Tagged: Chicago Cubs

Welcome to the game Heisey! #Reds


Cincinnati Reds Chris Heisey made a great catch to start the game today!

Heisey’s leaping catch

CHC@CIN: Heisey makes impressive catch to start game

Can #Reds repeat 2013 numbers on this day?


Last year at this time, Cincinnati Reds won big! Can they do it again in 2014? Here is what happened last year.


Cincinnati went deep four times and Tony Cingrani threw seven strong innings after his callup from Triple-A in the Reds’ 12-2 victory over the Cubs on Tuesday night. Todd Frazier, Joey Votto, Xavier Paul and Zack Cozart went yard to support Tony Cingrani, who allowed two runs over seven strong innings after his callup from Triple-A. Cody Ransom homered for the Cubs, but Matt Garza allowed a career-high nine runs.


Frazier’s solo dinger
CIN@CHC: Frazier’s homer gets the Reds on the board
00:00:53



Votto’s two-run jack
CIN@CHC: Votto hammers a two-run homer to widen lead
00:00:35



Bruce’s two-run double
CIN@CHC: Bruce insures the lead with a two-run double
00:00:57



Paul’s three-run tater
CIN@CHC: Paul’s three-run homer breaks the game open
00:00:52



Cozart’s RBI single
CIN@CHC: Cozart’s RBI single piles onto Reds’ lead
00:00:25



Ransom’s solo homer
CIN@CHC: Ransom launches a solo homer to left field
00:00:54



Cozart’s three-run homer
CIN@CHC: Cozart’s homer pushes Reds’ lead to 10 runs
00:00:57



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Cincinnati Reds at Chicago Cubs 08.19.1965


Cincinnati Reds at Chicago Cubs 08.19.1965

Jim Maloney’s 1965 no-hitter

In 1965 Cincinnati Reds had a 89-73 record with Dick Sisler as the manager and players like 24 year old Pete Rose, 29 year old Frank Robinson and 25 year old pitcher, Jim Maloney.

I found this video and thought I would share it on here today. I also wanted to show stats of that game so then fans can see how it all worked out. It was the first game of a doubleheader at Wrigley Field. Reds [66-52] vs. Cubs [56-66] Jim Maloney [14-6] won and got the no-hitter while Larry Jackson [11-15] got the loss.



Cincinnati Reds

                                          
Batting              AB R H RBI BB SO   BA
Tommy Harper  LF      5 0 1   0  0  2 .278
Pete Rose  2B         5 0 1   0  0  0 .317
Vada Pinson  CF       3 0 2   0  0  0 .293
Frank Robinson  RF    4 0 2   0  0  0 .298
Gordy Coleman  1B     4 0 0   0  0  0 .326
Marty Keough  1B      0 0 0   0  0  0 .111
Deron Johnson  3B     4 0 0   0  0  1 .284
Johnny Edwards  C     4 0 0   0  0  1 .256
Leo Cardenas  SS      4 1 1   1  0  0 .299
Jim Maloney  P        4 0 2   0  0  1 .209
Team Totals          37 1 9   1  0  5 .243

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Generated 11/21/2013.

Chicago Cubs

                                            
Batting                AB R H RBI BB SO   BA
Don Landrum  CF         4 0 0   0  0  2 .240
Doug Clemens  LF        3 0 0   0  2  2 .254
Billy Williams  RF      4 0 0   0  1  0 .294
Ernie Banks  1B         5 0 0   0  0  1 .278
Ron Santo  3B           3 0 0   0  0  1 .276
Ed Bailey  C            2 0 0   0  2  1 .230
Glenn Beckert  2B       2 0 0   0  2  1 .229
Don Kessinger  SS       2 0 0   0  1  2 .204
Jimmy Stewart  PH-SS    1 0 0   0  0  0 .221
Larry Jackson  P        2 0 0   0  2  2 .118
Team Totals            28 0 0   0 10 12 .000

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Generated 11/21/2013.


Cincinnati Reds

                                                 
Pitching               IP H R ER BB SO HR  ERA BF
                                                 
Jim Maloney W (14-6)   10 0 0  0 10 12  0 2.71 40
Team Totals            10 0 0  0 10 12  0 0.00 40

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Generated 11/21/2013.

Chicago Cubs

                                                    
Pitching                  IP H R ER BB SO HR  ERA BF
                                                    
Larry Jackson L (11-15)   10 9 1  1  0  5  1 3.93 38
Team Totals               10 9 1  1  0  5  1 0.90 38

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Generated 11/21/2013.

My 2012 National League Central Standings


I have seen a lot of 2012 National League Central predictions and thought I would share my predictions. Many experts still think St. Louis Cardinals will be the top team, but if you look at my predictions I won’t show them any love at all, because I really think their losses out weigh their gains this offseason. Plus, they did not finish first last season with what they had so it is not easy for me to understand how people expect them to get first in 2012. I do think the Pirates will have a good season though and they could be a tough team to beat again for the Reds this season.

Now, of course these are just my early thoughts on what the standings will look like and I have been wrong many years. I do have a feeling though that the Cardinals and Brewers are going to have a tough time repeating what they did in 2011. Not just because of Prince Fielder and Albert Pujols but because of everything that has happened this offseason.

My 2012 National League Central Prediction:

1. Cincinnati Reds
2. Pittsburgh Pirates
3. Milwaukee Brewers
4. St. Louis Cardinals
5. Chicago Cubs
6. Houston Astros

Great offseason for Cincinnati Reds


Kerry Wood might be leaving Chicago Cubs to sign with Philadelphia Phillies. If this happens it will go down as another move this offseason that will help the Cincinnati Reds in 2012 which they did not have to make. [Source]

Kerry Wood has a career 14-6 record against the Reds with a 2.85 ERA. With 201 strike outs while only giving up 59 walks in 161.1 IP and 47 games. He has a 4-3 record at Great American Ball Park and a 4.05 ERA with 66 strike outs and 17 walks along with only allowing 7 home runs in 53.1 innings pitched. (17 games)

If Kerry Wood does leave the Cubs this will be another move that has pushed the Reds closer to first place in the National League Central without them making any other moves. The Reds did get Sean Marshall and Mat Latos in trades earlier this offseason and are waiting to find out if they will re-sign closer Francisco Cordero but other than that they have not had to really do much more.

This has been one very interesting offseason for Reds fans. First we saw Albert Pujols along with manager Tony LaRussa leave St. Louis Cardinals. Prince Fielder is not expected to return to Milwaukee Brewers and Ryan Braun is expected to get a 50 game suspension due to testing positive for PEDs. The Chicago Cubs are cleaning house and are dealing away most of their high salary players like Carlos Zambrano and there are still rumors that Matt Garza might be next. Houston Astros are in a rebuilding year and are getting ready to move to the American League. Pittsburgh Pirates and Cincinnati Reds are the only teams in National League Central that have not been losing lots of their key players this offseason.

Carlos Zambrano vs. Cincinnati Reds


There are rumors going around that Chicago Cubs are trading Carlos Zambrano to Miami Marlins. I thought I would add my two cents. I am glad he is leaving the National League Central, this is another move not done by the Reds that really helps the team.

Carlos Zambrano has a 17-11 record and a 3.28 career ERA vs. the Reds and a 9-3, 3.31 ERA at Great American Ball Park.


Carlos Zambrano career vs. Cincinnati Reds

                                                    
                    AB  H SO    BA   OBP   SLG   OPS
Brandon Phillips    47 11 11  .234  .345  .426  .771
Scott Rolen         48  9  8  .188  .235  .396  .631
Edgar Renteria      39 14  9  .359  .468  .436  .904
Joey Votto          26  9  2  .346  .433  .500  .933
Jay Bruce           18  4  2  .222  .364  .389  .753
Ramon Hernandez     15  3  2  .200  .200  .200  .400
Miguel Cairo        12  3  5  .250  .357  .333  .690
Drew Stubbs         11  3  5  .273  .333  .273  .606
Dontrelle Willis     7  1  1  .143  .143  .143  .286
Ryan Hanigan         6  2  1  .333  .333  .500  .833
Johnny Cueto         3  0  1  .000  .000  .000  .000
Yonder Alonso        2  2  0 1.000 1.000 2.500 3.500
Juan Francisco       3  0  3  .000  .000  .000  .000
Bronson Arroyo       2  1  0  .500  .500  .500 1.000
Nick Masset          1  0  1  .000  .000  .000  .000
Homer Bailey         1  1  0 1.000 1.000 1.000 2.000
Todd Frazier         1  0  0  .000  .000  .000  .000
Total              242 63 51  .260  .344  .401  .745

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Generated 1/4/2012.


2r2d Podcast: Episode 1 (01.03.12)


I wanted to try out a podcast to start off 2012. I am not sure if I will do a lot of podcasts but if feedback is good it might become a welcome addition to the blog. This first episode is about what I have posted on 2r2d blog. Mat Latos, Sean Marshall and Josh Judy are talked about in this episode.

2r2d Podcast: Episode 1 (01.03.12).

http://2r2d.podomatic.com/entry/2012-01-03T06_13_28-08_00