May 16, 2012
W: Arredondo (3-1)
L: Rauch (3-2)
S: Marshall (7)
Now that’s what I’m talking about.
Mike Leake finally had an outing that was, without qualification, good. And Todd “The Crane” Frazier did what Scott Rolen cannot, and launched two home runs–a solo shot and a two-run homer–to propel the Cincinnati Reds to a 6-3 victory over the New York Mets.
Leake’s final line was 6 innings, 1 earned run, 7 hits, 3 walks, and 5 strikeouts. The bullpen trio of Jose Arredondo, Aroldis Chapman, and Sean Marshall entered the game after that to shut the Mets down while the offense battled back.
In many ways, that 4-run 8th inning is something that it feels like the Reds should put together at least once almost every game. It was very, very nice to see it tonight. I hope that Dusty Baker can stay out of the way enough to let it happen again tomorrow and get the Reds the sweep of the short series when Mat Latos starts against R. A. Dickey at 1:10pm EDT.
May 16, 2012
Cincinnati, OH—Don’t miss out—the 2012 Gillette Jay Bruce Baseball ProCamp in partnership with Heinz presented by Fifth Third Bank and CBTS is coming up soon!
The two-day event is July 16th-17th from 8:30AM-12:30PM at Sycamore High School in Cincinnati.
Bruce will be on site the entire camp to direct activities and provide instruction. He will be joined by a selection of the top prep and collegiate coaches from the Cincinnati area.
The camp is open to boys and girls ages 6 to 14 and focuses on the team concept and fundamentals of baseball. Groups will be small to ensure that each camper receives personalized instruction. Bruce will also give daily talks highlighting the finer points of the game of baseball and beyond.
Each camper receives an autographed camp team photo with Bruce, exclusive camp T-shirt, goodie bag with over $80 worth of merchandise and the opportunity to win additional prizes. Cost of the ProCamp is $174.
Additional camp partners include The Christ Hospital, Champion Windows, The Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame, FS Ohio, 700 WLW and The Cincinnati Enquirer.
For more information and registration, please visit www.JayBruceCamp.com or call 888-389-CAMP (2267).
May 16, 2012
The Reds split the series with the Braves by losing the game they should have won yesterday. Cueto only lasted four innings and the offense only came up with two runs. I turned off Adventure Time for this??
Headed to New York to give the 20-16 Mets a visit. Mike Leake (0-5, 7.11 ERA) will face off against Johan Santana (1-2, 2.92 ERA). Maybe I’ll make plans to go to a movie rather than suffer through this one.
The Bat is Still the Most Interesting Thing in Reds Land
Remember when we said that the bat that Joey Votto used to hit those two-regular-home-runs-plus-one-walk-off-grand-slam was headed to the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown? Well, not yet. He wants to keep using it for a while first, seeing as it’s such a quality piece of lumber.
Look! I journalismed!
(Not to be down on John Fay for reporting this: not only has this story been a huge traffic source, but it’s hard to find stuff to say about this team every day, and it’s only May.)
What to Say to Sound Smart at the Water Cooler
In the teams’ history, the Reds are 302-259 against the Mets. However, they were only 2-5 in against them last season.