The last time......
Last time the Reds hit 2-out, back-to-back tying/winning HRs was Aug. 27, 1977:
Dan Driessen tied the game Johnny Bench walked off vs. PHI.
From listener Jim:
I was at that 1977 game and remember it vividly. You may not be aware but the Driessen HR was an inside the park one. He hit a line drive to deep center that hit off the top of the wall and kicked back to the infield. As the ball was rolling he was able to circle the bases and get in under a Bob Boone tag on a close play at the plate to score the tying run. The play was close and I remember Mike Schmidt being upset with the call and throwing his glove to the ground in disgust. Johnny Bench was the next batter up and he homered to LF to win it. It was a fun day to be at the ballpark as a Reds fan.
Close, but with 0 outs
Joe Randa and Adam Dunn hit back-to-back homers with 0 outs bottom 9th on Opening Day 2005
Check out Jeff Swinger's photo gallery (Enquirer) from the game
What they are saying about it
Mark Sheldon, MLB.com: The 27th out was just one strike away from being notched by the Braves on Tuesday night and the Reds were just about done against closer Craig Kimbrel.
C. Trent Rosecrans, Enquirer: Dusty Baker’s had some memorable games among the 3,047 he’s managed, but win No. 1,600 will certainly stick out, as he notched the milestone thanks to back-to-back home runs by Devin Mesoraco and Shin-Soo Choo in the ninth inning off of Braves closer Craig Kimbrel to give the Reds a 5-4 victory.
Atlanta Journal Constitution: Typically Kimbrel goes a month or more between home runs. On Tuesday night he went three pitches.
Dusty passes LaSorda with win 1,600th win all-time
Choo finally gives Reds a good leadoff hitter
Since Baker became the Reds' manager they've struggled to get consistent production from the leadoff spot. That's six seasons. Last year, they won their second division title in three years even though they had the worst leadoff production in the majors -- an abysmal .254 OBP.
Down on the Farm
Ryan Hanigan: 1-2, BB, throwing error
Jose Arredondo, 1.2 IN, 4 BB
Billy Hamilton: 1 for 5, R
Is Travis Wood the best starting pitcher in MLB?
Peyton had a softball game last night
Wow...this is scary...and graphic. WARNING
What if pros showed up to your rec-league game?
Fans can't believe Matt Kemp's gesture
Kemp didn't know the kid's name. Kemp didn't know anybody was watching. When he reached the figure in the hooded blue sweatshirt sitting motionless in the front row, he thought the encounter would be quick and forgettable.
Then Kemp saw something. Maybe it was the kid's lost stare. Maybe it was his painfully frozen limbs.
“I said hi to him, he just looked at me in kind of shock, and it almost got me,” Kemp said. “It almost got me.”
From Tommy Schultz, You Tube
Matt Kemp is sucha great person. He came over after the game and made one of my best friends night :) he's fighting a tough battle and this was sucha great gift by Matt Kemp ! I'll never forget this.
WARNING: Graphic injury to soccer goalie
College finances, USA Today:
1. Texas $163,295,115
2. Ohio State $142,043,057
19. Kentucky $88,373,452
20. Louisville $87,840,501
53. Cincinnati $48,892,291
Paralyzed hockey player drafted
DeCourcy: Putting Final Four games on cable saved college hoops
One is the lonliest number for MBL sluggers
Bruce has hit 20 or more home runs in every professional season since his full-season debut in 2006 and has increased his home run total in each of his last four seasons in the majors, topping out at 34 last year. Thus far this season, however, he has gone deep just once despite not missing a game and leading the National League in at-bats.
Thought you could add either of these pictures to your blog about Votto and the Louisville Slugger Museum. You were correct on the radio yesterday, it is a must on your bucket list for the summer. Daiton, my son, had a great time and we purchased a personalized bat too.
Still loyal listener and love the show!
#FaceOfMLB Tweet Up
Join the @Reds and @MLBNetwork for the first TweetUp event of 2013! Hang out in our special Twitter section at Great American Ball Park as the Reds take on the Brewers at 7:10 p.m. We'll meet up in the Fan Zone before the game, where you can pick up your limited edition #JoeyVotto T-shirt. And stay around after the game for a spectacular postgame fireworks show featuring a soundtrack chosen by Reds fans via Twitter.
This special TweetUp package includes a Field Box seat in section 110 and an exclusive #JoeyVotto shirt. Get your Reds TweetUp package now because space is limited!
Reds Hall of Fame Sunday Brunch
Sunday May 11, Dmitri Young
CINCINNATI (May 7, 2013) — Join the Reds Hall of Fame & Museum on Sunday, May 12 for a special brunch in the Riverfront Club at Great American Ball Park featuring former Reds star Dmitri Young.
The brunch will take place from 10:45am to 1pm prior to the Reds taking on the Milwaukee Brewers at 1:10pm.
In honor of Mother’s Day, all moms who attend the event will receive a $20 gift card to the Hall’s Museum Store.
Your ticket to the Baseball Brunch includes:
• Brunch buffet in the exclusive Riverfront Club starting at 11am
• Discussion and Q&A session with Dmitri Young
• Opportunity to meet and pose for a photo with Dmitri
• Commemorative matted photo autographed by Dmitri
• Field Box game ticket to the Reds vs. Brewers, May 12 at 1:10pm
For more information and to order tickets call 513-765-7921 or visit redsmuseum.org.
(Brunch/event only tickets are available for fans that already have game tickets)
Homer at home?
Homer Bailey splits this year:
Home: 3 starts, 0.90 ERA, 20 IN, 11 H, 0 HR, .162 BA
Road: 3 starts, 6.23 ERA, 17 IN, 23 H, 4 HR, .319 BA
2012: Home 17 starts, 5.16, 21 HR in 99 IN
Road 16 starts, 2.32, 5 HR in 108.2 IN
Cueto resumes throwing, eyes rehab start
Gregorious hitting better than expected
According to Elias Sports Bureau, Simon’s 6 consecutive strikeouts are the most by a Reds pitcher since RHP Aaron Harang struck out 7 straight in a relief appearance on 5/25/08 at SD.
Cingrani offers Reds options
Choo factor/BP production
Brandon Phillips has 28 RBI after 33 games. He recorded his 28th RBI in game 46 last season.
Joey Votto “Face of MLB”: During pregame ceremonies, Joey Votto will be honored for being voted MLB Network’s “Face of MLB” by fans on Twitter. The Reds would like to acknowledge all the fans who voted for Joey and those who supported and helped promote the campaign.
• Los Rojos Jerseys: As part of the first Dusty Days celebration of the season, Reds players will debut the “Los Rojos” alternate jerseys for today’s game. The jerseys are for sale at the Team Shops by Majestic. Now in its third year, Dusty Days celebrates the multicultural heritage of our region.
Aroldis Chapman Bobblehead: The first 30,000 fans receive an Aroldis Chapman bobblehead, presented by Cincinnati Bell.
Ever wonder what is served on the Reds' flight?
From Dallas Latos (Mat's wife)
Three Bengals in ProFootballFocus Top 101 ranking of 2012
3. Geno Atkins
41. AJ Green
99. Reggie Nelson
UC football open house tonight
Changing landscape of college football leaves UC behind
Think of the dream prom date cancelling at the last minute. Or missing the last flight out of Fairbanks. It had to be that bad, that disappointing, that defining.
"We only had about a three-hour advance notice from people I know," AD Whit Babcock said.
CBS: UC, UConn, USF face scarce options
ESPN: McClung ready to lead UC receivers
Kickin' back with Tommy Tuberville
“That's how you make it in city schools. You've got to do a good job of evaluating. Cincinnati is not going to make a living getting kids from Dallas, Texas. We survived at Auburn because of one thing -- (recruiting) Atlanta.”
On this date: May 7, 1989
On this date 1995: Miller Time
Did you see the Bulls steal Game 1 in Miami?
How about double OT for Spurs-Warriors?
Steph Curry: 44 points (18-35 FG), 11 assists, played all 58 minutes in the loss.
Check out the game-winner by San Antonio's Manu Ginobili.
Did you hear the screaming lady at the game? Listen in the background:
He was trying to steal what?
Controversial decision on Lance Stephenson paying off for Pacers
CINCINNATI --- Xavier University sophomore golfer Korey Ward (West Chester, Ohio/Lakota West) has been selected to participate in the NCAA Men’s Golf Championship May 16-18 in Columbus, Ohio. Ward will compete in the 54-hole regional tournament at the Ohio State University Golf Club Scarlet Course. There will be 13 teams and 10 individuals competing at the regional at OSU.
CINCINNATI – Senior David Tepe (Liberty Township, Ohio/Lakota East) of the University of Cincinnati men’s golf team was selected to participate in the NCAA Men’s Golf Championship May 16-18. Tepe will play at the Ohio State University Golf Club Scarlet Course in Columbus, Ohio.
Six 54-hole regional tournaments will be conducted May 16-18. 14 teams and five individuals not on those teams will compete at the Columbus regional. The low five teams and the low individual will move on to the finals which will be held May 28-June 2 in Atlanta, Ga.
This is cool: Old school/new school
Video to be used at OSU's 2013 presentation for Nike in Seattle
(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.