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
Votto’s two-run jack
CIN@CHC: Votto hammers a two-run homer to widen lead
Bruce’s two-run double
CIN@CHC: Bruce insures the lead with a two-run double
Paul’s three-run tater
CIN@CHC: Paul’s three-run homer breaks the game open
Cozart’s RBI single
CIN@CHC: Cozart’s RBI single piles onto Reds’ lead
Ransom’s solo homer
CIN@CHC: Ransom launches a solo homer to left field
Cozart’s three-run homer
CIN@CHC: Cozart’s homer pushes Reds’ lead to 10 runs
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Tony Cingrani gets the call as Reds host Dan Haren, Dodgers.
Tony Cingrani will try to help keep the Reds rolling as they welcome Dan Haren and the Dodgers to Great American Ball Park on Monday night in the first of a four-game set.
Cingrani gave up three runs on six hits while walking three (one intentional) and striking out seven in a loss to the Giants on Wednesday. In his only career start against the Dodgers, he tossed seven shutout innings and struck out 11 last July 28.
Dodgers vs Reds
Tony Cingrani 52 | P
2 – 6 ERA 4.09
Dan Haren 14 | P
5 – 4 ERA 3.50
— Cincinnati Reds (@Reds) June 9, 2014
News of Cincinnati Reds pitcher Johnny Cueto is spreading all over twitter right now that he is feeling better and ready to come back. I wanted to post these tweets on here so everyone can take a look for themselves. Getting Johnny Cueto back in the rotation healthy will really help this ball club out. Tony Cingrani has been pitching great in Cueto’s spot but having the Reds number one starter back will really boost this team.
My boys in St Louis tell me that Cueto threw 45 pitches off the mound today and felt good, threw everything #Reds
— Jim Day (@JimDayTV) April 29, 2013
— Mark Sheldon (@m_sheldon) April 29, 2013
— John Fay (@johnfayman) April 29, 2013
— John Fay (@johnfayman) April 29, 2013
— John Fay (@johnfayman) April 29, 2013
Is Tony Cingrani ready? After watching this kid pitch I would say he is very ready. He is exactly what the Reds need at the bottom of their rotation right now. A left handed strike thrower who is not afraid to hit the strike zone. Of course teams will adjust once they get to see him more but hopefully he can fool them for a few more starts and keep winning ball games.
Tony Cingrani’s four Ks in fourth inning:
Here is a list of players on the Reds farm teams that I have my eye on right now:
Paul Janish [Bats]
Corky Miller [Bats]
Kanekoa Texeira [Bats]
Mike Costanzo [Blue Wahoos]
Joel Guzman [Blue Wahoos]
Brodie Greene [Blue Wahoos]
Brian Peacock [Blue Wahoos]
Cody Puckett [Blue Wahoos]
Henry Rodriguez [Blue Wahoos]
Pedro Villarreal [Blue Wahoos]
Justin Freeman [Blue Wahoos]
Donnie Joseph [Blue Wahoos]
Billy Hamilton [Blaze]
Devin Lohman [Blaze]
David Vidal [Blaze]
Kyle Lotzkar [Blaze]
Tony Cingrani [Blaze]
Yovan Gonzalez [Dragons]
Juan Silva [Dragons]
Daniel Jensen [Dragons]
Radhames Quezada [Dragons]
Tanner Robles [Dragons]
You can watch these players and others by going to baseball-reference.com
RedsMinorLeagues.com posted the Cincinnati Reds new Top 25 Prospect List and I am still very pleased with what they have in the farm system for the future. Doug Gray, @dougdirt24 says, “With the Reds trading away [Yonder] Alonso, [Yasmani] Grandal, [Brad] Boxberger, [Ronald] Torreyes and [Dave] Sappelt the Reds lost 5 of their Top 25 prospects in my rankings.” Even with trading away these players I still think the Reds have a great batch of young talented players ready for the future and I am very confident that Walt Jocketty will get more great prospects when they are needed by trade or draft.
Cincinnati Reds new Top 25 Prospect List includes:
Devin Mesoraco, Daniel Corcino, Yorman Rodriguez, Robert Stephenson, Billy Hamilton, Zack Cozart, Neftali Soto, Didi Gregorius, Henry Rodriguez, Todd Frazier, Gabriel Rosa, Kyle Lotzkar, David Vidal, Tony Cingrani, J.C. Sulbaran, Ryan LaMarre, Donald Lutz, Tucker Barnhart, Sean Buckley, Amir Garrett, Donnie Joseph, Junior Arias, Juan Duran, Pedro Villarreal and Nick Christiani.
Coming in at number 8 on the list was LHP Tony Cingrani who was drafted by the Reds in the 3rd round of the 2011 MLB June Amateur Draft. This 22-year-old played his first season with Billings Mustangs. Getting a 3-2 record and a 1.75 ERA in 51.1 innings. (13 games started) He got 80 strike outs and only allowed 6 walks and 1 home run. He also got a 14.0 SO/9 which was “the highest rate for pitchers with at least 50 innings in the Pioneer League since Sid Fernandez in 1981.” [Source]
“He has two very good pitches with a fastball that works 92-95 MPH and touches 98 as a lefty and a strong slider in the low to mid 80’s.” [Source] I can’t wait to see what this kid does in 2012.
I would like to wish you all a very Happy New Year! I hope 2012 brings everyone nothing but great health and happiness and of course another World Series Championship to the Cincinnati Reds.
Cincinnati Reds roster as of the end of 2011:
Jose Arredondo, Bronson Arroyo, Homer Bailey, Bill Bray, Aroldis Chapman, Johnny Cueto, Carlos Fisher, Josh Judy, Mat Latos, Mike Leake, Sam LeCure, Kyle Lotzkar, Sean Marshall, Nick Masset, Logan Ondrusek, Jordan Smith, Pedro Villarreal, Ryan Hanigan, Devin Mesoraco, Miguel Cairo, Zack Cozart, Juan Francisco, Todd Frazier, Didi Gregorius, Paul Janish, Donald Lutz, Kristopher Negron, Brandon Phillips, Henry Rodriguez, Scott Rolen, Neftali Soto, Chris Valaika, Joey Votto, Jay Bruce, Chris Heisey, Denis Phipps, Drew Stubbs.
Scott Carroll, Nick Christiani, Tom Cochran, Jerry Gil, Brandon Hynick, Joseph Krebs, Chad Reineke, Clayton Tanner, Daryl Thompson, Travis Webb, Corky Miller, James Skelton, Jose Castro, Mike Costanzo, Daniel Dorn, Quintin Berry, David Cook, Michael Griffin, Felix Perez.
Tim Crabbe, Matt Fairel, Scott Gaffney, Tyree Hayes, Daniel Jensen, Christopher Manno, Ruben Medina, Daniel Renken, Doug Salinas, Mark Serrano, Clayton Shunick, J.C. Sulbaran, Mace Thurman, Jamie Walczak, Chase Ware, Julio Morillo, Jordan Wideman, Phillip Bauer, Alex Buchholz, Jorge Jimenez, Devin Lohman, Carlos Mendez, Chris Richburg, Stephen Hunt, Andrew Means, Welinton Ramirez, Dayne Read.
Mitch Clarke, Daniel Corcino, Pat Doyle, Stalin Gerson, Drew Hayes, Blaine Howell, Jacob Johnson, Luca Panerati, Brian Pearl, Tanner Robles, Chad Rogers, Josh Smith, Daniel Wolford, Tucker Barnhart, Chris Berset, Dominic D’Anna, Brandon Dailey, Billy Hamilton, Frank Pfister, David Vidal, Theo Bowe, Juan Duran, Josh Garton, Jaren Matthews, Brennan May, Kurtis Muller, Drew Poulk, Yorman Rodriguez, Jefry Sierra.
James Allen, Jason Braun, Tony Cingrani, Carlos Contreras, Nick Fleece, Aguido Gonzalez, Carlos Gonzalez, Cole Green, Ismael Guillon, Christopher Joyce, Ryan Kemp, Matt Leonard, Porfirio Martinez, Kyle McMyne, Erik Miller, James Moran, Wes Mugarian, El’Hajj Muhammad, Brooks Pinckard, Radhames Quezada, Patrick Quinn, Yovan Gonzalez, Danny Vicioso, Junior Arias, Sean Buckley, Sammy Diaz, Robert Maddox, Nick O’Shea, Juan Perez, Cristobal Rodriguez, Ryan Wright, Spencer Dickinson, Jon Matthews, Steven Selsky, Juan Silva, Bryson Smith, Kyle Waldrop,
(These rosters were taken off of the Reds affiliates web page and might be wrong now. Some of the links might not go to the right players. Please let me know if you find any that do not go to the right players and I will fix it.)