This week’s respondents are Matt Habel, Steve Mancuso, Jim Walker, Tom Mitsoff, and Chad Dotson. Our Daily Reds Obsession: Who is the best defensive player you’ve ever seen in a Reds uniform? Matt: Billy Hamilton is definitely an easy answer because I have never seen anyone consistently make the plays that he does, let alone […]

There’s a theater in St. Louis that all through the summer and up until Halloween screens cult classic films every weekend at midnight. Each weekend brings a different film and a different crowd. There was Office Space, The Room, and My Neighbor Totero already this year. The whole event culminates in a two-weekend extravaganza for The Rocky Horror Picture […]

It’s a fun question to ponder, but settling on an answer was harder than I expected. I’ve never witnessed a no-hitter or perfect game, never seen someone homer four times or collect hit #4,192, and never experienced division-clinching walk-off heroics. After mentally rewinding through three decades of fandom (and taking a quick glance through some […]

So the Reds missed the postseason for the third straight year. That doesn’t mean baseball is over! The MLB Postseason features the best playoffs in professional sports. There are plenty of good story lines, and plenty of former Reds to root for. That is why without further ado, I’ll bring you my third consecutive MLB […]

The Reds had a big ten-run inning outburst last night, but the offense was nowhere to be found tonight. The Reds fell 5-1 in the first of a three game series against the Dodgers at Great American Ballpark. Reds starter John Lamb had a rough thirty-pitch first inning, but was able to survive it by […]

The #2 hitter in a baseball lineup receives the second-most at bats of anyone on the team. For example, over the course of a season, the #2 hitter will have about 60 more plate appearances than the #6 hitter. Studies have determined that the first two positions in the lineup create the most runs. The […]

Let’s recap tonight’s titanic struggle…. FINAL Cincinnati 2 Milwaukee 3 W: J. Axford (4-6) L: J. Broxton (1-1) S: J. Henderson (2) BOX SCORE POSITIVES –Mat Latos pitched seven very strong innings, allowing just one run on three hits and a walk. Latos struck out eight, and to cap things off, he went 2-2 at […]

Let’s recap today’s titanic struggle…. FINAL Cincinnati 3 St. Louis 2 W: LeCure (3-2) L: Marte (2-2) BOX SCORE POSITIVES — Ryan Ludwick came to the plate in the bottom of the 10th inning with 1 out, hitless in his previous four at-bats, and deposited the 9th pitch of the at-bat into the left field […]

Games Played on 7/12/2012

Minor League Players of the Day: Bakerfield teammates
–Steve Selsky was 3-for-4 with a double, triple, solo homerun, 2 runs scored and 3 RBI.
–Jamie Walczak didn’t walk a batter and struck out 11 as he allowed just 5 hits and 2 runs in 7 innings.

AAA
Gwinnett 8 – Louisville 5
In their first game back from the all-star break, every Bat starter had at least one hit including the starting pitcher Gustafson. However, the pitching couldn’t stop the Braves from scoring in 6 different innings.

Didi Gregorius made his AAA debut at shortstop (with Paul Janish sliding over to 2B.) Gregorius was 2-for-4 with a double and two RBI. Henry Rodriguez also had 2 hits in 5 at-bats with an RBI. Xavier Paul made his Bats debut (1-for-4 with a double and a run scored) after being picked up by the Reds. His line with AAA Syracuse was .315/.376/.512 in 213 at-bats.

Starter Tim Gustafson gave up 4 runs on 8 hits in 4 innings of work. Of the 5 Louisville pitchers to pitch Thursday, only Donnie Joseph pitched a scoreless inning.

Former Reds prospect Buddy Carlyle got the win for the Gwinnett Braves.

AA
Pensacola was rained out.

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Reds manager Dusty Baker’s testy answer to a question yesterday about playing time for Todd Frazier and Scott Rolen has been reported by John Fay and Mark Sheldon. At the end of his remarks, Baker said this: “Since I’ve been here there have been six or seven guys everybody fell in love with,” Baker said. […]

Games Played on 07/07/12

Minor League Player of the Day: Pensacola 1B Beau Mills: He went 2 for 4 with a HR, a 2B, and a BB.

AAA

Toledo 2 – Louisville 0

Joey Gathright, Paul Janish, and Bill Rhinehart each singled to provide all of the Bat’s hits in the game.

Pedro Villarreal, 3.96 ERA, got the loss as he went 6 IP and allowed 1 R on 4 H and 2 BB with 8 K. Nick Christiani and Jordan Smith each added 1 IP of scoreless relief.

AA

Pensacola 8 – Mobile 2

Beau Mills went 2 for 4 with a HR, a 2B, and a BB. Didi Gregorius went 2 for 5 with a 3B. Ryan LaMarre went 1 for 4 with a 2B, a BB, and a SB. David Vidal and Mark Fleury each went 1 for 3 with a 2B and a BB.

Tony Cingrani, 1.50 ERA, got the win as he went 6 IP and allowed 0 R on 2 H and 3 BB with 3 K. Drew Hayes added 2 IP of scoreless relief.

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Games Played on 06/29/12

Minor League Player of the Day: Bakersfield SS Billy Hamilton: He went 3 for 4 with 3 2B and 2 SB (96).

AAA

Buffalo 8 – Louisville 0

Kris Negron, Willie Harris, and Paul Janish each singled to account for all of the Bat’s hits on the night.

Ryan Feierabend, 5.81 ERA, got the loss as he went 5 IP and allowed 7 R, 6 ER, on 9 H and 2 BB with 5 K. J. J. Hoover added 1 IP of scoreless relief.

AA

Pensacola 6 – Jackson 1

Bryson Smith went 3 for 4 with a HR. Ryan LaMarre went 2 for 4 with a HR and a 2B. David Vidal homered. Brodie Greene walked twice.

Daniel Corcino, 3.18 ERA, got the win as he went 8 IP and allowed 1 R on 5 H and 2 BB with 7 K. Justin Freeman added 1 IP of scoreless relief.

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