Saturday, September 27, 2008

Cards Top Cincy 8-5

For the fourth straight night the Redlegs end up on the wrong side of the scoredboard falling to the Cardinals 8-5. Aaron Harang dropped to 6-17, his 17 losses make him tied for the major league lead for losses this season. The Reds will wrap up the 2008 campaign tommorow in St. Louis at a 2:15 start time.

Friday, September 26, 2008

Reds Lose Streak Now At 3

The Reds rallied late against St. Louis closer Ryan Franklin to tie the game at 6, but Mike Lincoln and company couldn't hold off the Cardinal charge in the bottom of the ninth losing for the 3rd straight night. Joey Votto and Javy Valentin both had homers in the ballgame.

Reds Lose 8-6

Despite a 5-run rally in the ninth inning the Redlegs lost for the second straight night to the Astros this time 8-6. Cincy starter Johnny Cueto lasted only 2 2/3 innings allowing five runs. Roy Oswalt continued his career dominance against the men in red earning the win. Jose Valverde racked up save number 43 on the season.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

'Stros Blank Reds 5-0

The Reds just couldn't figure out Houston pitching Wednesday night falling 5-0 to the Astros at Minute Maid Park. Cincy used 6 pitchers in the ballgame including rookie starter Ramon Ramirez who was tagged for his first major league loss of his career. The Reds are now 74-84 on the season.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Volquez Edges Astros 2-1

Edinson Volquez went 7 1/3 innings striking out 9 and allowing one run to earn his elusive 17th victory of the year. Both teams scored in the first frame in what ended up to be the only runs of the game. Joey Votto delivered a huge knock in the 8th inning, but was ruled a single even after numerous replays showed that it was a homerun. Coco Cordero notched another save, his 34th of the year.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Votto Powers Reds Past Fish 7-5

Joey Votto drilled homer number 22 and knocked in two runs as the Reds won their final home game of 2008. Aaron Harang pitched 7 innings allowing 4 runs to improve to 6-16 on the year. Coco Cordero picked up his 33rd save of the season.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Reds Fail To Sweep

On Sunday it was all Milwaukee as the visting team scored eight times to roll out of Cincy with a 8-1 win. Former Red Todd Coffey pitched 2/3 of inning to earn his first win as a Brewer, meanwhile Bronson Arroyo took the loss dropping to 15-11 on the year. Prince Fielder smashed homer number 33 for him on the season.

Reds Keep Rolling 4-3

Micah Owings delivered a huge two-run single in the 6th inning and Johnny Cueto went six innings of two-run ball to get the win. The Brewers endured their 15th loss in September and all but dashed any last hope of making the postseason. The Reds have now won 11 of 15.

Friday, September 19, 2008

Votto, Bruce Power Reds Past Brew Crew

The Reds pounded seven homers Friday night including two a piece by rookies Joey Votto and Jay Bruce to down the Brewers 11-2. Ramon Ramirez pitched six solid innings to earn his first major league win. The Reds seven homers ties a season high mark that they also achieved back in May against Chicago.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Former Red Lohse Quiets Reds 5-4

Cincy outhit St. Louis 8 to 6, but were a bit short in the runs column on Thursday night dropping the finale of a three-game set to the Cards 5-4. Former Redlegs hurler Kyle Lohse improved to 14-6 on the year while Edinson Volques dropped to 16-6. On a bright note rookie Adam Rosales recorded his first major league RBI.

Harang Blanks Redbirds 3-0

It's no secret that Aaron Harang doesn't ever receive much run support so last night he made darn sure that he couldn't lose by pitching a complete game shutout. Harang won for only the 5th time this season partly in credit to solo homeruns by Paul Janish (1), Andy Phillips (2), and Jay Bruce (19). Cincinnati will go for the sweep tommorrow as Edinson Volquez takes the hill.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Reds Stomp Cards 7-2

Fueled by Bronson Arroyo's seven-inning two-run performance the Redlegs scored seven times to down the visiting St. Louis Cardinals in front of a small crowd at GABP. Corey Patterson's two-run double in the bottom of the 8th iced it, while Coco Cordero pitched a 1-2-3 9th.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Patterson Pushes Reds Past Arizona 2-1 in 10

The Reds managed just 3 hits all day long, but one of them proved to be the winner as Corey Patterson (9) smoked a solo homer off the right-field pole to give the Reds their second 10-inning win in a row. Rookie Jay Bruce delivered his 18th of the year in the 4th inning as the Redlegs complete a 4-2 road trip.

Reds 3, D'Back's 2 Final

The Reds rallied in the 9th to extend the game to extras when newcomer Micah Owings doubled home Chris Dickerson to give the Reds the go-ahead run. David Weathers is the winner, and Coco Cordero got save #29.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Webb Wows Cincy 3-2

It's just not Aaron Harang's year. On the other hand it does seem to be Kentucky-native Brandon Webb's. The two locked into a pitcher's duel last night before Arizona edged Cincinnati 3-2. Harang was the tough-luck loser dropping his record to 4-16.

Friday, September 12, 2008

Owings Is 3rd Player Named In Dunn Deal

The Reds have acquired SP Micah Owings from the Arizona Diamondbacks to complete the trade for Adam Dunn. Owings should really help bolster our pitching staff and even the offense, as he is known around the league as a very good hitting pitcher.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Sabathia, Brewers Down Reds 4-3

Bronson Arroyo continued his second half dominance going seven strong allowing five hits and two runs. Jerry Hairston provided Cincinnati's only offense of the day with a three-run bomb in the fifth inning off C.C. Sabathia. However, David Weathers blew the lead when he surrendered two runs in the 8th to the Wildcard-leading Brewers. The Reds have an off day tommorrow, but will meet NL Cy Young candidate Brandon Webb and the D'Backs in Arizona on Friday. On a down note fan-favorite Brandon Phillips will have surgery on his broken right index finger and will miss the remainder of the 2008 campaign.

Milwaukee Takes Coffey Off Our Hands

The Brewers have claimed relief pitcher Todd Coffey off waivers from the Reds. Coffey, who turned 28 on Tuesday, has not pitched in the majors since late July.

Reds Down Brew Crew 5-4 In Extras

Even with a fractured finger that he suffered two pitches earlier Brandon Phillips still managed to drive home the winning run in the top of the 11th to help the Reds to another victory. Cincy's Ramon Ramirez allowed only one hit through his 6th innings of work as the Redlegs held the scuffling Brewers to only 5 hits on the night. Phillips is on his way back to Cincinnati to be examined by Dr. Tim Kremchek.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Reds Snatch Victory From Jaws Of Defeat

For the second consecutive day the Reds trailed going into the last frame and for the second consecutive day they won. Jeff Keppinger's bases-loaded double off the left-field wall capped a three-run ninth inning in which Cincy took the lead 5-4. Coco Cordero shut the door in the bottom half of the inning earning save number 28 for the season. Jared Burton improved to 5-1 with the win.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Reds Squeak Past Cubbies 4-3

The Cubs lost for the seventh time in their last eight games as Cincinnati pulled out a close 4-3 win. Chicago maintained the lead until the bottom of the 9th when Kerry Wood allowed three runs to score for a Reds' walk-off victory. Jolbert Cabrera came up big knocking in newcomer Wilkin Castillo to score the game-winning run. Coco Cordero pitched a scoreless 9th to improve to 5-4 on the season.

Soriano, Cubs Drum Reds 14-9

Alfonso Soriano smacked three dingers as Chicago snapped a six-game losing streak last night. Jolbert Cabrera contributed a grand slam in a losing effort.

Friday, September 5, 2008

Reds Dump Cubs 10-2

Jay Bruce (16) drilled his 1st career grand slam of his career and Joey Votto (18) added a two-run job to power the home team past visting Chicago. Bronson Arroyo continued his stellar pitching in the second half of the season allowing just a run in 6 1/3 innings. The loss is Chicago's sixth straight.

Reds Get 1 From Pesky Pirates

The Reds rallied from a 5-0 deficit to beat the Pirates 8-6 in the final game of a three game series today. Homeruns from rookies Jay Bruce (15) and Joey Votto (17) helped the bullpen hang on to the lead after Josh Fogg gave up 5 runs in just 3 innings of his start. Nick Masset got his 2nd win as a Red and Coco Cordero also boasted save #27 on the year. Up next for the Redlegs is division leading Chicago.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Reds Lose Another 1-Run Game

Edinson Volquez struck out a career-high 13 batters in seven innings of work, but it wasn't good enough as the Reds fell to the Bucos 6-5. Chris Dickerson and Joey Votto each homered in the losing effort. Cincinnati had a chance to do some damage in the bottom of the 8th with the bases loaded, but Andy Phillips struck out to leave 'em stranded. The Reds are now 61-79.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Harang Victim Of Run Support

Aaron Harang dropped to 4-15 as his six-inning, three-run performance wasn't good enough to keep the Reds from losing to the Pirates 3-2. Chris Dickerson gave the Reds immediate offense when he drilled his 5th homer of his short career off Ian Snell in the 1st. However, from there Cincy would only collect six more hits and one more run en route to a defeat to the hands of the lowly Pittsburgh Pirates. On a positive note Jared Burton is back with the team and pitched a scoreless 7th inning striking out one.