(AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
Reds home ERA best in MLB, with 27% off plate appearanes by opposing hitters winding up in strikeout
The NL East leading Braves come to town with a record of 18-14.
The Reds are 13-3 vs teams below .500 and 5-11 vs teams above .500.
vs teams with winning record (5-11)
vs teams with losing record (13-3)
32-30 vs teams winning record
57-29 .vs teams with with losing record
8-6 .vs teams at .500
Stanton would put the Reds over the top
Among the suitors most likely will be the Cincinnati Reds, who are a right-handed power bat away from being a truly unstoppable force for the next three years.
Nice scramble: 5-5 road trip....not bad considering the start
Started trip 0-3, ended trip winning last 3
2 SB and 2 Sacrifice flies
Back to back games with 2 SF
Batters 9-1-2-3-4-5-6 all scored one run each
6 different players drove in at least one run
Lutz 1st H, RBI and SB
Mesoraco with hard slide to breakup DP, run scored
Another good PH AB by Hannahan...resulted in walk.
Votto 3 more hits, added RBI...7 hits in series, 8 game hitting streak
Cozart another 0-3 batting 2nd, did add SF RBI, BB, R
Latos pitched in some tough luck, but got win. Saw scoreless streak (21) and QS streak (6) end
Latos has walked 3 in back to back start after walking just one in each 1st five starts
6 game home stand: Braves and Brewers
Braves 18-12, first NL East
Braves/Braves matchups: Maholm vs. Arroyo, Medlen vs. Bailey, Minor vs Leake
Matchup of the day: Votto vs Maholm
Fox Sports: Lutz's arrival a milestone for MLB
ESPN: Did Dusty learn anything this weekend?
Transaction retrospection: The Mat Latos trade
Down on the Farm:
Billy Hamilton 0 for 4 Sunday, batting average .196
Cardinals' pitching mowing through NL
But this amazingly resilient club somehow always comes up with three different answers to every impending catastrophe. And as this season grinds on, there may be another: As noted this weekend by Joe Strauss, the excellent St. Louis Post-Dispatch columnist, the idea of Carpenter helping out as a reliever yet this season is beginning to gain traction within the organization.
On this date: May 6, 1998
Video of the day
Reds vs Braves: September 18, 1985
Peter King, SI: It struck me during the draft, while watching the Rams go hard after Tavon Austin and Alec Ogletree, that there are four kinds of draft strategists in football today:
• Those who mostly sit near or right where they are high in the draft (Pittsburgh, the Giants, Green Bay, Cincinnati, among many others) and let the draft come to them.
2014 Mock Draft: 26. Cincinnati Bengals — DeVante Parker, WR, Louisville: Another potential underclassman, I’m guessing Parker would declare for the draft if he and Bridgewater dominated again. Parker stepped up as Louisville’s top option in 2012 (40 catches, 10 TDs) and brings a tantalizing mix of speed and size to the table.
ESPN: Next order of business for Bengals
Bengals are NFL's trendy pick for 2013
Not a bad idea from Xaiver....a ticket deal for Class of 2013 graduates
Pacers take Game 1 vs Knicks:
Davide West: 20 points, 1 of 7 Pacers in double figures.
Lance Stephenson: 11 points, 13 rebounds, 3 assists, 3 steals in 38 minutes. 1st career playoff double-double. Career high 13 rebounds. 3rd straight game with at least 11 rebounds.
“The kid’s learning discipline. We keep talking to him about not leaking out. He’s a weapon in the break and that’s good but when he comes back and rebound, we’re pretty good, too.” – Frank Vogel on Lance Stephenson
Stephenson continues maturation
HS track team disqualified after religious celebration
Coming to town this week
NCCAA World Series comes to Prasco Park
WHO/WHAT: Prasco Park will host the 2013 National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA) Division I and Division II World Series. Admission to both baseball championships is free and attendees will have opportunities to participate in activities and contests throughout the tournament. All community and media members are welcome and encouraged to attend.
FAN FUN: Fan amenities will include complimentary food and drink, speed pitch, wiffle ball, obstacle course, bungee run, face painting and more. Chick-fil-A Cow will be at the Park Wednesday May 8 & 15 at 6:30 pm; The Reds Characters will be at the Park Thursday May 8 & 16 at 6:30 pm
WHEN: Division II tournament will begin with a service day at Matthew 25 Ministries and banquet on May 7, and games will be played May 8-May11. Division II opening games will be on May 8 at 1 p.m. at Prasco Park and Legacy Field, adjacent to Prasco Park. NCCAA Division II championship game will be played May 11 at 2 p.m. at Prasco Park.
Division I tournament will begin with a service day at Matthew 25 Ministries and banquet on May 14, and games will be played May 15-May 18. Division I opening game will be on May 15 at 10 a.m. at Legacy Field, adjacent to Prasco Park. NCCAA Division I championship game will be played May 18 at 2 p.m. at Prasco Park.