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Reds outslug Brewers, 12-9

MILWAUKEE -- Joey Votto put the Reds ahead with a two-run home run in the ninth inning and the Cincinnati Reds came back to beat the Milwaukee Brewers 12-9 Saturday. Trailing 9-8, Votto hit his 25th homer of the year off Brewers closer Francisco Rodriguez (0-3), whose streak of 35 consecutive saves dating back to last season was broken. The Reds added two more runs when Todd Frazier...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Reds owner on manager: 'We're not making a change this year'

It's been a miserable season for the Cincinnati Reds. They've lost a lot and gutted a veteran pitching staff at the trade deadline. Everybody is frustrated and that includes owner Bob Castellini. But is he frustrated enough to make manager Bryan Price the fall guy? "Bryan is our manager," Castellini told John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer. "We're not making a change this year....
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Aroldis Chapman makes Dodgers player fall down with powerful pitch (video)

Cincinnati Reds closer Aroldis Chapman throws gas. Routinely hurling pitches that are clocked at upwards of 100 mph, it’s no wonder why he’s made even the best hitters in the game look silly at the plate. Enrique Hernandez was his latest victim. After falling behind 0-1 in the count during Thursday’s Reds-Dodgers game, Hernandez took his best hack in an attempt to crush one...
Via The Sports Daily
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Enrique Hernandez falls down trying to hit Aroldis Chapman pitch

Aroldis Chapman is one of the hardest throwers in Major League Baseball, routinely hitting triple digits. In fact, MLB.com has a filter named after him on its Statcast Leaderboard of fastest pitches thrown this season. When stepping into the batter’s box against Chapman, there’s a good chance you’re going to see his trademark blistering fastball. Based on his swing behind...
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Barry Larkin needs to slow his roll

If the rumors are to be believed, Hall of Fame shortstop Barry Larkin is ready to leave the television studio and make a triumphant return to the dugout for his hometown Cincinnati Reds, the only team he ever suited up for. Larkin has even gone so far as to begin putting out feelers to former teammates to see if they would be up for joining his coaching staff. There’s just one...
Via Baseball Essential
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch: Phillips turns around, toys with Gonzalez while taking lead

Brandon Phillips has discovered a unique way to avoid getting back-picked on first base. During the eighth inning of the Cincinnati Reds' 5-1 loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers on Tuesday, Phillips singled with two outs to move Joey Votto into scoring position and potentially spark a two-out rally. In an attempt to ensure he wouldn't kill the Reds' rally by being back-picked at first...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Reds need a youth movement, but it isn't happening

The Cincinnati Reds are a mess. The sit 27.5 games back in the NL Central, 21 back in the Wild Card race, and are further hampered by the fact that the three best teams in the National League currently reside within their division. While they had initially expected to compete for the division this year, it didn’t take long for things to go south as they were more than 10 games...
Via The Outside Corner
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Reds overpower Tigers in biggest comeback win of season

CINCINNATI (AP) -- Brandon Phillips drove in four runs with a home run and a triple during Cincinnati's 10-run sixth inning and the Reds came back from a five-run deficit to snap a nine-game losing streak with a 12-5 win over the Detroit Tigers on Monday night. In the makeup of a game postponed on June 18 by rain, former Detroit shortstop Eugenio Suarez homered and doubled during...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Reds continue to roll with rookies in rotation

After facing veteran starters in three consecutive defeats, the Detroit Tigers will see an inexperienced pitcher in their next game. The scuffling Cincinnati Reds will have a rookie starter on the mound for the 25th consecutive time in Monday night's makeup game at the Great American Ball Park. Detroit (59-64) was held to five runs after winning the opener of its four-game set versus...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Baseball Profcast: Concern For Chapman?

Submit a question to be answered on the show! In Episode 258, Professors Adam Nodiff (@ANodBaseball) and Bryan Curley (@BaseballProf) recap the weekend in baseball and talk about some players who can help down the stretch. Today’s topics include: Some non-Raisel Iglesias pitchers you can pick up for the home stretch Some available corner infielders such as Matt Adams and...
Via Baseball Professor
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Recalled Anderson leads D-backs to sweep of Reds

CINCINNATI -- Chris Anderson pitched shutout ball into the seventh inning and the Arizona Diamondbacks sent the Cincinnati Reds to their ninth straight loss, 4-0 Sunday. Welington Castillo and David Peralta homered as Arizona completed its first four-game sweep over the Reds. Cincinnati matched its longest skid of the season. Anderson (6-5) gave up five hits in 6 2-3 innings, walking...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Reds Minor League Game Review – 8/21/15

Louisville lost 4-2. Box Score Juan Silva went 1-3 with 2 walks. Bryson Smith went 2-4 with an RBI. Juan Perez went 1-3 with a walk. Michael Lorenzen allowed 3 runs in 7 innings with a walk and 2 strikeouts. Game Notes Gwinnett grabbed an early 2-0 lead in the 1st inning. Michael Lorenzen settled in after that. The Bats scored a run in the 5th inning and tied the game up in the...
Via Reds Minor Leagues
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Cincinnati Reds Prospect Hot List: Week 19

The season is winding down with just over a week left in Arizona and two or three weeks left for everyone else. Let’s take a look at those who performed the best over the last week and a day. With the Marlon Byrd trade happening yesterday and the chain reaction of roster moves it caused throughout the farm system I pushed things back a day, so there’s a bonus extra day this...
Via Reds Minor Leagues
9 days ago  |  Discuss

The Reds trade Marlon Byrd, call up Ryan LaMarre, promote several others

You try to go out and have a nice bike ride through the park on a gorgeous afternoon and the Cincinnati Reds go out and make all kinds of moves. The biggest news of the day is that the Reds have traded outfielder Marlon Byrd to the San Francisco Giants for minor league reliever Stephen Johnson. More on Johnson below. The Reds, needing to fill the roster spot vacated by Byrd’s...
Via Reds Minor Leagues
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Marlon Byrd traded to San Francisco Giants

Continuing on with the spree of waiver trades, Cincinnati Reds outfielder Marlon Byrd has been traded to the San Francisco Giants in exchange for AA pitcher Stephen Johnson. The Giants’ regular right fielder, Hunter Pence, was placed on the disabled list on August 18th and with Angel Pagan also on the DL, they were in desperate for some outfield help. Just two games out of the...
Via The Outside Corner
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Five memorable moments from Tony Perez's career

As the Reds get set to honor Tony Perez with a statue this weekend, take a look at five memorable moments from his Reds career. 1. Youth springs eternal Tony Perez is one of just three players, along with Hank Aaron and Jason Giambi, to have hit a pinch-hit, walk-off home run at the age of 42 or older. Perez hit his pinch-hit, walk-off home run in 1984 at 42 years and 110 days old...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Sidelined speedster: Reds' Hamilton lands on DL with shoulder sprain

  The Reds placed outfielder Billy Hamilton on the 15-day disabled list with a sprained capsule in his right shoulder on Wednesday. Hamilton was injured while trying to make a diving catch in Tuesday's 3-1, 13-inning loss to Kansas City. Hamilton, who finished second in National League Rookie of the Year balloting last year, is batting .226 with a major league-leading 54 stolen...
Via AP on Fox
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Eric Hosmer returns home to Cincinnati: ‘He’s freaking King Kong around here’

Eric Hosmer and the Kansas City Royals are headed to Cincinnati to play the Reds. The road trip offers a rare opportunity for Hosmer to return to his old stomping grounds where he dominated his peers at the high school level. For two summers, Hosmer played for Midland High School, earning a reputation as a man amongst boys. “He’s freaking King Kong around here,” Hiler said...
Via Sportsnaut
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Aroldis Chapman's heat spawns MLB.com's ‘Chapman filter’

    How much zip does Aroldis Chapman’s fastball have on it? So much that MLB.com had to customize one of its statistic leaderboards so someone else can have a chance to appear on it. One Reddit user recently discovered that Major League Baseball has installed a “Chapman filter” on its Statcast Leaderboard, which shows individual stats like pitch speed and home run distance...
Via Larry Brown Sports
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Giants acquire Mike Leake from Reds for two prospects

The San Francisco Giants are officially buyers in what has been the most-active trade deadline in recent Major League Baseball history. They announced the acquisition of Cincinnati Reds starter Mike Leake in a three-player deal late Thursday night. #SFGiants acquire RHP Mike Leake from #Reds in exchange for minor league IF Adam Duvall, RHP Keury Mella — San Francisco Giants...
Via Sportsnaut
July 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Jay Bruce and Carlos Gonzalez: Twin trade chips

The market has moved forward as we approach the trading deadline, but its shape is still difficult to make out, especially in terms of hitters. We have seen the mega-deal, with franchise cornerstone Troy Tulowitzki moving from the Colorado Rockies to the Toronto Blue Jays. We have seen the rental, with Ben Zobrist helping the […]
Via Fangraphs
July 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Projecting the prospects in the Johnny Cueto trade

Trade season is now in full swing. The biggest trade of the summer (so far) came down the pike on Sunday, as the Royals acquired Johnny Cueto from the Reds in exchange for young, lefty hurlers Brandon Finnegan, John Lamb and Cody Reed. As he often does, Jeff Sullivan produced a prompt and excellent write […]
Via Fangraphs
July 27, 2015  |  Discuss
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