Mark Sheldon is reporting, based on seeing the player in the clubhouse, that 3B Neftali Soto has been called up from Louisville.
Soto, who moved from 1B before the season is batting .269/.310/.388 with three homers and 16 RBIs in 33 games. I will have more with him later. Soto will wear No. 50.
Let’s recap tonight’s titanic struggle….
FINAL Cincinnati 3 Philadelphia 5 W: J. De Fratus (2-0) L: S. Marshall (0-1) S: J. Papelbon (8) BOX SCORE
POSITIVES –Jay Bruuuuuuuuuuce continued his hot hitting, going 2-4 with a two-run homer. That blast cut the lead to 3-2; later in the game (8th inning), Joey Votto homered [...]
The Reds have won 6 games in a row and I am convinced they will never lost again.
OK, that is highly unlikely but I wouldn’t mind seeing this winning streak continue on and last through this Phillies series. I am still a little bitter over some of those games back in 2010 and [...]
From 2008 to 2011, the Philadelphia Phillies towered above the National League. They won two NL pennants (including destroying the Reds in the 2010 NLDS) and a World Series title. The Phillies won 102 games in the 2011 regular season. It’s worth noting that through those seasons, their payroll grew from $97 million to [...]
What happens when you trade away the majority of your major league caliber talent, and are then confronted with putting almost half of your rebuilt roster on the disabled list? You have the 2013 Miami Marlins. The Marlins were the last team in the National League to reach 10 wins and have been the [...]
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 [...]