Reds closer Aroldis Chapman threw 20 pitches on Monday night and 15 of them were fastballs. None of Chapman's fastballs were clocked at less than 101 mph and the average speed of those pitches was 102 mph. Chapman hit 104 mph on a pitch to Paul Goldschmidt and hit 103 mph five times in the inning.
It's not exactly a state secret that the Reds haven't played well since the All-Star break, and if it was, the seven-game losing streak they broke on Saturday was the ultimate telltale sign. Reds manager Bryan Price has showed a mostly upbeat demeanor during the adversity. Price said that CEO Bob Castellini has also been positive with him during th […]
Todd Frazier changed things up a bit during the Reds' weekend series against the Nationals, in which Cincinnati dropped two of three games. But the tweak wasn't to his batting stance; it was to his walkup music.
Despite the downturn to start the season's second half, the Reds sit only six games back of the division-leading Brewers. To begin a trend of winning, the Reds will rely on Mike Leake on Tuesday against the D-backs.
Corner infielder Jack Hannahan was activated from the 60-day disabled list and inserted into the starting lineup at first base for the Reds' series finale against the Nationals on Sunday at Great American Ball Park. Right-handed reliever Curtis Partch was optioned to Triple-A Louisville in the corresponding roster move.
Mat Latos was sharp early, but the right-hander lost command of the strike zone and Cincinnati couldn't complete a ninth-inning rally in a 4-2 loss to the Nationals at Great American Ball Park on Sunday afternoon.
For the second straight night, the Braves scored three late runs to take down the Blue Wahoos 6-2 at Trustmark Park in Pearl, Miss. Rich Poythress doubled home two in the eighth to put the game out of reach, before later scoring on a sac fly to give the Braves a four-run lead.
Ben Lively (L, 0-5) was solid in the series opener against the Mississippi Braves on Saturday night at Trustmark Park, but he was still unable to earn his first Double-A win. The Braves put the game out of reach with a three-run seventh inning to snap Pensacola's four-game winning streak with a 6-2 win over the Blue Wahoos.
The Dayton Dragons (affiliate of the Cincinnati Reds) meet the Cedar Rapids Kernels (affiliate of the Minnesota Twins) in the last game of a three-game series and game six of a six-game home stand for Dayton.
The Dayton Dragons (affiliate of the Cincinnati Reds) meet the Cedar Rapids Kernels (affiliate of the Minnesota Twins) in the first game of a three-game series and game four of a six-game home stand for Dayton.
Vectren Corporation and the Dayton Dragons will host Trisha Baxter during the unique "Community All-Stars" program on Friday, July 25, at 7 p.m. when the Dayton Dragons take on the Quad Cities River Bandits at Fifth Third Field.
The Dayton Police Department and the Dayton Fire Department have teamed up with the Dayton Dragons to host "Battle of the Badges," a charity softball game, on July 27, 2014 to benefit the Humane Society of Greater Dayton. The Dragons host the Cedar Rapids Kernels at 2 p.m. that afternoon and the softball game between Dayton's finest will follo […]
The Billings Mustangs announced that Kyle Riley will join the club as the Director of Broadcasting and Media Relations. In addition to media responsibilities, Riley will handle the radio play-by-play duties for the upcoming Pioneer League season, replacing Ryan Schuiling who served as the Broadcasting Director for the past three seasons (2011 - 2013).
The Cincinnati Reds have formally named Dick Schofield as the new field manager for the Billings Mustangs. Joining Schofield in Billings are hitting coach Kevin Mahar, pitching coach Derrin Ebert & athletic trainer Andrew Cleves.
The Billings Mustangs announced that ESPN 910 KBLG will serve as the team's official flagship station for all radio broadcasts during the 2013 season. Each and every Mustangs game, regular season and post season, will be broadcast live in its entirety on 910 AM.
The Billings Mustangs Professional Baseball Club announced today their game schedule for the upcoming Pioneer League season. The 2012 campaign marks the 60th Season that the Mustangs have played and operated in Billings.
The Billings Mustangs organization was stunned by the sad news former St. Louis Cardinals pitcher and current Billings Mustangs pitching coach Bob Forsch died suddenly Thursday at his home in Tampa, Fla. He was 61.
With the Cincinnati Reds hard at work in Arizona, Homer decided to dust of his kickball and start getting ready for the Mustangs home opener at Dehler Park on June 20. The Reds have 22 former Billings Mustangs in Spring Training vying for a spot on the Opening Day roster. While Homer didn't make the trip south, he has been hard at work getting ready for […]
General manager John Mozeliak has evaluated the options and considered the cost. Now, with less than four days remaining until the non-waiver Trade Deadline, he'll have to decide soon whether to change the complexion of his Major League club.
Joe Torre batted sixth on Sunday, delivering his Hall of Fame speech eloquently, if not briefly, to end this year's induction of the grand Class of 2014. Torre spoke about his family and his love of the game, and he detailed each of the six times the Yankees went to the World Series during his 12-year tenure as manager, winning four of them.
Speaking without looking at his notes on Sunday in Cooperstown, Tony La Russa made it clear during his 17-minute Hall of Fame induction speech that his unease at taking credit for all those accomplishments is rooted in a deep conviction that he benefited from an uncommonly good support system.
If the Cubs were only able to put up two runs against Colorado's Yohan Flande in the series opener, Tuesday's starter, Jorge De La Rosa, could prove to be a handful, as he has won five straight decisions. Edwin Jackson will take the hill for the home team.
The Cubs kicked off their extended stretch against left-handed starters on the right note on Monday night. Anthony Rizzo drove in two runs to help Tsuyoshi Wada pick up his first Major League win in the Cubs' 4-1 victory over the Rockies.
Right-handed reliever Kyuji Fujikawa may be getting closer to returning to the big leagues. Fujikawa, on a rehab assignment at Triple-A Iowa, threw in back-to-back games on Saturday and Sunday as he tries to come back from Tommy John surgery.
Jeff Samardzija and Scott Feldman, who squared off in a 13-1 A's rout in Oakland on Thursday, will meet again on Tuesday in Houston, where the Astros will seek a second straight win over the division leaders.
The Astros may schedule a one-on-one workout with Cuban outfield prospect Rusney Castillo, general manager Jeff Luhnow said Monday. The club had multiple scouts watch Castillo's tryout in front of Major League scouts and executives on Saturday in Miami, and Luhnow said the club has an interest in signing him.
After two errors and some other loose defense helped the Pirates to a four-run first inning at AT&T Park on Monday, Vance Worley protected the instant lead with a masterful complete-game four-hitter to upend the Giants, 5-0.
Pirates starter Francisco Liriano is aiming to build off his best start of the season and keep the Pirates' momentum going against the Giants on Tuesday. Liriano will face Giants starter Tim Hudson, who is also riding a recent hot streak.
The subject has become an uncomfortable one for Clint Hurdle. Whenever he is again asked about Pedro Alvarez's throwing issues, the Pirates manager answers listlessly -- as if he didn't really have an answer.
Gerrit Cole's first rehab start for Triple-A Indianapolis won't make Pirates fans any more patient waiting for his return. Taking the mound for the Indians on Monday night in Rochester, Cole blanked the Red Wings for five innings on five hits.
Travis Snider's game-tying, two-run home run for the Pirates in the sixth inning Sunday in Denver was yet another example of how Snider, a onetime No. 1 Draft choice, has taken to a supporting role at the still-young age of 26.