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Cozart’s wrist: A mystery ‘injury’ that comes and goes

11:56 am May. 21, 2017

CINCINNATI — This falls under the category of what Abraham Lincoln said when he was told that General Ullyses S. Grant was drinking too much: “Find out what brand he drinks and give it to the rest of the generals.”

Cincinnati Reds manager Bryan Price needs to find out exactly what is going on with shortstop Zack Cozart’s wrist and prescribe the injury for the rest of his players.

Since the second

Wocjcie(who)ski saves the day for the Reds

8:39 pm May. 20, 2017

CINCINNATI — The Cincinnati Reds wore camouflage jerseys Saturday against the Colorado Rockies, perhaps hoping nobody would see them losing their eighth straight game.

It turned out that it certainly wasn’t the reason. They weren’t hiding anything because after falling behind by five runs in the fifth inning they tore into the Colorado pitching staff like the U.S. Marine Corps and now have a one-game winning streak.

After giving up six runs

Just call Reds newest pitcher ‘Wojo’

3:32 pm May. 20, 2017

CINCINNATI — It isn’t quite as dramatic as the opening line of Moby Dick, “Call me Ishmael,” but it is convenient when the newest Cincinnati Reds pitcher says, “Call me Wojo.”

No problem there. It beats trying to say Wojciechowski. His name is Asher Wojciechowski, selected Friday night from Class AAA Louisville to occupy a spot in the Reds’ ravaged bullpen.

Clubhouse/Equipment Manager Rick Stowe has been around the club forever and

Oh, for the days of 2012 pitching stability

5:17 pm May. 19, 2017

CINCINNATI — It was 2012 and the Cincinnati Reds starting rotation did the near-impossible. The same five guys made every start but one. As the song and manager Bryan Price says, “Those were the days my friend, we thought they’d never end.”

They ended. Quickly. Starting pitchers for the Reds these days spend more time in medical wraps than they do wearing baseball gloves.

In 2012, when Price was pitching coach, Johnny

Reds losing streak reaches six straight

5:30 pm May. 18, 2017

If there can be a positive taken from a 9-5 beating, it should be a lesson hard-learned by Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher Amir Garrett.

The lesson? Don’t let an umpire upset your equilibrium and don’t outwardly display your displeasure.

That’s what happened to Garrett Thursday afternoon in Wrigley Field. Brought up from Class AAA Louisville to apply a tourniquet to his team’s losing ways, Garrett was visibly upset with 27-year veteran umpire

Feldman meltdown costs Reds fifth straight loss

11:39 pm May. 17, 2017

When Scott Feldman trudged to the Wrigley Field mound Wednesday night, the Chicago Cubs were the only major league baseball team on the planet he had not faced.

And now he wishes it was still that way.

Because of his own wildness and some suspect work by the usually well-oiled Cincinnati Reds defense, Feldman lasted only 2 2/3 innings and absorbed a 7-5 defeat.

IT WAS CINCINNATI’S FIFTH straight loss and dropped them

Windy City blows ill will for the Reds

11:40 pm May. 16, 2017

Whenever the Chicago Cubs need a player or two, they reach down into their minor league system and pluck out a star. And if they are playing the Cincinnati Reds they seem to become instant superstars.

It is if they grow them in the cornfields outside of Des Moines.

On Tuesday night in Wrigley Field, there were two guys called up in the last week that did major damage to the Reds

Reds drop third straight in San Francisco

7:06 pm May. 14, 2017

The up-and-down Cincinnati Reds are down right now. Way down, after the San Francisco applied an 8-3 beating Sunday afternoon.

They beat the Giants Thursday night, their fourth straight win over the Giants this season, and were in first place in the National League Central at 19-15.

Then came Friday, Saturday and Sunday and three straight losses to the Giants, who were 12-24 and in last place in the National League Central

Bonilla an outstanding ‘loser’ for Reds

11:16 pm May. 13, 2017

The Cincinnati Reds ‘Apprentice Pitching Program’ continued Saturday afternoon and this time it was Lisalverto Bonilla making his starting debut.

Bonilla became the eighth different starting pitcher used by the Reds this season and the fourth to make his Reds debut.

And afterward, nobody said, “You’re fired.” In fact, Bonilla was stunningly good against the San Francisco Giants in AT&T Park.

UNFORTUNATELY FOR HIM AND the Reds, the offense was absent without leave

Reds: 17 innings of futility in 3-2 loss

4:05 am May. 13, 2017

The Cincinnati Reds-San Francisco Giants baseball game Friday night/Saturday morning was a couple of Alfred Hitchcock movies — ‘The Birds’ and ‘Vertigo.’

In the last segments of the 17-inning game, dozens of sea gulls circled above AT&T Park, waiting for fans to clear out so they could munch on scraps.

And from the fifth inning on, both teams staggered back and forth from home plate as if everybody was suffering from vertigo.