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Better Off Red Apr 15, 2015


Today the Reds recalled from Louisville RHP Pedro Villarreal (#62) and optioned to Louisville RHP Josh Smith. Brandon’s back in the lineup tonight.  Over his last 3 games he’s 7-for-13. ….. From Mark Sheldon’s story today on Reds.com… Like it was after his debut last week, the Reds postgame clubhouse was darkened with only a disco-style […]
The Cub Reporter Apr 14, 2015

Reds @ Cubs - Desclafani vs. Arrieta; Game 7 Thread

The FIRST PLACE Cubs take on the NOT FIRST PLACE Reds. Jake Arrieta vs. Anthony Spellcheck... #Fowler CF #Hamilton CF *Rizzo 1B *Votto 1B Soler RF Frazier 3B *Coghlan LF Phillips 2B Castro SS *Bruce RF *Montero C Byrd LF #Alcantara 2B #Pena C Arrieta P Cozart SS Herrera 3B Desclafini P No time for wittiness today (or lack thereof)...enjoy the game. Tags: Cubs game thread
The Cub Reporter Apr 13, 2015

Reds @ Cubs - Leake vs. Lester; Game 6 Thread

Cubs return home in a battle for for first place against the Reds. Jon Lester vs. Mike Leake #Fowler CF Negron CF *Rizzo 1B *Votto 1B Soler RF Frazier 3B *Coghlan LF Phillips 2B Castro SS Byrd LF Olt 3B *Bruce RF Ross C #Pena C *Lester P Cozart SS #Alcantara 2B Leake P First, let's take a moment and enjoy Fowler's game winning home run once again. Fowler's last 2 games (4 for 8 with 2 BB's, 2 3B's and 1 HR) took his numbers from 077/077/154 to 238/304/619. Early season numbers are fun... As for tonight, Lester tries to improve on his Opening night performance which...
Red Reporter Mar 24, 2015

Cincinnati Reds links, 3/24/15: Joey Votto vs. Brandon Phillips, ad infinitum

This is the story that never ends, it just goes on and on my friends. Someone started writing it not knowing what it was... The debate that seems both impossibly fabricated and unnecessarily unending continued on Monday, as USA Today's Bob Nightengale got a few quotes from Cincinnati Reds stalwarts Joey Votto and Brandon Phillips about their respective approaches, their types of play, and about how silly the game of baseball must look in the eyes of everyone reading said article. There are infinite number of misguided and misleading things in this article.  The assertion that Votto...
Redleg Nation Mar 24, 2015

Oh, BP

By now, most of us have read or heard about ‘dat article written by Bob Nightengale (USA Today) that quotes Brandon Phillips and Joey Votto about their hitting approaches. The article highlights the contradictions and frames the parallel interviews as a debate. But commentary about whether it is Votto or Phillips who is right about batting misses …

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