Todd Frazier and Devin Mesoraco spent a lot of time together in the Reds' farm system. Both were first-round picks by Cincinnati in the 2007 First-Year Player Draft, and fittingly, both have had breakout performances in 2014.
While the 2015 All-Star Game at Great American Ball Park won't take place until July 14, the Reds and Major League Baseball are already working hard behind the scenes to develop a plan to best showcase Cincinnati and baseball during All-Star Week.
The Cardinals have had the Reds' number all season long. And now that Cincinnati is out of the playoff picture and St. Louis is trying to hold off the Pirates and Brewers to win the National League Central, the Reds would like to play spoiler as the two clubs open a three-game series Friday at Busch Stadium.
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 Reds Rookie-level affiliate, the Billings Mustangs, won the Pioneer League title on Thursday night. The Mustangs are one level below the Dragons on the Reds organizational ladder, so many of the 2014 Billings players will be Dragons players in 2015.
Minor League Baseball™ has announced the final attendance rankings for all 160 teams for the 2014 season. The Dayton Dragons, a Single-A team, finished sixth in average per date at 8,437 with a season total of 573,709. Nine of the top 10 clubs in the final rankings were Triple-A teams with the Dragons as the only exception.
The Midwest League Championship Series begins on Wednesday with an interesting matchup. Meanwhile, former and future Dragons continue their playoff sets with the Reds Advanced-A and Rookie-level affiliates, Bakersfield and Billings.
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 […]
Shelby Miller said after the Cardinals' 3-2, extra-inning win over the Brewers on Thursday that he does not expect a bruised right shin to affect his preparation for his next start, which is scheduled to come Tuesday in Chicago.
Tony Cruz hit a walk-off single in the 13th inning as the Cards defeated the Brewers, 3-2, on Thursday night at Busch Stadium. St. Louis maintained its 2 1/2-game lead in the NL Central with the victory.
In one of their biggest replay reversals to date, the Cardinals leaned on an overturned call in order to extend the eighth inning of Thursday's game long enough to finish erasing a two-run deficit. The Cardinals would eventually finish the comeback with a game-winning hit in the 13th to send the Brewers to a 3-2 defeat.
After years of expressing interest in coaching in the Dominican Winter League, Cardinals assistant hitting coach David Bell found a fit as the 2014 manager for the Leones del Escogido club, which plays its home games in the capitol of Santo Domingo and is run by general manager Moises Alou.
Adam Wainwright and the Cardinals' staff earned a feather in its cap on Wednesday night when, with a 2-0 victory over the Brewers, it secured the club's 21st shutout of 2014. It's the most by any Cardinals staff since the 1968 team.
Clayton Kershaw can become the second pitcher since World War II to win 20 games in fewer than 30 starts when he faces Edwin Jackson and the Cubs on Friday afternoon. The Dodgers can secure a playoff spot with a win and a Brewers loss.
The Dodgers took advantage of an error by rookie Logan Watkins to score five runs in the seventh and post an 8-4 come-from-behind victory Thursday night over the Cubs at Wrigley Field, inching closer to securing a playoff berth.
Just one game behind the A's for the second American League Wild Card spot, the Mariners will turn to rookie right-hander Taijuan Walker as they open a three-game series against Brad Peacock and the Astros in Houston on Friday.
Tom Lawless had to use five relievers after Scott Feldman took a shutout into the ninth before the Indians pushed across a run in the 13th inning to beat the Astros, 2-1, and split the four-game series at Minute Maid Park.
Mark Appel, one of the Astros' top prospects and the No. 1 overall pick of the 2013 First-Year Player Draft, threw in the bullpen at Minute Maid Park on Thursday in front of Doug Brocail and pitching coach Brent Strom.
The Astros have signed a two-year player-development contract with the Fresno Grizzlies, who previously had a 17-year relationship with the San Francisco Giants. Houston will move its Triple-A operations beginning next year, with the contract expiring following the 2016 season.
The six-month grind of the Pirates' season may be the most physically obvious right now from an unlikely source -- manager Clint Hurdle. Whenever Hurdle heads to the pitcher's mound to make a switch, or goes to have a discussion with an umpire, there is a limp in the step of the Bucs' skipper -- one that has grown more noticeable as the season […]
Mark Melancon ran into trouble in the ninth, allowing runners on first and third with no outs. However, Jemile Weeks was hit by a batted ball while standing off third, thwarting the Red Sox rally. The Pirates closed out the 3-2 win on Thursday to close out the sweep.
It might be a good idea for the Cardinals, who lead the National League Central, and the Giants, who hold the NL's No. 1 Wild Card spot, to channel Satchel Paige, the legendary pitcher who famously advised, "Don't look back. Something might be gaining on you."