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#Reds CF Skip Schumaker two-run blast! Again…


Last night Cincinnati Reds CF Skip Schumaker hit a 2 run home run against Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Jake Peavey in the top of the 3rd inning. Last time Schumaker hit a home run was against the Reds and former starting pitcher Bronson Arroyo on 2013-07-27. Last night’s home run came off of a 91 MPH fastball and his one off of Bronson Arroyo was a 88 MPH sinker right down the middle. Schumaker has 26 career home runs now and hopefully playing most of this season in Great American Ball Park he will hit a few more.

Skip Schumaker

Skip Schumaker

Skip Schumaker two-run blast in Boston.

Top 3:
Skip Schumaker homers (1) on a fly ball to right field. Chris Heisey scores.
Pitcher
J. Peavy
Batter
S. Schumaker

	Speed	Pitch			Result
1	91	Fastball (Four-seam)	In play, run(s)
Skip Schmaker 1st HR

Skip Schumaker 1st HR

Schumaker’s two-run blast on 07/27/13.

Bottom 5:
Skip Schumaker homers (2) on a fly ball to center field. Mark Ellis scores.
Pitcher
B. Arroyo
Batter
S. Schumaker

	Speed	Pitch		Result
1	72	Curveball	Ball
2	88	Sinker		In play, run(s)
Skip Schumaker's last HR

Skip Schumaker’s Last HR

Skip Schumaker career HR

                                           
Rk         Date  Tm Opp    Rslt AB H HR RBI
1    2014-05-07 CIN BOS  L  3-4  3 1  1   2
2    2013-07-27 LAD CIN  W  4-1  4 2  1   2
3    2013-07-22 LAD TOR  W 14-5  5 2  1   3
4    2012-09-03 STL NYM  W  5-4  3 2  1   1
5    2011-06-19 STL KCR  W  5-4  2 2  1   2
6    2011-04-13 STL ARI  W 15-5  5 1  1   3
7    2010-09-09 STL ATL  W 11-4  5 3  1   2
8    2010-08-09 STL CIN  W  7-3  4 2  1   4
9    2010-07-19 STL PHI  W  8-4  3 1  1   1
10   2010-06-26 STL KCR  W  5-3  4 1  1   2
11   2010-04-21 STL ARI  W  9-4  5 2  1   3
12   2009-08-09 STL PIT  W  7-3  2 1  1   2
13   2009-05-23 STL KCR  W  5-0  5 2  1   1
14   2009-05-18 STL MIL  L  4-8  5 1  1   2
15   2009-05-13 STL PIT  L  2-5  4 2  1   1
16   2008-08-16 STL CIN  W  9-3  5 2  1   3
17   2008-08-09 STL CHC  W 12-3  5 2  1   1
18   2008-06-25 STL DET  L  7-8  4 2  1   1
19   2008-06-20 STL BOS  W  5-4  5 1  1   2
20   2008-06-15 STL PHI  W  7-6  5 2  1   1
21   2008-06-13 STL PHI  L  2-20 5 3  1   1
22   2008-05-02 STL CHC  W  5-3  4 1  1   2
23   2008-04-16 STL MIL  W  5-4  4 2  1   1
24   2007-07-22 STL ATL  W  7-2  2 1  1   2
25   2007-07-07 STL SFG  L  6-7  4 3  1   1
26   2006-04-05 STL PHI  W  4-3  4 2  1   1

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#Reds 2B Brandon Phillips 0 for 3 (May 7, 2014)


Cincinnati Reds 2B Brandon Phillips went 0 for 3 with a walk and a strike out in the 4-3 loss at Boston last night. I posted last night about 1B Joey Votto’s 0 for 4 night so I thought I would look more into what happened to Phillips also. Phillips saw a lot more pitches then Votto did but just could not get anything done to help the team out. Here is the run down on what pitches he saw and the results.

Brandon Phillips

Brandon Phillips

Top 1:
Brandon Phillips walks.
Pitcher
J. Peavy
Batter
B. Phillips

	Speed	Pitch			Result
1	91	Fastball (Two-seam)	Called Strike
2	92	Fastball (Two-seam)	Ball
3	87	Cutter			Swinging Strike
4	91	Fastball (Two-seam)	Foul
5	93	Fastball (Four-seam)	Ball
6	91	Fastball (Four-seam)	Ball
7	91	Fastball (Two-seam)	Ball
First at Bat

First at bat

Top 3:
Brandon Phillips strikes out swinging.
Pitcher
J. Peavy
Batter
B. Phillips

	Speed	Pitch			Result
1	87	Cutter			Ball
2	87	Cutter			Swinging Strike
3	91	Fastball (Two-seam)	Foul
4	91	Fastball (Four-seam)	Foul
5	82	Slider			Swinging Strike
Second at Bat

Second at bat

Top 6:
Brandon Phillips grounds out, shortstop Jonathan Herrera to first baseman Mike Napoli.
Pitcher
J. Peavy
Batter
B. Phillips

	Speed	Pitch			Result
1	90	Fastball (Four-seam)	Called Strike
2	90	Fastball (Two-seam)	Ball
3	91	Fastball (Two-seam)	Called Strike
4	82	Slider			Ball
5	83	Slider			In play, out(s)
Third at Bat

Third at bat

Top 8:
Brandon Phillips flies out to right fielder Shane Victorino.
Pitcher
C. Breslow
Batter
B. Phillips

	Speed	Pitch			Result
1	88	Fastball (Two-seam)	Called Strike
2	85	Slider			Ball
3	77	Changeup		Foul
4	88	Fastball (Two-seam)	Ball
5	89	Fastball (Two-seam)	In play, out(s)
Fourth at Bat

Fourth at bat

#Reds 1B Joey Votto 0 for 4 night


Cincinnati Reds 1B Joey Votto went 0 for 4 tonight in the 4-3 loss to Boston Red Sox. I have been checking out Pitch f/x a lot lately and thought I would share what I found for Votto’s four at bats. BrooksBaseball F/X

Joey Votto

Joey Votto

Reds @ Red Sox May 7, 2014
Joey Votto’s at bats:

Top 1:
Joey Votto called out on strikes.
Pitcher
J. Peavy
Batter
J. Votto

	Speed	Pitch			Result
1	90	Fastball (Two-seam)	Called Strike
2	90	Fastball (Four-seam)	Foul
3	91	Fastball (Two-seam)	Ball
4	91	Fastball (Two-seam)	Called Strike
First at Bat

First at bat

Top 3:
Joey Votto grounds out, second baseman Dustin Pedroia to first baseman Mike Napoli.
Pitcher
J. Peavy
Batter
J. Votto

	Speed	Pitch			Result
1	89	Fastball (Four-seam)	Called Strike
2	79	Curveball		Swinging Strike
3	91	Fastball (Four-seam)	Foul
4	91	Fastball (Two-seam)	Ball
5	91	Fastball (Two-seam)	Ball
6	90	Fastball (Two-seam)	In play, out(s)
Second at Bat

Second at bat

Top 6:
Joey Votto grounds out, first baseman Mike Napoli to pitcher Jake Peavy.
Pitcher
J. Peavy
Batter
J. Votto

	Speed	Pitch	Result
1	86	Cutter	In play, out(s)
Third at Bat

Third at bat

Top 8:
Joey Votto grounds into a double play, second baseman Dustin Pedroia to shortstop Jonathan Herrera to first baseman Mike Napoli. Skip Schumaker out at 2nd.
Pitcher
C. Breslow
Batter
J. Votto

	Speed	Pitch			Result
1	87	Fastball (Two-seam)	In play, out(s)
Fourth at Bat

Fourth at bat

The Green Monster got the best of the #Reds in game one


Cincinnati Reds lost in extra innings tonight to Boston Red Sox when LF Grady Sizemore (3 for 6) hit a ball off the Green Monster, scoring DH David Ortiz. (2 for 4)

Reds RHP Homer Bailey went 6 innings giving up 5 hits, 3 earned runs with 5 walks and 5 strike outs. J.J. Hoover then came in and pitched 1.1 IP giving up only one hit and striking out one. Manny Parra came in for 1 IP and struck out two. Sam LeCure pitched 1.2 IP and walked two and gave up one hit. The Logan Ondrusek came in for 1 IP and gave up four hits with one run getting the loss in the 12th inning.

It was a great game and at some points in the game it looked liked the Red Sox were out playing the Reds but they just kept getting the plays needed to keep in it. This game could have gone either way, even with SS Zach Cozart (2 for 5) not running in the 9th inning off a bunt hit by RF Chris Heisey. (1 for 6)

Fenway Park

Fenway Park

If only the front office could see into the future


When I look over this list it makes me wonder what if the Cincinnati Reds front office could have seen into the future. Would they have picked differently? One thing to note is that Joey Votto was drafted by the Cincinnati Reds in the 2nd round of the 2002 amateur draft.

34+ year old starting pitchers


Walt Jocketty, General Manager of the Cincinnati Reds said that they are looking for a veteran starting pitcher to help solidify the rotation. With that I have done some searching and found 21 starters older than Bronson Arroyo (34) and will see if any of them become the Reds target. Now I know that “veteran” does not always mean oldest but some of these guys could be who Jocketty is talking about.

Before we start though, I would like to add that a lot of these pitchers are on teams that I seriously doubt would trade them away unless given a lot back in return, along with the fact that the Reds could not afford some of their contracts even if they did get the ok to trade. And as we said before, Jocketty does not plan on doing much with free agents this offseason so that takes even more off the list giving us very slim pickings. Now maybe when he said experienced he really meant older than Johnny Cueto (25) or Edinson Volquez (27)which would bring a whole new crop of prospects to the table but that can be discussed at another time.


First we start with the oldest, Tim Wakefield. At 44 years old it has been said he will return and keep pitching. In 2011 he started in 23 games and recorded 154.2 innings pitched. He finished with a 7 – 8 record for Boston Red Sox. Wakefield has 463 career games started with 200 career wins, the most amongst active pitchers.

Miguel Batista only had 5 games started at age 40 but finished with a 5 – 2 record in 2011.

Bartolo Colon at 38 years old started in 28 games for New York Yankees and finished with a 8 – 10 record.

Derek Lowe also at 38 years old pitched in 34 starts and had a 9 – 17 record for Atlanta Braves.

Nelson Figueroa started in only 5 games for Houston Astros and finished with a 0 – 3 record.

Kevin Millwood pitched in 9 starts and had a 4 – 3 record at age 36.

Hiroki Kuroda had 32 starts for the Dodgers with 202 innings pitched and getting a 13 – 16 record at age 36.

Chris Carpenter also at 36 got the most innings pitched out of this list with 237.1 and 34 starts to get him a 11 – 9 record.

R. A. Dickey, another 36-year-old started 32 times for the Mets and got a 8 – 13 record.

Livian Hernandez is another 36-year-old who got 29 starts for Washington Nationals finishing the season with 8 wins and 13 losses. Livian has the record for most games started for active pitchers at 474.

Tim Hudson at 35 started in 33 games and recorded a 16 – 10 record.

Rodrigo Lopez, 35 years old got 16 starts with a 6 – 6 record for the Cubs.

Doug Davis at 35 and on the Cubs got a 1 – 7 record with only 9 starts.

Ted Lilly got 33 starts at age 35 and finished the season off with a 12 – 14 record.

Carl Pavano started 33 games for the Twins and saw a 9 – 13 record.

Freddy Garcia at 34 saw a pretty good season for the Yankees with a 12 – 8 record over 25 starts.

A. J. Burnett, another 34-year-old and on the Yankees got a 11 – 11 record out of 32 starts.

Bruce Chen with the Royals started 25 games with a 12 – 8 record at age 34.

Roy Halladay at 34, got 32 games started and ended the season with a 19 – 6 record.

Ryan Dempster, 34 years old got 34 starts for the Cubs in 2011 with 10 wins 14 losses.

Javier Vazquez ends this list with 32 starts and a 13 – 11 record for the Marlins at 34 years old.


                    Year   Age Tm Lg GS  W  L    IP  SO  ERA HR
Tim Wakefield       2011   44 BOS AL 23  7  8 154.2  93 5.12 25
Miguel Batista      2011   40 TOT NL  5  5  2  60.0  31 3.60  2
Bartolo Colon       2011   38 NYY AL 26  8 10 164.1 135 4.00 21
Derek Lowe          2011   38 ATL NL 34  9 17 187.0 137 5.05 14
Nelson Figueroa     2011   37 HOU NL  5  0  3  29.0  17 8.69  3
Kevin Millwood      2011   36 COL NL  9  4  3  54.1  36 3.98  9
Hiroki Kuroda       2011   36 LAD NL 32 13 16 202.0 161 3.07 24
Chris Carpenter     2011   36 STL NL 34 11  9 237.1 191 3.45 16
R.A. Dickey         2011   36 NYM NL 32  8 13 208.2 134 3.28 18
Livan Hernandez     2011   36 WSN NL 29  8 13 175.1  99 4.47 16
Tim Hudson          2011   35 ATL NL 33 16 10 215.0 158 3.22 14
Rodrigo Lopez       2011   35 CHC NL 16  6  6  97.2  54 4.42 18
Doug Davis          2011   35 CHC NL  9  1  7  45.2  36 6.50  2
Ted Lilly           2011   35 LAD NL 33 12 14 192.2 158 3.97 28
Carl Pavano         2011   35 MIN AL 33  9 13 222.0 102 4.30 23
Freddy Garcia       2011   34 NYY AL 25 12  8 146.2  96 3.62 16
A.J. Burnett        2011   34 NYY AL 32 11 11 190.1 173 5.15 31
Bruce Chen          2011   34 KCR AL 25 12  8 155.0  97 3.77 18
Roy Halladay        2011   34 PHI NL 32 19  6 233.2 220 2.35 10
Ryan Dempster       2011   34 CHC NL 34 10 14 202.1 191 4.80 23
Javier Vazquez      2011   34 FLA NL 32 13 11 192.2 162 3.69 21

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