Finnegan set for important step in recovery

On Tuesday, Brandon Finnegan will take an important step, as he's scheduled to throw from a mound for the first time. He is expected to throw 20 pitches, and after a few of days off, he will advance to 35 pitches on Saturday.
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What if Devin Mesoraco is actually Devin Mesoraco again?

The catcher’s early returns have been quite promising. Waiting for Devin Mesoraco in 2015 involved a lot of whens. When he gets healthy. When the lineup gets him back. When he’ll hit like an All Star again, henceforth and forever more. Waiting for Devin Mesoraco in 2016 involved a whole lot more ifs. If he’s ever healthy again. If his fourth and final labrum will explode...
Via Red Reporter
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Farmers Only Weekend Harvest: Red hot Dragons

A weekend sweep, a no-hitter, and a walk-off keeps Dayton rolling to their 4th straight win. Friday, May 19 Louisville Bats 5, Columbus Clippers 6 The Bats played an 18 inning marathon on Friday night, falling 6-5 to Columbus. Rookie “Of the Year” Davis got the start and lasted only 3 innings, giving up only 1 run on 3 hits while walking 3 and striking out 2. He was apparently...
Via Red Reporter
10 hours ago

Reds broadcaster Thom Brennaman interviews bird

The baseball season is a long one, and oftentimes broadcasters are forced to fill in plenty of hours of content with nothing but their own wits. Depending on the circumstances, that can be either painful for the viewer or listener, or it can be wonderful if it’s weird enough.Let’s head to Cincinnati, where longtime Reds broadcaster Thom Brennaman came back from commercial in...
Via Awful Announcing
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Tomlin gets start against rival Reds

The Ohio Cup is up for grabs starting Monday as the Indians travel to Great American Ball Park to take on the Reds for two games before heading over to Progressive Field to finish the home-and-home series. Cincinnati has won 11 of the 19 Ohio Cup series, but Cleveland has dominated it of late, winning nine of the last 10 games between the two clubs.
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Bronson Arroyo allows 4 more homers as Reds fall to Rockies, 6-4

Not even a dingerrific day by Joey Votto could salvage the day. The Joe Nuxhall Memorial Honorary Star of the Game Joey Votto continued to feast on roast beef sandwiches, chomping through horsey sauce at a rate nearly unmatched this season. He added 3 arby-eyes on Sunday against the Colorado Rockies as part of a 2 for 4 day that featured a homer, leaving him with 38 driven in on...
Via Red Reporter
1 day ago

Schebler looking to turn it up at the plate

Reds right fielder Scott Schebler is batting .293 with two home runs and 15 RBIs with runners in scoring position. One of those homers and four of the RBIs came on Saturday in the 12-8 win over the Rockies.
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Conversations with Clayton: An Interview with Mike Grasso

Host of WKRP in Cincinnati Podcast, Hold My Order, Terrible Dresser. For this week’s edition of “Conversations with Clayton,” I interviewed Mike Grasso, one of the co-hosts of Hold My Order, Terrible Dresser: The Deep-Dive History Nerd WKRP in Cincinnati Podcast, the best television program ever produced about our little corner of Ohio. Mike is also a museum professional and...

Scott Schebler is playing to his strengths

By joining the group of players focused on putting the ball in the air, the Reds outfielder is maximizing his potential. In his first extended taste of major league action last season, Reds outfielder Scott Schebler was... fine. In 282 plate appearances he slashed .265/.330/.432, with nine home runs and a 101 wRC+. A solid-if-unspectacular showing from a hitter that most reliable...
Via Beyond The Box Score
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TODAY IN BASEBALL courtesy of National Pastime 1952 – Joe Nuxhall, best known for signing with Cincinnati in 1944 after attaining the permission of his parents and high school principal, returns to the Reds seven years after pitching two-thirds of an inning in his major league debut as a 15 year-old. The southpaw gives ups just one hit in the final three frames of the team’s...
Via Hall of Very Good
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Anthony DeSclafani Cleared To Resume Throwing

Reds righty Anthony DeSclafani has been cleared to resume showing, according to John Fay of (via Twitter). DeSclafani has been out all year while resting a sprained ulnar collateral ligament. While the initial hope was that DeSclafani could begin working back within about a month of the diagnosis, that obviously wasn’t to be. Last we checked in, late in April, doctors...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
3 days ago

MLB to stream Reds-Rockies game live on Facebook Friday

After an agreement with Facebook, MLB will broadcast its first game on the social media network Friday when the Cincinnati Reds and Colorado Rockies take on one another. The relationship includes Facebook confirming the games will be available on Apple TV and “will focus on video playback with personalization features.” They will stream one game per week this season starting...
Via Sportsnaut
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Cincinnati Reds: a wild and inconsistent ride

There’s at least one consistent thing that could be said about the Cincinnati Reds. It’s that they’re swinging from week to week in a rather inconsistent way. One minute the Cincinnati Reds are on a hot streak. The next minute that streak is as cold as an iceberg. Case and point the last two series the Reds had against the San Francisco Giants. When the Giants came to visit...
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The Greater Significance of Bronson Arroyo’s Leg Kick

I’ve always loved Bronson Arroyo‘s leg kick. There’s some whimsy in it, is maybe why. At the very least, it represents a different mechanical approach than one finds elsewhere in the league. Turns out, there are reasons against flinging the lead leg out into space like Arroyo does — and yet, his reasons for doing it make some sort of sense, as well. And in between the two...
Via Fangraphs
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Buster Posey hits mammoth blast to end 17-inning game dominated by seagulls

After five hours and 28 minutes of baseball, the San Francisco Giants finally beat the Cincinnati Reds 3-2 on a Buster Posey walk-off dong in the 17th inning.Posey cranked a Robert Stephenson pitch 431 feet, good for his longest homer in the Statcast era. And Posey’s “finally, this stupid game is over after I just had to catch 17 freakin’ innings” reaction may have been as...
Via The Comeback
9 days ago  |  Discuss

This Cincinnati Reds offense has been surprisingly reliable

Regardless of how this season ends up; the Cincinnati Reds are improving in one particular area. Compared to last year their offense is off to a good and productive start. When the chips were down last year’s Reds offense often fell short. They failed to get or sustain many opportunities to score runs. However, the fault for much of the Reds problems last year wasn’t on the offense...
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Do the Reds Have Baseball’s Best Defense?

This started as a post about Eugenio Suarez. Suarez has gotten off to a big offensive start, and that’s drawn a certain amount of attention, yet more behind the scenes, he’s also taken a step forward in the field. The other day a baseball person said he’s gotten about as good at third base as Nolan Arenado. I don’t know if that’s actually true, but even just the idea was...
Via Fangraphs
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Home stand helps Cincinnati Reds back into winning ways

One week ago the Cincinnati Reds seemed to be sliding into the National League Central cellar. What a difference one week and a home stand can make. The Cincinnati Reds now sit at half a game back from the NL Central lead. They are currently three games above a .500 record. With an 18-15 record going into a road trip starting on Thursday night. The Reds lost twice during their nine...
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Hello! Now You Love Wandy Peralta

There is a pitcher named Wandy Peralta. You’re familiar with the name Wandy, and you’re familiar with the name Peralta, but chances are you aren’t familiar with a name that combines the two. That’s okay. Most of you aren’t Reds fans. This guy pitches for the Reds, and, just to jump ahead to the point — one thing that’s sexy that pitchers do is miss bats. Another thing...
Via Fangraphs
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Marvin Lewis kills the idea of John Ross racing

On Thursday, Cincinnati Reds outfielder Billy Hamilton—the fastest man in baseball—agreed to race Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver draftee John Ross—the fasted man in football—in a 40-yard dash for charity.Hamilton has 202 stolen bases in in 425 career games, Ross ran the fasted 40 in NFL Draft combine history, at 4.20, and the two of them now play in the same city, after...
Via The Comeback
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Billy Hamilton wants to race John Ross

Cincinnati is home to two of the fastest men in America. Wouldn’t it be fun to see them face off to see who truly is the fastest?During this year’s NFL Combine, John Ross set a new record for the event by running the 40-yard dash in a blistering 4.22 seconds. If you didn’t see it (or want to again) you can here, just don’t blink.During last week’s NFL Draft, the speedy...
Via Larry Brown Sports
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Joey Votto wore high-cuff pants to help umpire see strike zone?

Cincinnati Reds first baseman Joey Votto went with the high-cuff look for his pants during Wednesday night’s game, but was he doing more than just making a fashion statement?According to one Twitter user who was watching the game, the broadcasters on FOX Sports Net Ohio claimed at one point that Votto decided to wear his pants that way to give the home plate umpire a guideline...
Via Larry Brown Sports
18 days ago  |  Discuss

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