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Redleg Nation Oct 3, 2015


Two streaks of note ended tonight. The Reds snapped their 13-game losing streak. Joey Votto saw his 48-game on-base streak end, tied with Pete Rose for the Reds all-time record. Reds 3 Pirates 1  |  FanGraphs  | John Fay on Bryan Price Brandon Finnegan made it through 6 innings for the first time this year. He threw …
Redleg Nation Oct 2, 2015

Reds at Pirates – October 2, 2015

The long, arduous slog has finally hit its final destination. Coming into their final three game set, the Reds (63-96) are assured of finishing with one of the three worst records in baseball and seem a lock to be in the top two. All that is left to cheer for is Joey Votto’s on-base streak …
Red Reporter Oct 2, 2015

The last two Reds' 12-game losing streaks are eerily similar

The Reds have lost 12 games in a row. You have to go back to 1993 to find a streak that long for the Reds, but is this team worse than that one? Let's revisit: 1993 streak 2015 streak Record 0-12 0-12 Runs for 28 28 Runs against 70 83 Walk off losses 4 0 1-run losses 4 1 2-run losses 3 3 Blowout losses (5+ runs) 3 5 They seem pretty similar so far, with our squad slightly worse. How do these players compare to those players? 1B: Hal Morris (1993) vs. Joey Votto (2015) Closer than you would think, actually. Hal Morris had a great season in '93, leading up to what was...
Better Off Red Sep 29, 2015


….. VOTTO WATCH In yesterday’s 5-1 loss at Washington, Joey Votto went 1-for-3 with a walk to extend his streak of reaching base safely to 45 straight games. It’s the longest such current streak in the Majors. Overall this season, Joey has reached base safely in 140 of his 153 appearances. With 6 games remaining in the […]
Red Reporter Sep 27, 2015

The Cincinnati Reds lost a baseball game, believe it or not

They did. The Joe Nuxhall Memorial Honorary Star of the Game Joey Votto smacked an RBI single to extend his on-base streak to 44 games on Sunday against the New York Mets, and that's a duo of accomplishments worth celebrating.  The RBI deserves some dap since it was the lone run to cross the plate for the Cincinnati Reds on the day (and because RBIs mean everything), and the on-base streak brings him yet another game closer to Pete Rose's streak of 48 in a row from back in 1978. Either that, or you can celebrate Skip Schumaker getting 3 hits from the leadoff spot.  I'll let you pick your...
Redleg Nation Sep 27, 2015

Titanic Struggle Recap: Mets Sweep, Milton Unsurprised

Final R H E New York Mets (89-67) 8 13 1 Cincinnati Reds (63-92) 1 7 2 W: deGrom (14-8) L: Sampson (2-6) Box Score |Fangraphs Positives: –Joey Votto continued his on base streak with an RBI single in the 6th after two strikeouts to start the game. Votto’s streak now sits at 44 games …
Redleg Nation Sep 26, 2015

Titanic Struggle Recap: Reds Help Mets Clinch

Final R H E New York Mets (88-67) 10 10 1 Cincinnati Reds (63-91) 2 13 1 W: Harvey (13-7) L: Lamb (1-4) FanGraphs Win Probability | Box Score The Mets’ win over the Reds today clinched their division title. New York’s junior team qualified for the playoffs for the first time since 2006. The Good — Joey Votto
Red Reporter Sep 25, 2015

Mets dominate early, Reds crack window late but still stink, lose 12-5

The Reds made it faux-interesting at the end, I guess. Joe Nuxhall Memorial Honorary Star of the Game In a meaningless game featuring a mostly awful showing by the Reds as a whole, I generally just go with whichever Red had the best stat-line. There's plenty of meandering to go around; Jason Bourgeois had a 3 hit night and scored a run, Brennan Boesch hit a home run, Adam Duvall hit a home run, Ivan De Jesus Jr. continues to attempt to carve out a 2016 roster spot with 2 RBIs in one AB, and Joey Votto extended his on-base streak to 42 games with a hit and a walk. But, there was a guy in...
Redleg Nation Sep 25, 2015

Joey Votto, all choked up

Earlier this week Fangraphs took a deep look into Joey Votto’s hitting strategy and how it changes over the course of an at bat. As mention in that article, Votto will choke up on the bat when he has two strikes to be able to make contact with the inside fastball. Today we are going to look …
Red Reporter Sep 24, 2015

Reds lose 6-4 in honor of Josh Smith

A few hard hits isn't enough to recover from a couple ugly innings. Joe Nuxhall Memorial Honorary Star of the Game When in doubt, it's Joey Votto. Joeslice was 2-3 with a walk, continuing his frankly prurient season. Honorable mentions to BP and ES, who both went 2-4, and Sam LeCure, who pitched a clean inning and it's always nice when he gets honorable mentions. Jumbito struck out the side in the ninth as i was writing this. Key Plays The Reds were on the board first, as three straight singles by Ivan De GAF, Votto, and BP brought in the new guy and put the Reds up 1-0. The Mets put up...
Better Off Red Sep 24, 2015


  SOMETHING TO KEEP YOUR EYE ON Players with a .300+ batting average, 150+ walks and 30+ home runs in a season: RUTH, BONDS, WILLIAMS. Votto needs 1 homer and 13 walks. — Jamie Ramsey (@Jamieblog) September 24, 2015   Votto has 11 games to join that group. #Reds — Jamie Ramsey (@Jamieblog) September 24, […]
Redlegs Review Sep 22, 2015
Comparing Joey and Ted

Comparing Joey and Ted

by: Jack WardStaff WriterJoey Votto broke the Reds record for walks in a season with 136. That’s incredible if you really think about it. That takes amazing plate discipline, knowledge of the strike zone and pitch recognition. Ted Williams, who as we have talked about as the one who Joey has studied intently, had remarkable vision. We have heard the stories of how well Ted could see the ball. He claimed he could read the trademark. (I guess he memorized it.) But his Base on Balls stats are incredible. Ted Williams had six seasons of 140 or more walks. He led the league in walks...
Red Reporter Sep 22, 2015

There aren't any more superlatives for Joey Votto

Go read this piece by Fangraphs' Eno Sarris. Right now. I'll wait. Good. We've run out of superlatives for how great Joey Votto is to have on our team. I care about improving all of the facets of my game that can be repeatable and that age well. You know what this sounds like to me? Somebody who is doing his damndest to make sure that he's worth the contract the Reds gave him. How many other long-contract players can you say that about? What we're seeing this year is baseball's most cerebral player in a season where he isn't being hampered by injuries. Everything is coming together for...
Red Reporter Sep 21, 2015

Cincinnati Reds links 9/21/2015: Votto is great, the Reds still lose, and the Brewers make a splashy hire

Here's some Monday afternoon links for your perusing pleasure. Wanna read an article about how great Joey Votto is? Of course you do. It's from Cut4 at MLB.com, and it's complete with .gifs and pictures and it starts out like this: With Canadian blood running through him, the most perfectly sculpted eyebrows in baseball and a batting eye more patient than a mother with quintuplet toddlers, you could be forgiven for not realizing that Joey Votto ever went away. Uh, yeah. Click that link. In case you missed it watching football or something, and judging by the 70 GameThread comments and...
Viva El Birdos Sep 21, 2015

Cardinals vs. Reds Preview: Six things you should know

Good thing Stan wasn't number 30 or something. The 93-56 Cardinals are scheduled to face the 63-85 Reds in a three-game set for the teams' final matchup of the season. Sixteen times these two teams have played so far in 2015 and a lot of things have happened during that time. Here are six things you might not know about this season series. Why six? Because it is a serious number, of course! Six Reds with over 350 plate appearances The Reds top six players in playing time this season has been Joey Votto, Todd Frazier, Brandon Phillips, Billy Hamilton, Jay Bruce, and Marlon Byrd. Together...

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