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Brandon Phillips’s photobomb game is strong

Tweet Cincinnati Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips has a pretty good handle on social media. Friday afternoon before the Reds defeated the Chicago Cubs 4-1 at Wrigley Field, Phillips executed a glorious photobomb on USA Women’s Hockey player Molly Schaus: Sneaky photobomb by @DatDudeBP #hemustdoboxjumps pic.twitter.com/WKhKjyaIxb — Molly Schaus (@schaus729) April 18...
Via Los That Sports Blog
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Reds hoping to continue recent Wrigley dominance

Wrigley Field hasn't provided much of a home-field advantage the last two seasons for the Chicago Cubs against the Cincinnati Reds. The Reds will hope that trend continues as they begin a 10-game trip there Friday against the Cubs, who will look to end an 18-inning scoreless drought. Cincinnati (6-9) has made itself at home in the "Friendly Confines" over the last two...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
1 day ago  |  Discuss

2014 Fantasy Baseball, Week 3 Tools of the Trade: Buying Homer Bailey?

TheFantasyFix.com’s “Tools of the Trade” is a unique guide for owners to use while attempting to make an even trade with their league-mates in a standard 12-team mixed, 5×5 head-to-head or rotisserie redraft league. The values present in this guide are simply the basis for a trade. A full-blown analysis of each team’s strengths and weaknesses are essential prior to proposing...
Via The Fantasy Fix
1 day ago  |  Discuss

2014 Fantasy Baseball: Homer Bailey is Fine

Source: Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images North America Fresh off a $105 million contract extension, Homer Bailey has had a dreadful start to his 2014 campaign. In three starts, Bailey has managed to get through 14.1 innings, while posting an 8.16 ERA. Obviously, this isn’t what Cincinnati or Bailey himself had in mind to begin the season, but is the sky really falling? Short answer...
Via The Fantasy Fix
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Cueto The Red Thwarts Pirate Offense

As they say in a Jewelery District of any major city, Johnny Cueto pitched a gem. Well, any major city except Detroit. There they call a gem, "Slowly remove it from your finger, and no funny business!" Against the Pirates yesterday -- 9 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 12 Ks. Pretty much across the board for Cueto's career, I haven't been a fan. His xFIP has always...
Via Razzball
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Reds' Aroldis Chapman: bullpens every three days during road trip

After that vicious line drive hit his face late in Spring Training, Cincinnati Reds closer Aroldis Chapman is already on track to pitch again before long. MLB.com's Mark Sheldon reports that Chapman will throw a bullpen session on Thursday, his second since the surgery to repair the fracture that the line drive caused in Chapman's face. Sheldon says that Chapman will throw...
Via Sports Injury Alert
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Joey Votto on fire after move to two hole

CINCINNATI -- There are those who don't believe in coincidences, particularly every detective on every cop show ever produced. So is it coincidence or is it not that a shift in the Cincinnati Reds batting order has turned first baseman Joey Votto into a baseball blow torch. On Friday, Votto was batting in the No. 3 spot in the batting order, home sweet home for him for as long...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Highlights from Johnny Cueto's complete game masterpiece against Pirates

Your browser does not support iframes.Both Johnny Cueto and the Reds entered Wednesday eagerly looking to notch a win. Cueto was aiming for his first win in 2014 while the Reds were simply looking for their first series victory in five tries. As fate would have it, both found what they were looking for on a crisp afternoon on the banks of the Ohio River.In short, Cueto was absolutely...
Via Redlegs Review
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Another look at Mike Leake helping his cause with a two-run blast

Your browser does not support iframes.Mike Leake is one of the best hitting pitchers in professional baseball and the Arizona State product reminded us of this Tuesday night.After lacing a double earlier in the game, Leake helped his cause in the bottom of the sixth by cranking an offering from Gerrit Cole into the left field seats.As fellow Reds fan Nick Kirby notes, Leake has been...
Via Redlegs Review
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Unassuming Leake keys Reds win

CINCINNATI -- Mike Leake is an unassuming figure. Put him up against the likes of a Jonathan Broxton and, well, one is a little more intimidating than the other. If people haven't figured it out yet, it's not good to judge Leake no matter where he is on the baseball field. Leake's performances on the pitching mound and in the batter's box Tuesday were instrumental...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Hard work brings Mesoraco a long way

CINCINNATI -- There is either a filed-away report or there was a telephone conversation involving a manager or a coach of the Dayton Dragons talking to Cincinnati Reds general manager Walt Jocketty in 2008. It concerned catcher Devin Mesoraco, the team's No. 1 draft pick in 2007 when Wayne Krivsky was general manager. The message: "We made a mistake. This kid can't play...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Aroldis Chapman pitches off mound, wows observers

After a horrific scene just three-and-a-half weeks ago, Cincinnati Reds (and really all baseball fans) got a bit of good news today when Aroldis Chapman, the hard-throwing lefty closer for the Reds, threw off the mound for the first time.  Chapman was struck in the face by a line drive off the bat of Kansas City Royals slugger Salvador Perez, breaking facial bones throughout his...
Via Reading Between The Seams
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Brandon Phillips spoils 'Game of Thrones' with prediction

Cincinnati Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips released this short clip on Saturday in which he let the world know that Joffrey would die. Well, it turns out that the timing of the video couldn’t have been any more accurate as Joffrey actually did die in Sunday night’s episode. Not cool, BP. Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
Via Next Impulse Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Chapman recovering better than anticipated

Anyone who saw the spring training video of Aroldis Chapman getting struck in the head by a line drive knows how serious the immediate ramifications were at the time. At worst, Chapman may have sustained an injury that would threaten his life, or possibly even his career. At best, Chapman was probably looking at some time on the sidelines due to a concussion and contusion to the...
Via Redlegs Review
7 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Joey Votto does interview dressed as a mountie

Cincinnati Reds first baseman Joey Votto was on Intentional Talk today before the Reds-Cardinals game, and he did his interview with Kevin Millar and Chris Rose dressed like a Mountie, hitting every Canadian stereotype you can imagine. This is pretty amazing.
Via The Outside Corner
10 days ago  |  Discuss
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