Friday, May 27, 2011

Reds lineup vs. Braves, 7:35 p.m.

Reds lineup vs. Braves, 7:35 p.m.: Stubbs 8, Phillips 4, Votto 3, Rolen 5, Bruce 9, Lewis 7, Hernandez 2, Janish 6, Leake (3-2, 5.70 ERA) vs. Braves RH Tommy Hanson (5-3, 2.72 ERA)

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Tonights Reds Lineup v. Phillies

CF- Drew Stubbs
2B- Brandon Phillips
1B- Joey Votto
3B- Scott Rolen
RF- Jay Bruce
C- Ramon Hernandez
LF- Fred Lewis
SS- Edgar Renteria
P- Travis Wood

Decent lineup. Would really like to see Heisey out there again. And Lets see Drew Stubbs bunt more, loved it. Lets see Wood pitch like last time he went head to head with Halladay.

Aroldis Chapman Can Fix Your Tummy Ache

Tuesday, May 24, 2011


It's become pretty standard for Jay Bruce over the past week to crush the baseball.  The only difference this time is it's the first one that went towards a Reds W.  RBI's 31, 32, and 33 could not have come at a better time for the Reds' Right fielder as he drove a double off the wall against Phillies' relief pitcher Ryan Madson giving the Reds a 6-3 lead over the Phils.

Johnny Cueto pitched a quality start allowing 3 runs in 6 innings.  Pitched into trouble a couple times but only allowing the Phillies to go 2 for 9 with runners in scoring position.  Cueto really didn't have his best stuff tonight but made pitches when he need to.

This snaps a six game slide for the Redlegs, their longest since 2009 and hopefully will be a springboard into June.  Tomorrow will be Travis Wood and Roy Halladay on the mound.  This being a rematch of the game last year when Wood had a perfect game going into the ninth inning and still got the loss to Doc.  Hopefully the Reds can do what few teams can do and beat Halladay after he embarrassed them in the NLDS last season with a no-no.

View the Box Score here 

Not So Fast Frazier, Bronson Update

Not so fast Todd Frazier, while most of us figured he would at least be with the big club this whole series, Dusty and Walt sent him packing for Louisville in favor of RHP Carlos Fisher.

Bronson Arroyo got checked out for back spasms by team doctors today. It seems as though he will not miss any time and will be back out for his next start.

Reds Lineup vs Phillies tonight

CF- Stubbs
2B- Phillips

1B- Votto
3B- Rolen
RF- Bruce
C- Hernandez
LF- Heisey
SS- Janish
P- Cueto 

I like this, I think putting Phillips in the 2 spot is going to get himself and Stubbs more pitches to hit. and the way Bruce is swinging the bat Rolen is going to get some fat pitches as well. I actually feel this is the best line-up the Reds have. Although Hanigan and Hernandez are pretty much interchangeable!

Bronson Leaves Team: Heads Back to Cincy

Lance McAlister reporting today that Bronson Aroyyo left the team and went back to Cincinnati today. This coming after a couple very poor outings.

If you ask me something is wrong with Bronson. He just didn't look right in last nights game and is likely headed back to be checked out by team doctors. Let's hope for the best because Bronson is our top innings eater and one that many consider the ace of our staff.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Why We Suck!

Seems like just yesterday we were sweeping the Cardinals right out of first place. Now with the Reds losing streak at six games we are 2.5 back tied with the Brewers for second. Everything seemed to be going as planned until we dropped two to the Buccos and then got swept right out of Cleveland. But where should the finger pointing begin, I mean, Volquez only pitches every 5th day.

Can you blame the offense? .236/.306/.373 over the last seven days, that line won't win you pennant. Can you blame the Pitching? The starters have a WHIP of 1.35 which ranks 3rd from the bottom only ahead of Houston and Chicago in the NL and an ERA of almost 5 this season. While the bullpen is giving up 1.34 WHIP and a 3.34 ERA, not much better at all.

The truth of the matter is that besides a couple players (Jay Bruce and Homer Bailey), we suck right now. Not taking advantage of RISP, hitting into double plays, and just not caring (Volquez).

But fear not, a lot of things are going on with this club. Between just sending down Volquez, getting Frazier up here, and stripping Johnny Gomes of his starting role (we can only hope) the Reds will snap out of this. Don't forget, before this skid we had an 11-2 run. Which this club is perfectly capable of busting into a winning streak.

So the fact of the matter Reds' Nation we can get through this, and before you know it we'll be playing the ball we are capable of.

On a brighter note, here is this

Reds Shake things up? Could be interesting!

Okay, been a while gonna start blogging on here more. Sorry bout that.

So if you haven't heard the news today, Edinson Volquez was sent to AAA (along with Jordan Smith but who really cares about that) and they bring up Matt Maloney ( on twitter) and Todd Frazier.

This is the best thing to happen in Redsland since last week. Was it me or did it just look like Volquez doesn't care. I mean I personally would have done this a couple weeks ago. Commenting after the game that our lack of offense was to blame? Wow Eddie, Slow your roll. 7 Runs in the first inning bro, not gonna fly. Your era looks like my golf score. I mean I remember talking great things about you, I really regret this now.

So up comes Matt Maloney and Todd Frazier, I really like the move for Mo and Frazier has hit his way into this spot this month, but I was really looking forward to Dontrell Willis making his Reds debut. The D-Train has been tossing pure cheddar this year but will move to the 7-Day DL do to a groin injury.

Also want to throw it up to Jay Bruce who has really come into form as of late (excluding Cleveland). I think while Votto is the reigning MVP the Reds season is going to go wherever Jay Bruce takes us.

And on a strange note, Where is Edgar Renteria, any official word on that, if anyone has heard anything let me know.