Daily Archives: May 15, 2012

May 15, 2012

Game 35: Reds 2, Braves 6

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W: Hudson (2-1) L: Cueto (4-1)


Well, that sucked.

Johnny Cueto turned in his worst start of the 2012 season for the Cincinnati Reds, lasting only 4 innings and allowing 6 runs–5 earned–while giving up 8 hits and 2 walks and striking out 2. His ERA ballooned to 1.89.

The offense turned in what you would expect from a Dusty Baker-led team: 2 runs. Those were driven in by Ryan Hanigan and Drew Stubbs in the 7th.

The Reds fell back to 1 game above .500, where I feel they will continue to flounder so long as Baker is the manager. Joey Votto can only hit so many walk-off grand slams. I’d really prefer they fired him now before too much more of the season is wasted.

The Reds split the short, 2-game series with the Atlanta Braves and fell 2.5 games behind the St. Louis Cardinals. Tomorrow, they travel to New York to take on the Mets at 7:10pm EDT. Mike Leake starts for the Reds, while the Mets counter with Johan Santana.

May 15, 2012

The Daily Brief: Going for the sweep in Atlanta

Last Game
The Reds took the first game of the two-game series against the Atlanta Braves. Homer Bailey pitched, Chris Heisey and Brandon Phillips got RBI, and the Reds won 3-1.

Next Game
The Reds finish the short series against the Braves tonight at 7:10 p.m. Normally I wouldn’t be too optimistic about such a game, but it’s Johnny Cueto and his 4-0 record and his 1.12 ERA going out there. The question is whether the offense can find the button (as in George Grande’s saying, “he hit that one on the button”) against Tim Hudson.

Still Talking about Votto’s 3-Homer Game
When Joey Votto hit three home runs against the Nationals this week, it was the second time he’d hit three home runs in the same game. That made him the fifth player in Reds’ history to have more than one three-homer game. The other four were Johnny Bench (3 times), Gus Bell (twice), Eric Davis (twice) and Aaron Boone (twice). Not bad company.

What to Say to Sound Smart at the Water Cooler
Johnny Cueto has not allowed a run in his last 16 innings.

May 15, 2012

FOX Sports Ohio To Air Pepsi MAX Field of Dreams Baseball Game

COLUMBUS, OH – FOX Sports Ohio is pleased to air the Pepsi MAX Field of Dreams Game on Saturday, May 19 at 4:30pm, or following Reds Live postgame show after the Reds-Yankees game.

The baseball game took place this past Saturday, May 12 at Huntington Park. It featured a dream team of MLB legends, including Johnny Bench, Frank Thomas, and Reggie Jackson, playing six innings against the winner of the Pepsi MAX Field of Dreams contest, Columbus resident Tim Wisecup and his ten friends.

Last fall, fans had the chance to visit mlb.com/pepsimax to vote for which of four finalists they wanted to host the Pepsi MAX Field of Dreams Team, and now Wisecup will have this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to play ball against the starting Dream Team comprised of:

  • Catcher – Johnny Bench
  • First Baseman – Frank Thomas
  • Second Baseman – Edgar Martinez
  • Third Baseman – Wade Boggs
  • Shortstop – Ozzie Smith
  • Outfielders – Reggie Jackson, Rickey Henderson, Dave Winfield
  • Pitcher – Pedro Martinez
  • Relief Pitcher – Dennis Eckersley

Appearances were also made by Joe Charboneau, Lenny Barker, and Kent Mercker.

FOX Sports Ohio’s telecast on Saturday, May 19 will be a one-hour version of the game. It will air at 4:30pm, or following the Reds Live postgame show after the Reds-Yankees game. George Grande called play by play and David Maezhold and Natalie Taylor served as dugout reporters, interviewing MLB legends and Wisecup.

In addition to the May 19 broadcast, replays will air on the following dates:

  • May 20 at 7pm
  • May 26 at 3pm
  • June 2 at 12pm