Results tagged ‘ Jay Bruce ’

#Reds trade Jay Bruce to Padres? Bruce career at PetCo Park?


Reds added players to their 40 man roster today and now the trade rumor gates have opened again. And I am loving it! Even if it is off the wall like Jay Bruce to the Padres. At least it is something! I for one do not want to see the Reds selling but if they can bring in players that can help this season and be controlled at a cheaper cost so then the Reds can re-sign someone like Johnny Cueto, I am all for it. Don’t get me wrong, Jay Bruce is a great player but if it was down to Cueto or Bruce I would pick Cueto hands down.

The thing that is odd for me though is that the trade rumor is for the Padres. Why would they want someone like Bruce in PetCo Park? It just sounds strange. Sure Bruce has only played 17 games there so the sample size is bad but its PetCo Park! I can not see Bruce doing to well there or in that division to be honest. But, once again it sure is nice to see the Reds being talked about during the off-season. And when I think about this rumor I seriously can’t see Ken Rosenthal getting the rumor from the Reds front office.

Jay Bruce’s career at PetCo Park

                                                            
           Split  G AB R  H 2B 3B HR RBI   BA  OBP  SLG  OPS
    SDP-PetCo Pk 17 67 7 12  3  0  2   5 .179 .247 .313 .560

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Generated 11/20/2014.

How hot are #Reds hitters right now? Twitter knowledge!


Saw this on twitter and just had to share. Of course I never double checked it, because anything said on twitter is usually correct, right? Even if it is off, it sure looks nice for the Reds. Billy Hamilton is by far the most impressive player so far with the home runs from Todd Frazier a close second.

#Reds Déjà vu


Cincinnati Reds RF Jay Bruce had knee surgery and could be out for 3 – 4 weeks. Many Reds fans remember when 1B Joey Votto had the same injury not so long ago and how he played after the surgery. I remember how the team played while Votto was out and how a lot of the players picked up the slack and played above their potential. I hope the same happens this time and the team continues to win.

Jay Bruce

Jay Bruce

#Reds use the fourth, with Chris Heisey


Cincinnati Reds OF Chris Heisey is batting 4th today due to the late lineup scratch of RF Jay Bruce. Heisey has batted 4th in the lineup in 13 games, 2 of them starts. In 24 PA he has 3 hits, 1 run, 1 HR and 2 RBI with 2 BB and 6 SO giving him a .150 BA, .261 OBP, .300 SLG and a .561 OPS. Some people love him, some hate him and some really don’t care but I think we all can agree having him bat fourth in the lineup today is just crazy, especially after he just came off an 0 for 4 game batting first yesterday. I think manager Bryan Price is hoping he will come up big for the team today and many will say 13 games is way to small of a sample size to judge how well Heisey will do today. I hope they are right and he comes up big for the Reds today. Since it is Star Wars weekend at Great American Ball Park maybe Heisey will use the Force and hit some home runs!

Chris Heisey

Chris Heisey

Chris Heisey Career numbers in batting order:

                                                              
          Split   G GS  AB  H HR RBI BB SO   BA  OBP  SLG  OPS
    Batting 1st  43 37 162 38  8  16 13 46 .235 .311 .414 .725
    Batting 2nd  60 54 240 64  8  22 12 57 .267 .318 .429 .747
    Batting 3rd   2  0   2  0  0   0  0  1 .000 .000 .000 .000
    Batting 4th  13  2  20  3  1   2  2  6 .150 .261 .300 .561
    Batting 5th  32 23  98 22  4   9  3 25 .224 .255 .398 .653
    Batting 6th  76 61 226 63  8  33 13 50 .279 .332 .460 .792
    Batting 7th  63 45 184 46  6  20  8 43 .250 .291 .424 .715
    Batting 8th  16  8  36  8  0   3  2 11 .222 .263 .250 .513
    Batting 9th 144  1 138 37  8  26 12 41 .268 .325 .493 .817

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Generated 5/4/2014.

#Reds RF Jay Bruce late scratch (Knee)


Cincinnati Reds RF Jay Bruce was a late scratch in the lineup today against Milwaukee Brewers due to knee soreness. Chris Heisey will take his place in the lineup and hopefully will get at least one hit this game.

Jay Bruce

Jay Bruce

#Reds RF Jay Bruce Bombs!!!


As a Reds fan I have enjoyed watching RF Jay Bruce hit home runs. I wanted to share the list of all of his home runs in his career and what pitchers he has hit them off of. Hopefully he can continue to hit more and become one of the greatest home run hitters of all time, while playing for the Reds, of course.

                                                     
2008HRs   #car       Date       Bat           Pitcher
1            1 2008-05-31   CIN ATL       MannyAcosta
2            2 2008-06-01   CIN ATL         TimHudson
3            3 2008-06-02   CIN PHI      KyleKendrick
4            4 2008-06-13   CIN BOS   JustinMasterson
5            5 2008-07-02   CIN PIT JohnVanBenschoten
6            6 2008-07-02   CIN PIT JohnVanBenschoten
7            7 2008-07-18   CIN NYM         JohnMaine
8            8 2008-08-01   CIN WSN      JoelHanrahan
9            9 2008-08-02   CIN WSN     JasonBergmann
10          10 2008-08-04   CIN MIL        MannyParra
11          11 2008-08-06   CIN MIL        JeffSuppan
12          12 2008-08-13   CIN PIT        PaulMaholm
13          13 2008-08-21   CIN CHC    CarlosZambrano
14          14 2008-08-23   CIN COL    TaylorBuchholz
15          15 2008-09-04   CIN PIT     TomGorzelanny
16          16 2008-09-05   CIN CHC         JonLieber
17          17 2008-09-09   CIN MIL        JeffSuppan
18          18 2008-09-14   CIN ARI       MaxScherzer
19          19 2008-09-17   CIN STL    ToddWellemeyer
20          20 2008-09-19   CIN MIL        JeffSuppan
21          21 2008-09-19   CIN MIL        TimDillard
2009HRs   #car       Date       Bat           Pitcher
22          22 2009-04-13   CIN MIL    YovaniGallardo
23          23 2009-04-21   CIN CHC        RichHarden
24          24 2009-04-22   CIN CHC        KevinGregg
25          25 2009-04-26   CIN ATL   KenshinKawakami
26          26 2009-04-26   CIN ATL   KenshinKawakami
27          27 2009-05-03   CIN PIT      JeffKarstens
28          28 2009-05-06   CIN MIL        JorgeJulio
29          29 2009-05-07   CIN MIL      BradenLooper
30          30 2009-05-09   CIN STL         KyleLohse
31          31 2009-05-10   CIN STL    AdamWainwright
32          32 2009-05-16   CIN SDP          JoshGeer
33          33 2009-05-19   CIN PHI        ColeHamels
34          34 2009-05-27   CIN HOU     FelipePaulino
35          35 2009-05-27   CIN HOU     FelipePaulino
36          36 2009-06-10   CIN WSN     ShaironMartis
37          37 2009-06-17   CIN ATL     JavierVazquez
38          38 2009-06-20   CIN CHW        BobbyJenks
39          39 2009-06-27   CIN CLE          TomoOhka
40          40 2009-09-25   CIN HOU      WesleyWright
41          41 2009-09-26   CIN HOU      JeffFulchino
42          42 2009-09-29   CIN STL       JoelPineiro
43          43 2009-09-29   CIN STL       JoelPineiro
2010HRs   #car       Date       Bat           Pitcher
44          44 2010-04-18   CIN PIT        PaulMaholm
45          45 2010-04-18   CIN PIT      OctavioDotel
46          46 2010-04-22   CIN LAD    VicentePadilla
47          47 2010-04-29   CIN HOU         TimByrdak
48          48 2010-05-27   CIN PIT     CharlieMorton
49          49 2010-05-29   CIN HOU      BrianMoehler
50          50 2010-05-29   CIN HOU      BrianMoehler
51          51 2010-06-07   CIN SFG         BarryZito
52          52 2010-06-11   CIN KCR      LukeHochevar
53          53 2010-06-30   CIN PHI       RoyHalladay
54          54 2010-08-13   CIN FLA  TaylorTankersley
55          55 2010-08-18   CIN ARI      RodrigoLopez
56          56 2010-08-19   CIN ARI       JoeSaunders
57          57 2010-08-27   CIN CHC     TomGorzelanny
58          58 2010-08-27   CIN CHC     TomGorzelanny
59          59 2010-08-27   CIN CHC        ScottMaine
60          60 2010-08-29   CIN CHC      CaseyColeman
61          61 2010-08-30   CIN MIL         RandyWolf
62          62 2010-09-13   CIN ARI      BarryEnright
63          63 2010-09-13   CIN ARI      BarryEnright
64          64 2010-09-18   CIN HOU    NelsonFigueroa
65          65 2010-09-28   CIN HOU         TimByrdak
66          66 2010-10-02   CIN MIL      ChrisCapuano
67          67 2010-10-02   CIN MIL   BrandonKintzler
68          68 2010-10-03   CIN MIL         RandyWolf
2011HRs   #car       Date       Bat           Pitcher
69          69 2011-04-15   CIN PIT     CharlieMorton
70          70 2011-04-17   CIN PIT         JoseVeras
71          71 2011-04-25   CIN MIL     ChrisNarveson
72          72 2011-04-29   CIN FLA     JavierVazquez
73          73 2011-05-01   CIN FLA      RickyNolasco
74          74 2011-05-05   CIN HOU    NelsonFigueroa
75          75 2011-05-06   CIN CHC         MattGarza
76          76 2011-05-10   CIN HOU        BrettMyers
77          77 2011-05-19   CIN PIT     JamesMcDonald
78          78 2011-05-19   CIN PIT      JoelHanrahan
79          79 2011-05-22   CIN CLE    CarlosCarrasco
80          80 2011-05-23   CIN PHI        ColeHamels
81          81 2011-05-25   CIN PHI   AntonioBastardo
82          82 2011-05-26   CIN PHI          CliffLee
83          83 2011-05-29   CIN ATL      JairJurrjens
84          84 2011-05-30   CIN MIL     ChrisNarveson
85          85 2011-06-01   CIN MIL       ShaunMarcum
86          86 2011-06-28   CIN TBR    KyleFarnsworth
87          87 2011-07-06   CIN STL     JakeWestbrook
88          88 2011-07-08   CIN MIL      ZachBraddock
89          89 2011-07-09   CIN MIL      MarcoEstrada
90          90 2011-08-08   CIN COL       JasonHammel
91          91 2011-08-10   CIN COL     KevinMillwood
92          92 2011-08-12   CIN SDP        JoshSpence
93          93 2011-08-13   CIN SDP       TimStauffer
94          94 2011-08-14   CIN SDP       WadeLeBlanc
95          95 2011-08-23   CIN FLA      RickyNolasco
96          96 2011-08-28   CIN WSN  JordanZimmermann
97          97 2011-09-03   CIN STL      ArthurRhodes
98          98 2011-09-10   CIN COL         AlexWhite
99          99 2011-09-15   CIN CHC      JamesRussell
100        100 2011-09-27   CIN NYM      ChrisCapuano
2012HRs   #car       Date       Bat           Pitcher
101        101 2012-04-05   CIN MIA      EdwardMujica
102        102 2012-04-08   CIN MIA    CarlosZambrano
103        103 2012-04-08   CIN MIA         HeathBell
104        104 2012-04-26   CIN SFG     RyanVogelsong
105        105 2012-04-27   CIN HOU      FernandoAbad
106        106 2012-04-28   CIN HOU      LucasHarrell
107        107 2012-04-29   CIN HOU FernandoRodriguez
108        108 2012-05-04   CIN PIT        ChrisResop
109        109 2012-05-07   CIN MIL      MarcoEstrada
110        110 2012-05-08   CIN MIL    YovaniGallardo
111        111 2012-05-27   CIN COL        JamieMoyer
112        112 2012-06-01   CIN HOU      WesleyWright
113        113 2012-06-07   CIN PIT      KevinCorreia
114        114 2012-06-15   CIN NYM         DillonGee
115        115 2012-06-16   CIN NYM          JonNiese
116        116 2012-06-18   CIN CLE          JoeSmith
117        117 2012-06-26   CIN MIL      MarcoEstrada
118        118 2012-07-08   CIN SDP      JasonMarquis
119        119 2012-07-20   CIN MIL      MarcoEstrada
120        120 2012-07-29   CIN COL   JonathanSanchez
121        121 2012-07-30   CIN SDP    EdinsonVolquez
122        122 2012-08-12   CIN CHC       BrooksRaley
123        123 2012-08-14   CIN NYM         JoshEdgin
124        124 2012-08-15   CIN NYM        R.A.Dickey
125        125 2012-08-17   CIN CHC        TravisWood
126        126 2012-08-22   CIN PHI      JoshLindblom
127        127 2012-08-25   CIN STL       JaimeGarcia
128        128 2012-08-31   CIN HOU      FernandoAbad
129        129 2012-09-02   CIN HOU      XavierCedeno
130        130 2012-09-03   CIN PHI        TylerCloyd
131        131 2012-09-04   CIN PHI      KyleKendrick
132        132 2012-09-05   CIN PHI  JonathanPapelbon
133        133 2012-09-08   CIN HOU         BudNorris
134        134 2012-09-22   CIN LAD       StephenFife
2013HRs   #car       Date       Bat           Pitcher
135        135 2013-04-22   CIN CHC        TravisWood
136        136 2013-05-08   CIN ATL    AnthonyVarvaro
137        137 2013-05-11   CIN MIL       HiramBurgos
138        138 2013-05-17   CIN PHI          CliffLee
139        139 2013-05-19   CIN PHI JonathanPettibone
140        140 2013-05-20   CIN NYM       ShaunMarcum
141        141 2013-05-26   CIN CHC         MattGarza
142        142 2013-05-31   CIN PIT    WandyRodriguez
143        143 2013-06-03   CIN COL        JoshOutman
144        144 2013-06-08   CIN STL        TylerLyons
145        145 2013-06-14   CIN MIL     BurkeBadenhop
146        146 2013-06-16   CIN MIL       WilyPeralta
147        147 2013-06-17   CIN PIT       BryanMorris
148        148 2013-06-19   CIN PIT       JasonGrilli
149        149 2013-06-20   CIN PIT    BrandonCumpton
150        150 2013-06-21   CIN ARI         WadeMiley
151        151 2013-06-22   CIN ARI     PatrickCorbin
152        152 2013-06-22   CIN ARI         HeathBell
153        153 2013-07-14   CIN ATL      JulioTeheran
154        154 2013-07-22   CIN SFG       TimLincecum
155        155 2013-07-25   CIN LAD       ZackGreinke
156        156 2013-07-27   CIN LAD       Hyun-jinRyu
157        157 2013-08-06   CIN OAK        DanStraily
158        158 2013-08-07   CIN OAK      BartoloColon
159        159 2013-08-26   CIN STL        SethManess
160        160 2013-08-28   CIN STL    AdamWainwright
161        161 2013-09-05   CIN STL         LanceLynn
162        162 2013-09-08   CIN LAD    ClaytonKershaw
163        163 2013-09-08   CIN LAD    ClaytonKershaw
164        164 2013-09-17   CIN HOU       JordanLyles
2014HRs   #car       Date       Bat           Pitcher
165        165 2014-04-03   CIN STL         LanceLynn
166        166 2014-04-04   CIN NYM        JohnLannan
167        167 2014-04-20   CIN CHC         JoseVeras

Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 5/2/2014.

My #reds Check List


I have seen a few blogs already start an off-season check list for the Cincinnati Reds so I thought I would join the fun and list what I think the Reds should do this off-season.

1. Sign a rough and tough manager who does not want to be buddies with the players. Pitching Coach Bryan Price would be great but I am not sure he is going to be mean enough right now and the Reds need a guy that will stir up the hen-house!

2. Trade Johnny Cueto. After seeing the way he handles playoffs and after him being injured the whole season maybe it is time to see what you can get for him.

3. Make Ryan Ludwick a bench player. This off-season the Reds should be looking to get a better solution at LF. If they are going to keep Todd Frazier at 3B they will need more pop coming out of the LF spot. A Right handed bat that will go in between Joey Votto and Jay Bruce. Moving Ludwick to the bench would then move Chris Heisey out!!!!! He should have been in the deal with Drew Stubbs to tell you the truth.

6. Let him steal! Get Billy Hamilton in CF and let him play a whole season as the lead off hitter.

7. Sign cheap catcher depth. I have a feeling the Reds are going to be needing more catcher depth if they want to continue making the playoffs. Devin Mesoraco and Ryan Hanigan got beat up this season. Don’t get me wrong, I love Corky Miller, but having a few more pro ready catchers could really help this team next season.

8. **** Fire Walt Jocketty! If at any time Walt says, “I don’t want to make a move just to make a move.” this off-season I think the owners should say, “You’re FIRED!” and get someone who will make moves to better the team. As far as I know, the Reds are in it to win it! So that means, getting players that will WIN IT!!!!

Reds go home with the win


Cincinnati Reds won today against San Diego Padres (4-1) at PetCo Park in a much-needed win for the Reds. Homer Bailey was pitching great and went 8.1 innings allowing 6 hits, 1 run getting 7 strike outs. He has really become a great pitcher to watch now. Aroldis Chapman pitched 0.2 innings to get his 25th save.

Homer Bailey

Derrick Robinson went 1 for 4 with 1 run, 1 walk and 1 strike out. He layed down a few very nice bunts in this game and so did Zack Cozart who went 2 for 4 with 1 run and 1 strike out. Cozart batted 7th in the batting order while Robinson batted number 1 again. Chris Heisey went 2 for 5 with 1 run and 1 RBI. Joey Votto went 1 for 4 with 2 RBI while Brandon Phillips went 3 for 5 with a home run. Jay Bruce went 1 for 4 and Todd Frazier continues to slump by going 0 for 4 with 2 strike outs. Corky Miller went 1 for 3 and is always a great player to watch play behind the plate. I still think he will be the manager of the Reds one day. Or should I say, I hope he is the manager of the Reds one day? Either way I really would like to see him manage at the pro level later in his life.

Brandon Phillips gets a home run

Todd Frazier has not got a hit since July 25 when he went 2 for 4 against Los Angeles Dodgers. He went 0 for 4 with 2 SO July 31. 0 for 4 vs. Padres on July 30. 0 for 3 on July 29 vs. Padres. O for 3 vs. Dodgers on July 28. 0 for 3, July 27 and O for 3 on July 26 vs. the Dodgers. So he went 2 for 24 against Los Angeles Dodgers and San Diego Padres in 7 games. Vs. San Francisco Giants the series before he went 8 for 17 with 6 RBI. He is due to come out of the slump and starting hitting again.

Todd Frazier needs a hit

#Reds lose another tough one to #Padres


July 30, 2013 at PetCo Park, Cincinnati Reds lost another game to San Diego Padres. It was a very close game but a loss is a loss, and right now the Reds don’t need any.

Zack Cozart safe

Just when I wrote that Derrick Robinson was a good solution at lead off for the Reds, he goes 0 for 5 with one strike out. Shin-Soo Choo (who played left field) went 0 for 3 batting in the second spot of the batting order and caused a lot of concern by fans when he was pitch hit for by Chris Heisey. Joey Votto got 3 walks with one run tonight and did not look comfortable running the bases for some strange reason. Brandon Phillips went 0 for 3 with one walk. Jay Bruce had a 2 for 4 night with one RBI and one run. 3B Todd Frazier went 0 for 4 with 2 strike outs and is still looking very uncomfortable at the plate. Zack Cozart went 2 for 3 with one walk. Devin Mesoraco went 1 for 4 with 1 RBI with 2 strike outs. Mat Latos pitched a pretty good game but also looked uncomfortable on the mound and a few times looked like he was trying to hard to over throw the ball again. He went 6 innings allowing 6 hits, 2 earned runs with 2 walks and 6 strike outs. Logan Ondrusek pitched 1 inning allowing one walk and getting 2 strike outs. Manny Parra came in and gave up one hit and one earned run and got the loss and Sam LeCure gave up two hits and one earned run, along with getting two strike outs.

Mat  Latos

San Diego Padres starter, Edinson Volquez went 6.1 innings giving up 4 hits, 2 earned runs, 5 walks and got 3 strike outs. And if the Reds would have not swung at a lot of bad pitches that walk total would have been a lot higher. Some of the at bats made Volquez look like Justin Verlander out there. The Reds so badly want to get out of this hitters slump that they are over thinking it and trying to hard right now. They need someone in the club house to have fun with it and boost them out of this. A Ryan Ludwick / Jonny Gomes type player.

Jay Bruce vs. Jaime Garcia


Jay Bruce has a .267 career batting average vs. St. Louis Cardinals Left handed starting pitcher Jaime Garcia with one home run. The home run was hit at Great American Ball Park on August 25, 2012 in a game that saw the Reds win 8-2. box score Bruce went 1 for 3 with a home run, walk and strike out in that game. Brandon Phillips went 3 for 5 with 2 runs batted and Ryan Ludwick when 3 for 4.

With 32 plate appearances against Garcia, Jay Bruce has never hit a double against him and he has only hit 2 doubles in his career in Busch Stadium. Bruce has one home run against Garcia and only two in Busch Stadium. Hopefully these stats mean nothing today as Jay Bruce and the Reds take on Jaime Garcia and the Cardinals.

Jay Bruce career at bats vs. Jaime Garcia

Date	     Inning     Result
8/15/2008	6	Ground Out	 
8/17/2008	7	Single	 
5/14/2010	1	Strikeout	 
5/14/2010	4	Walk	 
5/14/2010	7	Lineout	 
5/31/2010	1	Flyout	 
5/31/2010	3	Flyout	 
5/31/2010	5	Groundout	 
7/5/2011	2	Groundout	 
7/5/2011	4	Groundout	 
7/5/2011	6	Flyout	 
7/17/2011	2	Flyout	 
7/17/2011	4	Groundout	 
7/17/2011	7	Pop Out	 
9/3/2011	1	Strikeout	 
9/3/2011	3	Single	 
9/3/2011	6	Strikeout	 
4/11/2012	2	Single	 
4/11/2012	3	Strikeout	 
4/11/2012	5	Sac Fly	 
4/18/2012	2	Single	 
4/18/2012	4	Groundout	 
4/18/2012	6	Flyout	 
8/25/2012	2	Groundout	 
8/25/2012	4	Strikeout	 
8/25/2012	6	Home Run	 
10/1/2012	2	Single	 
10/1/2012	4	Strikeout	 
10/1/2012	7	Strikeout	 
4/8/2013	2	Pop Out	 
4/8/2013	4	Single	 
4/8/2013	6	Single

Information was found at pitchfx

Jay Bruce batting stats vs. Jaime Garcia [career]

                                                       
               PA AB H HR RBI BB SO   BA  OBP  SLG  OPS
Jaime Garcia   32 30 8  1   4  1  7 .267 .281 .367 .648

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Generated 4/30/2013.


Some extra information about Jay Bruce in Busch Stadium:

Jay Bruce Year-by-Year splits in Busch Stadium

                                                       
            Year  G  AB  H 2B 3B HR   BA  OBP  SLG  OPS
            2008  3  11  0  0  0  0 .000 .083 .000 .083
            2009  4  14  0  0  0  0 .000 .176 .000 .176
            2010  6  23  6  1  1  0 .261 .292 .391 .683
            2011  9  38  7  1  0  2 .184 .225 .368 .593
            2012  6  23  6  0  0  0 .261 .292 .261 .553
            2013  4  17  5  0  0  0 .294 .333 .294 .627
    Career Total 32 126 24  2  1  2 .190 .244 .270 .514

Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 4/30/2013.

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