John Fay Cincinnati Enquirer Published 12:01 AM EDT Apr 27, 2019 ST. LOUIS – The way the Cincinnati Reds starting pitchers have been throwing, a little offense goes a long way. The Reds got more than a little offense Friday night. They opened their series with the St. Louis Cardinals with a 12-1 victory before a sellout crowd of 45,087 on a chilly night at Busch Stadium. Eugenio Suárez, Jesse Winker, Joey Votto and José Peraza hit solo shots and Yasiel Puig hit a two-run shot. The Reds have won six of their last eight and are 10-6 since the 1-8 start. The good streak has come from winning close games. Friday was opposite of a close game. "You just never get to point where you relax," Reds Manager David Bell said. "We've had so many close ones. I think in the end, it will make us a better team. I think it already has. It's brought us together. But it was nice to have a little bit of breathing room against a really good offense." The … [Read more...] about Cincinnati Reds go homer happy in victory over the St. Louis Cardinals
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Drew Hill Memphis Commercial Appeal Published 5:03 p.m. UTC Sep 4, 2018 After taking home the Pacific Coast League title last season, the Memphis Redbirds followed up their championship campaign with another American Southern Division crown and a PCL-best 83-57 record in 2018. Now, Memphis is set to begin its title defense in a five-game series against the American Northern Division champion Oklahoma City Dodgers in the first round of the PCL playoffs. The first two games will take place at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark in Oklahoma City, Okla. Wednesday and Thursday, and the final three games will be played in Memphis at AutoZone Park on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The home-and-away schedule should be an advantage for the Redbirds this postseason, unlike last year, when Memphis took home the title while playing three of five games on the road in both series. Memphis finished 10 games up in the win column at home this season, trailing … [Read more...] about St. Louis Cardinals: Memphis Redbirds begin Pacific Coast League playoffs on Wednesday
John Fay Cincinnati Enquirer Published 4:24 p.m. UTC Sep 1, 2018 ST. LOUIS - If ever there was a time to remove Homer Bailey from the rotation, it would be now. Rosters expand Saturday. The Cincinnati Reds could take Bailey out and replace him with Tyler Mahle or Lucas Sims. Both are pitching well in Triple-A. There are many ways to describe the way Bailey is pitching, but "well" is not a word you'd use. Bailey went five innings and allowed seven runs (three earned) in the Reds' 12-5 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals before a crowd of 42,365 at Busch Stadium. It was the Reds' seventh loss in eight games. Bailey is 1-13. He's taken the loss in each of his last six starts. The Reds are 1-18 in games he starts. It's hard to imagine that he'll be part of the rotation when the Reds return to respectability. Mahle is 2-1 with a 2.73 ERA since being sent to Louisville. Sims, obtained in the Adam Duvall trade with Atlanta, is 4-5 with a 3.11 ERA in Triple-A. He has … [Read more...] about Bailey struggles, Cincinnati Reds lose 7th time in 8 games, 12-5 to St. Louis Cardinals
From staff reports The Commercial Appeal Published 7:33 p.m. UTC Aug 29, 2018 The St. Louis Cardinals are coming back to Memphis. In an announcement by Major League Baseball on Wednesday, the Memphis Redbirds — the club's Triple A affiliate — will host the Cardinals in exhibition action on March 25, 2019. The matchup will mark the start of the 20th season of baseball at AutoZone Park in Memphis. It will be the 10th time the Cardinals have played at the stadium. "We are thrilled to be able to welcome back many of the players and staff who have made the past two Redbirds seasons so memorable and historic, and we could think of no better way to start the celebration of 20 years of AutoZone Park than a visit by the Cardinals," Redbirds president and general manager Craig Unger said. "It will also be really special to see former Redbirds manager Mike Shildt managing the Cardinals in this game.” The Redbirds have hosted the Cardinals … [Read more...] about When are the St. Louis Cardinals coming back to Memphis’ AutoZone Park?
Drew Hill Memphis Commercial Appeal Published 5:14 p.m. UTC Aug 23, 2018 Lane Thomas plays a game that people call too slow, too boring and too long, but that doesn't bother the Memphis Redbirds outfielder. In fact, he finds it a little ironic because he grew up on the edge of the fast lane; The really, really fast lane. As a child, the Knoxville native spent his time traveling around the country with his father, Mike Thomas, a professional drag racer in the NHRA (National Hot Rod Association). As one could imagine, it was an a-typical childhood that almost seems as if it were scripted for a movie. But for Thomas, the racing lifestyle was just part of his routine growing up. "Lane was in Chicago in 1998 after we won — He would have been three or four years old — and he was signing autographs on the pedestal with me," Mike Thomas said. "It was incredible." More: A salute to Stubby Clapp, the Memphis Redbirds legend who … [Read more...] about St. Louis Cardinals: Outfielder Lane Thomas’ peculiar journey from NHRA to baseball