To wrap up our little series, it’s time to take a look at who will be the last man on the bench. Right now, the Reds have three bench spots locked up. They’ll go to Todd Frazier, Chris Heisey, and the second catcher (probably Dioner Navarro). After that, it gets a little murky. There are […]

It’s a song that keeps playing in my head. A classic from the 1970s. At the risk of showing my age, I admit it rang in my ears once more after seeing Wilson Valdez batting in the 9th Friday night. And again, after seeing Wilson’s place in the batting order last night. I could hear […]

Let’s recap tonight’s titanic struggle…. FINAL Houston 5 Cincinnati 3 W: H. Ambriz (1-0) L: A. Chapman (5-5) S: W. Lopez (3) BOX SCORE POSITIVES –Nice start by Homer Bailey: 6.2 innings, two runs allowed on five hits. Homer struck out nine and walked just one. Good stuff. –Chris Heisey has really started to pour […]

Let’s recap tonight’s titanic struggle…. FINAL Cincinnati 5 Houston 3 W: J. Arredondo (6-2) L: X. Cedeno (0-1) S: A. Chapman (34) BOX SCORE POSITIVES –As the Reds entered the top of the eighth, it was looking increasingly likely that the good guys were going to lose two of three to the hapless Astros. Houston […]

John Fay just reported an interview with JoeyMVP this afternoon. In it, Votto says his recovery is going well and that it won’t be too much longer. Joey Votto can’t put a specific date on his return, but he sounded pleased with his progress. “I don’t know,” Votto said. “But I’ve come a long way. […]

Let’s recap tonight’s titanic struggle…. FINAL — 11 innings Cincinnati 3 Philadelphia 4 W: Valdes (3-2) L: Simon (2-2) BOX SCORE POSITIVES –No player had more than one hit, but check out Ryan Hanigan’s line: 0-1, 3 walks. That guy is an OBP machine. On the year: .292 batting average, .384 on-base percentage. –Todd Frazier […]

Let’s recap today’s titanic struggle… FINAL Cincinnati Reds 7 Stupid Chicago Cubs 9 WP:  Raley (1-2, 7.63 ERA) LP:  Redmond (0-1, 10.80 ERA) S: Marmol Boxscore POSITIVES • The Reds (73-48) mounted a strong comeback from a six-run deficit. The split of the doubleheader leaves them 6.5 games ahead of the Irates and 7.5 ahead of the […]

Let’s recap today’s titanic struggle… FINAL Cincinnati Reds 5 Stupid Chicago Cubs 3 WP: Cueto (16-6, 2.44 ERA) LP: Samardzija (8-11, 4.17 ERA) S: Chapman (29) Boxscore POSITIVES • The Reds won their second game in a row, moving their record to 73-47. They are 26 games above .500 for the first time this season. For a few hours, they’ll […]

Oh great: According to Tom Groeschen of the Cincinnati Enquirer, returned to Cincinnati last night and had a “minor procedure” to have a piece of floating cartilage removed from his knee. He’ll need another 7-10 days of recovery time, which could put him at risk for missing all of August. Votto experienced some soreness in […]

For some reason, Steve’s not happy about Joey Votto being out.  But from the infamous Jamie Ramsey’s excellent game notes, we can a look at what the Reds have been doing in the absence of the 2010 MVP: Without Votto Bruce………..23g, .218 (17-78, 3hr, 10rbi) Cairo…………….16g, .167 (6-36, 0hr, 2rbi) Cozart…………21g, .259 (22-85, 4hr, 6rbi) […]

Let’s recap today’s titanic struggle…. FINAL San Diego 4 Cincinnati 9 W: J. Cueto (14-5) L: R. Ohlendorf (3-2) BOX SCORE POSITIVES –My goodness. They just keep winning, don’t they? 13 of 14. That was a nice comfortable win, too. I don’t know about you, but I needed one like that. –Plenty of offense today, […]

Let’s recap today’s titanic struggle…  FINAL Cincinnati Reds 7 Colorado Rockies 2 WP: Latos (9-3, 4.17 ERA) LP: Sanchez (0-2, 8.32 ERA) Boxscore POSITIVES • The Reds won their tenth game in a row, their longest winning streak since 1999. If the Harpers lose, and they’re now winning in the 11th inning, the Reds will have the best record […]