Reds 6 Cubs 5 FINAL
Well, that was a wild one. Reds led 6-2, going to 9th, with Chapman on mound.
JJ Hoover had to save it.
Cold, wind blowing in, rain.....41 degrees at first pitch Boxscore
6 runs most scored by #Reds since April 21 (10 runs)....span of 10 games.
Since April 21 had scored: 5, 2, 1, 1, 0, 3, 5, 2, 1, 2
Reds played add-on...scored in 5 different innings....up 4-0, Cubs cut 4-2, Reds added 2 more for 6-2.
Last time #Reds scored in 5 different innings in a game: April 14 in 10-7 loss to Pirates. 18 games ago.
Reds: 7 BB, 5 K....first time in 10 games with more walks than K's.
Most walks (7) by Reds hitters since (8) on April 20.
2-out RBI from Frazier, Choo, Mesoraco and Cozart.
Frazier got scoring underway in 1st with 2-out RBI double to score Votto (BB)
Choo make it 2-0 with 2-out RBI single in 2nd.
Bruce double in Votto in the 6th, for a 3-0 lead.
Mesoraco added a 2-out double to make it 4-0.
Leake ran into 6th inning trouble, allowing 2 runs before giving way to Sam LeCure.
LeCure got the final out of the 6th.
Leake's line: 5.2 IN, 9 H, 0 BB, 3 K, 2 R...last 4 starts: 22.2 IN, 5 BB, 16 K, 2.82.
Bruce played add-on with a sharp groundout to the pitcher with the bases loaded in the 7th to score Choo.
Contact by Bruce, as opposed to a K, meant a run.
Bottom 7 LeCure allowed 1-out 1B, then a BB, and was replaced by Marshall.
Marshall loaded bases, allowing Rizzo 1B, got Soriano on a K, and a Schierholtz ground out to end inning. 0 runs. K by Soriano meant no runs.
Cozart broke 0-14 skid with 2-out RBI 1B in 8th....6-2 Reds.
Bottom 8: Beauty of a DP turned by Reds with 1 out, 1 on and Broxton pitching...Frazier back pedaled on a grounder, Izturis turned it at 2B and Votto scooped it at 1st.
Chapman gave up 4 singles, 2 BB, and 3 runs in a 32 pitch 9th.
Chapman had allowed 1 run in previous 19 games/18 innings, dating back to September 10 of last year.
Chapman's 32 pitches most since 35, May 17 of last year....span off 66 appearances
JJ Hoover got K of Barney to end game...2nd career save.
Credit Walt/Dusty for not bailing on Hoover earlier in year.
1st 6 games: 5.2 IN, 8 H, 4 BB, 5 R, 3 HR, 3 losses
8 games since: 8 IN, 3 H, 1 BB, 0 R, SV.
How direct is the correlation between Johnny Cueto's injuries and his change in windup in June of 2011? "All that body turning Johnny does, puts even more stress on his back and rib cage area," Jeff Brantley, 700 WLW.
Injuries/issues after change in windup:
September 9, 2011: Strained right lat in final start of vs Cubs.
October 6, 2012: Strained right oblique muscle, Game 1 NLDS vs Giants.
April 13, 2013: Strained lat vs Pittsburgh/Placed on DL
May 2, 2013: Soreness in oblique following bullpen session.
What if Cueto's body can't sustain the mechanics? What happens if he has to adjust mechanics?
No deal: Reds and Diamondbacks unable to complete deal for Teahen
From Tom DeWees
Before the Bearcats played UConn in the final game last year, a common motivator in the locker room was, "let's take care of business and get another ring". A trophy for the athletic department and an invitation to a bowl game are part of winning a conference title, but it's winning a ring that the players look forward to. Thursday the rings from this past season arrived and it didn't take long for the word to spread. Players flocked to the football office to get their rings, they liked what they saw.
Which college football coaches have the most followers?
Quote of note
In the long run the pessimist may be proved right, but the optimist has a better time on the trip. ~Daniel L. Reardon
6:05, Sports Talk, 700 WLW, listen HERE
Reds: Leake vs Cingrani....decision day approaching.
Sounds of the game: What are the coolest sounds in sports? Check out this story by ESPN's Tim Kurkjian about the sounds of baseball.
Brush with Greatness: Are athlete/celebrity autographs now passe? Would you rather get an autograph, or take a picture with an athlete? Who did you meet? Where? What was the person like?
Cueto a no-go tonight
From the Reds
RHP Johnny Cueto, disabled since 4/15 with a strained right lat, experienced soreness during yesterday's physical examination in Cincinnati and will not make tonight's scheduled rehabilitation appearance for Class AA Pensacola...he will be examined again Monday and his condition and rehabilitation schedule updated.
Sheldon: Reds ready to bounce back after slow start
Down on the Farm: Billy Hamilton 1 for 5 last night, R, RBI, SB #16, 3 K, hitting .205
On this date: May 3, 1975
Sparky Anderson moves Pete Rose from LF to 3B to create a spot for 26-year old George Foster.
The Reds had stumbled out of the gate at 12-12. They would go just 8-8 in the next 16 games, but then kicks things into gear. From a record of 20-20, the Reds would go 88-34 the rest of the way to finish 108-54 and win the first of back-to-back World Series titles.
Foster would hit .300-23-78 in 1975. He averaged .302-36-117 over the next four seasons.
Flashback video: Game 5 1970 World Series Reds-Orioles
MLB team logo caskets and urns
Want your final resting place to be inside a casket sporting the logo of your favorite Major League Baseball team? You're in luck. Pictured above is just one of 30 casket designs -- I chose the Giants since they are the defending World Series champions -- by a company called Brand Memorials.
You can buy Joe Morgan's home for $2.9M
Hello and welcome to another edition of ‘Major League Time Machine’, an intimate exploration of the antiquated abodes owned famous ballplayers. In today’s episode, we travel the confines of Joe Morgan’s throwback in Oakland, CA, which the Hall of Fame second baseman and veteran broadcaster is now selling for $2.9M. Take a tour.
This is a Bloody Mary
This ultimate hangover cure is topped with an extensive beer chaser consisting of pop corn, bacon, peanuts, beans, sausage, pretzel, sliders, a pickle and (this is Wisconsin after all) a cracker and cheese curd. Plus a Brewers flag.
"That's amazing. I'm coming to America just for these," a reader remarked in the Reddit forum.
Poll reveals fans support Washington Redskins name
The team's nickname has faced a new barrage of criticism for being offensive to Native Americans. Local leaders and pundits have called for a name change. Opponents have launched a legal challenge intended to deny the team federal trademark protection. A bill introduced in Congress in March would do the same, though it appears unlikely to pass.
But a new Associated Press-GfK poll shows that nationally, "Redskins" still enjoys wide support. Nearly four in five Americans don't think the team should change its name, the survey found. Only 11 percent think it should be changed, while 8 percent weren't sure and 2 percent didn't answer.