Cueto matches career high with 12 K’s in win
Johnny Cueto tied a career high with 12 strikeouts over six scoreless innings as the Reds took a 5-0 victory over the Dodgers at Great American Ball Park on Wednesday night, after losing the previous two games of the series.
Ryu outdueled by Cueto for first road loss
Hyun-Jin Ryu suffered his first road loss of the season, allowing four runs on six hits over six innings as the Dodgers fell, 5-0, the Reds on Wednesday night at Great American Ball Park.
Kemp ejected after strikeout
LAD@CIN: Kemp tossed after disputing strike three
Phillips bows to Puig’s arm
LAD@CIN: Phillips shows respect for Puig’s arm
Gordon’s sliding catch
LAD@CIN: Gordon makes a tremendous sliding catch
Votto’s two-run double
LAD@CIN: Votto drives in two with a double to left
Phillips’ RBI single
LAD@CIN: Phillips singles to right to score Votto
Cueto rings up No. 12
LAD@CIN: Cueto fans Figgins to match a career high
Bruce’s solo homer
LAD@CIN: Bruce drills a solo shot to right-center
Reds turn double play
LAD@CIN: Reds turn two to escape a bases-loaded jam
Maholm escapes trouble
LAD@CIN: Maholm strikes out Bruce to escape the jam
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Rumors are starting and I wanted to let this one sink in before I posted my thoughts on it. Brandon Phillips for Dan Uggla! At first I almost cried, then I thought I should look into it more before I judged such an idea. So, this is what I found on Mr. Uggla.
Dan Uggla Career Stats:
Year Age Tm Lg G AB R H HR RBI BA OBP SLG OPS 2006 26 FLA NL 154 611 105 172 27 90 .282 .339 .480 .818 2007 27 FLA NL 159 632 113 155 31 88 .245 .326 .479 .805 2008 28 FLA NL 146 531 97 138 32 92 .260 .360 .514 .874 2009 29 FLA NL 158 564 84 137 31 90 .243 .354 .459 .813 2010 30 FLA NL 159 589 100 169 33 105 .287 .369 .508 .877 2011 31 ATL NL 161 600 88 140 36 82 .233 .311 .453 .764 2012 32 ATL NL 154 523 86 115 19 78 .220 .348 .384 .732 2013 33 ATL NL 136 448 60 80 22 55 .179 .309 .362 .671 8 Yrs 1227 4498 733 1106 231 680 .246 .340 .458 .798 162 Game Avg. 162 594 97 146 30 90 .246 .340 .458 .798 FLA (5 yrs) 776 2927 499 771 154 465 .263 .349 .488 .837 ATL (3 yrs) 451 1571 234 335 77 215 .213 .323 .404 .727
Dan Uggla in National League Central Division Ball Parks:
Split G AB H HR RBI BA OBP SLG OPS CHC-Wrigley Fld 25 89 24 4 13 .270 .364 .449 .814 CIN-GreatAmer BP 27 98 29 10 21 .296 .389 .663 1.053 MIL-Miller Pk 27 95 23 2 7 .242 .339 .368 .708 PIT-PNC Pk 22 77 23 4 10 .299 .382 .494 .876 STL-Busch Stad 3 20 77 25 5 16 .325 .411 .597 1.009
I still am not sure if Dan Uggla is the answer for the Cincinnati Reds but Walt Jocketty loves to bring in players who are struggling and watch them power their way to better careers in Great American Ball Park. This could be the case again if the Reds do make this trade.
Friday, April 5, 2013 at Great American Ball Park Cincinnati Reds beat Washington Nationals 15 – 0. Reds had 19 hits, 6 of them were home runs. Todd Frazier had two home runs and went 4 for 5 with 4 RBI and 3 runs. Zack Cozart hit two home runs and went 2 for 4 with 5 RBI and 2 runs. Xavier Paul hit a pinch hit grandslam and Shin-Soo Choo hit a home run going 1 for 3 with 1 RBI and 2 runs. Joey Votto went 3 for 4. Brandon Phillips went 2 for 4 and Jay Bruce went 2 for 5.
The only reason I mention this game today is because I see another game like this happening very soon in the Reds near future. A lot of fans and baseball people expect a day like this to come for the Reds very soon. When it comes I will be front and center ready to enjoy the show! Bring it on!
It is that time of the year and rumors are always fun to follow on twitter and around MLB. The latest rumor for the Cincinnati Reds is one that made me read it twice just to make sure I got the name right. Hunter Pence! I have seen Hunter Pence play and although he is a great player, I would not want him on the Reds. I watched him play for the Houston Astros and many times he played against the Reds and did very well. I watched him play for Philadelphia Phillies and play against the Reds and I have seen him play for the San Francisco Giants and play against the Reds and with all of that I have come to one conclusion, I hate when he plays against the Reds! So with that, many of you might say, why not let him play for them then? I have grown to hate the man. (I am sure he is a stand up guy, but I just do not like watching him play.) He is a grinder and one heck of a player to have on your team I am sure, I just have grown to hate him.
In his career Hunter Pence has played the Cincinnati Reds in 78 games, 323 PA with 90 H, 14 HR, 45 RBI and a .297 BA. 40 of those games were played in Great American Ball Park where he had 169 PA, 43 H, 7 HR, 24 RBI and a .270 BA.
#reds have inquired on hunter pence. seek a righty hitter. doesn’t look like a match so far.
— Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) July 29, 2013
— Tim Dierkes (@mlbtrreds) July 29, 2013
Cincinnati Reds right-handed starter Mike Leake has never pitched at Petco Park. He has only pitched one game against San Diego Padres and that was a 1.2 inning start where he gave up 5 earned runs with 3 walks and 1 strike out. Which was against former Reds pitcher Edinson Volquez.
San Diego Padres right-handed starter Sean O’Sullivan has only faced three Reds’ hitters in his career (2009 to 2013) Shin-Soo Choo, Jack Hannahan and Cesar Izturis. Choo has 10 at bats vs. O’Sullivan with 2 hits, 2 RBI and 4 SO. Hannahan has 2 hits, 1 BB and 1 SO in 4 AB. Izturis only faced him 2 times and did not record anything in those 2 AB.
This is a very interesting combo to say the least and I am hoping the Reds can bring some much needed offense to help Leake out. I am also hoping Mike Leake can last longer then 1 inning. An 8 inning game from him would really help the Reds bullpen out but at this point I would settle for 6 quality innings of 0 to 1 run baseball.
Reds need to bounce back after yesterday’s loss against Los Angeles Dodgers and I think they need to do it with a bang! Hit O’Sullivan early and get the Padres on their heals right out of the gate. A 5 run 1st inning sure would put a smile on my face.
Padres 11 at Reds 5 (July 30, 2012 / Great American Ball Park)
I will once again say I was very wrong about Homer Bailey and I am very happy the Reds front office never listened to me 2 years ago when I said, “Trade Bailey and Stubbs!” Homer Bailey has really become a great pitcher to watch now. Ryan Hanigan as his catcher has really given him confidence and that shows every time he pitches now. Bailey getting a no-hitter at Great American Ball Park against San Francisco Giants is what this team needed. This should boost the team to really start winning and once again make a push to win it all!
Pitching IP H BB SO BF Pit Str Ctct StS StL GB FB LD Homer Bailey W (5-6) 9 0 1 9 28 109 74 41 16 17 8 10 3
Cincinnati Reds scored early in this game and I have to say it was the best first inning of play I have seen the Reds play in a very long time. Great patience at the plate by some guys that usually go up to bat swinging. Great game to watch and I really enjoyed watching Mike Leake pitch today, he was locating his pitches very nice and that low strike was really working well for him.
Joey Votto and Brandon Phillips extended their hitting streaks and Todd Frazier went 2 for 4 while Devin Mesoraco got a nice home run in the 9th inning.
Last year on May 21 Mike Leake won against Atlanta Braves in Great American Ball Park 4-1.
May 21, 2012 [Braves 1 vs. Reds 4]
Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR Mike Leake W (1-5) 8 3 1 1 1 6 1
May 21, 2013 [Reds 4 vs. Mets 0]
Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR Mike Leake W (4-2) 7 3 0 0 2 4 0
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Jay Bruce has a .267 career batting average vs. St. Louis Cardinals Left handed starting pitcher Jaime Garcia with one home run. The home run was hit at Great American Ball Park on August 25, 2012 in a game that saw the Reds win 8-2. box score Bruce went 1 for 3 with a home run, walk and strike out in that game. Brandon Phillips went 3 for 5 with 2 runs batted and Ryan Ludwick when 3 for 4.
With 32 plate appearances against Garcia, Jay Bruce has never hit a double against him and he has only hit 2 doubles in his career in Busch Stadium. Bruce has one home run against Garcia and only two in Busch Stadium. Hopefully these stats mean nothing today as Jay Bruce and the Reds take on Jaime Garcia and the Cardinals.
Jay Bruce career at bats vs. Jaime Garcia
Date Inning Result 8/15/2008 6 Ground Out 8/17/2008 7 Single 5/14/2010 1 Strikeout 5/14/2010 4 Walk 5/14/2010 7 Lineout 5/31/2010 1 Flyout 5/31/2010 3 Flyout 5/31/2010 5 Groundout 7/5/2011 2 Groundout 7/5/2011 4 Groundout 7/5/2011 6 Flyout 7/17/2011 2 Flyout 7/17/2011 4 Groundout 7/17/2011 7 Pop Out 9/3/2011 1 Strikeout 9/3/2011 3 Single 9/3/2011 6 Strikeout 4/11/2012 2 Single 4/11/2012 3 Strikeout 4/11/2012 5 Sac Fly 4/18/2012 2 Single 4/18/2012 4 Groundout 4/18/2012 6 Flyout 8/25/2012 2 Groundout 8/25/2012 4 Strikeout 8/25/2012 6 Home Run 10/1/2012 2 Single 10/1/2012 4 Strikeout 10/1/2012 7 Strikeout 4/8/2013 2 Pop Out 4/8/2013 4 Single 4/8/2013 6 Single
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Jay Bruce batting stats vs. Jaime Garcia [career]
PA AB H HR RBI BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS Jaime Garcia 32 30 8 1 4 1 7 .267 .281 .367 .648
Some extra information about Jay Bruce in Busch Stadium:
Jay Bruce Year-by-Year splits in Busch Stadium
Year G AB H 2B 3B HR BA OBP SLG OPS 2008 3 11 0 0 0 0 .000 .083 .000 .083 2009 4 14 0 0 0 0 .000 .176 .000 .176 2010 6 23 6 1 1 0 .261 .292 .391 .683 2011 9 38 7 1 0 2 .184 .225 .368 .593 2012 6 23 6 0 0 0 .261 .292 .261 .553 2013 4 17 5 0 0 0 .294 .333 .294 .627 Career Total 32 126 24 2 1 2 .190 .244 .270 .514
This is a great day to be a Cincinnati Reds fan! They have clinched first place in National League Central division and are now just adding to an already great winning season. As I watched the game I just have to say, I am very happy to see it go down like this today. Great American Ball Park with 40,000+ kept the energy very high throughout the whole game. The two home runs just added to that energy and it was a wonderful game to watch. Mat Latos pitched a gem and hopefully all of those “haters” out there are now starting to see what a lot of us saw right from the start of the season with him, lots of potential to be the number 1 / 2 pitcher for many years to come.
I am sorry I have not posted much lately. Due to my health I am not always allowed to get around like I would hope but I have been watching the games and I am still a very huge fan just like I was when I was young. Winning today reminded me of the first season I started to cheer for the Reds. It is a great feeling to watch such a young and powerful team clicking so well through out the season.
Now bring on the playoffs and the World Series!
Pittsburgh Pirates fans have been very vocal about this series at Great American Ball Park and want blood for Chapman and Leake hitting their players. A few fans have suggested that their best pitcher who is coming off of a great game should go out there today and hit a Reds player in order to get revenge and get a message out there. What? I won’t include the quote because seriously I really don’t understand the logic. Why would a team which is down 2-0 in the series want to get their best pitcher ejected from the game for something so stupid? I have stayed off of twitter and have not posted much about this series because the Pirates fans are really out head hunting right now and I don’t have the patience to get into an argument with someone over something so dumb. There was no intention behind those pitches. Both pitchers were trying to get the pitches inside and they hit the batters, that is all. If Burnett hits a batter today, the umps will be all over the Pirates and they are only making this worse for themselves. One thing many Pirates fans are not talking about is the fact that they are not facing Joey Votto, Brandon Phillips or Johnny Cueto and still are losing.
I for one will not be upset if Burnett hits one of the Reds players today. I will not go crazy with rage and think it is intentional and I will not go to every Pirates message board out there and post how I think their team should be fined and banned…. LOL Because, as a baseball fan, I understand one very important thing, it is BASEBALL!!!!!!!
And to those Pirates fans out there that do read this, please don’t bash me for writing this. I am just trying to understand the logic behind some of your fans. I have nothing but respect for the Pirates (At the start of the season I predicted them to be 2nd in the division.) Even when your players pretty much acted like babies when they did get hit, I still have respect for the team. So please keep your mean comments to yourselves and have a nice season.