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  1. And That Happened: Wednesday’s scores and highlights

    Sep 12, 2013, 7:12 AM EDT

    Mike Napoli

    Red Sox 7, Rays 3: Mike Carp with a tenth inning grand slam. Good job extending your lead, Boston! Good job letting the Yankees pull to within one game of the wild card, Rays! Apropos of nothing, I’d give a lot to hear what Red Sox fans who love this beards thing had to say…

  2. Johnny Cueto on starting or relieving for Reds: “I’ll do whatever they want”

    Sep 11, 2013, 12:48 PM EDT

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    Johnny Cueto threw 60 pitches of live batting practice to Reds teammate this morning and afterward pronounced himself “ready” to come off the disabled list following nearly three months on the sidelines with a lat injury. As for whether he’ll resume starting or move to the bullpen, Cueto told John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer:…

  3. Tony Cingrani pulled from start with more back problems

    Sep 10, 2013, 9:05 PM EDT

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    Tony Cingrani spent 11 days on the disabled list from late August to early September because of a lower back strain. And the issue won’t go away. According to beat writer C. Trent Rosecrans of the Cincinnati Enquirer, the rookie left-hander was lifted from his start Tuesday night against the Cubs with back spasms. Cingrani…

  4. Johnny Cueto throws batting practice, nears sim game

    Sep 9, 2013, 10:47 AM EDT

    Johnny Cueto Getty

    Johnny Cueto took another step in his recovery from a strained lat muscle yesterday, throwing 30 pitches of live batting practice to Reds teammates. Jeremy Warnemuende of MLB.com reports that a simulated game is next on the schedule, at which point Cueto could be cleared to return. And there’s been speculation that the Reds will…

  5. A lefty hit two homers off Clayton Kershaw

    Sep 9, 2013, 8:53 AM EDT

    Los Angeles Dodgers v Cincinnati Reds

    A lot of guys hit two homers in a game. Happens a couple of times a week, more or less. But Jay Bruce doing it last night was a bit more notable: his bombs were the first and second homers hit by a left-hander off Clayton Kershaw all season long. Kershaw may normally be murder…

  6. And That Happened: Sunday’s scores and highlights

    Sep 9, 2013, 6:07 AM EDT

    Pittsburgh Pirates v St. Louis Cardinals

    Cardinals 9, Pirates 2: And the sweep. Four losses in a row overall for Pittsburgh which is back in wild card territory, looking up at the Cards, still stuck on 81 wins.  Michael Wacha pitched seven shutout innings, allowing only two hits, and drove in two runs to boot. He hasn’t allowed a run in 19 and two-thirds…

  7. Joey Votto has reached base in nine consecutive trips to the plate

    Sep 7, 2013, 6:05 PM EDT

    Joey Votto

    Reds first baseman Joey Votto last made an out in the eighth inning on Thursday in the series finale against the Cardinals. Since then, he has gone 4-for-4 with five walks in nine trips to the plate against Dodger pitchers. Last night, in a 3-2 victory, Votto drew a walk off of Chris Capuano, singled…

  8. Mark Trumbo is not bothered if you point out his low OBP

    Sep 6, 2013, 2:49 PM EDT

    Mark Trumbo

    Tweet about Brandon Phillips‘ low on-base percentage and he flips out and calls you names.  Talk to Mark Trumbo for a little while and he brings up his low OBP and says that it’s a weakness in his game he’s working to improve: “I understand it,” Trumbo said of getting a bad rap for his…

  9. Johnny Cueto as a reliever would be interesing

    Sep 6, 2013, 10:30 AM EDT

    Johnny Cueto Getty

    Johnny Cueto had a 3.33 ERA, 1.07 WHIP and 41/14 K/BB ratio through 48 and two-thirds innings this season, but he’s been sidelined since June 28 with a strained lat muscle. He threw a bullpen session the other day which was described as “impressive” and looks poised to rejoin the Reds soon. But he may do…

  10. And That Happened: Thursday’s scores and highlights

    Sep 6, 2013, 6:30 AM EDT

    Chicago White Sox v Baltimore Orioles

    Orioles 3, White Sox 1: The Orioles win and, frankly, I’m going to credit playing at home. Yep, nothing like a home game. Makes all the difference. And if you think for a minute I’m irrationally beating this into the ground, go take a gander at the NFL Industrial Complex’s collective and concerted moaning and…

  11. Reds make it three out of four, defeat Cardinals 6-2

    Sep 5, 2013, 10:30 PM EDT

    Todd Frazier

    If they hadn’t gotten so bunt happy on Wednesday, the Reds might have made it a clean sweep. As is, they should be pretty pleased to have taken three out of four from the visiting Cardinals with their 6-2 win on Thursday. Todd Frazier hit two of the Reds’ four homers in support of Tony…

  12. The Reds got bunt-happy last night and it cost them dearly

    Sep 5, 2013, 9:45 AM EDT

    St. Louis Cardinals v Cincinnati Reds

    If the Reds fall a game short of the Cardinals and/or Pirates — or, heaven forbid, the Diamondbacks or Nationals — they might want to look at last night’s game against the Cardinals as the reason why. It was a night the Red squandered multiple opportunities thanks to ill-advised bunts. The first weird attempt did…

  13. And That Happened: Tuesday’s scores and highlights

    Sep 4, 2013, 7:13 AM EDT

    Jon Lester

    It’s cool and crisp here in America’s Heartland and there were some games last night that felt like the playoffs. Can we please just skip September and move straight on into October? Would anyone object to this? Red Sox 2, Tigers 1: An ALCS preview? Jon Lester outduels Max Scherzer in a tight game with…

  14. Johnny Cueto throws 35-pitch bullpen session

    Sep 3, 2013, 11:39 PM EDT

    cueto getty

    From C. Trent Rosecrans of the Cincinnati Enquirer comes word that Reds right-hander Johnny Cueto threw 35 pitches off a mound Tuesday at Great American Ball Park and looked “impressive.” Cueto has been on the shelf since departing his June 28 start against the Rangers with a severely-strained right lat muscle. He is aiming to…

  15. Video: Billy Hamilton picks up first career stolen base

    Sep 3, 2013, 9:48 PM EDT

    billy hamilton getty

    Reds speedster Billy Hamilton made his major league debut as a pinch-runner on Tuesday night after a Ryan Ludwick single to center field and stole second base off Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina. Molina probably would have had him if the throw was on line, but knowledge of Hamilton’s base-stealing prowess likely caused the five-time Gold…

  16. And That Happened: Monday’s scores and highlights

    Sep 3, 2013, 6:25 AM EDT

    Minnesota Twins v Houston Astros

    Twins 10, Astros 6: Rookie and independent league veteran Chris Colabello homered twice including a grand slam to break a 6-6 tie in the ninth. Entering Sunday he was on an 0 for 23 skid and now here he is having the best day of his life. Probably the best day he’ll ever have at a ballpark.…

  17. The Cardinals had a nightmare Labor Day

    Sep 2, 2013, 4:12 PM EDT

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    I bet St. Louis fans are glad that’s over. In addition to losing Yadier Molina mid-game due to a sore left wrist, the Cardinals were walloped by the Reds today, 7-2. Ace Adam Wainwright was shelled for six earned runs in six innings. That’s the second straight awful start for Wainwright since he tossed 128 pitches…

  18. Todd Helton doubles in the seventh for 2,500th career hit

    Sep 1, 2013, 7:05 PM EDT

    Todd Helton

    Long time Rockies first baseman Todd Helton sliced a double down the left field line against Reds reliever Curtis Partch in the bottom of the seventh for his 2,500th career hit. Helton narrowly beat left fielder Chris Heisey‘s throw to second base for the double. There was a brief pause in the game as Helton…

  19. Joey Votto wants to lead the league in OPS and WAR

    Aug 30, 2013, 7:45 PM EDT

    Joey Votto Getty

    At FanGraphs, David Laurila polled a handful (12, to be specific) of Major Leaguers about with which offensive statistic they would like to lead the league. It’s quite fascinating, particularly that the most popular answer was not batting average, runs, or RBI, but OPS. Had you randomly polled 12 players five years ago, I would…

  20. The Reds will call up Billy Hamilton on Monday

    Aug 30, 2013, 7:05 PM EDT

    Cincinnati Reds Photo Day

    John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer is reporting that the Reds will be promoting outfield prospect Billy Hamilton from Triple-A Louisville on Monday after rosters have expanded. Hamilton was rated the #20 overall prospect by Baseball America going into the season. In 356 trips to the plate, he has hit just .256 with a .308…

  21. Quote of the Day: Ron Darling on Brandon Phillips

    Aug 29, 2013, 2:14 PM EDT

    Cincinnati Reds Photo Day

    Brandon Phillips lashing out at a reporter yesterday has led to a lot of interesting discussions about the player/reporter relationship. My favorite is by Will Leitch of Sports On Earth, who wrote an interesting article about the power struggle that players always dominate. While announcing this afternoon’s Mets game Ron Darling also had a good…

  22. And That Happened: Wednesday’s scores and highlights

    Aug 29, 2013, 7:05 AM EDT

    Brandon Moss

    Athletics 14, Tigers 4: We had this game on for a bit, got bored and decided to watch some random stuff we had recorded. When the show ended we went back to the game to see the A’s up 14-1. Allison let’s out a big “oh for f***’s sake!” and quickly turns on the “Awesom-O”…

  23. Brandon Phillips goes off on Cincinnati Enquirer baseball writer C. Trent Rosecrans

    Aug 28, 2013, 8:31 PM EDT

    brandon phillips

    Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips apparently took issue with something written recently by the stat-minded C. Trent Rosecrans of the Cincinnati Enquirer and went off on Rosecrans in the visitor manager’s office Wednesday evening at Busch Stadium with manager Dusty Baker looking on. ESPN 101, a St. Louis-based radio station, just posted audio of the…

  24. The Long Sad History of Injured Pitchers

    Aug 28, 2013, 12:48 PM EDT

    Matt Harvey

    There seems to be an impression out there that pitchers get hurt today more than they ever did before. It seems that every time a high profile pitcher gets hurt — the latest of these being Mets phenom Matt Harvey — that we get a rash of stories like this one from my friend Terry…

  25. Shin-Soo Choo joins the 100-100 club

    Aug 28, 2013, 10:30 AM EDT

    Miami Marlins v Cincinnati Reds

    It’s not a crazy-special club — we’re not talking Barry Bonds territory here — but round number-lovers among you will enjoy noting that last night Shin-Soo Choo joined the 100-100 club, hitting his 100th homer. He topped the century mark in stolen bases on Sunday when he snagged two, giving him 101 for his career.…

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