Tagged: Los Angeles Dodgers

Billy Hamilton and Dee Gordon together?!?!

I just read on twitter that the Dodgers are open to trading Dee Gordon and I know that the Reds don’t need a 2B but it sure would be fun to have Hamilton and Gordon on the same team. Which one would you bat #1 and which one would be #2? Then with Joey Votto batting #3 would make a pretty interesting combo.


#Reds win 4-1 (Photos and Highlights)

Simon keeps showing starter stuff in eight strong
Alfredo Simon gave up just one run in eight innings, and Todd Frazier provided early support with a first-inning homer as the Reds topped the Dodgers, 4-1, in the series finale at Great American Ball Park on Thursday afternoon. Source

Greinke strong after early stumble, but bats quiet
Zack Greinke settled down after giving up a two-run homer in the first inning, but sufficient damage had already been done. The right-hander gave up just those two runs over six innings, but took the loss as the Dodgers were shut down by Cincinnati starter Alfredo Simon in a 4-1 defeat at Great American Ball Park on Thursday. Source

Simon gets the win over Greinke and the Dodgers
After giving up a run in the first, Reds starter Alfredo Simon shut the Dodgers down through the next seven innings for his ninth win of the season. Todd Frazier provided all the support he would need with a two-run homer in the first off Zack Greinke. Source

Challenge overturns safe call
LAD@CIN: Challenge overturns safe call in the 1st

Kemp’s RBI single
LAD@CIN: Kemp opens the scoring with an RBI single

Frazier’s two-run dinger
LAD@CIN: Frazier hits a two-run homer off Greinke

Cozart’s nice play
LAD@CIN: Cozart makes a nice stop and throw to first

Reds fan one, nab one
LAD@CIN: Reds strike ’em out, throw ’em out in 6th

Cozart scores on wild pitch
LAD@CIN: Cozart scores on a wild pitch by League

Ludwick’s RBI single
LAD@CIN: Ludwick hits a single to score Schumaker

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#Reds Simon vs #Dodgers Greinke 06.12.2014

Alfredo Simon faces Zack Greinke in duel of eight-game winners
Eight-game winners Alfredo Simon and Zack Greinke face off as the Reds face the Dodgers in the series finale on Thursday afternoon at Great American Ball Park.

Dodgers vs Reds

Alfredo Simon 31 | P
8 – 3 ERA 3.15
0 – 1 ERA 9.00 (Career vs LAD)
Simon allowed three runs on seven hits over six innings to beat the Phillies on Saturday. He is 0-1 with a 9.00 ERA (6 ER in 6 IP) in three career appearances (one start) against the Dodgers.

Zack Greinke 21 | P
8 – 2 ERA 2.62
5 – 1 ERA 2.73 (Career vs CIN)
Probably should throw out the last start, an 11-hitter over seven innings, because it came at Coors Field, where Greinke deploys a damage-control strategy. All things considered, he’s been the club’s best starter this year.

Simon vs LAD

Simon vs Dodgers

#Reds win 5-0 (Photos and Highlights)

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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#Reds Cueto vs #Dodgers Ryu 06.11.2014

Johnny Cueto, Hyun-Jin Ryu set to duel in Cincinnati. Hyun-Jin Ryu has been great on the road all season. Johnny Cueto has been great all season. So, if you’re a fan of pitchers’ duels, it’d be a smart decision to turn your attention to Great American Ballpark on Wednesday when the two square off.

Dodgers vs Reds

Johnny Cueto 47 | P
5 – 5 ERA 1.97
1 – 5 ERA 3.19 (Career vs LAD)
Cueto gave up four runs on six hits in five innings, his shortest outing of the season, against the Phillies on Friday. In seven career starts against the Dodgers, he is 1-5 with a 3.19 ERA.

Hyun-Jin Ryu 99 | P
7 – 2 ERA 3.08
2 – 0 ERA 2.51 (Career vs CIN)
The professional in Ryu was on display in his last start, his first ever at Coors Field. That win was his fourth consecutive since coming off the disabled list to freshen his shoulder.

Cueto vs Dodgers

Cueto vs Dodgers

#Reds lose 6-1 (Photos and Highlights)

Cincinnati Reds lost another one to the Dodgers tonight, 6-1. It was a little tougher to watch this game then last night’s. There were some sloppy plays in the field and guys were struggling at the plate too. Not to mention some scary moments when Zach Cozart (1-3) got hit in the head by a pitch and Devin Mesoraco (2-4) looked like he pulled something while running to first. Billy Hamilton went 2 for 5. Joey Votto (1-3) is back and hopefully that will get the team hitting again very soon.

Leake nabs Ramirez
LAD@CIN: Leake picks off Ramirez at first

Ethier’s RBI double
LAD@CIN: Ethier lines an RBI double to left

Ball knocks Gordon’s helmet off
LAD@CIN: Gordon knocks his helmet off with a foul

Dodgers’ broadcasters on Welch
LAD@CIN: Dodgers broadcasters discuss Welch’s life

Beckett’s tricky single
LAD@CIN: Beckett fakes a bunt then singles to left

Gordon’s RBI double
LAD@CIN: Gordon slashes an RBI double to left

Ramirez’s two-run single
LAD@CIN: Ramirez grounds a two-run single to right

Cozart gets hit in the helmet
LAD@CIN: Cozart takes a pitch off the helmet

Dodgers win challenge in 6th
LAD@CIN: Dodgers win challenge on force play in 6th

Turner’s RBI single
LAD@CIN: Turner lifts an RBI single to shallow right

Adrian’s RBI double
LAD@CIN: Adrian plates a run with his second double

Cozart’s RBI single
LAD@CIN: Cozart lines an RBI single to left

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#Reds Leake vs #Dodgers Beckett 06.10.2014

Intriguing matchup finds Josh Beckett dueling Mike Leake. The Dodgers and Reds have played one-run contests in six of their last eight meetings, with each team taking four games. There is no reason to think that trend might change when the teams play the second of a four-game series on Tuesday night in Cincinnati as the Dodgers send Josh Beckett (2.57 ERA) to the mound opposed by Mike Leake (3.29 ERA).

Dodgers vs Reds

Mike Leake 44 | P
3 – 5 ERA 3.29
Leake had his worst outing of the season in a loss to the Giants on Thursday, giving up five runs on eight hits in five innings. In five career appearances (four starts) against the Dodgers, he is 2-2 with a 4.80 ERA.

Josh Beckett 61 | P
3 – 3 ERA 2.57
Beckett pitches with an extra day of rest, which should be welcome in his third outing since the 128-pitch no-hitter. A 2.56 ERA underscores a comeback-of-the-year season.

Leake vs Dodgers

Leake vs Dodgers

#Reds lose 6-2 (Photos and Highlights)

Cincinnati Reds lose to Los Angeles Dodgers 6-2. Here are some highlights (good and bad) for tonight’s game. There was a little of everything tonight. Even Ducks come out to play the game. One plus for tonight is; Joey Votto and Mat Latos both played on AAA Louisville Bats tonight. Votto went 1 for 3 with 1 run and 1 K while Latos had 5.2 IP with 4 H, 1 ER, 3 BB and 4 SO. Source

Van Slyke’s solo smash
LAD@CIN: Van Slyke launches a solo homer to deep left

Umpires confirm foul call in 2nd
LAD@CIN: Umpires confirm foul ball in the 2nd inning

Pena scores on a wild pitch
LAD@CIN: Wild pitch allows Pena to cross the plate

Ducks on field in Cincinnati
LAD@CIN: Ducks make their home in the outfield

Turner’s RBI single
LAD@CIN: Turner singles to right, scoring Kemp

Ludwick’s solo shot
LAD@CIN: Ludwick smacks a solo homer to left field

Van Slyke and Puig race
LAD@CIN: Van Slyke, Puig sprint after a fly out

Van Slyke’s three-run shot
LAD@CIN: Van Slyke drives his second shot of the game

Dodgers turn two
LAD@CIN: Turner, Figgins combine to turn double play

Reds challenge force play
LAD@CIN: Reds lose challenge on force play in 8th

Dodgers turn a 1-2-3 double play
LAD@CIN: League induces double play with bases loaded

Pena cuts down Gordon
LAD@CIN: Pena throws out Gordon stealing second base

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Reds go home with the win

Cincinnati Reds won today against San Diego Padres (4-1) at PetCo Park in a much-needed win for the Reds. Homer Bailey was pitching great and went 8.1 innings allowing 6 hits, 1 run getting 7 strike outs. He has really become a great pitcher to watch now. Aroldis Chapman pitched 0.2 innings to get his 25th save.

Homer Bailey

Derrick Robinson went 1 for 4 with 1 run, 1 walk and 1 strike out. He layed down a few very nice bunts in this game and so did Zack Cozart who went 2 for 4 with 1 run and 1 strike out. Cozart batted 7th in the batting order while Robinson batted number 1 again. Chris Heisey went 2 for 5 with 1 run and 1 RBI. Joey Votto went 1 for 4 with 2 RBI while Brandon Phillips went 3 for 5 with a home run. Jay Bruce went 1 for 4 and Todd Frazier continues to slump by going 0 for 4 with 2 strike outs. Corky Miller went 1 for 3 and is always a great player to watch play behind the plate. I still think he will be the manager of the Reds one day. Or should I say, I hope he is the manager of the Reds one day? Either way I really would like to see him manage at the pro level later in his life.

Brandon Phillips gets a home run

Todd Frazier has not got a hit since July 25 when he went 2 for 4 against Los Angeles Dodgers. He went 0 for 4 with 2 SO July 31. 0 for 4 vs. Padres on July 30. 0 for 3 on July 29 vs. Padres. O for 3 vs. Dodgers on July 28. 0 for 3, July 27 and O for 3 on July 26 vs. the Dodgers. So he went 2 for 24 against Los Angeles Dodgers and San Diego Padres in 7 games. Vs. San Francisco Giants the series before he went 8 for 17 with 6 RBI. He is due to come out of the slump and starting hitting again.

Todd Frazier needs a hit