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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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Won’t Choo bring Arroyo back?


Cincinnati Reds are close to bringing RHP Bronson Arroyo back to joining the starting rotation. Many, even Walt Jocketty thought it would be very hard to get a player like Arroyo back on the team but for some strange reason not many teams have shown a lot of interest in him. One thing I like about Bronson Arroyo is the fact that you know what you are getting from a pitcher like this every single season. 200+ Innings with a great club house guy who will help the younger pitchers a lot. If the Reds can sign him to a one year deal they would add more pitching depth which is always good, especially after the season they had last year.

Another former Red who is having trouble finding a team this off-season is Shin-Soo Choo. Many teams do not want to give up a draft pick and the huge money/years that he wants. This is one of those situations where Scott Boras might have hurt himself by waiting. If the Reds could get lucky and sign him to a short term contract too it would really help the team out big time. Walt Jocketty and the Reds front office pretty much gave up on re-signing Choo but with the market disappearing maybe they will be able to get him back on a one year deal too. Santa would really be good to Reds fans this year if that was to happen.

What is under the Christmas Tree this year Walt?


It is that time once again when Cincinnati Reds fans wait to see what happens after MLB Winter Meetings. The last two years have been good to us around this time with trades for Shin-Soo Choo, Mat Latos and Sean Marshall. What will be under the Christmas tree this year for Reds fans? Only time will tell and I am very excited to see what happens next.

There have been a lot of rumors lately with 2B Brandon Phillips being traded. Along with RHP Homer Bailey (which Walt Jocketty shot down saying they were trying to re-sign him, not trade him.) Aroldis Chapman has even been thrown into some of the trade rumors, along with Sean Marshall. Brandon Phillips was in the New York Yankees trade rumor where the Reds would get OF Brett Gardner for Phillips straight up but the Yankees turned down that deal wanting to hold onto Gardner for a starting pitcher.

Reds have been rumored to be very interested in free agent 2B Omar Infante which would lead to a Brandon Phillips trade coming soon, or would it? Some say Infante would play 3B or OF. There is also another rumor going around that Matt Kemp would come to the Reds for Homer Bailey and Brandon Phillips. But I would not put too much thought into that one due to the fact that Kemp would cost more money then Phillips which would then put the Reds and Walt Jocketty in even worse shape financially. There were also rumors of Bronson Arroyo being signed back to the Reds but Walt Jocketty told reporters right away that he just wanted to sit in with Arroyo’s agent and see where they were with contract talks and thought he owed it to Arroyo to at least listen due to what he has done for the Reds. Jocketty also told reporters that the Reds had to move on with trying to re-sign Shin-Soo Choo which makes sense due to the contract he is looking for with his agent Scott Boras.

If Cincinnati Reds do trade Brandon Phillips it will be for a one year rental OF player where they then will spend the money owed to Phillips to signing Homer Bailey to a big contract extension. They then would go after Omar Infante (if they could afford him) and a backup switch hitting middle infielder.

Good options to have


There are many things I learned while watching Cincinnati Reds last game against San Diego Padres. (2-1 loss) Mike Leake is a stud number 4/5 guy in the rotation for the Reds. If the Reds were looking for a Bronson Arroyo replacement, they found him. Leake is going to be a solid 200+ inning pitcher every season no matter where you put him in the rotation. If the Reds don’t re-sign Bronson
Arroyo they will have Mike Leake who will become their Mr. Dependable no problem. Every time it is his turn in the rotation he will be there, good or bad, he will be there. Last night he went 7 scoreless innings allowing 4 hits and 2 walks while striking out 5. Can’t get any better than that from your number 4/5 guy in the rotation. I still like Bronson Arroyo, and I hope they do re-sign him but the money he is asking for might be too much for the Reds to handle, at least we know we have another solid inning eater just in case.

The second thing I saw out of last nights game was Derrick Robinson will be a solid top of the batting order guy if the Reds don’t re-sign Shin-Soo Choo which will give the Reds options on if they want to rush Billy Hamilton. Robinson went 2 for 5 with a triple and a run. Robinson has great speed and would be a bonus for any club, especially if he is coming off the bench like his is for the Reds, but what I saw yesterday is, he can be a pretty solid lead off guy if they really need it. Xavier Paul and Derrick Robinson have really impressed me and should have jobs on this club for a very long time if they keep it up.

Derrick Robinson

With all of this, it is good to have a back up plan and from what I have seen, the Reds have two. Mike Leake can be the teams next generations Bronson Arroyo and Derrick Robinson can be the teams lead off hitter next season if Billy Hamilton needs another year to grow. Options are always good to have when it comes to a MLB team with a tight budget.

Bronson Arroyo 8-14 vs. Cardinals


Bronson Arroyo will be making his 33rd career start against St. Louis Cardinals and hopes to get another win against a team that has had some very good success against him. Mat Latos yesterday broke his losing ways in Busch Stadium so hopefully Arroyo can do the same. 8-14 with a 4.60 ERA is not bad against a very tough team like St. Louis and I have a feeling Arroyo still has many more games to go against them.

Bronson Arroyo vs. St. Louis Cardinals [career]

                                                               
                 Split  W  L  ERA GS    IP   H  WHIP SO/9 SO/BB
    St. Louis Cardinals 8 14 4.60 32 205.1 218 1.330  5.7  2.35

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Bronson Arroyo in Busch Stadium [career]

                                                          
               Split W L  ERA GS   IP   H  WHIP SO/9 SO/BB
    STL-Busch Stad 3 3 7 5.46 15 94.0 106 1.394  5.6  2.32

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Arroyo vs. Garcia


Bronson Arroyo (2-2, 4.24 ERA) vs. Jaime Garcia (2-1, 2.89 ERA)
Preview

Bronson Arroyo will try to bounce back against St. Louis Cardinals and get a win against Jaime Garcia. Arroyo is going to need all of his pitches to be hitting the targets today against this very tough Cardinals team. Hopefully he pitches a great game like Mat Latos did yesterday. The Reds would love to have him go 7+ innings today.

Bronson Arroyo vs. St. Louis Cardinals [career]

                                                       
                   AB  H HR BB SO   BA  OBP   SLG   OPS
Matt Holliday      46 14  3  4  9 .304 .373  .565  .938
Yadier Molina      43  7  0  0  2 .163 .178  .186  .364
Carlos Beltran     26  8  1  3  5 .308 .379  .577  .956
Jon Jay            28 11  1  0  3 .393 .393  .643 1.036
Daniel Descalso    19  8  0  0  3 .421 .421  .684 1.105
David Freese       12  1  0  1  3 .083 .154  .083  .237
Allen Craig         8  1  0  0  1 .125 .125  .250  .375
Jaime Garcia        6  5  1  1  0 .833 .857 1.500 2.357
Matt Carpenter      6  1  0  0  0 .167 .167  .167  .333
Tony Cruz           5  1  0  0  1 .200 .200  .400  .600
Pete Kozma          4  0  0  0  2 .000 .000  .000  .000
Adam Wainwright     2  0  0  1  1 .000 .333  .000  .333
Lance Lynn          1  0  0  0  0 .000 .000  .000  .000
Shane Robinson      1  0  0  0  0 .000 .000  .000  .000
Jake Westbrook      1  0  0  0  0 .000 .000  .000  .000
Total             208 57  6 10 30 .274 .312  .457  .769

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Jamie Garcia vs. Cincinnati Reds [career]

                                                        
                    AB  H HR BB SO   BA  OBP   SLG   OPS
Brandon Phillips    35  9  2  0  7 .257 .257  .486  .743
Jay Bruce           30  8  1  1  7 .267 .281  .367  .648
Joey Votto          26  6  0  4  8 .231 .333  .308  .641
Zack Cozart         17  4  0  1  3 .235 .278  .235  .513
Chris Heisey        15  4  0  0  4 .267 .267  .600  .867
Todd Frazier         8  1  0  0  2 .125 .125  .125  .250
Bronson Arroyo       5  1  0  0  4 .200 .200  .200  .400
Homer Bailey         4  1  0  0  1 .250 .250  .250  .500
Shin-Soo Choo        4  1  0  0  0 .250 .250  .250  .500
Mat Latos            2  0  0  2  1 .000 .500  .000  .500
Mike Leake           3  2  0  0  0 .667 .667 1.000 1.667
Devin Mesoraco       3  2  0  0  0 .667 .667  .667 1.333
Xavier Paul          2  0  0  0  1 .000 .000  .000  .000
Derrick Robinson     1  0  0  0  1 .000 .000  .000  .000
Total              155 39  3  8 39 .252 .287  .374  .661

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Jaime Garcia part 2


The Reds have faced Jaime Garcia already this early season and hopefully they can get the win against him again tonight.

In two games this season he has thrown his 81 mph change-up 41 times (24.4%) 53.7% of them being strikes, 46% swing, 24% whiff and only 7% foul while 14.6% were put in play. He has also thrown a 4-seam fastball 20% of the time, slider 19%, 2-seam fastball 18.5%, cut fastball 9.5% and a curveball 8.3%. His season at-bat results are single 26.5%, strikeout 14%, groundout 14%, flyout 14%, walk 6%, pop out, double and grounded into DP 4%, sac bunt, sac fly, forceout, fielder choice out, lineout and triple are at 2%.

Last game Garcia’s at-bat results vs. the Reds were very interesting. Single 40%, Strikeout 16%, Groundout 12% and Walk, Sac Fly, Pop Out, Grounded Into DP, Sac Bunt, Forceout, Double and Flyout were all at 4%. [Source]

                                                                
                AB  H 2B RBI BB SO    BA   OBP   SLG   OPS SH SF
Jay Bruce        2  1  0   1  0  1  .500  .333  .500  .833  0  1
Zack Cozart      3  2  0   0  0  0  .667  .667  .667 1.333  0  0
Ryan Ludwick     2  0  0   0  1  1  .000  .333  .000  .333  0  0
Drew Stubbs      3  1  0   0  0  1  .333  .333  .333  .667  0  0
Wilson Valdez    3  3  0   1  0  0 1.000 1.000 1.000 2.000  0  0
Joey Votto       3  3  1   1  0  0 1.000 1.000 1.333 2.333  0  0
Johnny Cueto     1  0  0   0  0  0  .000  .000  .000  .000  1  0
Ryan Hanigan     2  1  0   0  0  1  .500  .500  .500 1.000  0  0
Total           19 11  1   3  1  4  .579  .571  .632 1.203  1  1

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Generated 4/18/2012.


Jaime Garcia career vs. Reds

                    PA  H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO   BA  OBP  SLG   OPS
Drew Stubbs         24  6  1  0  1   2  4  6 .300 .417 .500  .917
Brandon Phillips    23  5  1  0  1   4  0  6 .217 .217 .391  .609
Joey Votto          21  5  2  0  0   2  2  5 .263 .333 .368  .702
Jay Bruce           20  3  0  0  0   1  1  4 .167 .200 .167  .367
Scott Rolen         15  2  0  0  0   1  2  3 .154 .267 .154  .421
Ryan Hanigan        14  4  0  0  0   1  1  1 .308 .357 .308  .665
Chris Heisey         8  1  1  0  0   0  0  2 .125 .125 .250  .375
Ryan Ludwick         7  0  0  0  0   0  1  2 .000 .143 .000  .143
Zack Cozart          6  3  0  0  0   0  0  1 .500 .500 .500 1.000
Wilson Valdez        6  4  1  0  0   1  0  0 .667 .667 .833 1.500
Bronson Arroyo       4  1  0  0  0   0  0  3 .250 .250 .250  .500
Homer Bailey         4  1  0  0  0   1  0  1 .250 .250 .250  .500
Johnny Cueto         4  0  0  0  0   0  0  0 .000 .000 .000  .000
Willie Harris        3  2  0  0  0   0  0  0 .667 .667 .667 1.333
Todd Frazier         2  1  0  0  0   0  0  0 .500 .500 .500 1.000
Total              161 38  6  0  2  13 11 34 .259 .308 .340  .648

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Generated 4/18/2012.

What will come first?


I wanted to have some fun and see what everyone thought about some of these questions. I could have started a poll for each but would rather have comments so then you can discuss your decisions.

What will come first in 2012?

Mat Latos getting a no-hitter or Mat Latos getting a home run?
Johnny Cueto 20 wins or Johnny Cueto 200 IP?
Ryan Madson 40 saves or Ryan Madson 90 SO?
Ryan Ludwick 20 HR or Ryan Ludwick 120 SO?
Joey Votto 120 hits or Joey Votto 20 HR?
Jay Bruce 25 HR or Jay Bruce 100 SO?
Drew Stubbs 125 SO or Drew Stubbs 25 SB?
Mike Leake 15 wins or Mike Leake 125 SO?
Bronson Arroyo 215 IP or Bronson Arroyo allowing 30 HR?
Cincinnati Reds 20 wins or Cincinnati Reds 20 losses?

Potential to become the best!


As I look back and wonder what made me fall in love with Cincinnati Reds close to 20 years ago, one thing always comes to mind; They have always been the underdog, the little guy. And of course as far as big market / small market teams, the Reds are and have always been in that small market group but they have always had the potential of making a big market team lose a lot of sleep at night. With the addition of Mat Latos, Sean Marshall and Ryan Madson fans are ready for a World Series win and the fans are not the only ones excited about their chances in 2012. Players and the front office are starting to see what it is like when you give fans something to look forward to. Sure, Walt had to really work hard to get these missing pieces in order to give the fans more hope for 2012 but I think he did a great job with what he had.

Now it is up to the players and the coaching staff to step up and show us what they got. They need Scott Rolen to be healthy. They need Bronson Arroyo to be a leader in the starting rotation and show the younger guys how to pitch deep into innings and get 200+ a season. The Reds need Nick Masset, Sean Marshall and Ryan Madson to step up and become the new generation’s Nasty Boys. (The Ma-sty Boys) And most of all, the Reds need promising players like Drew Stubbs, Homer Bailey and Aroldis Chapman to show us they are ready to become great! To be honest, adding guys like Mat Latos, Sean Marshall and Ryan Madson will boost Bailey and Chapman and show them what it takes to become the best in baseball.

Sure, the Reds are still not the favorite to win the National League Central. Tell, me something I don’t know. When have they ever been the favorite in everyone’s eyes? That is what I like about them, they have the potential and only a select few can see it. That is what will make them winning this season even more powerful for those that have been with them for so many years. The history of Cincinnati Reds alone is something to cheer for but I think 2012 is going to be a record-breaking season and a time for Reds fans to get ready for a whole new breed of Big Red Machine / Nasty Boys.

You can go to any other baseball blog out there and get the realistic views and comments of who is “expected” to win, or you can shy away from that thinking and look deep into the roster of the Reds and see what I see, the right combination of players that will win another championship for one of the most exciting ball clubs to ever be in the National League, the Cincinnati Reds!

On a side note, make sure you add @JayABruce on Twitter.

Reds roster and staff


Here is the 40-Man Roster for the Cincinnati Reds as of today. This of course is not counting Ryan Ludwick who is still not official yet.

        Cincinnati Reds 40-Man Roster
 
 #     Pitchers         B/T  Ht    Wt     DOB 
33 Jose Arredondo       R-R 6'0"  175  Mar 12, 1984 
61 Bronson Arroyo       R-R 6'4"  195  Feb 24, 1977 
34 Homer Bailey         R-R 6'3"  200  May 3, 1986 
   Andrew Brackman      R-R 6'10" 230  Dec 4, 1985 
45 Bill Bray            L-L 6'3"  225  Jun 5, 1983 
54 Aroldis Chapman      L-L 6'4"  195  Feb 28, 1988 
47 Johnny Cueto         R-R 5'10" 220  Feb 15, 1986 
46 Carlos Fisher        R-R 6'4"  225  Feb 22, 1983 
   Josh Judy            R-R 6'4"  200  Feb 9, 1986 
   Mat Latos            R-R 6'6"  225  Dec 9, 1987 
44 Mike Leake           R-R 6'1"  185  Nov 12, 1987 
63 Sam LeCure           R-R 6'1"  205  May 4, 1984 
   Kyle Lotzkar         L-R 6'4"  200  Oct 24, 1989 
   Ryan Madson          L-R 6'6"  200  Aug 28, 1980 
   Sean Marshall        L-L 6'7"  220  Aug 30, 1982 
40 Nick Masset          R-R 6'4"  240  May 17, 1982 
66 Logan Ondrusek       R-R 6'8"  230  Feb 13, 1985 
62 Jordan Smith         R-R 6'4"  220  Feb 4, 1986 
   Pedro Villarreal     R-R 6'1"  215  Dec 9, 1987 

 #     Catchers         B/T Ht     Wt     DOB 
29 Ryan Hanigan         R-R 6'0"  200  Aug 16, 1980 
39 Devin Mesoraco       R-R 6'1"  220  Jun 19, 1988 

 #   Infielders         B/T Ht     Wt     DOB 
43 Miguel Cairo         R-R 6'1"  220  May 4, 1974 
2  Zack Cozart          R-R 6'0"  195  Aug 12, 1985 
25 Juan Francisco       L-R 6'2"  240  Jun 24, 1987 
21 Todd Frazier         R-R 6'3"  220  Feb 12, 1986 
   Didi Gregorius       L-R 6'1"  175  Feb 18, 1990 
7  Paul Janish          R-R 6'2"  200  Oct 12, 1982 
   Donald Lutz          L-R 6'3"  235  Feb 6, 1989 
71 Kristopher Negron    R-R 6'0"  180  Feb 1, 1986 
4  Brandon Phillips     R-R 6'0"  205  Jun 28, 1981 
   Henry Rodriguez      S-R 5'10" 150  Feb 9, 1990 
27 Scott Rolen          R-R 6'4"  245  Apr 4, 1975 
   Neftali Soto         R-R 6'2"  180  Feb 28, 1989 
3  Chris Valaika        R-R 6'0"  210  Aug 14, 1985 
19 Joey Votto           L-R 6'3"  220  Sep 10, 1983 

 #   Outfielders        B/T Ht     Wt      DOB 
32 Jay Bruce            L-L 6'3"  225  Apr 3, 1987 
28 Chris Heisey         R-R 6'0"  225  Dec 14, 1984 
   Denis Phipps         R-R 6'3"  210  Jul 22, 1985 
6  Drew Stubbs          R-R 6'4"  200  Oct 4, 1984 

[Source]


        Cincinnati Reds Coaching Staff 
Manager & Coaches 
 #     Name            Position 
12 Dusty Baker         Manager 
49 Brook Jacoby        Batting Coach 
38 Bryan Price         Pitching Coach 
   Mack Jenkins        Assistant Pitching Coach 
22 Billy Hatcher       First Base Coach 
41 Mark Berry          Third Base Coach 
35 Chris Speier        Bench Coach 
59 Juan Lopez          Bullpen Coach 
72 Mike Stefanski      Bullpen Catcher 

Staff 
      Name             Position 
 Terry Reynolds        Director of Pro Scouting 
 J Harrison            Scout 
 Marty Maier           Scout 
 Jeff Morris           Scout 
 John Morris           Scout 
 Shawn Pender          Scout 
 Steve Roadcap         Scout 
 Mike Squires          Scout 
 Jeff Taylor           Scout 
 Dominic Viola         Scout 
 Jerry Walker          Scout 
 Joe Morgan            Baseball Operations Assistant 
 Paul Lessard          Athletic Trainer 
 Mark Riggins          Minor League Pitching Coordinator 
 Rick Sweet            Coordinator, Catching 

[Source]


     Cincinnati Reds Broadcasters 

     Name 
Marty Brennaman
Thom Brennaman
Chris Welsh 
Jeff Brantley
Jim Kelch
George Grande
Sean Casey
Kent Mercker

[Source]

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