Your Cincinnati Reds play to remain undefeated in the second half as Mike Leake squares off against former Red Kyle Lohse on National TV (in select markets.)
SS Zack Cozart CF Drew Stubbs 1B Joey Votto 2B Brandon Phillips RF Jay Bruce LF Ryan Ludwick 3B Scott Rolen C Devin Mesoraco P Mike Leake
Reds and Cardinals. Here we go again.
Johnny Cueto will face off against former Red Kyle Lohse tonight. There are always a million storylines in a Reds/Cards series, and I’m not going to flog any of the dead horses we’ve been beating lately. The Reds need to start hitting consistently and putting runs on [...]
Has any team in the history of baseball ever recovered from a 2-2 start to make the playoffs?
I doubt it, but that’s the task ahead of our fightin’ Redlegs, as they take on the stupid Cardinals in game two of a three-game series. Mike Leake will make his season debut this evening; he’ll [...]
Another battle for first place in the National League Central begins tonight, as the WL St. Louis Cardinals roll into town. Cincinnati stands a game and a half back in the division race, and they can substantially tighten that margin with a victory tonight.
Bronson Arroyo will face Kyle Lohse in a battle of [...]
The month of May opens up with Homer Bailey and Kyle Lohse battling in an afternoon affair. The Reds will look to extend their five-game winning streak and, even more important, they’re trying to ensure a series win vs. the hated Cardinals.
Discuss the game here…I will be in the game thread later, after [...]
July 13, 2006: The Cincinnati Reds trade Austin Kearns, Felipe Lopez and Ryan Wagner to the Washington Nationals for Bill Bray, Royce Clayton, Brendan Harris, Gary Majewski and Daryl Thompson.
The 2005 Reds team was a team of transition. Following the 2004 season, all-time great shortstop Barry Larkin had retired, and Felipe Lopez had moved into the shortstop position. They had replaced most of their starting pitching staff as Jose Acevedo and Cory Lidle had been traded, and Paul Wilson only made nine starts in 2005 due to injury. Ramon Ortiz, Luke Hudson, and Eric Milton joined holdovers Aaron Harang and Brandon Claussen.
The 2004 team had three starting pitchers with ERAs over 5.00, but that didn’t improve in 2006. Three pitchers again had ERAs over 5.00, with two over 6.00, but the Reds relievers and defense held on enough to lower runs allowed by 18. The big difference in 2005 was that their offense improved by 70 runs, or almost one-half run per game. The Reds’ offense featured a set of four slugging outfielders, Ken Griffey, Jr., and youngsters Adam Dunn, Austin Kearns, and Wily Mo Pena. The team also had smooth swinging first baseman Sean Casey at first base and an offensive minded shortstop in Lopez. This team averaged over 5.125 runs per game, allowing almost 5.5 runs per game.
Continue reading Redleg Trade Review: Austin Kearns and Felipe Lopez
If you hadn’t heard, the Cardinals signed Kyle Lohse to a big-money, four-year contract. Rob Neyer (subscription required) says it’s a big mistake, and even invokes the dreaded name of Eric Milton.
It’s not near as bad as that, but it’s a contract that the Cardinals are going to regret one day.