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This last series was indicative of the 2011 Reds so far as they outscore the Yanks for the series and go 1-2. The offense will score some runs but it does not do it effectively each and every game -not to mention they have not been doing well in closer games lately. They have the potential to get hot, but they are really settling into a slightly above .500 mode.
The Reds hitting is crashing as badly as Fausto Carmona running to first.
Johnny Cueto’s Last Start Sabotaged by Bad Batch of Chicken WingsJohnny Cueto has been one of the best pitchers in baseball since returning from his triceps injury in May. He’s posted a 2.06 ERA in 17 starts.However, his recent run of excellence for the Reds was marred by a poor start on Saturday against the Cubs. Cueto gave up five runs on seven hits and couldn’t make it past the fourth inning. What led to the poor outing? As Redlegs Review pointed out to us, Cueto says a bad batch of chicken wings did him in. “I had bad chicken wings at the hotel,” Cueto told the Cincinnati Enquirer. “Felt like I was going to throw up. I’m good now. I’m ready to pitch tomorrow.”MORE: http://larrybrownsports.com/baseball/johnny-cuetos-last-start-sabotaged-by-bad-batch-of-chicken-wings/81814
Another day, another Ryan signing. This time it's OF Ryan Ludwick. Ludwick's not the all-star he was with the Cardinals a few years back. But he is a decent right-handed bat and adds some depth in the outfield.ESPN: Report: Ryan Ludwick to join Reds
Instead of closing for the Cincinnati Reds, Ryan Madson will miss the 2012 season because of a torn ligament in his right elbow. ... The 31-year old reported discomfort in his elbow at the start of spring training but insisted it was an annual ailment he always had worked through. He didn't pitch in any exhibition games.