Minor League Player of the Day: Denis Phipps (Louisville Bats) – It is pretty slim pickings today for this honor. All 4 minor league teams lost last night and no one had over 2 hits. Phipps hit the only homerun of the night and added a single in 4 at-bats and thus wins today’s [...]
Last week, we brought you the first part of Bill Lack’s excellent discussion with Big Red Machine pitcher Fred Norman. Today, part two. Enjoy!
You can listen with the player at the bottom of this post or right-click here to download the mp3 file to listen at your leisure. For links to all previous [...]
Mark Sheldon just reported that the Reds have adjusted their starting rotation for the upcoming road trip. What hints, if any, does the switch imply for the Reds’ plans when Johnny Cueto returns? Let the wild (and fun) speculation begin. The Reds’ rotation originally was:
Tuesday (Miami): Homer Bailey
Wednesday (Miami): Mike Leake
Thursday (Miami): [...]
[View this as a companion (like minds!) with Chad's excellent post about the Reds closer's role in a historical context. If you're tired of reading how the Reds are under-utilizing Aroldis Chapman, avert your eyes. Warning: this post does involve the use of the advanced metrics of Innings Pitched and Sarcasm.]
Since Opening Day, the Cincinnati Reds [...]
Games played on May 11, 2013
Minor League Player of the Day: 21 year old, Kyle Waldrop, outfield of the Bakersfield Blaze, went 3-4 with 2 homers (his 6th and 7th) and had a walk. Waldrop was the 12th round pick in 2010 from Riverdale HS in Ft. Myers, Florida. Waldrop is off to [...]
Both the Reds (19-16) and Brewers (15-17) enjoyed a day of rest to prepare for this important three-game weekend series at Great American Ball Park.
A week ago, Milwaukee was only a game out in the NL Central. Then the Cardinals showed up to Miller Park and punched the Brew Crew in the mouth, [...]
Wanted to sneak in this pop quiz before the Recap goes up.
Which pitcher, over the course of their career, has better numbers against right-handed batters?
A. Mike Leake B. J. J. Hoover C. Sean Marshall D. I fail to see the relevancy of this [...]