Results tagged ‘ Joey Votto ’

Billy Hamilton and Dee Gordon together?!?!


I just read on twitter that the Dodgers are open to trading Dee Gordon and I know that the Reds don’t need a 2B but it sure would be fun to have Hamilton and Gordon on the same team. Which one would you bat #1 and which one would be #2? Then with Joey Votto batting #3 would make a pretty interesting combo.

Stanton Marlins deal / Votto Reds deal quote


I have found another quote about the Stanton deal with Miami and the Reds / Votto deal. I don’t have much to add to this but that I still think Joey Votto will turn it around and make the most out of that deal. But as a fan we just have to look at these huge deals and shake our heads. Not many usually turn out great for the team or more importantly, the fans.

“Stanton turned 25 earlier this month. If, against the odds, he plays out the contract as it’s currently structured, he’ll be 37 when it ends. Compare that to other mega-contract ending ages: Alex Rodriguez will have turned 42 by the close of his current 10-year contract. The Angels will be paying Albert Pujols through his age-41 season. Robinson Cano and Miguel Cabrera will be 40 in the final guaranteed seasons of their deals, and Joey Votto will have turned 40 before the Reds’ obligation is up. Stanton signed the longest contract ever, and he’ll still be significantly younger when it’s over than the players you probably thought of when you mentally compared Stanton’s contract with others of a certain size.” Source

“This Stanton deal makes the #Reds and Mariners look like Walmart greeters.”


Cincinnati Reds are still holding all of their off-season secrets very close to their vests. Which, as a Reds fan we have gotten very used to over the past few years. So when someone mentions the Reds in the news I am usually all over it, because let’s be bluntly honest, there is not much really going on with the Reds this off-season. Even the rumors are blah! I was searching through articles and found something that amused me so I thought I would share it.

“clubs have had to gulp and swallow hard just to stomach the idea of $200 million contracts (hello, Cincinnati and Joey Votto, who agreed to $225 million over 10 years, and Seattle and Robinson Cano, who made a deal for $240 million over 10 years). This Stanton deal makes the Reds and Mariners look like Walmart greeters.” Source

And that my friends is how slow the Reds off-season is right now. Come on Walt, do something crazy! Show these guys the Reds are not Walmart greeters!

#Reds Bailey vs #Pirates Locke 06.19.2014


Reds aim to cap sweep of Bucs behind Bailey
The opportunity for the Reds to hand the Pirates their first home sweep since 2012 presents itself Thursday with Homer Bailey on the mound opposite Jeff Locke at PNC Park. Source

Reds vs Pirates

Homer Bailey
7 – 3 ERA 4.68
8 – 5 ERA 3.20 (Career vs PIT)

In Friday’s no-decision vs. the Crew, Bailey had a long fourth inning that brought him up to 70 pitches. He course-corrected and used only 22 over the next two scoreless innings. He seems to have righted himself the past 11 starts after a bad April.


Sam LeCure
1 – 1 ERA 3.58


Logan Ondrusek
2 – 2 ERA 4.26


Manny Parra
0 – 0 ERA 4.57


Jonathan Broxton
2-0 ERA 0.42


Aroldis Chapman
0-1 ERA 1.06


Tony Cingrani
2-7 ERA 4.52


Billy Hamilton
AVG .278
1 -Billy Hamilton doubles (11) on a soft line drive to left fielder Starling Marte.
1 – With Joey Votto batting, Billy Hamilton steals (29) 3rd base.
3 – Billy Hamilton grounds out, third baseman Pedro Alvarez to first baseman Gaby Sanchez.
5 – Billy Hamilton strikes out swinging.
8 – Billy Hamilton strikes out swinging.
10 – Billy Hamilton grounds out, second baseman Clint Barmes to first baseman Gaby Sanchez.


Todd Frazier
AVG .273
1 – Todd Frazier grounds out, third baseman Pedro Alvarez to first baseman Gaby Sanchez.
3 – Todd Frazier called out on strikes.
6 – Todd Frazier singles on a sharp line drive to left fielder Starling Marte. Todd Frazier out at 2nd, left fielder Starling Marte to second baseman Josh Harrison.
8 – Todd Frazier singles on a ground ball to right fielder Gregory Polanco.
10 – Todd Frazier singles on a soft fly ball to center fielder Andrew McCutchen.
10 – With Brandon Phillips batting, Todd Frazier caught stealing 2nd base, pitcher Jared Hughes to second baseman Clint Barmes to first baseman Gaby Sanchez.


Joey Votto
AVG .274
1 – Joey Votto out on a sacrifice fly to center fielder Andrew McCutchen. Billy Hamilton scores.
4 – Joey Votto doubles (12) on a sharp line drive to right fielder Gregory Polanco.
6 – Joey Votto grounds out to first baseman Gaby Sanchez.
8 – Joey Votto flies out to center fielder Andrew McCutchen.
10 – Joey Votto flies out to center fielder Andrew McCutchen.


Brandon Phillips
AVG .280
1 – Brandon Phillips grounds out, second baseman Josh Harrison to first baseman Gaby Sanchez.
4 – Brandon Phillips flies out to center fielder Andrew McCutchen. Joey Votto to 3rd.
6 – Brandon Phillips grounds out softly to first baseman Gaby Sanchez.
8 – Brandon Phillips grounds into a force out, shortstop Clint Barmes to second baseman Josh Harrison. Todd Frazier out at 2nd.
11 – Brandon Phillips lines out to center fielder Andrew McCutchen.


Jay Bruce
AVG .215
2 – Jay Bruce flies out to center fielder Andrew McCutchen.
4 – Jay Bruce out on a sacrifice fly to center fielder Andrew McCutchen. Joey Votto scores.
7 – Jay Bruce grounds out, first baseman Gaby Sanchez to pitcher Tony Watson.
9 – Jay Bruce flies out to center fielder Andrew McCutchen.
11 – Jay Bruce grounds out, second baseman Clint Barmes to first baseman Gaby Sanchez.


Devin Mesoraco
AVG .304
2 – Devin Mesoraco grounds out, third baseman Pedro Alvarez to first baseman Gaby Sanchez.
4 – Devin Mesoraco lines out softly to second baseman Josh Harrison.
7 – Devin Mesoraco walks.
9 – Devin Mesoraco homers (10) on a fly ball to left field.
11 – Devin Mesoraco grounds out softly to first baseman Gaby Sanchez.


Chris Heisey
AVG .218
2 – Chris Heisey reaches on a fielding error by first baseman Gaby Sanchez.
5 – Chris Heisey flies out to right fielder Gregory Polanco.
7 – Chris Heisey flies out to right fielder Gregory Polanco.
9 – Chris Heisey flies out to center fielder Andrew McCutchen.
12 – Chris Heisey strikes out on a foul tip.


Zack Cozart
AVG .232
2 – Zack Cozart grounds out, shortstop Clint Barmes to first baseman Gaby Sanchez.
5 – Zack Cozart walks.
7 – Zack Cozart singles on a line drive to center fielder Andrew McCutchen. Devin Mesoraco to 2nd.
9 – Zack Cozart doubles (12) on a line drive to center fielder Andrew McCutchen, deflected by left fielder Starling Marte.
12 – Zack Cozart grounds out, shortstop Jordy Mercer to first baseman Gaby Sanchez.


Homer Bailey
AVG .200
3 – Homer Bailey grounds out, second baseman Josh Harrison to first baseman Gaby Sanchez.
5 – Homer Bailey out on a sacrifice bunt, catcher Chris Stewart to second baseman Josh Harrison. Zack Cozart to 2nd.


Ryan Ludwick
AVG .277
7 – Ryan Ludwick grounds out softly, second baseman Josh Harrison to first baseman Gaby Sanchez.


Brayan Pena
AVG .255
9 – Brayan Pena lines out to right fielder Gregory Polanco.


Tony Cingrani
AVG .143
12 – Tony Cingrani grounds out, pitcher Justin Wilson to first baseman Gaby Sanchez.


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#Reds win 11-4 (Photos and Highlights)


Reds cruise after early strike
A seven-run third inning sent the Reds on the way to a rout of the Pirates and made things easy on Alfredo Simon, who became the NL’s first 10-game winner on a night that saw a historic hit from Gregory Polanco, a rain delay and a mound appearance by Travis Snider.
Source

Polanco takes place in Bucs history in loss to Reds
Gregory Polanco became the first rookie in Pirates history to hit safely in each of his first eight games in Wednesday’s 11-4 loss to the Reds at rainy PNC Park. Source


Simon NL’s first 10-game winner as Reds rout Bucs
The Reds scored seven runs in the third to back a solid Alfredo Simon en route to an 11-4 win over the Pirates on Wednesday at PNC Park. Source
Reds score seven in the 3rd
6/18/14: The Reds take an early commanding lead over the Pirates with seven runs scored in the 3rd inning

On a side note; I bet Snider will remember striking out Votto for the rest of his life and that should give him something to talk about for many years to come. Cozart walked, Hoover walked at his first career at bat and Hamilton hit while Votto struck out swinging.


Out call overturned
CIN@PIT: Out call on runner overturned in 3rd inning
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Alvarez’s great snag
CIN@PIT: Alvarez snags hot shot, fires to nab Frazier
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Phillips, Marte horse around
CIN@PIT: Phillips drags Marte’s foot off second
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Frazier’s strong throw
CIN@PIT: Frazier makes strong throw to nab McCutchen
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Hamilton’s diving catch
CIN@PIT: Hamilton robs Martin with great diving catch
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Phillips’ RBI double
CIN@PIT: Phillips rips a double to left, plates Votto
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Schumaker’s RBI single
CIN@PIT: Schumaker singles to right to score Phillips
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Hurdle tossed for arguing
CIN@PIT: Hurdle is tossed for arguing overturned call
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Votto’s nice diving stop
CIN@PIT: Votto makes great diving stop, flips for out
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Polanco’s record-setting single
CIN@PIT: Polanco sets Pirates record with single
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Umpires review out call at home
CIN@PIT: Umps review out call, overturned in 5th
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Hamilton’s RBI double
CIN@PIT: Hamilton doubles to left to score Cozart
00:00:24


Snider fans Votto
CIN@PIT: Snider strikes out Votto in the 9th
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Tabata’s RBI single
CIN@PIT: Tabata singles to center to score Polanco
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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 win 6-5 (Photos and Highlights)


Heavyweight pop: Frazier slugs Bucs
In a back-and-forth game that saw Billy Hamilton (3-for-4, three steals, two runs) and Josh Harrison (4-for-5, two RBIs) go blow for blow, Todd Frazier stole the show with a go-ahead homer in the ninth to push the Reds to 5-2 since Joey Votto (three RBIs) returned. Source

Bullpen falters late as Bucs drop see-saw affair
Josh Harrison had another big night, but Jason Grilli gave up a go-ahead homer in the ninth as the Bucs fell to the Reds, 6-5, on Tuesday at PNC Park. Source
Frazier’s homer in the 9th
6/17/14: Todd Frazier hits a solo shot off Jason Grilli in the top of the 9th inning to put the Reds up, 6-5.


Hamilton swipes third
CIN@PIT: Hamilton uses his speed to steal third base
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Votto’s RBI single
CIN@PIT: Votto drives in Hamilton with an RBI single
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Harrison’s heads-up double play
CIN@PIT: Harrison catches liner, doubles off Ludwick
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Harrison’s RBI double
CIN@PIT: Harrison brings in Martin with a double
00:00:25


Moment of silence for Gwynn
CIN@PIT: Pirates hold moment of silence for Gwynn
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Hamilton’s second stolen base
CIN@PIT: Hamilton steals second, advances on error
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Polanco’s hit streak continues
CIN@PIT: Polanco ties Clemente with hit streak
00:00:39


Martin’s bases-loaded walk
CIN@PIT: Martin draws walk to score Marte
00:00:21


Hamilton’s throw gets McCutchen
CIN@PIT: Hamilton, Pena combine to get Cutch at plate
00:00:46


Ludwick’s RBI single
CIN@PIT: Ludwick brings in Phillips with RBI single
00:00:39


Pena’s productive forceout
CIN@PIT: Pena brings in a run with fielder’s choice
00:00:17


Hamilton’s third stolen base
CIN@PIT: Hamilton swipes third base of the game
00:00:11


Votto’s two-run single
CIN@PIT: Votto plates Hamilton, Frazier with single
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Davis’ RBI single
CIN@PIT: Davis cuts lead to two runs with RBI single
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Martin’s RBI single
CIN@PIT: Martin’s RBI single makes it a one-run game
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Harrison’s game-tying single
CIN@PIT: Harrison scores Davis with an RBI single
00:00:25


Frazier’s homer in the 9th
CIN@PIT: Frazier gives Reds lead in 9th with home run
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Marte’s shoestring catch
CIN@PIT: Marte runs down liner, makes shoestring grab
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Chapman closes the door
CIN@PIT: Chapman gets Barmes to fly out to end it
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Can #Reds repeat 2013 numbers on this day?


Last year at this time, Cincinnati Reds won big! Can they do it again in 2014? Here is what happened last year.


Cincinnati went deep four times and Tony Cingrani threw seven strong innings after his callup from Triple-A in the Reds’ 12-2 victory over the Cubs on Tuesday night. Todd Frazier, Joey Votto, Xavier Paul and Zack Cozart went yard to support Tony Cingrani, who allowed two runs over seven strong innings after his callup from Triple-A. Cody Ransom homered for the Cubs, but Matt Garza allowed a career-high nine runs.


Frazier’s solo dinger
CIN@CHC: Frazier’s homer gets the Reds on the board
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Votto’s two-run jack
CIN@CHC: Votto hammers a two-run homer to widen lead
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Bruce’s two-run double
CIN@CHC: Bruce insures the lead with a two-run double
00:00:57


Paul’s three-run tater
CIN@CHC: Paul’s three-run homer breaks the game open
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Cozart’s RBI single
CIN@CHC: Cozart’s RBI single piles onto Reds’ lead
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Ransom’s solo homer
CIN@CHC: Ransom launches a solo homer to left field
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Cozart’s three-run homer
CIN@CHC: Cozart’s homer pushes Reds’ lead to 10 runs
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#Reds lose 6-2 (Photos and Highlights)


Cincinnati Reds lose to Los Angeles Dodgers 6-2. Here are some highlights (good and bad) for tonight’s game. There was a little of everything tonight. Even Ducks come out to play the game. One plus for tonight is; Joey Votto and Mat Latos both played on AAA Louisville Bats tonight. Votto went 1 for 3 with 1 run and 1 K while Latos had 5.2 IP with 4 H, 1 ER, 3 BB and 4 SO. Source


Van Slyke’s solo smash
LAD@CIN: Van Slyke launches a solo homer to deep left
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Umpires confirm foul call in 2nd
LAD@CIN: Umpires confirm foul ball in the 2nd inning
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Pena scores on a wild pitch
LAD@CIN: Wild pitch allows Pena to cross the plate
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Ducks on field in Cincinnati
LAD@CIN: Ducks make their home in the outfield
00:00:25


Turner’s RBI single
LAD@CIN: Turner singles to right, scoring Kemp
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Ludwick’s solo shot
LAD@CIN: Ludwick smacks a solo homer to left field
00:00:28


Van Slyke and Puig race
LAD@CIN: Van Slyke, Puig sprint after a fly out
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Van Slyke’s three-run shot
LAD@CIN: Van Slyke drives his second shot of the game
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Dodgers turn two
LAD@CIN: Turner, Figgins combine to turn double play
00:00:30


Reds challenge force play
LAD@CIN: Reds lose challenge on force play in 8th
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Dodgers turn a 1-2-3 double play
LAD@CIN: League induces double play with bases loaded
00:00:22


Pena cuts down Gordon
LAD@CIN: Pena throws out Gordon stealing second base
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Frazier and Votto come up big for the #Reds


3B Todd Frazier and 1B Joey Votto both hit home runs for the Cincinnati Reds in the 4-3 win over Colorado Rockies yesterday. Frazier’s blast was a bomb! Votto’s was another great home run against a left handed pitcher. (Something he has done a lot of this season.) Votto is seeing the ball great against left handed pitchers this season which makes me wonder if managers are going to start just leaving right handed pitchers in to face him instead of bringing in a left handed pitcher out of the bullpen.

Frazier's Blast!

Frazier likes it down the middle!

Votto's Blast

Votto likes it down the middle too!

Votto vs LHP

Votto vs LHP 2014

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