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Unassuming Leake keys Reds win

CINCINNATI -- Mike Leake is an unassuming figure. Put him up against the likes of a Jonathan Broxton and, well, one is a little more intimidating than the other. If people haven't figured it out yet, it's not good to judge Leake no matter where he is on the baseball field. Leake's performances on the pitching mound and in the batter's box Tuesday were instrumental...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Pirates quietly finish off Reds 8-7 in suspended game

CINCINNATI -- After a wild Monday night, the Reds and Pirates quietly finished off their suspended game in dryer, colder conditions Tuesday at Great American Ball Park. It did nothing to change Cincinnati's fortunes as Pittsburgh won the first game of the three-game series 8-7. The Reds, now 4-9, have now dropped the first game of all five series they have played so far this...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
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Hard work brings Mesoraco a long way

CINCINNATI -- There is either a filed-away report or there was a telephone conversation involving a manager or a coach of the Dayton Dragons talking to Cincinnati Reds general manager Walt Jocketty in 2008. It concerned catcher Devin Mesoraco, the team's No. 1 draft pick in 2007 when Wayne Krivsky was general manager. The message: "We made a mistake. This kid can't play...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
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Things to Watch: This Joey Votto Profile

This is not Bearcat related in the slightest, but this feature about Joey Votto talking about the death of his father and subsequent depression really hit home with me. When I was laying in bed after I woke up this morning, I started thinking about it’s been nearly two years since my dad has died. More specifically, I was thinking about how during the morning I went to get my oil...
Via Bearcats Blog
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Reds, Pirates combine for 10 homers in game suspended after six innings (video)

The Cincinnati Reds and Pittsburgh Pirates combined to set a Great American Ball Park record on Monday by smacking 10 home runs. To make the impressive display of power even more impressive is the teams accomplished the remarkable feat in a game suspended due to inclement weather. By the time the game was suspended in […] The post Reds, Pirates combine for 10 homers in game suspended...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
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Video: Todd Frazier cracks third home run of the season

Your browser does not support iframes.After scoring 12 runs on Sunday, the Reds picked up right where they left off on Monday, thanks to this long drive by Todd Frazier in the bottom of the first.Frazier's third home run of 2014 came with Joey Votto aboard and essentially gave the home team an early 2-0 lead.The Reds are vying to snap a four-game losing streak to Pittsburgh dating...
Via Redlegs Review
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Aroldis Chapman pitches off mound, wows observers

After a horrific scene just three-and-a-half weeks ago, Cincinnati Reds (and really all baseball fans) got a bit of good news today when Aroldis Chapman, the hard-throwing lefty closer for the Reds, threw off the mound for the first time.  Chapman was struck in the face by a line drive off the bat of Kansas City Royals slugger Salvador Perez, breaking facial bones throughout his...
Via Reading Between The Seams
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Chapman feels 'physically, mentally great'

CINCINNATI -- They gathered in the Cincinnati Reds bullpen early Monday afternoon as if somebody was passing out stacks of $100 bills. To the Reds, what was going on in the bullpen was worth about $30 million and even general manager Walt Jocketty was there among the many observers to watch Aroldis Chapman throw off a mound. How did he do? The catcher's glove always pops louder...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Brandon Phillips spoils 'Game of Thrones' with prediction

Cincinnati Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips released this short clip on Saturday in which he let the world know that Joffrey would die. Well, it turns out that the timing of the video couldn’t have been any more accurate as Joffrey actually did die in Sunday night’s episode. Not cool, BP. Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
Via Next Impulse Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Reds jump on Rays pitching early in win

CINCINNATI -- Chris Heisey hit his first grand slam and Devin Mesoraco homered and drove in career high-tying four runs as the Cincinnati Reds took advantage of Tampa Bay's depleted pitching staff for a 12-4 victory on Sunday. The Reds' best offensive showing of the season featured Mesoraco's three-run homer, Joey Votto's two-run shot and Heisey's pinch-hit slam...
Via Fox Sports Florida
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Sunday's batch of Reds news and notes

At 3-8, the Reds officially own Major League Baseball's worst record heading into play on Sunday. Of course, five of those losses have come by one run and another by a walk-off grand slam against the Mets, so it's not as if Bryan Price's club is being completely overmatched. They've been competitive in just about every single game they've played, but while being...
Via Redlegs Review
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Frustration builds as Latos has setback

CINCINNATI -- Mat Latos threw a pitch in the bullpen Friday, grabbed his arm, and flung his glove in frustration. There was pain in his forearm and the Cincinnati Reds immediately stopped his throwing session. It is another giant step backward for the 6-6, 245 pound right hander who has encountered mishap after mishap after mishap since the end of last season. So the return of Latos...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Chapman recovering better than anticipated

Anyone who saw the spring training video of Aroldis Chapman getting struck in the head by a line drive knows how serious the immediate ramifications were at the time. At worst, Chapman may have sustained an injury that would threaten his life, or possibly even his career. At best, Chapman was probably looking at some time on the sidelines due to a concussion and contusion to the...
Via Redlegs Review
5 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Billy Hamilton makes a run happen

One of the big conversations taking place in baseball right now concerns whether or not Billy Hamilton is going to hit enough to stick as an actual long-term regular. It’s a justifiable worry, because Hamilton didn’t exactly tear up the minors, and he hasn’t looked fantastic in his limited exposure to the majors. We won’t […]
Via Fangraphs
7 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Joey Votto does interview dressed as a mountie

Cincinnati Reds first baseman Joey Votto was on Intentional Talk today before the Reds-Cardinals game, and he did his interview with Kevin Millar and Chris Rose dressed like a Mountie, hitting every Canadian stereotype you can imagine. This is pretty amazing.
Via The Outside Corner
8 days ago  |  Discuss
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