For the second straight game, Cincinnati put its quick-strike firepower on display Saturday, scoring four runs in the bottom of the sixth on the way to a 5-2 win over the Cubs. Homer Bailey fanned eight and allowed two runs in six frames.
Almost a third of the way through the season, the Reds have proven to be one of the best defensive teams in baseball by committing just 20 errors -- the third lowest mark in the National League -- entering Saturday. That, manager Dusty Baker said, is no accident.
Chris Heisey, who is recovering from a strained right hamstring for the second time, said he doesn't know yet when he'll be able to join the Reds again, but he expects it to be sooner rather than later.
Joe Morgan still has a locker in the Cincinnati clubhouse. It sits immediately next to the locker of Brandon Phillips, and the current Reds second baseman has been sure to use that convenient location to his benefit.
Baseball and veterans are two of the most American institutions, and through many programs in the big leagues, soldiers are being honored and aided, including this Memorial Day weekend.
With the exception of one inning, Bronson Arroyo was solid in six frames, and he was backed by a trio of home runs as the Reds beat the Cubs, 7-4, at Great American Ball Park on Friday.
After a rocky May at the plate, Zack Cozart broke through on Wednesday against the Mets, going 4-for-5. That game gave Cozart a four-game hitting streak, which he extended to five games with a single in his first at-bat on Friday against the Cubs, and Dusty Baker believes the shortstop may be turning a corner.
Fresh off a trio of rehab starts for Double-A Pensacola, Reds reliever Manny Parra was back in Cincinnati before moving on to continue his rehab assignment. Plans changed, though, when the Reds put fellow left-handed reliever Sean Marshall on the disabled list on Friday, and Parra received a call that he was to stay in Cincinnati.
Tom Tsuchiya is the sculptor responsible for the statues of Joe Nuxhall, Ernie Lombardi and several others at Great American Ball Park. On Wednesday, Tsuchiya previewed his latest creation, a statue of former Reds second baseman and Hall of Famer Joe Morgan, which will be unveiled at the park later this summer.
Reds reliever Sean Marshall was placed on the 15-day disabled list on Friday with a sprained left shoulder. The same shoulder put the 30-year-old lefty on the 15-day disabled list in April after pitching in just one game.
Shin-Soo Choo has been everything and more than the win-now Reds had hoped he'd be from the leadoff spot this year, which will only help the pending free agent when he hits the market after the 2013 season.
Television cameras from the Mets' broadcast caught a brief moment of apparent disharmony between Mat Latos and Jay Bruce in the midst of the Reds' 7-4 victory on Wednesday afternoon.
Zack Cozart had a career-high four hits and Brandon Phillips drove in two runs -- including the game-winner on an odd RBI double in the top of the ninth -- in a 7-4 Reds victory over the Mets on Wednesday. Cincinnati swept the three-game series.
A relatively unconventional cleanup hitter, Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips has spent much time lately at or near the top of the National League leaderboard in RBIs. Entering play Wednesday, Phillips shared the lead with Colorado's Troy Tulowitzki with 38.
Reds center fielder Shin-Soo Choo has been warmly welcomed at Citi Field throughout this week's three-game series vs. the Mets. New York has the nation's second-largest Korean population, with many living near the stadium in the Flushing section on Queens.
Reds third baseman Todd Frazier did not start in Wednesday's series finale vs. the Mets, replaced in the lineup by left-handed-hitting Jack Hannahan against Mets righty phenom Matt Harvey.
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.
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.