Aroldis Chapman sets MLB record with strikeout in 40th straight relief appearance

Reds closer Aroldis Chapman struck out the side in the ninth inning last night against the Pirates to finish off his 20th save of the season. And he made some history in the process. Chapman now holds the MLB record with at least one strikeout in 40 consecutive relief appearances. The streak dates back to last season. The previous record was held by Hall of Famer Bruce Sutter, who...
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Skip Schumaker placed on concussion disabled list

Brandon Phillips underwent surgery yesterday to repair a torn ligament in his left thumb and now the Reds will be without one of the potential options to fill in at second base. Skip Schumaker was placed on the 7-day concussion disabled list prior to last night’s game. The 34-year-old utility man displayed symptoms after slammed into the right field wall while trying to catch...
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Weekend discussion: You’re the GM of the Reds, What do you do?

With how the Reds roster has shaped up over the last few days, I thought it would be interesting to have a discussion for the weekend. Brandon Phillips is on the disabled list for at least six weeks. Joey Votto is on the disabled list for who knows how long? You are within reach for both the National League Central and one of the two NL Wild Card spots. Put yourself in the shoes...
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Reds Injury Update: Brandon Phillips placed on DL

Cincinnati Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips tore a ligament in his left thumb during Wednesday's game with the Chicago Cubs. He underwent surgery Friday to have the ligament repaired, and the Reds expect him to miss approximately six weeks. They placed him on the disabled list Friday and called up catcher Tucker Barnhart from Triple-A Louisville. The @Reds place 2B Brandon...
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Billy Hamilton Miraculously Avoids Tag on Bunt Single, Reminds Everyone He is Freakishly Athletic

Cincinnati Reds speedster Billy Hamilton continues to defy modern physics with his quickness and agility, evident by this ridiculous leap around the tag of Gaby Sanchez, who clearly underestimated a human’s ability to avoid an out.   [ and YouTube] Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
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Radio & TV calls of Billy Hamilton's Matrix move to avoid Gaby Sanchez's tag at first base

Cincinnati Reds center fielder Billy Hamilton lays a bunt down too hard but avoids Gaby Sanchez's tag at first base.Your browser does not support iframes.Follow us on Twitter for exclusive stories, Subscribe by Email, or Return Home
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Minor League Game Review – 7/11/14

Louisville won 7-3. Box Score Ruben Gotay went 0-1 with 2 runs and 3 walks. Neftali Soto went 2-5 with 2 doubles, 2 runs and an RBI. Rey Navarro went 2-5 with a double, RBI and a run. Thomas Neal went 1-4 with a run. Bryan Anderson went 2-3 with a double, walk and 3 RBI. Steve Selsky went 2-4 with a double. Tucker Barnhart went 1-1 with a run. Ryan Rowland-Smith was charged with...
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Video: Billy Hamilton defies logic with nifty move to avoid tag

Your browser does not support iframes.Even if you don't like baseball, I think anyone can appreciate the excitement that Billy Hamilton brings to the stadium night in and night out.Hamilton wasted no time in electrifying the home crowd on Friday when he pulled off a mind-boggling move to avoid being tagged out in the first inning on a bunt attempt.If you haven't seen it,...
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Video: Aroldis Chapman sets all-time record en route to nailing down save

Your browser does not support iframes.Aroldis Chapman made history Friday night when he entered the game and promptly notched a strikeout in his 40th consecutive appearance.This broke an all-time record previously held by Bruce Sutter among MLB relievers.Chapman also had a streak of 34 straight appearances with a strikeout from 2011-12. That streak in itself is good enough for fourth...
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Watch: Billy Hamilton Evades Potential Tag with Tricky Fake-Out

Cincinnati Reds OF Billy Hamilton has impressed many during his rookie campaign. He’s accumulated 37 stolen bases and has a .742 OPS this year. When he gets on base, he’s a threat to be reckoned with. And in Friday’s Pirates-Reds game, he illustrated how he makes something out of nothing. As usual, Hamilton led off for the Reds during the bottom of the first inning. He attempted...
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WATCH: Cincinnati Reds Speed Demon Billy Hamilton Shows Off Some Sick Moves to Avoid Tag

Cincinnati Reds outfielder Billy Hamilton does not have a lot of power in his swing--but that's okay. With speed like his anytime he makes contact there is a pretty good chance he is going to make it to base. Yes, even when he pretty much bunts the ball right to the first baseman.via EyeOnBaseballHis moves are pretty darn sick, but that is not going to keep the rest of the Pirates...
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Reds Injury Update: Mat Latos exits with back spasms

Reds right hander Mat Latos left Friday night's game against the Milwaukee Brewers after the fifth inning with lower back spasms, reports Manny Randhawa of Latos appeared in some discomfort several times during the game, in which he allowed two homers (four runs altogether). three hits and two walks. He was relieved by Carlos Contreras, with the Reds eventually winning...
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Don't believe Reds' Billy Hamilton can fly? Then watch this

Don't believe Reds' Billy Hamilton can fly? Then watch this
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Billy Hamilton uses acrobatics to avoid tag and reach first base (Video)

Your browser does not support iframes. When he puts the ball in play, there aren’t many players in Major League Baseball as exciting as Cincinnati Reds center fielder Billy Hamilton. Hamilton’s biggest asset is his speed, which has helped him steal 37 bases so far this season, good for third in the majors. During Friday’s […]
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Reds' Latos leaves game with back spasms

CINCINNATI (AP) -- Cincinnati right-hander Mat Latos left after five innings Friday night -- his shortest outing of the season -- because of spasms in his lower back, yet another injury to the depleted Reds. Latos pulled up after running hard to first base trying to beat out a bunt in the second inning. Manager Bryan Price and a trainer came out to check on him in the third and fifth...
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WATCH: Billy Hamilton is just amazing on the basepaths

Cincinnati Reds center fielder Billy Hamilton is fast. Just how fast, you ask? When you see his bunt single against the Pittsburgh Pirates on Friday night, you’ll understand. Hamilton managed to avoid the tag and stay in the base path while somehow developing the ability to fly. It’s even crazier from the side angle. And to top it all off, Hamilton scored from first on a cleanly...
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Reds Injury Update: Skip Schumaker to concussion DL

The injury bug has bitten the Cincinnati Reds yet again. This time, it is infielder/outfielder Skip Schumaker. The Reds' media relations department announced Friday afternoon that the Reds have placed Schumaker on the seven-day concussion list and called up utility man Donald Lutz to fill in the roster spot.The #Reds have placed OF/IF Skip Schumaker on the 7-day Concussion...
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Reds place Schumaker on DL with concussion, recall Lutz

CINCINNATI -- Add Skip Schumaker to the Reds' list of injured players. The Reds placed the utility player on the seven-day concussion disabled list prior to Friday night's game against Pittsburgh at Great American Ball Park. Outfielder Donald Lutz was recalled from Triple-A Louisville to take Schumaker's place. The Reds earlier on Friday placed second baseman Brandon...
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Jayson Stark dubs Billy Hamilton first half Rookie of the Year

In the race for National League Rookie of the Year, there is Billy Hamilton and then there is every other National League rookie in a very distant second.Numbers don't lie. Either do our eyes. Hamilton has without a doubt been the best rookie in the Senior Circuit this season. So it should come as no surprise that ESPN's Jayson Stark dubbed Hamilton as his NL ROY for the...
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Reds weathering injuries as Pirates come to town

The Cincinnati Reds were in an offensive rut late last week, but that seemed to be nothing more than a minor hindrance for a team that was at least healthy after three months of dealing with some fairly major injuries. Suddenly, they have two more. With Brandon Phillips joining Joey Votto on the disabled list, the Reds look to stay positive Friday night as they open a key series...
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Video: Cubs catcher hilariously celebrates drawing walk versus Aroldis Chapman

Your browser does not support iframes.It's no easy task to reach base against the likes of Aroldis Chapman. After all, the Reds closer is arguably the hardest-throwing pitcher in baseball.This probably explains why Cubs catcher John Baker was so psyched about drawing a walk against the Cuban southpaw on Thursday. Watch as Baker gives a fist pump and then a point to the sky immediately...
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Cubs rookies carry day in comeback victory over Reds

Arismendy Alcantara earned three more days in the major leagues and fellow rookie Kyle Hendricks left a more than credible impression in his debut start. In the process, the Cubs sustained their pride Thursday in an emotionally charged come-from-behind 6-4 victory over the Reds in 12 innings that snapped a season-high six-game losing streak and capped a zany 5-6 record on a three...
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Benches clear after Aroldis Chapman almost beheads Nate Schierholtz not once, but twice

Aroldis Chapman almost beheading Nate Schierholtz is scary. And the Cubs have every right to be a bit loud. But the announcer telling Chapman that he can't respond to said yelling? Shut up. [LBS]Your browser does not support iframes.Follow us on Twitter for exclusive stories, Subscribe by Email, or Return Home
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Let’s tip our caps to Alfredo “Big Pasta” Simon

Alfredo Simon is 12-3, after getting the win last night in a 4-1 game against the Cubs in Cincinnati. If it weren’t for Simon, the Reds wouldn’t be 2.5 games out of first place in the National League Central right now. As we said, he’s 12-3, with a 2.70 ERA and 75 strikeouts to 28 BB. His STEAMER says he’ll finish the year at a paltry 16-9; which at this point would be a...
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Video: Benches clear as tempers flare in Cubs-Reds game

Your browser does not support iframes.Tempers flared at Great American Ball Park on Thursday between the Cubs and Reds after Aroldis Chapman stirred the pot in the ninth inning.With Nate Schierholtz at the plate and the game tied at four, Chapman uncorked back-to-back 103-mph pitches high and tight, which whistled to the protective screen behind the dish.This sparked players from...
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