October 9, 2012 |
The Reds' Homer Bailey has some big acts to follow when he takes the mound Tuesday with a chance to finish an NL division-series sweep of the San Francisco Giants in Cincinnati. The first is his own no-hitter on Sept. 28, a gem twirled against Pittsburgh, the last time he was on the hill at Great American Ball Park. The second is teammate Bronson Arroyo's masterpiece on Sunday night, in which Arroyo retired the first 14 batters before giving up a two-out single to Brandon Belt in the fifth.
March 19, 2016
Major League Baseball umpire Tim Welke is calling it a career after 33 seasons. Welke told The Associated Press that he had one knee replacement surgery in January and would have another in June. The 58-year-old Welke worked the World Series four times and was the plate umpire for last year's All-Star Game. Welke handled more than 4,200 games in the regular season, almost half of them as a crew chief. For a couple of years, that crew included his brother, Bill. Managers, players and fellow umpires often praised Welke for his even-tempered demeanor and ability to control a game without letting emotions escalate.
October 2, 2009 |
Cheater? Not him Bronson Arroyo of the Cincinnati Reds has denied accusations by the St. Louis Cardinals that he used pine tar to doctor the baseball and get a better grip on pitches. St. Louis manager Tony La Russa and pitching coach Dave Duncan both told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch in yesterday's editions that the stain on the bill of Arroyo's cap was pine tar that helped him better grip the ball during a 6-1 Reds victory Wednesday. "It [the stain] is from playing in every other park where there's so much mud on the balls that black stuff comes off on your fingers every time," Arroyo said.
October 8, 2010 |
Story starts here GAME 2 Cincinnati Reds at Phillies Citizens Bank Park, 6:07 p.m. TV: TBS. Radio: WPHT (1210), WUBA (1480), ESPN (950, 97.3-FM, 97.5-FM) Weather: 60s, clear, winds under 10 mph Game Line: Phillies -$190; Reds +$180. Over/Under:7 runs. Pitchers: Phillies: Roy Oswalt (13-13, 2.76 ERA) Reds: Bronson Arroyo (17-10, 3.88) Marcus Hayes' 3 Keys to Game 2: 1. Don't chase the junk. Bronson Arroyo lives off getting hitters to fish on his various off-speed pitches, especially the several species of curveball he throws - which is exactly the sort of pitcher that frustrates the Phillies.
July 19, 2008 |
Bronson Arroyo (8-7) extended his latest surge by pitching eight innings last night, and the Cincinnati Reds defeated the visiting New York Mets, 5-2, and snapped their 10-game winning streak. The Mets' amazing run ended one win shy of the franchise record. The Reds scored four times in the fifth off John Maine (8-7) despite getting only two balls out of the infield. The Reds loaded the bases on Paul Bako's single, Jay Bruce's walk and Jeff Keppinger's infield single with two outs.
August 14, 2009 |
Jonny Gomes homered in his first three at-bats to back Bronson Arroyo's two-hitter and the Cincinnati Reds beat the visiting Washington Nationals 7-0 last night. Gomes hit two-run homers in the second and fourth innings and added a solo shot in the sixth to help the Reds take a 7-0 lead. He struck out in the eighth inning. It was the second time in Gomes' career that he has hit three homers. The first was on July 30, 2005, against Kansas City. He is the sixth player to hit three homers in a game this season; Pittsburgh's Andrew McCutchen was the last on Aug. 1. "This one's a lot more emotional for me," said Gomes, who opened the season in Triple A and did not join the Reds until May 22. "That was one of the best performances I've seen in a long time," Reds manager Dusty Baker said.
April 6, 2006 |
Ken Griffey Jr.'s 537th career homer got upstaged by Bronson Arroyo's first. Arroyo got the loudest and longest ovations yesterday - and a respectful bow from Griffey - in a successful Cincinnati debut. He pitched into the seventh inning and hit his first career homer in his first at-bat, leading the Reds to an 8-6 victory yesterday over the visiting Chicago Cubs. "I'll take that 50 times over," Arroyo said. His do-it-all debut overshadowed a big moment for Griffey, who moved ahead of two Yankees with his first homer of the season.
April 27, 2006 |
Everything is going right for Bronson Arroyo and the Cincinnati Reds these days. And all is amiss for the Washington Nationals. Arroyo threw eight innings of one-hit ball, and visiting Cincinnati jumped out to an early lead, just as it did all series, for a 5-0 victory over Washington yesterday that completed a three-game sweep. Arroyo improved to 4-0 with a 2.34 ERA in five starts, allowing only Ryan Zimmerman's single to right-center with two outs in the fourth. The righthander left after 119 pitches - "I was running out of juice," he said - and Kent Mercker and David Weathers combined for a hitless ninth.
May 23, 2006 |
Back home at Great American Ball Park, the Cincinnati Reds quickly started hitting. Ken Griffey Jr.'s three-run homer got the Reds rolling in a five-run first inning last night, and they set a season high for scoring to back Bronson Arroyo in a 15-5 rout of the Milwaukee Brewers. One day after Cincinnati lost at Detroit, 1-0, Austin Kearns added a two-run shot to help Arroyo (6-2) rebound from a rocky start in Pittsburgh last Wednesday. David Ross set a career high with four RBI, Brandon Phillips had a career-high four hits and Adam Dunn also homered.
September 6, 2006 |
Bronson Arroyo wishes the four-man rotation were still the norm. Arroyo took his turn a day early and threw his first career shutout last night, a three-hitter that sent the Cincinnati Reds to a 3-0 victory over the visiting San Francisco Giants. The Reds finally emerged from the funk of a 2-8 West Coast trip that pushed them back in the pack of National League wild-card contenders. Pitching in a dire situation on 3 days of rest, Arroyo (12-9) got Cincinnati turned around.