Daily Archives: June 21, 2012

June 21, 2012

Reds HOF induction to be televised

Press release from FOX Sports Ohio:

The Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame & Museum has an exciting weekend planned in celebration of the Reds Hall of Fame Class of 2012: Sean Casey, Dan Driessen and the late John Reilly.

The official induction of Casey, Driessen, and Reilly into the Reds Hall of Fame will take place at Great American Ball Park before the 4pm Cincinnati Reds – Minnesota Twins game this Saturday, June 23rd.

FOX Sports Ohio will feature a special hour-long Reds Live pregame show starting at 3pm to cover the pregame celebration and on-field ceremonies. Marty Brennaman will be the master of ceremonies on field, and Casey and Driessen will address the ballpark crowd.

Click here for an entire schedule of the Reds Hall of Fame weekend.

June 21, 2012

Game 68: Reds 1, Indians 8

W: Masterson (4-6) L: Arroyo (3-5)


Before Cleveland, the Reds were on a 6-game winning streak. After Cleveland, they own a 3-game losing streak. The latest in the string of putrescence was last night’s 1-8 loss.

Bronson Arroyo started for the Reds and managed to get himself out of trouble every inning until the 4th, when his start ended. In 4.0 innings, Arroyo allowed 5 runs (earned) on 8 hits and 2 walks.

Alfredo Simon’s line doesn’t look too much better. In the next 2.2 innings, he allowed 3 runs (0 earned) on 3 hits and 2 walks. That’s not really fair, though, since the Indians benefited from having a runner called safe at second who was out by 5 feet. It would have been the third out, so I like to think the reason Simon’s runs are unearned are because of an error on the umpire.

J.J. Hoover and Logan Ondrusek put in 0.1 and 1.0 innings of hitless pitching apiece, but it wasn’t really relevant at that point.

It was a dreary day one the offensive side as well. No one had more than one hit and not a single guy walked. The lone RBI for the Reds belongs to Willy Harris, filling in the traditional role of DH: every AL team uses their worst hitter for that position, right?

The loss brings the Reds’ record to 38-30. They are now leading the NLC by only 2.5 games. The Reds have yet another day off today before playing host to the Minnesota Twins on Friday. Nick Blackburn (3-4, 7.48 ERA) leads the charge for the Twins against Homer Bailey (5-4, 4.03 ERA) for the Reds.

June 21, 2012

Daily Brief: Reds on wrong end of broom

Last Game
Swept. Two series ago, the Reds swept the Indians while playing in Cincinnati. Yesterday, they gave up the trifecta to the Indians in Cleveland, and didn’t even look good doing it.

The final score was 1-8, and the only solace the Reds can take is that they would have lost only 1-5 if not for the most blatant missed call of the decade in the 7th inning. Frankly, that’s not very good solace.

I’m disgusted and already tired of talking about it. Moving on…

Next Game
The Reds have the day off today before starting up a series against the Twins on Friday. Homer Bailey (5-4, 4.03 ERA) takes on Nick Blackburn (3-4, 7.48 ERA). The Twins are sporting a 27-40 record right now, so the Reds had better put the hurt on them.

Worth Watching (even if it doesn’t feel like it right now)
The July 14 game between the Reds and the Cardinals has been selected for national broadcast. Since FS Ohio can no longer air it, they’re picking up the day game on June 27 instead. So, if you have access to a t.v. next Wednesday, you can use it to get a little mid-day baseball fix.

If it seems like this is happening a lot lately, there’s good reason. The Reds television ratings are among the top 3 teams in MLB: the Cardinals, Tigers, and Reds are all within 0.1 rating point of each other.

With numbers like those, the Reds might consider renegotiating their television contract. Gotta pay Votto.

What to Say to Sound Smart at the Water Cooler
While Scott Rolen is an important veteran presence on the the Reds, he is not the oldest player on the roster. Born April 4, 1975, he is 11 months younger than Miguel Cairo, born May 4, 1974.