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Moms guided many Reds to achieve goals

Many players -- including some on the Reds -- wouldn't be playing baseball at the highest level without help and encouragement from their mothers. With Mother's Day coming on Sunday, MLB.com has asked some Reds players to describe how their mother's support helped them achieve their dreams.
Via Reds.com
4 hours ago

Best Cincinnati Reds Ever: Eric Davis v. Lee May

First Round Matchup | No. 3 Eric Davis v. No. 14 Lee May Davis: An eighth round pick of the Cincinnati Reds in 1980, Eric Davis was leading their offense six years later. In his first full season Davis hit 27 home runs, drove in 71 RBIs all while hitting a respectable .271. Oh, and he stole 80 bases. He wasn’t a legitimate […] Best Cincinnati Reds Ever: Eric Davis v....
Via Blog Red Machine
11 hours ago

Straily another pleasant Reds rotation surprise

When Reds manager Bryan Price looked on his office whiteboard Wednesday morning at his list of probable starting pitchers, one thing really stood out. Four of the five pitchers' names weren't expected to be there when Spring Training started. One of those surprises, Dan Straily, provided another solid start for the Reds on Wednesday afternoon during a 7-4 win over the Giants.
Via Reds.com
21 hours ago

Cincinnati Reds Hit Four Home Runs in 7-4 Win, Avoid Giants Sweep

It looked like it would be another one of those losing efforts for the Cincinnati Reds after a Brandon Belt home run to lead off the second inning. But the Reds came back with a vengeance in the bottom of the second against Giants pitcher Jake Peavy and the bullpen managed to hold the lead […] Cincinnati Reds Hit Four Home Runs in 7-4 Win, Avoid Giants Sweep - Blog Red Machine...
Via Blog Red Machine
22 hours ago

Reds hit 4 homers in 7-4 win over Giants, avoiding sweep

CINCINNATI (AP) Brandon Phillips, Eugenio Suarez and Zack Cozart homered in a five-run first inning, and the Cincinnati Reds beat Jake Peavy for the first time in a 7-4 win over the San Francisco Giants on Wednesday. Adam Duvall added a solo shot for the Reds, and Dan Straily (1-1) overcame solo homers by Brandon Belt and Conor Gillaspie for his first major league win since April...
Via Associated Press
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

DeSclafani still shut down but feels close

There are nagging injuries and then there are strained oblique muscles, which are never welcome and -- like a bad houseguest -- rarely know when it's time to leave. That's what Reds starting pitcher Anthony DeSclafani continues to deal with, long after he was expected to be ready to return.
Via Reds.com
1 day ago

Best Cincinnati Reds Ever: Jose Rijo v. Greg Vaughn

First Round Matchup | No. 3 Jose Rijo v. No. 14 Greg Vaughn Rijo: Jose Rijo was a mediocre his first four years in the league — but to his credit he was 19-22 years old. Then the Cincinnati Reds acquired him for his age 23 season and his career skyrocketed. In that first season Rijo pitched in 49 games […] Best Cincinnati Reds Ever: Jose Rijo v. Greg Vaughn - Blog Red Machine...
Via Blog Red Machine
1 day ago

Devin In A Red Mess

Devin Mesoraco was diagnosed with a torn labrum in his shoulder after missing most of last year with a torn labrum in his hip.  My Latin may be off, but I believe tearing two labrums means severe vagina pain.  The last thing he'll want to do is be squatting.  Devin Mesoraco now has more torn labrums than Nadia Comaneci.  This torn labrum finally gives Mesoraco an alibi to his ugly...
Via Razzball
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Reds C Devin Mesoraco has torn labrum, latest Reds injury

CINCINNATI (AP) The Cincinnati Reds put catcher Devin Mesoraco on the 15-day disabled list on Monday after an MRI detected a torn labrum in his left shoulder. It's the second straight season that he's had a significant injury. Mesoraco missed most of last season with a hip injury that required surgery. He was limited to playing only a few days in a row during his return this season...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Reds SS Cozart out with sore knee, RH Homer Bailey idled

CINCINNATI (AP) Cincinnati Reds shortstop Zack Cozart was out of the lineup Monday night against the San Francisco Giants because his surgically rebuilt right knee was sore. Cozart had surgery last June to repair two torn ligaments and a tendon. Manager Bryan Price said Cozart has tendinitis in the knee, which will bother him at times all season. Also, right-handers Homer Bailey...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

What’s wrong with the Cincinnati Reds?

Following their 6-5 extra innings victory on Sunday, the Cincinnati Reds are enjoying temporary relief from their April losing streaks and lackluster statistical trends. Entering into May, the Reds lost the last 14-of-18 games, including 8-of-9, before yesterday’s thrilling victory over division rival Pittsburgh. Additionally, the Reds April pitching and on-base performances were...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Joey Votto: “I’d rather quit and leave all the money on the table than play at a poor level”

Cincinnati Reds first baseman Joey Votto is off to an awful start to the 2016 season, hitting .230/.330/.310 as of Monday. If those struggles continue, could Votto hang up his cleats? According to Votto himself, it’s a possibility. When talking to Cincinnati Enquirer, the 2010 NL MVP was quite open about his struggles this season. “It’s not something I’m OK with. I’d...
Via The Comeback
3 days ago  |  Discuss

How the Cincinnati Reds look 1 month in

The first month of  the 2016 Cincinnati Reds season is now in the books. To say the Reds were lousy in April would be a rather mild statement. The Reds are to put a spin on Dennis Green’s famous line who people thought they were. At the close of April the Cincinnati Reds held a 9-15 record.  Currently the Reds sit in 4th place in the N.L. Central. After starting the season...
Via isportsweb.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Cincinnati Reds Pitching Staff Needs Some Band-Aids

Embed from Getty Images The Cincinnati Reds are off to a 10-15 start to the 2016 MLB season, after winning 5 of their first 6 games.  Expectations were low, after trading Aroldis Chapman and Todd Frazier, and even lower when they began the season with Homer Bailey and Anthony DeSclafani on the disabled list.  They handed the ball to Raisel Iglesias on Opening Day, and he has...
Via We Talk Fantasy Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Joey Votto: I'd rather quit baseball than play poorly

Long one of the most consistent hitters in baseball, Cincinnati Reds first baseman Joey Votto had a terrible April. He hit just .229 and slugged just .313, tallying only three extra base hits. His famed on-base skills are still there, but Votto has not been getting hits. It turns out that for Votto, April was so bad that he’d rather retire than allow that to become the norm. ...
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

The Unfathomable Reality of a (Temporarily) Awful Joey Votto

It’s always a little dicey writing negative articles. Pointing out deficiencies simply isn’t as fun as pointing out strengths, and there’s something that just feels, well, a little wrong about basing work on something a player is trying so hard to do well. That doesn’t feel like it pertains to this article about Joey Votto, however, mostly because he’s always been extremely...
Via Fangraphs
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch Reds CF Billy Hamilton fly through the air to make amazing grab

When it comes to being a great center fielder, speed is a huge factor. That's something Billy Hamilton of the Cincinnati Reds has plenty of, and it certainly helped on this play.In the fifth inning of Tuesday night's game against the New York Mets, Kevin Plawecki scorched a shot to right-center field in what appeared to be a surefire double. But that's where Hamilton lives, and he...
Via Fox Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Reds had awesome recap of Jake Arrieta’s no-hitter

There wasn’t a whole lot the Cincinnati Reds could say after they were no-hit and blown out by Jake Arrieta and the Chicago Cubs, but the person running the team’s official Twitter account did what he or she could. In addition to being no-hit, the Reds lost 16-0. They did, however, manage to draw four walks and prevent Arrieta from tossing a perfect game. That seems like a good...
Via Larry Brown Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Cincinnati Reds bullpen issues becoming more visible

The most visible stumbling block for the Cincinnati Reds this season is their bullpen. They have managed to blunder their way through the first two weeks of this season. However, the Reds bullpen issue is nothing new. The Reds have managed to cover up the problem for a few years. For the last few years the Reds had ace Aroldis Chapman up their theoretical sleeve to close out...
Via isportsweb.com
17 days ago  |  Discuss
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