Reds fall on walk-off walk to end marathon series
Tony Cingrani walked Russell Martin with the bases loaded in the 12th inning as the Reds lost, 4-3, to the Pirates on Thursday afternoon at PNC Park.
Martin’s walk-off walk caps extra-inning battle
Three innings after Jason Grilli surrendered a game-tying ninth-inning homer, Russell Martin walked with two outs and the bases loaded to give the Bucs a 4-3 win over the Reds on Thursday afternoon at PNC Park. Source
Patiently waiting: Martin takes for team
In the 12th inning of a game delayed by rain and kept alive by Devin Mesoraco’s homer in the ninth, Russell Martin drew a bases-loaded walk to send the Pirates home winners. Jeff Locke is still winless despite a quality start, and Gregory Polanco extended his hit streak to nine. Source
Hughes starts a rundown
CIN@PIT: Hughes starts a 1-4-3 inning-ending rundown
Sanchez advances to second
CIN@PIT: Sanchez advancement by balk leads to run
Barmes scores on a balk
CIN@PIT: Barmes crosses dish on a balk for first run
Hamilton steals third
CIN@PIT: Hamilton steals his 29th base of the season
Barmes’ nice play
CIN@PIT: Barmes charges grounder and fires for out
Bruce’s sac fly
CIN@PIT: Bruce knocks in Votto on a sacrifice fly
Polanco extends streak with Bucs
CIN@PIT: Polanco extends hitting streak to nine games
Mesoraco’s fine defense
CIN@PIT: Mesoraco fields a bunt and fires to second
Marte’s RBI single
CIN@PIT: Marte hits an RBI single to tie the game
McCutchen’s RBI single
CIN@PIT: McCutchen smacks an RBI single for 3-2 lead
Marte’s heads-up throw
CIN@PIT: Marte throws out Frazier trying for second
Frazier’s nice play
CIN@PIT: Frazier makes nice play on grounder to third
Phillips’ leaping catch
CIN@PIT: Phillips makes a leaping grab to get the out
LeCure works out of a jam
CIN@PIT: LeCure gets Reds out of bases-loaded jam
Harrison’s barehanded play
CIN@PIT: Harrison makes a barehanded grab on grounder
Hamilton’s sliding catch
CIN@PIT: Hamilton slides to make an outstanding catch
Mesoraco picks off Barmes
CIN@PIT: Mesoraco picks off Barmes at second base
Mesoraco’s game-tying homer
CIN@PIT: Mesoraco hammers game-tying homer in the 9th
Hamilton’s outstanding catch
CIN@PIT: Hamilton makes leaping grab against the wall
Martin’s walk-off walk
CIN@PIT: Martin walks off Bucs with bases-loaded walk
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Reds aim to cap sweep of Bucs behind Bailey
The opportunity for the Reds to hand the Pirates their first home sweep since 2012 presents itself Thursday with Homer Bailey on the mound opposite Jeff Locke at PNC Park. Source
Reds vs Pirates
7 – 3 ERA 4.68
8 – 5 ERA 3.20 (Career vs PIT)
In Friday’s no-decision vs. the Crew, Bailey had a long fourth inning that brought him up to 70 pitches. He course-corrected and used only 22 over the next two scoreless innings. He seems to have righted himself the past 11 starts after a bad April.
1 – 1 ERA 3.58
2 – 2 ERA 4.26
0 – 0 ERA 4.57
2-0 ERA 0.42
0-1 ERA 1.06
2-7 ERA 4.52
1 -Billy Hamilton doubles (11) on a soft line drive to left fielder Starling Marte.
1 – With Joey Votto batting, Billy Hamilton steals (29) 3rd base.
3 – Billy Hamilton grounds out, third baseman Pedro Alvarez to first baseman Gaby Sanchez.
5 – Billy Hamilton strikes out swinging.
8 – Billy Hamilton strikes out swinging.
10 – Billy Hamilton grounds out, second baseman Clint Barmes to first baseman Gaby Sanchez.
1 – Todd Frazier grounds out, third baseman Pedro Alvarez to first baseman Gaby Sanchez.
3 – Todd Frazier called out on strikes.
6 – Todd Frazier singles on a sharp line drive to left fielder Starling Marte. Todd Frazier out at 2nd, left fielder Starling Marte to second baseman Josh Harrison.
8 – Todd Frazier singles on a ground ball to right fielder Gregory Polanco.
10 – Todd Frazier singles on a soft fly ball to center fielder Andrew McCutchen.
10 – With Brandon Phillips batting, Todd Frazier caught stealing 2nd base, pitcher Jared Hughes to second baseman Clint Barmes to first baseman Gaby Sanchez.
1 – Joey Votto out on a sacrifice fly to center fielder Andrew McCutchen. Billy Hamilton scores.
4 – Joey Votto doubles (12) on a sharp line drive to right fielder Gregory Polanco.
6 – Joey Votto grounds out to first baseman Gaby Sanchez.
8 – Joey Votto flies out to center fielder Andrew McCutchen.
10 – Joey Votto flies out to center fielder Andrew McCutchen.
1 – Brandon Phillips grounds out, second baseman Josh Harrison to first baseman Gaby Sanchez.
4 – Brandon Phillips flies out to center fielder Andrew McCutchen. Joey Votto to 3rd.
6 – Brandon Phillips grounds out softly to first baseman Gaby Sanchez.
8 – Brandon Phillips grounds into a force out, shortstop Clint Barmes to second baseman Josh Harrison. Todd Frazier out at 2nd.
11 – Brandon Phillips lines out to center fielder Andrew McCutchen.
2 – Jay Bruce flies out to center fielder Andrew McCutchen.
4 – Jay Bruce out on a sacrifice fly to center fielder Andrew McCutchen. Joey Votto scores.
7 – Jay Bruce grounds out, first baseman Gaby Sanchez to pitcher Tony Watson.
9 – Jay Bruce flies out to center fielder Andrew McCutchen.
11 – Jay Bruce grounds out, second baseman Clint Barmes to first baseman Gaby Sanchez.
2 – Devin Mesoraco grounds out, third baseman Pedro Alvarez to first baseman Gaby Sanchez.
4 – Devin Mesoraco lines out softly to second baseman Josh Harrison.
7 – Devin Mesoraco walks.
9 – Devin Mesoraco homers (10) on a fly ball to left field.
11 – Devin Mesoraco grounds out softly to first baseman Gaby Sanchez.
2 – Chris Heisey reaches on a fielding error by first baseman Gaby Sanchez.
5 – Chris Heisey flies out to right fielder Gregory Polanco.
7 – Chris Heisey flies out to right fielder Gregory Polanco.
9 – Chris Heisey flies out to center fielder Andrew McCutchen.
12 – Chris Heisey strikes out on a foul tip.
2 – Zack Cozart grounds out, shortstop Clint Barmes to first baseman Gaby Sanchez.
5 – Zack Cozart walks.
7 – Zack Cozart singles on a line drive to center fielder Andrew McCutchen. Devin Mesoraco to 2nd.
9 – Zack Cozart doubles (12) on a line drive to center fielder Andrew McCutchen, deflected by left fielder Starling Marte.
12 – Zack Cozart grounds out, shortstop Jordy Mercer to first baseman Gaby Sanchez.
3 – Homer Bailey grounds out, second baseman Josh Harrison to first baseman Gaby Sanchez.
5 – Homer Bailey out on a sacrifice bunt, catcher Chris Stewart to second baseman Josh Harrison. Zack Cozart to 2nd.
7 – Ryan Ludwick grounds out softly, second baseman Josh Harrison to first baseman Gaby Sanchez.
9 – Brayan Pena lines out to right fielder Gregory Polanco.
12 – Tony Cingrani grounds out, pitcher Justin Wilson to first baseman Gaby Sanchez.
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Reds cruise after early strike
A seven-run third inning sent the Reds on the way to a rout of the Pirates and made things easy on Alfredo Simon, who became the NL’s first 10-game winner on a night that saw a historic hit from Gregory Polanco, a rain delay and a mound appearance by Travis Snider.
Polanco takes place in Bucs history in loss to Reds
Gregory Polanco became the first rookie in Pirates history to hit safely in each of his first eight games in Wednesday’s 11-4 loss to the Reds at rainy PNC Park. Source
Simon NL’s first 10-game winner as Reds rout Bucs
The Reds scored seven runs in the third to back a solid Alfredo Simon en route to an 11-4 win over the Pirates on Wednesday at PNC Park. Source
Reds score seven in the 3rd
6/18/14: The Reds take an early commanding lead over the Pirates with seven runs scored in the 3rd inning
On a side note; I bet Snider will remember striking out Votto for the rest of his life and that should give him something to talk about for many years to come. Cozart walked, Hoover walked at his first career at bat and Hamilton hit while Votto struck out swinging.
Out call overturned
CIN@PIT: Out call on runner overturned in 3rd inning
Alvarez’s great snag
CIN@PIT: Alvarez snags hot shot, fires to nab Frazier
Phillips, Marte horse around
CIN@PIT: Phillips drags Marte’s foot off second
Frazier’s strong throw
CIN@PIT: Frazier makes strong throw to nab McCutchen
Hamilton’s diving catch
CIN@PIT: Hamilton robs Martin with great diving catch
Phillips’ RBI double
CIN@PIT: Phillips rips a double to left, plates Votto
Schumaker’s RBI single
CIN@PIT: Schumaker singles to right to score Phillips
Hurdle tossed for arguing
CIN@PIT: Hurdle is tossed for arguing overturned call
Votto’s nice diving stop
CIN@PIT: Votto makes great diving stop, flips for out
Polanco’s record-setting single
CIN@PIT: Polanco sets Pirates record with single
Umpires review out call at home
CIN@PIT: Umps review out call, overturned in 5th
Hamilton’s RBI double
CIN@PIT: Hamilton doubles to left to score Cozart
Snider fans Votto
CIN@PIT: Snider strikes out Votto in the 9th
Tabata’s RBI single
CIN@PIT: Tabata singles to center to score Polanco
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Hot-hitting Bucs looking to even series vs. Reds
With both the Reds and Pirates clicking offensively, it will be up to starters Alfredo Simon and Edinson Volquez to assume the burden when the teams square off on Wednesday at PNC Park. Source
Reds vs Pirates
Alfredo Simon 31 | P
9 – 3 ERA 2.95
2 – 3 ERA 2.57 (Career vs PIT)
Simon tossed eight strong innings against the Dodgers on Thursday, allowing one run on seven hits, walking one and and striking out five to earn his ninth win. He is 2-3 with a 2.57 ERA in 15 career appearances (one start) against Pittsburgh.
Edinson Volquez 36 | P
4 – 5 ERA 3.89
1 – 1 ERA 3.55 (Career vs CIN)
Volquez is coming off a scoreless seven-inning performance vs. the Cubs on Thursday. The righty is 1-1 (four starts) with a 3.55 ERA against his former team. He allowed the Reds two runs in seven innings in a 4-1 loss on April 22.
Heavyweight pop: Frazier slugs Bucs
In a back-and-forth game that saw Billy Hamilton (3-for-4, three steals, two runs) and Josh Harrison (4-for-5, two RBIs) go blow for blow, Todd Frazier stole the show with a go-ahead homer in the ninth to push the Reds to 5-2 since Joey Votto (three RBIs) returned. Source
Bullpen falters late as Bucs drop see-saw affair
Josh Harrison had another big night, but Jason Grilli gave up a go-ahead homer in the ninth as the Bucs fell to the Reds, 6-5, on Tuesday at PNC Park. Source
Frazier’s go-ahead homer spurs Reds over Bucs
Billy Hamilton dazzled on the basepaths but Todd Frazier had the biggest swing of the night with a go-ahead home run in the ninth as the Reds downed the Pirates, 6-5, on Tuesday at PNC Park. Source
Frazier’s homer in the 9th
6/17/14: Todd Frazier hits a solo shot off Jason Grilli in the top of the 9th inning to put the Reds up, 6-5.
Hamilton swipes third
CIN@PIT: Hamilton uses his speed to steal third base
Votto’s RBI single
CIN@PIT: Votto drives in Hamilton with an RBI single
Harrison’s heads-up double play
CIN@PIT: Harrison catches liner, doubles off Ludwick
Harrison’s RBI double
CIN@PIT: Harrison brings in Martin with a double
Moment of silence for Gwynn
CIN@PIT: Pirates hold moment of silence for Gwynn
Hamilton’s second stolen base
CIN@PIT: Hamilton steals second, advances on error
Polanco’s hit streak continues
CIN@PIT: Polanco ties Clemente with hit streak
Martin’s bases-loaded walk
CIN@PIT: Martin draws walk to score Marte
Hamilton’s throw gets McCutchen
CIN@PIT: Hamilton, Pena combine to get Cutch at plate
Ludwick’s RBI single
CIN@PIT: Ludwick brings in Phillips with RBI single
Pena’s productive forceout
CIN@PIT: Pena brings in a run with fielder’s choice
Hamilton’s third stolen base
CIN@PIT: Hamilton swipes third base of the game
Votto’s two-run single
CIN@PIT: Votto plates Hamilton, Frazier with single
Davis’ RBI single
CIN@PIT: Davis cuts lead to two runs with RBI single
Martin’s RBI single
CIN@PIT: Martin’s RBI single makes it a one-run game
Harrison’s game-tying single
CIN@PIT: Harrison scores Davis with an RBI single
Frazier’s homer in the 9th
CIN@PIT: Frazier gives Reds lead in 9th with home run
Marte’s shoestring catch
CIN@PIT: Marte runs down liner, makes shoestring grab
Chapman closes the door
CIN@PIT: Chapman gets Barmes to fly out to end it
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John Fay reports that Cody Ross, Rick Ankiel, Ryan Ludwick and Kosuke Fukudome are some of the guys being looked at by Cincinnati Reds to help play LF in 2012. Of course this all depends with what happens with free agent closer Francisco Cordero. If he re-signs with the Reds they will have less money to go after position players and if he does not re-sign they will have more money to play with in order to get the players they need. A lot of fans are hoping it is Cody Ross. I for one would rather have one of the other three players due to the fact that they have played more in the National League Central Division. [Source]
I wanted to take a look and see how well these guys have done in Great American Ball Park before giving a guess at which one Walt Jocketty and the Reds front office will go for. Of course, money is always an issue when it comes to who they will get but I am not going to look to far into that right now and give each player a chance. I also wanted to see how well each player has done in other National League Central Division ball parks.
Cody Ross – At Great American Ball Park Ross has played 16 games, going 6 for 41 (.146 BA) with 2 home runs.
Split G AB H HR BA OBP SLG OPS BAbip CHC-Wrigley Fld 19 67 16 4 .239 .311 .463 .773 .273 CIN-GreatAmer BP 16 41 6 2 .146 .255 .293 .548 .154 HOU-MinuteMaidPk 14 45 10 0 .222 .271 .267 .537 .303 MIL-Miller Pk 9 24 3 1 .125 .154 .292 .446 .118 PIT-PNC Pk 14 51 12 2 .235 .264 .471 .735 .238 STL-Busch Stad 3 16 57 18 2 .316 .361 .474 .834 .421
Rick Ankiel – Ankiel at Great American Ball Park is similar to Ross. He has played 16 games there, getting 10 hits with 59 at bats with 3 home runs.
Split G AB H HR BA OBP SLG OPS BAbip CHC-Wrigley Fld 19 56 10 1 .179 .233 .339 .573 .243 CIN-GreatAmer BP 16 59 10 3 .169 .265 .339 .604 .171 HOU-MinuteMaidPk 21 60 18 1 .300 .364 .433 .797 .395 MIL-Miller Pk 19 57 11 1 .193 .281 .246 .527 .263 PIT-PNC Pk 17 47 13 3 .277 .346 .511 .857 .345 STL-Busch Stad 3 150 489 127 24 .260 .324 .472 .797 .286
Ryan Ludwick – Ludwick has seen more games at Great American Ball Park. In 30 games he has 29 hits in 105 at bats with 9 home runs.
Split G AB H HR BA OBP SLG OPS BAbip CHC-Wrigley Fld 32 109 38 7 .349 .408 .633 1.041 .397 CIN-GreatAmer BP 30 105 29 9 .276 .321 .600 .921 .274 HOU-MinuteMaidPk 24 84 21 2 .250 .289 .393 .682 .373 MIL-Miller Pk 31 117 27 4 .231 .318 .385 .703 .295 PIT-PNC Pk 52 171 43 6 .251 .326 .433 .759 .306 STL-Busch Stad 3 242 768 223 34 .290 .366 .505 .871 .331
Kosuke Fukudome – Fukudome has had some success in Great American Ball Park also. In 24 games he has gone 21 for 83 with 4 home runs.
Split G AB H HR BA OBP SLG OPS BAbip CHC-Wrigley Fld 264 809 226 17 .279 .388 .415 .803 .326 CIN-GreatAmer BP 24 83 21 4 .253 .340 .470 .810 .274 HOU-MinuteMaidPk 17 59 14 1 .237 .338 .356 .694 .265 MIL-Miller Pk 26 92 31 5 .337 .413 .652 1.066 .361 PIT-PNC Pk 19 74 20 1 .270 .382 .392 .774 .306 STL-Busch Stad 3 26 90 20 2 .222 .317 .356 .673 .250
Some people think Ryan Madson is an option for the Cincinnati Reds. I am one of those fans that really hope Walt Jocketty and the Reds front office either re-sign Francisco Cordero or go with in-house options. Ryan Madson is rumored to be looking for a one year deal and there are only two teams that really are good suitors for him right now. The Reds and Los Angeles Angels. [Source]
In 8 games (8 IP) Madson has given up 4 home runs in Great American Ball Park. I really don’t think he is the kind of closer the Reds need right now. Even if it is for only one year this deal just does not work for the Reds. Cordero at 2 years would make a lot more sense for the team since they already know he is durable and can pitch well in GABP.
There is no doubt that Ryan Madson is a great pitcher and with some of the National League Central teams he has a great ERA, but as we all know judging relief pitchers off of ERA is not always the best way to do it. I was more interested in how many home runs he gave up. I really hope Madson is not a real option that the Reds are looking into and I wish a reporter close to the Reds would finally ask Walt Jocketty about it so then we could crush this rumor before it gets worse. If Cordero does not re-sign I really think they will go with in-house guys like Walt said. Now don’t get me wrong, having Madson on the team would be nice but maybe as setup man with Sean Marshall for closer Cordero. But, I really doubt the Reds would have money for that because Madson’s agent is Scott Boras and we all know Boras loves to get big bucks for his guys. With that said, I think the Reds would save money by re-signing Cordero for 2 or 3 years.
Career numbers for Ryan Madson at Great American Ball Park.
Split W L ERA G IP H ER HR WHIP CIN-GreatAmer BP 1 1 7.88 8 8.0 10 7 4 1.500
Career numbers for Ryan Madson in National League Central Ball Parks.
Split W L ERA G SV IP H ER HR SO WHIP CHC-Wrigley Fld 0 1 5.68 9 1 6.1 7 4 2 7 1.421 CIN-GreatAmer BP 1 1 7.88 8 3 8.0 10 7 4 8 1.500 HOU-MinuteMaidPk 0 1 4.15 9 0 8.2 12 4 1 8 1.615 MIL-Miller Pk 0 1 1.42 8 3 6.1 7 1 0 5 1.579 PIT-PNC Pk 1 1 4.50 6 0 8.0 9 4 2 6 1.250 STL-Busch Stad 3 0 0 1.93 11 0 14.0 8 3 2 10 0.929
Career numbers for Ryan Madson vs. National League Central teams.
Split W L ERA G SV IP H ER HR WHIP Chicago Cubs 1 1 5.51 20 2 16.1 20 10 4 1.531 Cincinnati Reds 4 4 6.99 24 3 28.1 33 22 7 1.412 Houston Astros 0 3 4.15 21 1 21.2 25 10 2 1.292 Milwaukee Brewers 3 1 1.74 18 4 20.2 19 4 1 1.258 Pittsburgh Pirates 2 1 2.08 14 2 17.1 15 4 2 0.923 St. Louis Cardinals 1 1 1.72 22 0 31.1 19 6 2 0.830