REDS WILL SEND FOUR PLAYERS TO THE 2010 MLB ALL-STAR GAME IN ANAHEIM, CA.
SCOTT, BRANDON, JOEY, &
THE CINCINNATI REDS WILL
SEND FOUR PLAYERS TO THE 2010 MLB ALL-STAR GAME IN ANAHEIM, CA.
For the first time in six years, the Cincinnati Reds will have multiple
players representing them in the MLB All-Star Game. Scott Rolen, Brandon
Phillips, Joey Votto, and Arthur Rhodes will be making the trip to
Disney's Angel Stadium in Anaheim, CA this year. Since 2004 when the
Reds sent Sean Casey, Danny Graves, Ken Griffey Jr., and Barry Larkin; The
Reds have only had one player represent them each season in the mid-summer
classic (Felipe Lopez in '05, Bronson Arroyo in '06, Ken Griffey Jr. in '07,
Edinson Volquez in '08, and Francisco Cordero in '09). Despite being swept
by the Phillidelphia Phillies who will be sending three players to the 81st
All-Star Game (Chase Utley, Ryan Howard, and Roy Halladay) in a four game
series leading up to the break, the Reds remain one game in front of the St.
Louis Cardinals in the NL Central after playing ninety games. The 2010
All-Star Game will air Tuesday at 8pm ET on FOX.
2010 REDS ALL-STAR STATS:
.290AVG, 17HR, 57RBI, .548SLG
Brandon Phillips: .294AVG, 12HR, 30RBI, .469SLG
Joey Votto: .314AVG, 22HR, 60RBI, .548SLG
Arthur Rhodes: 3-3, 1.54ERA, 41G, 35IP, 2HR, 32K
After beating the Phillies twice in three games at Great American Ballpark
to end the month of June, the Reds left for their most arduous road trip of
the season; Four games at Wrigley Field, three against the New York
Metropolitans, and four at Citizen's Bank Ballpark to face the 2009 National
League Champs for the second time in two weeks. The Reds started the trip by
slaughtering the Cubs as they took three games and outscored them 30-8
during the series. In New York, the Reds stayed hot taking two games and
winning their fifth straight series since they were swept by the Seattle
Mariners June 18-20.
Despite Johnny Cueto (7IP, 4H, 1ER), Mike Leake (8.1IP, 9H, 5ER), Travis
Wood (9IP, 1H, 0ER, 8K), and Matt Maloney (6IP, 4H, 1ER) all pitching well
during the series against Philadelphia, the Reds managed to lose all four
games. The first three games were tied going into extra innings. The final
two games the Reds were shutout 1-0.
The prominent highlight of the four game series in Philadelphia was that of
Travis Wood taking a
game into the ninth inning on Saturday while facing Roy Halladay who
completed the feat earlier this season. After Wood allowed a double to
Carlos Ruiz leading off the ninth inning, he retired the next three Phillies
and sent the game into extras. Logan Ondrusek allowed the game-winning hit
in the eleventh, but the run was charged to Bill Bray, as the Reds lost
their third straight game in walk-off fashion. During Wood's
third major league start, he became the first Red to ever throw nine or
more innings of one-hit scoreless ball and not get the win.
After the All-Star break, it seems things may get a little easier for
the Reds at least through July. Beginning on July 16, the Reds will embark
on a seven game home stand against the Colorado Rockies (49-39) and the last
place Washington Nationals (39-50). Barring unlikely setback,
Stephen Strasburg will face the Reds on Wednesday, July 21. The Reds are
then off to Milwaukee (40-49) and Houston (36-53) for three games a piece
before ending July back at home against Atlanta.
youth team produced Strasburg, Leake
comeback sets major league record
Well, close enough...
(Alonso) get a taste of The Show
won't reconsider his contract
finish first half quite strong
Wood game score = 93
healthy, enjoying ride
production to drop
the Reds players?