Mets blank Reds

Rookie Stephenson strikes down nine

The New York Mets (72-66, 2nd NL East) came into Cinci and stuck to a game plan that was executed flawlessly as they blanked the Reds 5-0 on a lazy labor day extended weekend.  Matt Reynolds and Kelly Johnson slammed solo homers before a three run seventh inning closing the door on the Reds.   Bartolo Colon went six scoreless innings for the Mets, who inched to a half game closer to the second wild card spot.

“Colon was really rolling good. He really was,” Reds manager Reds 5Bryan Price said. “We saw a real masterful pitcher pitch a great game. I saw him when he was a hard-throwing guy when he was throwing 100 [mph]. You can teach a lot of pitchers how to pitch by being able to manage less stuff with really good command and movement.”

Rookie Robert Stephenson gave up two earned runs and five hits with one walk over 5 1/3 innings, while striking out nine batters.

“I think it’s just the confidence. It’s being here, already knowing I am here,” Stephenson said. “There’s not too much else to be doing other than just going out there and having fun. I am not trying to get back to this level because I am already here.

The Reds will have two more opportunities to get a game on the Mets beginning tonight at 6:10.  The Reds will march out LHP Brandon Finnigen  (8-10, 4.19 ERA)to the mound to start the game while the Mets will spot start RHP Rafael Montero (0-0, 3.68 ERA)

Tickets for tonight’s game are still available so be sure to grab yours today and help cheer on your Cincinnati Reds

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Reds ready for Diamondbacks

The Cincinnati Reds (36-59, 5th NL Central) took two of three games against the Atlanta Braves (33-63, 5th NL East)this week and now look to do the same or better against the Arizona Diamondbacks this weekend.

Dan Straily (4-6, 4.07 ERA) will lead  the Reds and will be going up against Archie Bradley (3-5, 4.37 ERA).  In Sunday’s win over the Nats, Straily allowed three hits over seven innings.  As for the D-backs, they have won their last five games in The Great American Ballpark.

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Bradley’s last game, against the Dodgers, led to a no-decision, giving up one earned run, six hits three walks and three strikeouts over six innings.  Bradley has never faced the Reds in his career.

Plenty of great seats and affordable tickets are still available so be sure to grab yours today and help cheer on your Cincinnati Reds this weekend!

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Reds take on Rockies one more time before heading home

The road trip to Colorado has been a 50/50 affair up until now.  With the final game four of  their series tonight, the Reds have an opportunity to leave the Rockies series with a .750 winning percentage.

In game three last night, John Lamb pitched seven strong innings for a 7-2 win at Coors Field.  Lamb allowed only one run, six hits, with a walk and two strikeouts for his first win of the season.

“It was a better day at the office than it’s been in the past without a doubt,” said Lamb

Lamb was referring to being 0-3 with a .685 ERA.

“[Lamb’s] offspeed is really slow,” Rockies Center-fielder Charlie Blackmon said. “He throws a cutter, so that can speed guys up inside, and then he slows them down with offspeed [pitches]. I don’t really know exactly why he was so effective tonight outside of throwing good pitches.”

The Reds return home to face the Washington Nationals for a three game home stand.  Tickets are still available so be sure to get yours today and help cheer on your Cincinnati Reds

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Red Organization shines during All Star Game Weekend.

Total Attendance tops 130,00 fans

The Cincinnati Reds Organzation was well prepared for this years Major League Baseball All Star Weekend.  Players and fans left the Great American Ballpark happy and satisfied.  In the end, the weekend event generated over $70 million for the city of Cincinnati.

“This city was on fire for a week-long event and the buildup,” Reds chief operating officer Phil Castellini said at a press conference in front of Great American Ball Park. “We got everything out of this that we could have as a community.  This literally has been years in the planning … and it was just awesome. We couldn’t be more pleased with the way it turned out.”

The Reds begin the second half of the season with a three game stand against the Cleveland Indians.  Plenty of Great seats and affordable tickets are still available so be sure to get yours today!

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Reds end series against Rockies with loss

The Cincinnati Reds will have to put the series loss against the Colorado Rockies behind them and concentrate on their upcoming series against the Washington Nationals.  Last nights 6-4 loss was the Reds 10th in 11 games and the losses are starting to take a toll.

“It’s just unbelievable, you know? You lose 10 out of 11, some games you’re in, some games you’re not — and when you’re losing, and all of a sudden you are down in the beginning of games, it’s like, ‘Ah, here we go again, said Todd Frazier.  “And it’s on us as hitters to get back in the game, or pitchers the same way, to help pick us up. Frustrating on all levels, it’s good to have an off-day [Thursday], I guess, and we’ll come back.”

Their comeback begins tomorrow night against the Washington Nationals in a three game homestand that ends Sunday.  Plenty of great seats and affordable tickets are still available so be sure to get yours today!

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