Cincinnati Reds lose fifth straight despite Dan Straily’s strong outing

The road woes continued for the Cincinnati Reds on Friday evening, falling to the Pittsburgh Pirates in PNC Park, 4-1. Juan Nicasio baffled Reds hitters throughout his seven innings of work, allowing only three hits and a walk, while striking out eight — including five in the first two frames. With their fifth straight loss, the […] Cincinnati Reds lose fifth straight despite...
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Reds glad to have Bruce, Phillips back in lineup

The Reds got two big pieces in their lineup back in a 4-1 loss to the Pirates at PNC Park on Friday night.
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Simon looks to find groove in start vs. Bucs

The Reds will tangle with the Pirates on Saturday night in the second game of a three-game series at PNC Park. Veteran right-hander Alfredo Simon will make his fifth appearance -- and fourth start -- of the season for the Reds, while Francisco Liriano will take the hill for the Pirates.
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Outlook positive for DeSclafani, Moscot

Reds right-hander Anthony DeSclafani, who is out with a strained left oblique, was sent on a rehab assignment to Class A Dayton on Thursday, but he did not pitch as scheduled.
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Reds struggles not a reflection of rebuild progress

Losers of 12 out of their last 16, the Cincinnati Reds are now performing as advertised this offseason. But that doesn’t mean the team is as bad as recent performances illustrate. There’s actually a lot of good things happening for the club as well, but any silver lining is marred by wins and losses. In an ordinary year in which the Reds are expected to be competitive, that’s...
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10 hours ago

The Unfathomable Reality of a (Temporarily) Awful Joey Votto

It’s always a little dicey writing negative articles. Pointing out deficiencies simply isn’t as fun as pointing out strengths, and there’s something that just feels, well, a little wrong about basing work on something a player is trying so hard to do well. That doesn’t feel like it pertains to this article about Joey Votto, however, mostly because he’s always been extremely...
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Best Cincinnati Reds Ever: Reggie Sanders v. Aroldis Chapman

First Round Matchup | No. 6 Reggie Sanders v. No. 11 Aroldis Chapman Sanders: A seventh round pick by the Cincinnati Reds in 1987, Reggie Sanders spent his first eight seasons in Cincinnati. In his first full season, 1992, Sanders finished fourth in the Rooke of the Year voting behind a few names you may recognize: Eric Karros, Moises Alou […] Best Cincinnati Reds Ever: Reggie...
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19 hours ago

Cincinnati Reds: Scott Schebler would benefit from stay in minors

A trip to the minor leagues may be the best option for the Cincinnati Reds’ rookie outfielder. Coming into the season, left field was a major question for the Reds, as it has been since Adam Dunn was traded in the middle of the 2008 season. By the end of spring training, Adam Duvall and Scott […] Cincinnati Reds: Scott Schebler would benefit from stay in minors - Blog Red Machine...
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1 day ago

Reds’ starter Jon Moscot undergoes X-ray on non-throwing shoulder

According to a report from Mark Sheldon of, Cincinnati Reds’ starting pitcher Jon Moscot experienced discomfort in his surgically repaired left shoulder during Wednesday evening’s matchup against the New York Mets.  Making his exit after five innings presumably due to the soreness, Moscot underwent a X-ray following the game while the club hopes that it is just scar...
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2 days ago

Homer Bailey takes next step on road back to Cincinnati

Homer Bailey let his first pitch go Tuesday night and watched as the ball zipped across the plate, the speed of the pitch registering at 94 miles per hour on the stadium radar. The next two pitches both hit 95 MPH, and just like that, Jackson batter Ian Miller was a strikeout victim and Bailey’s rehab start with the Pensacola Blue Wahoos was off to an impressive start Tuesday night...
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2 days ago

Watch Reds CF Billy Hamilton fly through the air to make amazing grab

When it comes to being a great center fielder, speed is a huge factor. That's something Billy Hamilton of the Cincinnati Reds has plenty of, and it certainly helped on this play.In the fifth inning of Tuesday night's game against the New York Mets, Kevin Plawecki scorched a shot to right-center field in what appeared to be a surefire double. But that's where Hamilton lives, and he...
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Reds' Phillips extends hit streak, then hit by pitch, exits

NEW YORK (AP) Cincinnati Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips has been hit in the finger by a pitch from Mets ace Noah Syndergaard and forced to exit the game Monday night. Phillips was nicked in the fourth inning. He fell to his knees on the grass down the third base line, was examined by a trainer and left. X-rays on his left ring finger were negative. Earlier, Phillips beat...
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Reds RF Bruce put on paternity list, RHP Somsen promoted

NEW YORK (AP) The Cincinnati Reds have put right fielder Jay Bruce on the three-day paternity list and called up right-hander reliever Layne Somsen from Triple-A Louisville. Bruce is expected to miss the three-game series against the Mets that started Monday night in New York. It's planned that he'll rejoin the team in Pittsburgh on Friday after an off day. Bruce leads the Reds...
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Cincinnati Reds announcer has good point on Utley rule

Cincinnati Reds radio announcer Marty Brennaman is known for telling it like it is. This week he stirred controversy by doing just that. With comments critical of Major League Baseball’s new so-called Chase Utley rule. Brennaman stated on Wednesday that he’s not much of a fan of the c Chase Utley rule. Formally known as rule 6.01(j), it’s a rule that discourages the practice...
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Reds had awesome recap of Jake Arrieta’s no-hitter

There wasn’t a whole lot the Cincinnati Reds could say after they were no-hit and blown out by Jake Arrieta and the Chicago Cubs, but the person running the team’s official Twitter account did what he or she could. In addition to being no-hit, the Reds lost 16-0. They did, however, manage to draw four walks and prevent Arrieta from tossing a perfect game. That seems like a good...
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Cincinnati Reds No-Hit by Jake Arrieta

Even though the fell victim to Jake Arrieta throwing the first no-hitter of the season Thursday night, the Cincinnati Reds were able to find a positive in the 16-0 loss. RECAP: #Reds draw four walks vs. Cubs. — Cincinnati Reds (@Reds) April 22, 2016 Well played, fellas. Also finding time to tweet, the Los Angeles Dodgers who, as you might recall, got...
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Discussing the Cincinnati Reds road pitching woes

From a short distance, Cincinnati Reds fans in Ohio were watching their club play at Wrigley Field. On Apr. 11, Reds pitcher Brandon Finnegan took the bump looking to build upon the Reds 5-1 record. Finnegan was pitching a no-hitter into the 7th inning, while holding onto a 3-run lead. For these few hours, fans began to ponder the club’s offensive strength, its pitching staff...
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Cincinnati Reds bullpen issues becoming more visible

The most visible stumbling block for the Cincinnati Reds this season is their bullpen. They have managed to blunder their way through the first two weeks of this season. However, the Reds bullpen issue is nothing new. The Reds have managed to cover up the problem for a few years. For the last few years the Reds had ace Aroldis Chapman up their theoretical sleeve to close out...
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Reds send Iglesias to mound trying to avoid sweep

The Cincinnati Reds arrived in Chicago riding their best start in five years. The Cubs have a chance to exit the series with their best since 1969.After another prosperous night at the plate, they'll seek to complete a three-game sweep against the Reds on Thursday night.Cincinnati was a surprising 5-1 before coming to Wrigley Field and kept the potent Cubs lineup without a hit until...
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Billy Hamilton has Major League Baseball’s fastest home run trot…again

Last year, Major League Baseball introduced new measurements to keep track of different components of baseball that had been previously tough to record. They include spin rate, home run distance, and batted ball speed, to name a few. One component of the game it also measures more accurately than before is home run trot speed. Yesterday, Billy Hamilton set the record for the fastest...
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Film: Eugenio Suarez Experiences Entire Absurdity of Life

For much of Monday evening, the Cincinnati Reds led the Chicago Cubs at the latter’s home park in the city of broad shoulders. Reds left-handed starter Brandon Finnegan didn’t concede his first hit until the seventh inning — and, even after a series of unconvincing appearances by a collection of Cincinnati relievers, that club still held a 3-2 lead heading into the bottom...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

It’s Time to Talk About Eugenio Suarez

I would be remiss if I wrote an article about a young player showing ridiculous power in the first week of the season and failed to mention Trevor Story. Consider him mentioned! Hand him the MVP and Rookie of the Year already, stop pitching to him, all that. He’s been great. But here’s someone who’s also been great: a 24-year-old shortstop-turned-third baseman for the rebuilding...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

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