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  1. Homer Bailey throws a no-hitter against the Giants

    Jul 2, 2013, 9:57 PM EDT

    homer bailey getty

    TOP OF THE NINTH: Bailey made a nice play on a high-bouncing comebacker from the Giants’ No. 8 hitter, Brandon Crawford, to get the first out in the ninth and struck out pinch-hitter Tony Abreu with a 97 mph fastball for the second out. Gregor Blanco, who drew the walk in the seventh inning to break…

  2. All-Star voting update: down the stretch they come!

    Jul 2, 2013, 5:06 PM EDT

    2013 All Star Game Logo

    Fan voting ends Thursday. Here are the results through yesterday for both leagues as we hit the home stretch: AMERICAN LEAGUE FIRST BASE 1. Chris Davis, Orioles, 5,468,703 2. Prince Fielder, Tigers, 3,280,681 3. Albert Pujols, Angels, 1,140,420 4. Mike Napoli, Red Sox, 1,123,281 5. Mitch Moreland, Rangers, 1,007,675 SECOND BASE 1. Robinson Cano, Yankees,…

  3. Marty Brennaman slags Saberists, Joey Votto’s lack of RBI

    Jun 22, 2013, 9:00 PM EDT

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    “Saber people get all worked up over BB’s, Joey Votto is paid to drive in runs, and he’s on pace for 80 RBI.”-Marty B, 700 WLW #Reds — Lance McAlister (@LanceMcAlister) June 22, 2013 It’s not just the walks that make Saberists praise Joey Votto, though. Entering tonight’s game against the Diamondbacks, Votto was hitting…

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

    Jun 18, 2013, 6:59 AM EDT

    New York Mets v Atlanta Braves

    Braves 2, Mets 1: A three-hour and fifty-two minute rain delay? Really? Despite that, Dillon Gee shut the Braves out through eight and a third and drove in the Mets’ only run. And despite that he gave up a walkoff two-run homer to Freddie Freeman just before 1:30 AM. Now they play a day-night doubleheader. Expect many…

  5. NL All-Star voting update

    Jun 17, 2013, 1:40 PM EDT

    2013 All Star Game Logo

    Yadier Molina and Buster Posey are neck-and-neck tatto. David Wright is getting help from the cougars! Did Domonoic Brown do something awful to the pets of every All-Star voter? Confused? You won’t be, after this week’s episode of … “SOAP!” Er, sorry. After this week’s NL All-Star voting update: FIRST BASE Joey Votto, Reds 2,047,945…

  6. Mike Matheny on instant replay: “the writing is on the wall”

    Jun 10, 2013, 8:23 AM EDT

    St. Louis Cardinals v Cincinnati Reds

    Cardinals manager Mike Matheny has been generally against expanded instant replay because, in his words, it could open up a “pandora’s box.” But he has changed his mind on that as of Saturday night. That game ended on a blown call in which Joey Votto was pulled off the first base bag on a throw…

  7. The first round of NL All-Star balloting results has been released

    Jun 4, 2013, 1:30 PM EDT

    2013 All Star Game Logo

    Yesterday was the AL, today the Senior Circuit. Here are the vote leaders by position: First Base: Joey Votto, 1,044,742 Second Base: Brandon Phillips, 1,019,240 Third Base: Pablo Sandoval, 1,094,475 Shortstop: Troy Tulowitzki, 1,025,844 Outfield: Justin Upton, 1,184,249, Bryce Harper, 1,182,532, Ryan Braun 945,665 Catcher: Buster Posey, 1,275,956 They don’t do DH balloting in the NL, obviously.  All of the vote totals can…

  8. Lean in: Shin-Soo Choo is on pace for 48 hit by pitches

    Jun 3, 2013, 10:47 AM EDT

    Miami Marlins v Cincinnati Reds

    Reds center fielder and leadoff man Shin-Soo Choo was hit by a pitch yesterday for the 17th time this season, which leads baseball by a wide margin over Starling Marte with 12. And no one else has been hit by more than seven pitches. Some other crazy stats to consider … Coming into this season…

  9. Brewers’ Jean Segura is first in four years to collect six hits

    May 29, 2013, 1:07 AM EDT

    Jean Segura

    Jean Segura tied a Brewers record Tuesday by going 6-for-7 in a 14-inning loss to the Twins.  All of Segura’s hits were singles. The last was a liner to right that would have been caught by a better defender than Ryan Doumit, but it was still hit pretty sharply. It made him the first player…

  10. Dusty Baker wants players to start fighting and stop cursing

    May 28, 2013, 10:47 AM EDT

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    Dusty Baker is a tough guy to get a handle on. Yesterday the Reds manager dove head-first into the Johnny Cueto-Matt Garza feud by saying that he thinks players should settle disputes by locking themselves in a room and fighting until “somebody hits the ground.” Then later in the same afternoon he publicly criticized his…

  11. Kyuji Fujikawa headed back to disabled list with forearm strain

    May 27, 2013, 8:28 PM EDT

    Kyuji Fujikawa Getty

    Kyuji Fujikawa already had one stint on the disabled list this season due to a right forearm strain, but now he’s facing another extended absence with what’s believed to be the same injury. Fujikawa was placed on the 15-day disabled list today after he was forced to leave Sunday’s outing against the Reds. Paul Sullivan…

  12. Joey Votto and the generation gap

    May 24, 2013, 7:55 PM EDT

    Joey Votto

    Two articles were posted recently in stark contract to one another. The first is a very insightful piece by ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick, detailing Reds first baseman Joey Votto‘s approach to hitting. The second was a not-so-insightful piece by Paul Daugherty of the Enquire, taking a swipe at Votto because he doesn’t have many runs batted…

  13. The NL All-Star starting lineup will outshine the AL’s

    May 22, 2013, 11:42 PM EDT

    Justin Upton

    OK, so there hasn’t been any actual All-Star ballot results released yet. That doesn’t mean I can’t do my fun little exercise here. What follows is my best guess at the All-Star Game starting lineups. National League CF Andrew McCutchen 2B Brandon Phillips 1B Joey Votto LF Justin Upton RF Bryce Harper 3B David Wright…

  14. Settling the Score: Saturday’s results

    May 19, 2013, 8:54 AM EDT

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    Because the Cardinals have been just as hot and currently hold the top spot in the National League Central standings, the Reds’ run of success over the past couple of weeks has flown somewhat under the radar. Cincinnati was at it again on Saturday evening at Philadelphia’s Citizens Bank Park, routing the host Phillies by…

  15. Joey Votto reaches base six times as Reds rout Phillies

    May 18, 2013, 7:19 PM EDT

    Joey Votto

    If you needed a reminder that Joey Votto is the best pure hitter in baseball, you got one this evening as the Reds defeated the Phillies 10-0. Joey Votto came to the plate six times and reached base all six times, including a two-run home run in the top of the ninth that served as…

  16. Is Manny Machado in the same echelon as Mike Trout and Bryce Harper?

    May 11, 2013, 6:45 PM EDT

    Manny Machado

    MASN’s Steve Melewski argues that Manny Machado should be considered in the same conversation as Mike Trout and Bryce Harper when it comes to the best young players in baseball. The Orioles’ 20-year-old third baseman is off to a fantastic start in 2013, carrying a .314/.356/.503 line through 166 plate appearances. By Baseball Reference WAR,…

  17. Video: Brandon Phillips turned a pretty nifty double play last night

    May 11, 2013, 10:36 AM EDT

    Brandon Phillips Getty

    Brandon Phillips is no stranger to excellent plays with the glove, but his double play against the Brewers last night was pretty ridiculous. Phillips also pitched in at the plate, as he went 2-for-4 with a home run and two RBI. His solo shot off Mike Gonzalez in the bottom of the seventh ended up…

  18. You asked me questions on Twitter. I shall answer them.

    May 2, 2013, 1:32 PM EDT

    Luke Leia

    The more basebally ones will be saved for tomorrow’s HBT Daily. Here are the ones that don’t lend themselves as well to video: Q: Better BlueJays manager? John Gibbons #1 or John Gibbons #2? Which one was played by Dick York? I liked that one better. Q: Why do you hate kittens? This is inspired…

  19. And That Happened: Thursday’s scores and hightlights

    Apr 26, 2013, 6:04 AM EDT

    Kansas City Royals v Detroit Tigers

    Royals 8, Tigers 3: You can try to make Phil Coke a multi-inning reliever all you want, but he’s still going to be a lefty specialist. And when he comes in and has trouble even getting the lefties out, you can’t stick with him. He’s not the one who gave up the grand slam to…

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

    Apr 22, 2013, 6:22 AM EDT

    Detroit Tigers v Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

    Angels 4, Tigers 3: Watched most of this one as I painted a couple of rooms in my house. Two highlights of the game for me were (1) overhearing my girlfriend use some really bad language the second or third time the Tigers left the bases loaded; and (2) Tigers color commentator Rod Allen, when describing…

  21. Joey Votto is not struggling

    Apr 19, 2013, 8:10 PM EDT

    Joey Votto

    The good news: most people don’t think Joey Votto — who leads baseball by a wide margin with 24 walks and a .526 on-base percentage — is really struggling. The bad news: Reds broadcaster Marty Brennaman, who has a large audience and is very persuasive, thinks Votto is struggling, according to Reds blog Red Reporter.…

  22. Reds quickly finish off suspended game, winning 1-0 in ninth

    Apr 17, 2013, 5:54 PM EDT

    Jay Bruce

    After trying and failing to wait out the rains Tuesday night, the scoreless Phillies-Reds game was suspended after 8 1/2 innings. When play resumed Wednesday, the Reds sent four men to the plate and all four reached, ending the game in less than 10 minutes. Zack Cozart singled, Joey Votto walked, Brandon Phillips reached on…

  23. Scoreless in ninth, Phillies-Reds game gets suspended until Wednesday

    Apr 17, 2013, 12:00 AM EDT

    Philadelphia Phillies v Cincinnati Reds

    The Phillies and Reds combined on 17 scoreless half-innings Tuesday before rain delayed the game heading into the bottom of the ninth. With no end to the showers in sign, the game was suspended and will be picked up prior to Wednesday’s scheduled series finale. Kyle Kendrick and Homer Bailey battled in the pitcher’s duel…

  24. Yonder Alonso played second base last night

    Apr 11, 2013, 11:51 AM EDT

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    Cincinnati traded Yonder Alonso in part because they had Joey Votto at first base and didn’t think he could hack it defensively at third base or left field. San Diego has been playing Alonso at first base, where he’s perfectly solid, but last night the Padres forced themselves into using him at third base ……

  25. Reds score nine times in ninth to embarrass Cardinals 13-4

    Apr 8, 2013, 7:40 PM EDT

    Mitchell Boggs

    The joke was on Shin-Soo Choo for most of Monday’s Reds-Cardinals game, as the newly converted center fielder dropped a pair of Yadier Molina flyballs to give St. Louis three of its four runs. Then came the top of the ninth inning. With Cardinals closer Mitchell Boggs in a 4-4 game, the Reds exploded —…

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