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Brandon Phillips injures hand in Reds’ loss

Brandon Phillips was unable to finish the Cincinnati Reds’ 12-5 road loss to the St. Louis Cardinals on Tuesday, departing after 6 1/2 innings with a left hand injury. Phillips struck out on the top of the seventh inning but did not take the field for the bottom half. Hernan Iribarren replaced him at second […] The post Brandon Phillips injures hand in Reds’ loss appeared first...
Via Today's Knuckleball
19 minutes ago

Cardinals' Diaz hits grand slam in honor of friend Jose Fernandez

Aledmys Diaz hit his first career grand slam, and the shortstop did it all to honor his late friend, Jose Fernandez. Diaz went deep with a grand slam in the fourth inning against the Cincinnati Reds on Tuesday to give his Cardinals a 5-2 lead. Diaz pointed to the sky after the grand slam as a nod to Fernandez. First career grand slam for Aledmys Diaz. #STLCards pic.twitter.com...
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Cincinnati Reds: Top 5 Bright Spots Of 2016

Rebuilding season or not, falling short of the playoffs and finishing with a losing record probably means that more things went wrong than went right for a team. This series, however, will focus on those silver linings that each team can take away from an otherwise disappointing season. [Related: “Top Bright Spots” archive] Here are the biggest bright spots for the Cincinnati...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
3 hours ago

Cincinnati Reds’ offense finally has a signature game in 2016

As the Cincinnati Reds’ offense slowly turned around, it needed a breakout game. Ever since the Cincinnati Reds traded Jay Bruce and called up Jose Peraza, the offense has been a different beast.  Since the All-Star Game, the Reds are fifth in the National League in runs scored.  They are also second in OBP.  In […] Cincinnati Reds’ offense finally has a signature game in...
Via Blog Red Machine
4 hours ago

Peraza providing solid glove at shortstop

Jose Peraza has been able to show the Reds what he can do defensively by playing shortstop for the injured Zack Cozart.
Via Reds.com
5 hours ago

Duvall's career night at plate helps Reds romp

On Monday night, when the Cardinals badly needed a win to help their postseason chances, the Reds' offense instead cleaned up with a wood shampoo that consisted of 22 hits and three home runs.
Via Reds.com
1 day ago

Reds' offense rakes as Cardinals fall 15-2

ST. LOUIS -- Joey Votto and Adam Duvall hit two of the Cincinnati's four homers as the Reds routed the St. Louis Cardinals 15-2 on Monday night.Reds starter Tim Adleman (3-4) retired the first 10 Cardinals he faced and went a career-long seven innings. It was his first win since Aug. 19.Steve Selsky went 5-for-5 including a homer, four RBI and scored three runs. He's the first Reds...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Reds deciding on starting pitcher for Friday

With Homer Bailey unable to be ready in time and rookie Brandon Finnegan likely shut down for the season, the Reds will be short a starting pitcher once again on Friday when they return home to face the Cubs.
Via Reds.com
1 day ago

Reds place Zack Cozart on 15-day disabled list

Shortstop Zack Cozart’s next on-field contribution looks like it will come for the Cincinnati Reds, or possibly another team, in April. Cozart’s only big league employer to date placed him on the 15-day disabled list on Monday. Despite this move being retroactive to Sept. 16, this will effectively end the infielder’s season. Cincinnati moved him to […] The post Reds place...
Via Today's Knuckleball
1 day ago

Cincinnati Reds: good, bad, and ugly pitching awards

A lot of negative press has been thrown in the direction of the Cincinnati Reds pitching staff. But are these opinions too critical? Clearly, the 2016 Reds pitching performances did not provide the club with a winning record, and both the starting rotation and bullpen are equally worthy of criticism. Although several members on the staff are to blame for the club’s disappointing...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Finnegan pitches 5 scoreless innings in Reds' 4-2 win

MILWAUKEE (AP) Brandon Finnegan pitched five scoreless innings in his final start of the season, lifting the Cincinnati Reds to a 4-2 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on Sunday. Finnegan (10-11) scattered three hits and struck out four, needing only 54 pitches to get through five innings. Raisel Iglesias pitched the ninth for his fourth save in five chances. Finnegan, obtained...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Cincinnati Reds have options where Brandon Phillips is concerned

The Cincinnati Reds have other options where Brandon Phillips is concerned beyond trading him. Of course there has been discussion of how the Cincinnati Reds could move Phillips.  Phillips blocked deals to the Arizona Diamondbacks and the Washington Nationals last off-season.  The Diamondbacks made a deal with the Milwaukee Brewers and the Nationals signed free […] Cincinnati...
Via Blog Red Machine
2 days ago

Brandon Phillips On Future

Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips took advantage of his no-trade clause last winter to block a deal to the Nationals. If the Reds attempt to move Phillips again during the upcoming offseason, the 35-year-old isn’t sure which approach he’ll take. “That one thing that’s not really on my mind. I’m just trying to finish the season strong and whatever happens, happens. I...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
3 days ago

Cincinnati Reds refuse low end veterans a pitcher’s chance

With the major league staff in disarray three pitchers deserved a September look with the Cincinnati Reds. The Cincinnati Reds have had a bad pitching season.  They are searching high and low for pitchers to start and relieve to end the season.  Yet, they didn’t bother to look to Louisville for some help. The Reds’ […] Cincinnati Reds refuse low end veterans a pitcher’s...
Via Blog Red Machine
3 days ago

Joey Votto Is Playing With His Food

Hi! You read FanGraphs, so you probably like Joey Votto. As such, you’re probably aware that, two seasons in a row, now, Votto has gone crazy in the second half. Last year, he boosted his game by increasing his hits, his power, and his walks. He ran a second-half wRC+ in the neighborhood of 200. This year, Votto is again running a second-half wRC+ in the neighborhood of 200. Once...
Via Fangraphs
8 days ago  |  Discuss

End of season post-mortem: 2016 Cincinnati Reds

With preseason expectations to be the worst team in baseball, the Cincinnati Reds have to be at least somewhat happy with at least not being that. Unless, of course, they really wanted that No. 1 draft pick. There isn’t much to get excited about with a 62-84 season (although they’ve already won enough to avoid a 100-loss season, a real possibility at the start of the year)...
Via The Comeback
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Is This the Anthony DeSclafani Breakout We Expected?

Last September, a starting pitcher emerged who would go on to be one of the more popular under-the-radar “breakout” picks of the winter. Acquired from Miami in the Mat Latos trade, Anthony DeSclafani was a 24-year-old with middling results across his 31 starts last year, including a 4.05 ERA and a 12.2-point strikeout- and walk-rate differential (K-BB%). The results on their...
Via Fangraphs
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Pitching, Not Throwing, With Dan Straily

“This is a great time to be a baseball player and have all this info,” Reds starting pitcher Dan Straily told me last month when his team came to town. Minutes later, I was talking with a member of his front office who lauded the pitcher as “maybe the most dependable” of his squad. These things are related. It’s taken all that info for the pitcher to mold himself into the...
Via Fangraphs
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Cincinnati Reds: Joey Votto’s big birthday breakout

Many of us celebrate our birthday by blowing out the candles. However, Cincinnati Reds first baseman Joey Votto does it another way. And, the Reds are benefiting from his methods. On Sept. 10, Joey Votto celebrated his 33rd birthday. As history illustrates, birthday guests usually greet the birthday boy or girl with applause, kind gestures, and warm wishes. However, Votto was met...
Via isportsweb.com
15 days ago  |  Discuss

QUIZ: Name the Cincinnati Reds who’ve had at least 3 All-Star seasons

32 members of the Cincinnati Reds have been selected to at least 3 All-Star games in their MLB careers. How many of them can you name? Clue: Number of All-Star Games - Position/Years with team
17 days ago  |  Discuss
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