Reds right fielder Jay Bruce refuses to let his emotions ebb and flow like his streaks and slumps. Bruce is in the midst of one of his serious hot stretches at the plate but avoids even the hint of giddiness.
The Reds have become a left-handed-heavy roster this season due to injuries. Reds general manager Walt Jocketty is not beating the bushes trying to find a right-handed batter on the trade market, however.
When closer Aroldis Chapman pitched a perfect ninth inning for his ninth save in Monday's 4-3 Reds win over the Mets, he did something a little unusual. Chapman ditched his usual windup and threw all 11 pitches from the stretch position even with no one on base.
Reds great and front-office member Eric Davis will be representing the club when it makes its first-round selection in next month's First-Year Player Draft.
Mike Leake never looked back after the Reds scored three first-inning runs, tossing seven scoreless frames in a 4-0 win over the Mets on Tuesday night at Citi Field
The team with the second-best record and second-best run differential in the NL added an elite starting pitcher to its rotation on Monday. And though Johnny Cueto didn't look much like the man who was a Cy Young candidate a year ago, on this night it didn't matter. He did enough, and got enough help, for Cincinnati to rack up win No. 27 in 45 tries.
Reds right-hander Mat Latos didn't mind stepping up as the club's top starter in the absence of fellow righty Johnny Cueto, but Latos is certainly happy to have the staff's usual ace back on the mound Monday night against the Mets.
Johnny Cueto overcame early command issues in his first start since coming off the disabled list, and the Reds claimed a 4-3 win with the aid of Jay Bruce's leadoff home run in the top of the sixth inning.
Zack Cozart was out of the lineup for a second straight day on Monday as he continues to deal with a stomach illness.
On the heels of Sunday's heartbreaking walk-off loss to the Phillies, in which he gave up back-to-back home runs in the bottom of the ninth, Aroldis Chapman returned strong vs. the Mets on Monday, earning his ninth save with a perfect ninththat included two strikeouts.
As a companion move to activating ace Johnny Cueto from the disabled list to start Monday's game against the Mets, the Reds optioned infielder Neftali Soto to Triple-A Louisville.
Reds first baseman Joey Votto was named the National League Player of the Week on Monday after hitting a Major League-high .583 last week.
Aroldis Chapman gave up back-to-back homers in the ninth as the Reds fell to the Phillies, 3-2, in Sunday's rubber game at Citizens Bank Park.
The Reds were forced to scratch shortstop Zack Cozart from Sunday's lineup due to illness. Cesar Izturis started in Cozart's place and batted second.
Reds ace Johnny Cueto's performance jumped another level in quality in 2011 when he made a change to his mechanics that had him turning his back to the batter.
Now that Chris Speier has moved from the bench to coach at third base while Mark Berry is away for cancer treatment, Miguel Cairo is the Reds' bench coach.
Injured Reds left fielder Chris Heisey, who had a setback early last week while rehabbing his injured right hamstring, had an MRI taken in Cincinnati.
Seeking an extra bat for the bench, the Reds called up infielder Neftali Soto from Triple-A Louisville on Saturday and optioned lefty starter Tony Cingrani to Louisville.
Rookie left-hander Tony Cingrani was mostly impressive during his callup to the Majors. However, Cingrani was optioned to Triple-A Louisville on Saturday as the Reds prepare to bring ace Johnny Cueto back from the disabled list on Monday.
Bronson Arroyo and the Reds got past their bad track record in Philadelphia. Ryan Hanigan kicked more dirt over the struggles he endured the first month of his season. And Joey Votto continued to refute any suggestions his power might still be sapped from last season's knee surgery. Add it all up, and the Reds had a decisive 10-0 win over the Phillies.
Despite Joey Votto's tying homer, the Reds fell to the Phillies, 5-3, on Friday. Jay Bruce had homered earlier in an effort to back Tony Cingrani in what might be Cingrani's last Major League start for a while.
The Reds listed Mike Leake as their probable starter for Tuesday's game against the Mets, which seems to end any remaining speculation about his status on the roster.
All systems are a go for Reds ace Johnny Cueto to return to the rotation from the disabled list Monday. Cueto on Wednesday was named the starter for the series opener against the Mets.
Away games have been anything but kind to Reds third baseman Todd Frazier. At home this season, Frazier is batting .293 with all six of his home runs. On the road, he entered Friday batting .131.
National League RBI leader Brandon Phillips drove in two key runs Thursday night to help the Reds win their sixth straight and complete a series sweep of the Marlins.
Joe Morgan is widely regarded as one of the game's greatest second basemen, but Brandon Phillips is gaining on the Hall of Famer in the Reds' record books.
Aroldis Chapman closed out the Marlins on Wednesday night, but the hard-throwing lefty had to work hard to get the final three outs.
Reds manager Dusty Baker addressed several different topics before Thursday's series finale against the Marlins.
Shin-Soo Choo's second multi-homer game of the season helped power the Reds to their fifth straight win and a series victory over the Marlins. Choo went 4-for-5 with two home runs to push the Reds past the Marlins, 4-0, before 14,866 at Marlins Park on Wednesday night.
Johnny Cueto, who has been on the disabled list since April 15 with a strained right lat, will be back in the Reds' rotation on Monday night, when he faces the Mets in New York. Cueto's coming off a strong rehab start with Class A Dayton on Tuesday night in which he allowed just three hits over five scoreless innings.