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  1. The Silver Slugger Awards are announced

    Nov 8, 2012, 6:05 PM EDT

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    This year’s Silver Slugger Award winners are being unveiled tonight during a one-hour special on MLB Network. The Silver Slugger Award is given annually to the best offensive player at each position in the American League and National League and is voted on by coaches and managers. We’ll run the winners down here as they…

  2. Gold Glove finalists announced

    Oct 29, 2012, 1:20 PM EDT

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    I stopped caring about the Gold Glove awards sometime between designated hitter Rafael Palmeiro winning one as a “first baseman” and Derek Jeter winning five as a “shortstop” but MLB has announced three (or four) finalists per league at each position and here they are: (Note: Coaches and managers vote for the Gold Glove award…

  3. An early guess at Team USA’s WBC lineup

    Oct 17, 2012, 6:31 PM EDT

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    If Derek Jeter‘s broken ankle didn’t take him out of the mix for the World Baseball Classic the moment it happened, today’s news that he needs surgery definitely makes the issue moot. But as unfortunate as Jeter’s injury is for the Yankees, it’s not necessarily a bad thing for Team USA in next spring’s World…

  4. Jeremy Affeldt’s status in question after another weird injury

    Oct 12, 2012, 5:20 PM EDT

    Jeremy Affeldt

    UPDATE: X-rays came back negative, so Affeldt is hoping to be available for Game 1 of the NLCS. ========== For the third time in the past 18 months Giants reliever Jeremy Affeldt has suffered a weird injury. Back in late 2011 he sliced his right hand while separating hamburger patties for a barbeque and needed…

  5. Dusty Baker just managed the Reds out of a possible rally

    Oct 11, 2012, 3:27 PM EDT

    Dusty Baker

    Bottom of the sixth inning, the Reds coming back. A Ryan Ludwick homer brings them to within three runs.  Then, Jay Bruce walks, Scott Rolen singles, putting Bruce on second. Ryan Hanigan comes up to the plate — still no one out — and works the count full.  Matt Cain is on the ropes! Then…

  6. Giants-Reds Game 5 Lineups: Scott Rolen is back at 3B for Game 5

    Oct 11, 2012, 11:00 AM EDT

    San Francisco Giants v Cincinnati Reds - Game Three

    Dusty Baker is going with Scott Rolen in the decisive Game 5. Baker’s quote: “That’s what got us here.”  I agree. If Rolen had not been in the lineup for Game 3, there is every reason to think that the Reds would not be playing in a Game 5 … Here’s the Reds lineup for today’s game:…

  7. NLDS Game 4 lineups: Giants vs. Reds

    Oct 10, 2012, 2:14 PM EDT

    bruce bochy and dusty baker

    Here are the lineups for Game 4 of the NLDS between the Giants and Reds, in Cincinnati: SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS CINCINNATI REDS 1. Angel Pagan, CF 1. Brandon Phillips, 2B 2. Marco Scutaro, 2B 2. Zack Cozart, SS 3. Pablo Sandoval, 3B 3. Joey Votto, 1B 4. Buster Posey, 1B 4. Ryan Ludwick, LF 5.…

  8. Giants and Reds head to extra innings in NLDS Game 3

    Oct 9, 2012, 8:55 PM EDT

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    The Reds scored one run on a Jay Bruce RBI single in the bottom of the first inning and San Francisco answered back on a sacrifice fly from Angel Pagan in the top of the third. But that’s where the scoring summary stops through nine innings of this NLDS Game 3 at Great American Ball…

  9. Reds again strike first in Game 3 of NLDS vs. Giants

    Oct 9, 2012, 6:11 PM EDT

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    If the Giants want to remain alive in the 2012 postseason, they’ll have to get rolling soon. The hot-hitting Reds jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the first inning of Tuesday night’s NLDS Game 3 against the Giants and have now scored first in all three games of this five-game set. Zack Cozart walked,…

  10. NLDS Game 3 lineups: Giants vs. Reds

    Oct 9, 2012, 1:50 PM EDT

    bruce bochy and dusty baker

    Here are the lineups for Game 3 of the NLDS between the Giants and Reds, in Cincinnati: SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS CINCINNATI REDS 1. Angel Pagan, CF 1. Brandon Phillips, 2B 2. Marco Scutaro, 2B 2. Zack Cozart, SS 3. Pablo Sandoval, 3B 3. Joey Votto, 1B 4. Buster Posey, C 4. Ryan Ludwick, LF 5.…

  11. NLDS Game 2 lineups: Reds vs. Giants

    Oct 7, 2012, 5:52 PM EDT

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    Here are the lineups for Game 2 of the NLDS between the Reds and Giants. First pitch is 9:30 p.m. ET: CINCINNATI REDS SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS 1. Brandon Phillips, 2B 1. Angel Pagan, CF 2. Zack Cozart, SS 2. Marco Scutaro, 2B 3. Joey Votto, 1B 3. Pablo Sandoval, 3B 4. Ryan Ludwick, LF 4.…

  12. Matt Cain proves beatable in postseason for first time

    Oct 7, 2012, 1:18 AM EDT

    Matt Cain, Jay Bruce

    The Giants were so dominant in the 2010 postseason that Matt Cain had no chance to match Cole Hamels‘ feat from 2008. Hamels went 4-0 and his team won all five of his starts as the Phillies marched to a World Series victory. Cain, on the other hand, pitched just three times as the Giants…

  13. Brandon Phillips’ star turn guides Reds to Game 1 win

    Oct 7, 2012, 1:05 AM EDT

    Brandon Phillips, Marco Scutaro

    Sure he’s a two-time All-Star, but maybe Brandon Phillips is feeling a little anonymous in Cincinnati. He certainly increased his profile Saturday as the Reds beat the Giants 5-2 in Game 1 of the NLDS. Let’s run through the highlights: – Phillips opened the scoring in the third with a two-run homer off Matt Cain.…

  14. NLDS Preview: Giants vs. Reds

    Oct 6, 2012, 8:30 AM EDT

    Buster Posey AP

    You can’t predict baseball, but you can at least lay out the parameters. So let’s take a look at what the Giants and Reds have in store for us in the National League Division Series. The Teams San Francisco Giants (94-68) vs. Cincinnati Reds (97-65) The Matchups Game 1 Saturday in San Francisco: Johnny Cueto vs.…

  15. The Brewers die a very appropriate death

    Sep 27, 2012, 4:00 PM EDT

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    It has to be over for the Brewers now. They just lost 2-1 to the Reds, dropping them four back in the wild card race pending the outcome of tonight’s games.  It was a thin hope they had before — probably no real hope — but even the optimists have to jump ship now. The…

  16. Reds beat Dodgers, clinch National League Central

    Sep 22, 2012, 7:31 PM EDT

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    The first division crown of 2012 has been claimed. Mat Latos fanned seven batters over eight shutout innings and Jay Bruce hit his 34th home run of the season as the Reds rolled to an easy 6-0 victory on Saturday afternoon over the Dodgers, locking up the National League Central in front of a crowd…

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

    Sep 5, 2012, 6:11 AM EDT

    Orioles Tolleson, Machado, and Betemit celebrate defeating the Blue Jays during their MLB American League baseball game in Toronto

    Orioles 12, Blue Jays 0: Zach Britton throwing seven shutout innings + Mark Reynolds driving in four + Yankees losing = First place for the Orioles dudes. Rays 5, Yankees 2: This is that Yankees loss I just mentioned. Freddy Garcia allowed five runs over five. I know this isn’t the case, but as I sit…

  18. Jay Bruce carries the Reds to latest victory

    Sep 4, 2012, 11:08 PM EDT

    Jay Bruce

    Jay Bruce‘s burden is about to get lighter with Joey Votto expected to rejoin Cincinnati’s lineup Wednesday. Not that it’s bothered him so far. Bruce hit a two-run homer that gave the Reds’ their only runs Tuesday in a 2-1 win over the Phillies. It was Bruce’s third straight game with a homer. He’s hit…

  19. Royals prospect Wil Myers named Baseball America minor league player of the year

    Sep 4, 2012, 12:46 PM EDT

    Wil Myers

    Baseball America announced its annual minor league player of the year today and the winner is Royals prospect Wil Myers, who hit .314 with 37 homers in 134 games between Double-A and Triple-A at age 21. J.J. Cooper’s lengthy article about Myers includes this interesting tidbit: He joins Paul Konerko, Troy Glaus, Jose Canseco, and…

  20. Todd Frazier appears bench-bound following Joey Votto’s return

    Aug 22, 2012, 7:55 PM EDT

    Todd Frazier, Josh Thole

    With a .294 average, 18 homers and 55 RBI in 313 at-bats, Todd Frazier has been the National League’s best rookie hitter this year. Still, the Reds might struggle to find a role for him after Joey Votto comes off the disabled list, the Cincinnati Enquirer’s John Fay reports. Reds manager Dusty Baker made it…

  21. Matt Harvey is dominant. Frank Francisco is drunk?

    Aug 16, 2012, 11:03 PM EDT

    Matt Harvey

    The Mets are playing out the string at this point, but at least they’re keeping things interesting. Matt Harvey limited the Reds to one run in 7 2/3 innings and struck out eight in the Mets’ 8-4 win on Thursday. He also had a two-run double off Homer Bailey in the contest. Frank Francisco put…

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

    Aug 15, 2012, 5:30 AM EDT

    Yankees Kuroda pitches to Rangers in MLB game in New York

    It was shutout Tuesday, apparently. Let’s tally the goose eggs: Yankees 3, Rangers 0: Hiroki Kuroda with the two-hit shutout. He was masterful, but man, there were a lot of ill-advised Texas swings in the parts of this one I watched. Either Kuroda had them more fooled than someone on the foolingest day of his life…

  23. Marty Brennaman is going to have to shave his head

    Jul 29, 2012, 7:35 PM EDT

    Marty Brennaman, Bill Cosby

    The Reds’ legendary broadcaster Marty Brennaman will be sporting a new look a week from now. The 70-year-old Ford C. Frick Award winner pledged earlier this year that he’d shave his head for a 10-game winning streak, and the Reds came through with one Sunday by beating the Rockies 7-2. Before today’s game, Brennaman said…

  24. Giancarlo Stanton to undergo knee surgery, out a month

    Jul 7, 2012, 7:01 PM EDT

    Giancarlo Stanton

    Giancarlo Stanton‘s sore right knee failed its test Saturday when he was returned to Miami’s lineup, so he’ll undergo surgery to remove bone chips Sunday or Monday. Manager Ozzie Guillen said he expected Stanton to miss 4-6 weeks, but players have occasionally returned from such surgeries after two or three weeks. The Marlins will have…

  25. And That Happened: Sunday’s scores and higlights

    Jul 2, 2012, 5:30 AM EDT

    Ramon Santiago, Austin Jackson

    It was a really rough weekend for people in Indiana, Ohio, West Virginia, Maryland, Virginia and Washington D.C. Storms, trees down, power outages and intense heat made it for a really crappy weekend. We were fairly lucky here at Chez Craigy. The power was out for only about 24 hours before coming back Saturday evening.…

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