While the Redlegs are busy battling the Pinstripes in NYC, I've been busy rounding up all these links, quotes and notes for y'all to dive into this weekend:
- “We’re going to try and get every win we can. We’re a good team. I don’t think we’re a .500 team. I think we’re better than that. These are the...
Two of baseball's most storied franchises collided Friday night at Yankee Stadium. And what better way to kick-off the 3-game series than pitting a pair of veteran pitchers against one another?
That's exactly what the Reds (19-19) and Yankees (21-18) did when they marched out Bronson Arroyo and Andy Pettitte, respectively. The two 30-somethings didn't disappoint...
Hey, you know that 1:10pm start time that's scheduled for June 10th vs the Tigers? Yeah, it's been pushed back to 8:09pm, but for good reason.ESPN announced on Friday morning that the network is picking up the game to broadcast live to a nationally-televised audience on Sunday Night Baseball.It will mark both the Reds and Tigers first appearance on the four-letter network...
The Reds stay in the Big Apple and seek to wash away the
sour taste of Thursday’s meltdown as they head to Yankee Stadium and an
interleague date over the weekend. Cincy’s constant love affair with the .500
mark continues as the Reds enter in at 19-18. But, hey, what better jump start
than some wins in the Bronx?
There’s been a lot of grumbling of...
Reds right fielder Jay Bruce is pretty good at baseball. And he's generous enough to share his knowledge (and time) about the game in an upcoming camp for kids. Here's the press release detailing the 3rd annual event:
Don’t miss out—the 2012 Gillette Jay Bruce Baseball ProCamp in partnership with Heinz presented by Fifth Third Bank and CBTS is coming up soon...
Not much went right after the fifth inning for the Reds,
as Chapman and Ondrusek gave up their first runs.
The Reds (19-18) and Mets (21-17) got together for an afternoon bout on Thursday, with Cincinnati looking to sweep the brief two-game series. The big righty Mat Latos went against the knuckleballer R.A. Dickey on Weather Education day at Citi Field in New York. The Redlegs...
The minor leaguers made this baseball sad again.
Rochester 4 Louisville 1
-Chad Reineke (1-4) gave up all four runs, three of them earned, while striking out eight over five innings for the Bats (12-29). Carlos Fisher threw three scoreless innings.
-CF Felix Perez was 2-3 on the day. 3B Kris Negron had a hit, two stolen bases, and scored the lone run.
The Blue Wahoos (19...
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Seen here is Joey Votto chatting it up with Mets broadcaster and former player Keith Hernandez before his at-bat in the fifth against Johan Santana. Although Hernandez seems pleased to be able to shoot the breeze with Votto before he hits, he doesn't seem all that pleased about Votto blocking his view of the game!
Only three players rank ahead of Votto in the new rankings
If there's one thing we know about life, it's that it never goes exactly according to plan. And the folks that cover fantasy baseball over at ESPN.com know this as well. That is precisely why they recently wadded up their preseason Top 250 list and re-ranked it using what they know now. It's amazing...
Todd Frazier gave Reds fans plenty to smile about Wednesday.
For a time tonight it looked like the Reds were going to go
through another night sleep walking at the plate. Then the Mets bullpen came
into play and the Reds’ bats came alive in the eighth inning to secure a 6-3
win and move to 19-17 on the season. All the info on the night’s festivities
after the break...
Cincinnati's trip to the Big Apple this week will be one that no other major league team has ever done.
According to STATS LLC, the Reds’ two series in New York vs the Mets (Wed-Thurs) and Yankees (Fri-Sun) will mark the seventh time since Interleague play began in 1997 that a visiting team will play consecutively both Major League teams in a shared market.
Both accounts are excerpts taken from Redleg Journal, a must-have piece of historical literature for anyone who calls themselves a fan of the Reds:
"May 16, 1902 - The Palace of the Fans is dedicated in ceremonies before a game against New York. The Giants spoiled the day with a 5-3 win, scoring all of their runs in the ninth inning. Also, during the...
The Blaze won their third straight Tuesday.
Rochester 5 Louisville 4
-The Bats (12-28) wasted a quality start from Pedro Villarreal who pitched 6.2 innings of three-run baseball. Nick Christiani (0-2) got a blown save and loss, giving up two earned runs in 2/3 of an inning. Jordan Smith allowed no runs in 2/3 of an inning.
-DH Willie Harris was 1-3 with a double and an RBI...
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Here's another look at Brandon Phillips' defensive gem in last Saturday's game that helped prevent a run (or two) from scoring. The Reds came up short to the Nationals though, 2-1. Still it was just another feather in the cap in BP's bid for another Gold Glove Award.
The Redlegs hope to turn Mr. Met's smile upside down.
After splitting two in Atlanta, the Reds hit the road to New
York. They’ll actually be there for five games, but only two of them will be
against the Mets as the Redlegs make a little history as the first team to
travel to New York to play both Big Apple teams in back-to-back series. But,
The Reds (18-17) got 11 hits against the Braves (23-14) Tuesday night, but not when they mattered. Johnny Cueto had an un-Cuetolike start, giving up 6 runs on 8 hits with only two strikeouts in only 4 innings of work. Alfredo Simon, JJ Hoover and Jose Arrendondo all gave up no runs in relief, but it still wasn't enough to topple red hot Atlanta lineup.
- Joey Votto...
Not even Votto could prevent the Reds from
slipping in the rankings
After creeping up to the 12th spot in ESPN's MLB Power Rankings last week, the Reds fell two spots to 14th in the latest batch released on Monday. That's not too surprising considering they needed a herculean effort from Joey Votto on Sunday to avoid getting swept at home by the Nationals. They...
Current minor league leaders (as of 5/15)
AVG - Henry Rodriguez (.348)
Runs - Billy Hamilton (31)
HR - Donald Lutz (11)
RBI - Lutz (34)
SB - Hamilton (35)
W - Tony Cingrani, Donnie Joseph (4)
SV - Joseph, Brian Pearl (6)
SO - Cingrani (53)
ERA - SP Cingrani (0.68), RP Joseph (0.47)
Here's this week's top prospects update. To see last week's update go here...
Lutz (@braunerhulk) had a hulk of a night.
Louisville 5 Lehigh Valley 1
-Game one of the doubleheader saw Sean Gallagher (2-3) throw six innings of one-run baseball, and drive in a run for the Bats (12-26). Travis Webb added a perfect seventh inning.
-RF Bill Rhinehart had a double, two RBI, and a run scored. CF Denis Phipps and 1B Neftali Soto each knocked in a run too, as...
Josh Hamilton has been unconscious at the plate this season
It's hard to believe, but each of the following players donned a Cincinnati uniform at some point or all of last season. While none of them are still on the Redlegs roster, they haven't exactly been forgotten either.
Here's an update on how all those former Reds are doing, as well as three ex...
The Cincinnati Reds (18-16) won the first game of the series against the Atlanta Braves (22-14) as Homer Bailey pitched a strong game and Brandon Phillips knocked in a clutch run in the 8th inning. Bailey and the bullpen effectively shut down the Braves bats as the Reds won 3-1.
-Homer Bailey pitched perhaps his best game of the season, allowing only 1 run over...
Former first round draft pick Homer Bailey is eyeing his second victory of the 2012 season tonight. The right-hander is coming off his shortest outing of the year where he relinquished six runs (all earned), six hits and three walks in just 3.2 innings. He'll also look to improve upon his 4.93 ERA and 1.53 WHIP -- both higher than his career averages.
The Reds this past week played a total of six games with one off day on Thursday. Their first series was a matchup in Milwaukee against the division foe Brewers followed by a short three game home stand in which Bryce Harper and the Nationals came to town. Let's see how the past week went for the Redlegs.
Record for the Week: 3-3
Overall Record: 17-16