Most of this was recently posted on Lance McAlister’s blog (I’ve added some numbers and some of Lance’s numbers might be a bit off b/c of the delay in posting this):
Louisville Bats/International League rankings BA .249 (13th of 14) Runs 377 (14th) OBP .313 (13th) SLG .370 (13th) OPS .683 (14th) BB 264 [...]
It’s an early August Sunday afternoon and the Cincinnati Reds are attempting to sweep their new rivals to the throne, the surprising Pirates. The Elias Sports Bureau says that Cincinnati’s 22 wins in 25 games is a hot streak of historic proportions, one that even Johnny, Tony, Joe & Pete never crafted, a run [...]
Let’s recap today’s titanic struggle….
FINAL Cincinnati 4 New York (N) 1 W: H. Bailey (5-4) L: J. Niese (4-3) S: A. Chapman (8) BOX SCORE
POSITIVES –That’s five in a row now. A win tomorrow would match the longest streak of the year.
–Homer Bailey. I’ve been as big a detractor as I [...]
The Cincinnati Reds (11-11, 2nd place, 3.0 GB) complete the final three games of their three-team nine-game homestand against the Chicago Cubs (8-15, 6th place, 6.5 GB) Tuesday (7:10), Wednesday (7:10) and Thursday (12:35) at GABP.
Just a little over a week ago, these two teams faced off for three cold, miserable weather days [...]
Writing these first few previews is so nice and easy. No need to pay attention to bench guys yet because, really, who’s displacing Joey Votto or Brandon Phillips… or Jay Bruce?
Jay Bruce is probably not going to the Hall of Fame. Can we just get that out of the way right now? I [...]
We’ve been bad. We’ve been petty. Okay, we’ve been downright unreasonable. We’ve called you names. Joke-etty. Mr. Crickets. We admit it.
You came to Cincinnati with some serious baseball bona fides, but in this day of Show Me What You’ve Won For Me Lately—that wasn’t enough. You came preaching patience, all the [...]
I’m not sure if you’ve heard or not, but the Reds made a pretty big trade over the weekend, and people disagree strongly on the question of whether or not it was a good deal. Some people don’t think Mat Latos is good enough to merit the cost the Reds paid to acquire him, [...]