May 18th, 2013 at 11:41 AM
By Cody Dalga
Home Runs by Joey Votto and Jay Bruce helped the Cincinnati Reds erase a three run deficit but the Philadelphia Phillies plated two runs in the bottom of the eighth to pull away and defeat the Reds 5-3. The loss ended the six-game winning streak for Cincinnati.
Tony Cingrani started for the Reds with what could be his last start before Johnny Cueto returns. He went five innings giving up five hits, three earned runs, and struck out four.
Jimmy Rollins took Cingrani deep in the third inning with a runner on to erase the scoreless tie. In the fifth, Cliff Lee, who started for Philadelphia, led off the inning with a double. After a sacrifice bunt, Michael Young scored Lee with a triple.
With the Reds trailing 3-0, the comeback began. In the sixth, Brandon Phillips led off the inning with a double, his 11th of the year. Jay Bruce stepped in and launched his fourth home run on the year and brought the Reds within a run.
In the eighth, Votto tied the game with a solo home run to lead off the inning. It was his fifth home run of the season. Read more... Join the Conversation...
May 16th, 2013 at 2:44 PM
By Cody Dalga
The Cincinnati Reds have been one of the best teams at home this season but when the team is away from Great American Ballpark, it's a different story. They are 8-10 on the road, but have won five in a row on the road including a sweep of the Chicago Cubs and taking the first two games against the Miami Marlins.
Pitching has been one of the major reasons for the recent road success. In Tuesday's 6-2 win, Homer Bailey pitched a complete game giving up two runs on six hits. Bailey mentioned he felt good following the outing.
"I've had two or three games this year where I felt like I could've gone nine," Bailey said. "Today, we jumped out ahead, and with that kind of lead, I was just trying to be aggressive."
Xavier Paul came up big in the win as well with a bases clearing double in the five-run second inning. Joey Votto had three hits as well.
In last night's game, Mike Leake had one of his better outings going six and two-thirds innings without allowing a run. He did allow nine hits but struck out six in the process. Sean Marshall, Sam LeCure, and Aroldis Chapman helped preserve the shutout for the Redlegs as they won 4-0. Read more... Join the Conversation...
May 15th, 2013 at 2:22 PM
By Cody Dalga
Following the five-run second inning for the Cincinnati Reds, it looked like it would be a high-scoring affair for both teams. However, it would be all they needed as the Reds took game one of the three game series against Miami, 6-2.
Both Cincinnati and Miami plated a run in the first.
Brandon Phillips added to his RBI total with a run scoring single that plated Zack Cozart. Miami scored on a Derek Dietrich single that scored Juan Pierre.
Cincinnati did some major damage in the second. Ryan Hanigan started it off with a one-out single. Homer Bailey, who looked strong on the mound, advanced Hanigan with a sacrifice bunt. Shin-Soo Choo was then hit-by-pitch for the 12th time this season. Cozart then singled to load the bases. Joey Votto and Brandon Phillips then drew back-to-back walks to plate two more runs. Xavier Paul then stepped in and lined a bases clearing double to left to stretch the lead to 6-1.
Bailey had one of his best outings of since his no-hitter last year. He pitched a complete game giving up two earned runs and striking out 10. Read more... Join the Conversation...
May 14th, 2013 at 8:27 PM
By Cody Dalga
Johnny Cueto made his second rehab start Tuesday night in Dayton against the West Michigan Whitecaps.
Cueto went five innings giving up three hits and striking out four.
Here is the inning-by-inning breakdown:
- David Gonzalez grounds out, pitcher Johnny Cueto to first baseman Seth Mejias-Brean.
- Danry Vasquez lines out to first baseman Seth Mejias-Brean.
- Devon Travis lines out to first baseman Seth Mejias-Brean.
- Jeff Holm singles on a fly ball to center fielder Junior Arias.
- Lance Durham singles on a line drive to right fielder Jeff Gelalich. Jeff Holm to 2nd.
- Jake Stewart flies out to center fielder Junior Arias.
- Adolfo Reina grounds into a double play, shortstop Zach Vincej to second baseman Robert Ramirez to first baseman Seth Mejias-Brean. Lance Durham out at 2nd.
- Jared Reaves strikes out swinging.
- Austin Schotts grounds out, third baseman Tanner Rahier to first baseman Seth Mejias-Brean.
- David Gonzalez grounds out, shortstop Zach Vincej to first baseman Seth Mejias-Brean.
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- Danry Vasquez strikes out swinging.
- Devon Travis singles on a line drive to right fielder Jeff Gelalich.
May 13th, 2013 at 9:32 PM
By Cody Dalga
Injured Cincinnati Reds Manny Parra and Chris Heisey made their first rehab assignment starts this evening for the Pensacola Blue Wahoos against the Chattanooga Lookouts.
Manny Parra made the start for Penacola. He lasted a single inning and gave up a hit while striking out two batters.
Chris Heisey was scheduled to bat second and play center field. However, before his first at-bat in the bottom of the first inning he was replaced by a pinch-hitter. There was no immediate reason for being replaced.
It is unclear how long both players will stay in Pensacola. Read more... Join the Conversation...