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Reds get scare with Latos injured calf; listed day-to-day


Reds starting pitcher Mat Latos left his game vs. the Cubs on Tuesday after he strained his left calf. Latos is expected to be day-to-day.

There were two outs in the fifth inning when Latos slipped on the mound landing as he made a first-pitch delivery for a ball to Alfonso Soriano. After the right-hander showed some discomfort, manager Dusty Baker removed him from the game.

Mat Latos (photo by Jason Wise courtesy of


Latos was supposed to work six innings, he exited the game with this linescore: three runs (two earned) allowed on four hits over 4 2/3 innings. He walked two and struck out two.

Latos has had a great spring for the Reds. In five starts, he  has a 2.41 ERA, with three walks and 11 strikeouts over 18 2/3 innings.

Reports from the game on Tuesday was that  Latos and Cubs starting pitcher Matt Garza dug different holes on the front of the mound and the pitchers have their own landing spots in different areas and that Latos landed in Garza’s area.


Info compiled from Radio, TV reports & Cincinnati Reds news

Tampa Bay’s Hellickson named AL pitcher of the month for May


Jeremy Hellickson (courtesy of

Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Jeremy Hellickson has been voted the American League Pitcher of the Month for May.

Hellickson received a specially designed trophy, suitably engraved for his accomplishment.

The Rays’rookie had a 4-1 record with a 1.36 ERA in five starts, leading all Major League rookies in wins for the month and finished tied for first among all A.L. pitchers. His 1.36 ERA was third-best in the league and was the second-lowest May ERA in franchise history, trailing Scott Kazmir’s 1.22 ERA in 2008. It is the third-lowest ERA of any month in club history, trailing only Kazmir and Matt Garza (1.27 in August of 2010).

The 24-year-old allowed six runs (five earned) on 19 hits with 23 strikeouts, 15 walks and a .168 opponent batting average in 33.0 innings. the right-hander allowed the fewest hits among all A.L. starting pitchers with at least 32.0 innings of work and was seventh-lowest among all A.L. hurlers.

The Des Moines, Iowa native held the opposition to five hits or less in all five of his May starts.

Hellickson was the Rays’ fourth round pick in the 2005 First-Year Player Draft.


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Durham’s Guyer named IL Batter of the Week

Brandon Guyer (courtesy of Durham Bulls)

The International League selected Durham outfielder Brandon Guyer as their Batter of the Week for the period from June 13-19.

Guyer is the fourth member of the Bulls to win an IL weekly award this season (Alexander Torres, April 11-17; Justin Ruggiano, May 2-8; Felipe Lopez, May 16-22.

Guyer didn’t dominate any one category during the week, but he had very solid numbers in all stat categories to help the Bulls stay in the lead in the IL South Division.

In six games during the week, Guyer hit .409 with a double, triple and home run, 7 RBI’s (3rd in IL), six runs scored (Tied-1st), and a pair of stolen bases (Tied-2nd).

Guyer produced two three-hit games during the week, including a 3-for-5, 4-RBI, 3-run effort at Gwinnett.

Guyer has been one of the League’s best hitters this season, with the proof being his .323 average (5th in the IL), .540 slugging percentage (4th), and 47 runs scored (Tied-4th).

Guyer, 25, was the Chicago Cubs Minor League Player of the Year in 2010 with Double-A Tennessee. The Southern League All-Star was traded to Tampa Bay in the offseason as part of the trade involving Matt Garza.

Guyer is a native of West Chester, Pennsylvania.


Info courtesy of the International League





Reds select 97-mph pitcher in MLB Draft


The Cincinnati Reds in this decade have drafted well when it comes to pitching.

Well, according to experts they’ve done it again.

The Reds have drafted the pitcher who is being compared to Chicago Cubs fireballer, Matt Garza, in righthander Robert Stephenson of Alhambra, California with the 27th overall pick.

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Stevenson, who has topped out at 97 mph, started the 2011 season with back-to-back no-hitters. His statistics are eye-popping: 7-2 record, 1.33 ERA, 132 strikeouts, 23 walks, 29 hits, 64.0 innings pitched.



compiled from staff, MLB & Cincinnati Reds news

This time, Tampa Bay Rays gets a no-hitter in their favor


Going into Monday night’s game against Detroit, Matt Garza was 0-4 with a 5.85 ERA in 6 starts against them. The Tigers always managed to knock him out of the games early.

Well, Matt Garza received his revenge against the boys from Motown, after facing the minimum 27 batters to beat the Detroit Tigers, 5-0.

"no-hit" Matt Garza (mlb)

Garza’s no-hit gem at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida, left the New York Mets and the San Diego Padres as the only major league teams without a no-hitter.

The Rays are now in second-place in the AL East behind the New York Yankees, a season-high 22 games over .500 and 3 games behind in the division race.

Garza set a team record for fewest batters faced in a complete game, allowing only a second-inning walk to Brennan Boesch, who was erased off the bases by a double play.

Garza, who is 26 years old, had a previous longest bid for a no-hitter was six innings twice, including June 26, 2008 at Florida, when he gave up a homer to Hanley Ramirez leading off the seventh inning and finished with a 1-hitter.

Garza, now 11-5, dominated the Tigers with high fastball after high fastball in a lineup without start players, Brandon Inge, Miguel Cabrera and Magglio Ordonez who are injured.

compiled from staff, wire and Tampa Bay Rays news

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