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Simon, Bruce lead Reds past Pirates 5-2

PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Alfredo Simon pitched into the seventh inning despite erratic control, Jay Bruce drove in a run for a fifth consecutive game and the Cincinnati Reds beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 5-2 Wednesday night. Simon (3-1) worked 6 2-3 innings and allowed two runs on four hits and five walks while striking out four. Simon has pitched at least six innings in each of his four...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Stats say Reds bullpen is the worst in MLB

The Reds have a bullpen problem. That was pretty evident in Monday night's 6-5 loss to the Pirates. Statistically, the Reds went into Tuesday with the worst bullpen in Major League Baseball with a 5.77 ERA. It's early, but the Reds relievers are getting hit around at an alarming rate. Opponents are hitting .274 against Reds relievers. The Reds' relievers had the fourth...
Via Pro Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Reds' Mat Latos waiting to be cleared

The Cincinnati Reds have been treading water out of the gate this season with a 9-11 record, third in the National League Central. They are 10th in the league in ERA and got an excellent performance from Johnny Cueto in last night's 4-1 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates. The Reds are awaiting the return of right-hander Mat Latos, which will further strengthen their staff...
Via Sports Injury Alert
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Video: Was Brayan Pena safe or out?

Your browser does not support iframes.In case you missed it, the Reds fell victim to the new replay system Tuesday night when they had a call overturned against their favor.The play in question came in the top of the seventh when Brayan Pena slashed a ball into right field and tried to leg out a double. The ruling on the field was that Pena did in fact slide in safely. However, upon...
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Reds ink Dominican pitcher to minor league contract

According to the team's official transactions page, the Reds have signed right-handed pitcher Elvin Ramirez to a minor league contract.Ramirez, 26, struggled in 49 outings split between the Double-A and Triple-A affiliate of the Angels last season. He posted an ERA of 5.46 and an unsightly WHIP of 1.721 in 61 innings pitched.The Dominican native fared much better in 2012, though...
Via Redlegs Review
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Ranking the Cincinnati Reds farm system

How does the Reds farm system stack up compared to the rest of Major League Baseball?
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Cueto not looking back at 2013 wild-card game

Johnny Cueto's stellar start to the season includes a performance that the Pittsburgh Pirates surely don't forget. Cueto has had plenty of time to stew over his last outing at PNC Park, but he's buried that in the back of his mind. The right-hander looks to keep rolling Tuesday night as he opposes former Cincinnati Reds starter Edinson Volquez. Cueto (1-2, 1.50 ERA) provided...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Update On Cincinnati Closer Aroldis Chapman

According to John Fayman the Cincinnati Reds closer, Aroldis Chapman, threw a 45 pitch bullpen session on Sunday. As far as we know, it went well and he will most likely attempt live batting practice on Wednesday. Assuming the live practice throwing session goes off without a hitch, he should start a rehab assignment in the minors soon after.  For everyone that still took a chance...
Via FF Locker Room
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Watch Reds prospect Donald Lutz hit for the cycle

Prospect Donald Lutz could not be stopped Monday night .Seen in the video above is the German-born slugger ripping a triple against Double-A Jacksonville to record the third cycle of his career. After lining out in his first at-bat, Lutz doubled in the second inning and then again in the fourth. In the eighth, Lutz led off the inning with a solo home run over the right field wall...
Via Redlegs Review
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Somehow Billy Hamilton Went From 1st To 3rd On A Weak Grounder To The Mound

If you haven’t heard, Cincinnati Reds center fielder Billy Hamilton posses a bit of speed. This latest chapter of “Billy Hamilton is so freakin’ fast” came on Monday night when the ridiculously fleet-footed speedster went from first base to third base on a little tapper to the mound by Joey Votto. Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Francisco Liriano had no idea that Hamilton could...
Via Next Impulse Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Reds CF Billy Hamilton beats out a grounder to 1st base

Tweet Know when you realize that your speed is off the charts? When you can beat out a routine ground ball to first base with no error committed on the play, which is exactly what Cincinnati Reds center fielder Billy Hamilton did Sunday against the Cubs: Your browser does not support iframes. Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo played the grounder cleanly but Hamilton is so quick...
Via Los That Sports Blog
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Speedy Billy Hamilton beats out a grounder, to first base

During Sunday's game against the Cubs, speedy Cincinnati outfielder Billy Hamilton had an infield hit. That doesn't sound very impressive, until you see it for yourself. Hamilton hit a ground ball off pitcher Carlos Villanueva that first baseman Anthony Rizzo fielded cleanly approximately 7 steps behind the bag. Hamilton raced down the line and beat both Villanueva and Rizzo to the base.
Via Fox Sports Ohio
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Why things are turning around for the Cincinnati Reds

For a Cincinnati Reds team that started the 2014 season with eight players on the disabled list, the goal was to just make it out of April around .500. Their chances to do that looked bleak in the first few weeks of the season, stumbling to a 3-8 record in the first 11 games. However, some missing pieces to their puzzle have been working their way back to the line up and things have...
Via isportsweb.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Fantasy Baseball: Is it time to drop Billy Hamilton?

Speedster Billy Hamilton has had a rough start to the 2014 season to say the least. Two weeks into the season, Hamilton is hitting under the Mendoza line and is struggling to even get on base. These struggles raise the question: Is it time to drop Billy Hamilton? Before the season, many fantasy owners projected Hamilton to steal over 70 bases – some even thought he could swipe...
Via isportsweb.com
4 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
10 days ago  |  Discuss
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