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  1. Woman found tied up in Aroldis Chapman’s hotel room charged with lying to police

    Jun 21, 2012, 10:01 AM EDT

    Detroit Tigers v Cincinnati Reds

    Last month Aroldis Chapman‘s hotel room in Pittsburgh was robbed and police found a woman inside tied up. Claudia Manrique initially claimed that a man entered the room posing as a maintenance worker, but under questioning her story repeatedly changed. She eventually admitted to first meeting the man at a local convenience store, telling police…

  2. NL All-Star balloting update: Melky in, Braun out

    Jun 19, 2012, 6:40 PM EDT

    Bochy's Angels?

    Just like in Monday’s AL balloting update, one spot in the National League projected All-Star lineup changed hands this week. Melky Cabrera moved ahead of Ryan Braun into third place in the outfield. Cabrera is deserving based on his performance this season, but one can’t help but notice that Giants fans have been awfully generous…

  3. Bronson Arroyo and Aroldis Chapman cover Adam Sandler

    Jun 19, 2012, 12:50 PM EDT

    adam sandler

    Reds pitchers Bronson Arroyo and Aroldis Chapman visited the MLB Fan Cave yesterday while wearing red hooded sweatshirts, so naturally Arroyo broke out his guitar and they did a duet, baseball-themed version of the Adam Sandler song “Red Hooded Sweatshirt” from his Saturday Night Live days. Arroyo actually does a pretty solid Sandler impression along…

  4. Dusty Baker declines comment on feud, lets Reds’ bats do the talking against Derek Lowe

    Jun 19, 2012, 11:19 AM EDT

    Dusty Baker

    Dusty Baker and Derek Lowe had a war of words last week that culminated in Lowe saying “I have zero respect for the guy” and Baker saying “there was a good chance he was drinking at the ballpark.” Not surprisingly last night’s rematch series between the Reds and Indians drew a ton of media coverage…

  5. Mat Latos allows three homers, thinks Indians stole signs

    Jun 19, 2012, 10:47 AM EDT

    sign stealers

    Mat Latos got rocked for seven runs last night against Cleveland, serving up three homers in four innings, and afterward the Reds right-hander said he thinks the Indians were stealing his signs from catcher Ryan Hanigan. Here’s what Latos told Tom Groeschen of the Cincinnati Enquirer: I thought I made some good pitches that they…

  6. Scott Rolen returns to Reds after more shoulder problems

    Jun 18, 2012, 3:15 PM EDT

    Scott Rolen

    Scott Rolen changed his mind and agreed to go on a minor-league rehab assignment to show the Reds his perpetually injured shoulder was strong enough for a return from the disabled list and apparently homering at Triple-A over the weekend convinced them he’s ready. Rolen is back from the DL after missing the past five…

  7. MVP again? Joey Votto leads the NL in everything, basically

    Jun 18, 2012, 12:48 PM EDT

    Cincinnati Reds v Houston Astros

    Joey Votto hit .289 with a .939 OPS in April. Then he hit .355 with a 1.160 OPS in May. And now he’s hitting .491 with a 1.392 OPS in June. Overall the former MVP leads the National League in batting average (.366), on-base percentage (.489), slugging percentage (.652), OPS (1.141), doubles (28), extra-base hits…

  8. Jon Jay set to begin rehab assignment this week

    Jun 18, 2012, 8:58 AM EDT

    jon jay ap

    Refreshing news here for the scuffling Cardinals. According to beat reporter Brian Stull of 101 ESPN in St. Louis, center fielder Jon Jay has been cleared to embark on a minor league rehab assignment Wednesday afternoon with Triple-A Memphis. Jay was placed on the disabled list in mid-May with a right shoulder sprain, suffered on…

  9. After five years, Johnny Cueto finally has an extra-base hit

    Jun 17, 2012, 4:25 PM EDT

    Johnny Cueto

    Reds starter Johnny Cueto delivered a ground rule double in the third inning Sunday, giving him his first extra-base hit in his 217th major league at-bat. Cueto entered the day with a lifetime .088/.124/.088 line and four RBI in 216 at-bats. He was 2-for-24 with 10 strikeouts this season. Apparently, the rare need for him…

  10. Jason Bay placed on 7-day concussion disabled list

    Jun 16, 2012, 2:51 PM EDT

    Jason Bay Getty

    As expected, the Mets announced this afternoon that Jason Bay was placed on the 7-day disabled list with a concussion. Justin Turner was activated from the disabled list to replace him on the active roster. Bay suffered the concussion last night when he slammed his head and neck into the left field fence while attempting…

  11. Jason Bay exits game with possible concussion

    Jun 15, 2012, 8:59 PM EDT

    Jason Bay AP

    Jason Bay just can’t catch a break. Bay, who recently returned from the disabled list after fracturing his rib while attempting to make a diving catch, left tonight’s game against the Reds in the top of the second inning after trying to make a diving catch on a fly ball hit by Jay Bruce. Bay…

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

    Jun 15, 2012, 5:40 AM EDT

    Dusty Baker, Brandon Phillips

    Reds 12, Indians 5: One in a bunch of lopsided Thursday games. Brandon Phillips simply abuses Indians pitching as a rule and he did so again yesterday, driving in four. And he likes it too. He said after the game: “Deep down, it feels good to beat up on the Tribe.” Michael Brantley extended his hitting…

  13. Change of plans: Scott Rolen agrees to rehab assignment

    Jun 14, 2012, 1:20 PM EDT

    Scott Rolen

    Earlier this week Scott Rolen indicated that he’d prefer not to go on a minor-league rehab assignment before returning from the disabled list, but apparently the Reds have talked him into playing a few games at Triple-A. John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports that Rolen will begin his rehab stint tomorrow and spend the…

  14. Dusty Baker unloads both barrels at Derek Lowe

    Jun 14, 2012, 11:00 AM EDT

    Dusty Baker

    Dusty Baker was reached for comment this morning regarding the Derek Lowe stuff. And he let fire with both barrels. John Fay of Cincinnati.com has the story, with these delicious quotes among others: “I’m not denying nothing. I didn’t order anyone to hit him. I told (Mat Latos) to buzz him and make him uncomfortable.…

  15. Derek Lowe on Dusty Baker: “I have zero respect for the guy”

    Jun 14, 2012, 9:42 AM EDT

    Cleveland Indians v Cincinnati Reds

    In last night’s Reds-Indians game, Cleveland starter Derek Lowe was brushed back with a mid-90s fastball from Mat Latos. Not something you see happen to a pitcher very often, especially when there were no plunkings of other shenanigans previously. Which, in this game or series, there was not. So what gives? After the game MLB.com’s Jordan…

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

    Jun 14, 2012, 6:22 AM EDT

    Matt Cain, Buster Posey

    Giants 10, Astros 0: A simply unbelievable night for Matt Cain.  As we noted last night, this was among the best games ever pitched in the history of baseball. Perfection is one thing. Doing it while striking out 14 is dominant perfection.  And don’t try to diminish it by saying “hey, it was the Astros.”…

  17. The Cincinnati Reds are sick

    Jun 13, 2012, 5:31 PM EDT

    Reds logo small

    No, that’s not some figure of speech. It’s a literal description: There was a big pot of chicken soup in the dining area of the Cincinnati Reds’ clubhouse on Wednesday. Several players were in the trainer’s room getting intravenous fluids. A day after a stomach virus went through the team, the Reds were starting to…

  18. There was a big baseball scandal, sorta

    Jun 13, 2012, 3:00 PM EDT

    Hush Hush

    Ben Badler of Baseball America reports on an age/identity scandal involving one of the more notable buscones in the Dominican Republic, who actually falsified his own son’s age in order to induce the Mariners into signing him: A son of Enrique Soto, one of the most powerful trainers in the Dominican Republic over the last…

  19. So far Bryce Harper is the best 19-year-old hitter of all time

    Jun 13, 2012, 1:50 PM EDT

    Bryce Harper

    Last night Bryce Harper launched a mammoth home run and then gave the leader in the clubhouse for best quote of the season, and he’s already followed that up by hitting a double this afternoon against the Blue Jays. Midway through his 41st career game Harper is now hitting .309 with a .391 on-base percentage…

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

    Jun 13, 2012, 6:02 AM EDT

    Kansas City's Mendoza delivers a pitch against Milwaukee in their MLB baseball game in Kansas City

    Royals 2, Brewers 1: Luis Mendoza took a no-hitter into the seventh, but it was still close as prodigal Royal Zack Greinke was pretty sharp too, striking out eight and allowing one run over seven innings. Billy Butler‘s RBI single in the eighth was the difference. White Sox 6, Cardinals 1: Paul Konerko is batting…

  21. Don’t expect many strikeouts in Twins-Phillies game tonight

    Jun 12, 2012, 4:16 PM EDT

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    There are lots of big-name starters pitching tonight–Felix Hernandez, Adam Wainwright, Zack Greinke, Johnny Cueto, Madison Bumgarner, CC Sabathia–but to me the most interesting matchup of the day involves a pair of back-of-the-rotation starters in the Minnesota-Philadelphia game. Nick Blackburn of the Twins and Kyle Kendrick of the Phillies have two of the four lowest…

  22. This week’s NL All-Star voting update

    Jun 12, 2012, 3:30 PM EDT

    All Star Game Logo

    Biggest move: at catcher, where Buster Posey has passed Yadier Molina.  The results: Catcher Buster Posey: 1,713,839 Yadier Molina: 1,576,199 First Base Joey Votto: 2,108,725 Lance Berkman:851,373 Second Base Dan Uggla: 1,341,088 Brandon Phillips:885,250 Third Base David Wright: 1,358,992 Pablo Sandoval:1,103,650 Shortstop Troy Tulowitzki:1,200,256 Rafael Furcal: 1,183,096 Outfield Matt Kemp: 2,589,464 Carlos Beltran: 1,782,831 Ryan…

  23. Ervin Santana on pace to allow third-most homers of all time

    Jun 11, 2012, 2:14 PM EDT

    Ervin Santana

    Ervin Santana and Coors Field is a match made in homer-allowing heaven and sure enough the Angels right-hander served up two more long balls versus the Rockies yesterday. (He also got the “win” while allowing seven runs in 5.2 innings, because pitcher “wins” are hilarious.) Santana has now allowed 18 homers in 80 innings spread…

  24. Aroldis Chapman is suddenly human

    Jun 11, 2012, 8:45 AM EDT

    Detroit Tigers v Cincinnati Reds

    Kudos to Dusty Baker for using his best relief pitcher in the eighth inning. But, sadly, it did not work last night as the previously invincible Aroldis Chapman proved, um, vinceable, giving up a lead and paving the way for the Tigers 7-6 victory in Cincinnati last night. The first two hitters reached against Logan…

  25. Was Jose Valverde throwing spitballs last night?

    Jun 11, 2012, 7:41 AM EDT

    ValverdeSpit2

    I was alerted to this video via Twitter by … Dallas Latos?  Who I guess is Reds pitcher Mat Latos‘ wife.  She has a blog at MLB saying so anyway. I sorta don’t care. The point of this post is the video, not who’s sending it around. And the point of the video is that…

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