2010 Cincinnati Reds season

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2010 Cincinnati Reds
National League Central Champions
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Bob Castellini
General manager(s) Walt Jocketty
Manager(s) Dusty Baker
Local television Fox Sports Ohio
(Thom Brennaman, Paul Keels, Chris Welsh, Jeff Brantley)
Local radio WLW (700 AM)
Cincinnati Reds Radio Network
(Marty Brennaman, Jeff Brantley, Jim Kelch)
Stats ESPN.com
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The Cincinnati Reds' 2010 season was the 121st season for the franchise in Major League Baseball. The Reds began their season at home against the St. Louis Cardinals on April 5, losing 6 to 11. Cincinnati was coming off a 78-84 (.481) season and fourth place in the NL Central. The Reds were managed by Dusty Baker, who was in his third season with the team. His coaches were Mark Berry (third base), Billy Hatcher (first base), Brook Jacoby (hitting), Juan Lopez (bullpen), Bryan Price (pitching), and Chris Speier (bench). For the second year in a row, Cincinnati hosted the Major League Baseball Civil Rights Game. They played St. Louis Cardinals and won 4 to 3. The majority owner of the Cincinnati Reds was Robert Castellini; the general manager was Walt Jocketty. Their home field was Great American Ball Park.

The Cincinnati Reds clinched the National League Central division and a trip to the MLB postseason on September 28 by a walk-off home run from outfielder Jay Bruce. This was the first time the Reds were in the postseason since the 1995 season. The 2010 season ended when the Reds were swept by the Philadelphia Phillies in the NLDS.

Offseason[edit]

The 2010 Cincinnati Reds offseason was marked by two key pickups. After acquiring a key player in Scott Rolen midway through the 2009 season, another veteran was added in Orlando Cabrera. In late December 2009, the Reds GM Walt Jocketty made a move to acquire Aroldis Chapman out of Cuba. With the many late season wins in the 2009 season, many picked the Reds to finish higher than they did the previous season.

Regular season[edit]

April[edit]

May[edit]

  • May 10–12: The Reds swept the Pittsburgh Pirates three games to none, after being swept by the same team a few weeks before.
  • May 14–16: The Reds take 2 out of 3 from their division rivals, the St. Louis Cardinals. The Reds ended the month of May in first place.

June[edit]

  • June 18–20: The Reds ran into trouble during the first stop of their interleague road trip against the Seattle Mariners. They were swept in three games.
  • June 21–23: Cincinnati rebounded after the disappointing sweep in Seattle, and swept the Oakland Athletics in three games to close out the AL west coast road trip.

July[edit]

  • July 1–7: Cincinnati started the month of July strong. They took 3 out of 4 from the Chicago Cubs and 2 out of 3 from the New York Mets.
  • July 8–11: The Reds suffered four straight devastating losses to the Philadelphia Phillies. Starting Pitcher Travis Wood had a spoiled perfect game attempt during this series during the 9th inning of one of the games.
  • The All Star Game: The Reds had four all stars that went to Anaheim. They were Joey Votto, Brandon Phillips, Scott Rolen, and Arthur Rhodes. Votto received the final spot in the National League roster after winning a fan vote.

August[edit]

  • August 10–12: The Reds were swept three games to none by division rival St. Louis, and dropped out of first place. Derogatory comments about the Cardinals by Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips led to a first inning argument between Phillips and Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina, that turned into a benches-clearing brawl and the suspensions of managers Dusty Baker (Cincinnati) and Tony La Russa (St. Louis), as well as Reds starter Johnny Cueto, who injured Chris Carpenter and Jason LaRue of the Cardinals by kicking with his spikes while pinned against the backstop during the fight. It ultimately led to LaRue's retirement.
  • August 13–20: Following the Cardinal's sweep of the Reds, Cincinnati went on to win eight of their next nine games, sweeping both the Florida Marlins and the Arizona Diamondbacks and winning a three-game series against the Los Angeles Dodgers two to one. Homer Bailey returned to the Reds lineup and was the starting pitcher in the third game against the Marlins, pitching a seven inning shutout. Meanwhile, the Cardinals went on to lose six of their next seven games, giving the Reds back the control of the Central Division.

September[edit]

The Reds won the National League Central over second-place St. Louis Cardinals by five games.

Standings[edit]

NL Central
W L Pct. GB Home Road
Cincinnati Reds 91 71 .562 49–32 42–39
St. Louis Cardinals 86 76 .531 5 52–29 34–47
Milwaukee Brewers 77 85 .475 14 40–41 37–44
Houston Astros 76 86 .469 15 42–39 34–47
Chicago Cubs 75 87 .463 16 35–46 40–41
Pittsburgh Pirates 57 105 .352 34 40–41 17–64


Record vs. opponents[edit]

TEAMS vs. ARI vs. ATL vs. CHC vs. CIN vs. COL vs. FLA vs. HOU vs. LAD vs. MIL vs. NYM vs. PHI vs. PIT vs. SDP vs. SFG vs. STL vs. WSN vs. AL
Arizona 3–4 1–6 2–5 9–9 3–3 4–3 5–13 3–4 5–1 2–4 2–4 8–10 5–13 4–5 3–4 6–9
Atlanta 4–3 4–2 3–2 2–4 11–7 5–1 5–3 5–2 11–7 8–10 6–3 4–2 4–3 2–6 8–10 9–6
Chicago 6–1 2–4 4–12 2–3 4–2 7–11 3–4 9–6 3–4 4–2 5–10 3–5 2–5 9–6 4–2 8–10
Cincinnati 5–2 2–3 12–4 2–5 5–2 10–5 5–4 11–3 4–2 2–5 10–6 2–4 3–4 6–12 4–3 8–7
Colorado 9–9 4–2 3–2 5–2 3–4 2–4 7–11 5–4 3–3 1–6 3–4 12–6 9–9 3–4 5–3 9–6
Florida 3–3 7–11 2–4 2–5 4–3 3–3 4–2 4–4 12–6 5–13 6–2 3–6 2–5 3–2 13–5 7–8
Houston 3–4 1–5 11–7 5–10 4–2 3–3 2–4 8–7 3–4 4–3 11–4 2–5 2–7 10–5 4–4 3–12
Los Angeles 13–5 3–5 4–3 4–5 11–7 2–4 4–2 4–2 3–4 2–4 4–3 8–10 8–10 3–4 3–3 4–11
Milwaukee 4–3 2–5 6–9 3–11 4–5 4–4 7–8 2–4 5–2 1–5 13–5 3–4 2–5 8–7 4–2 9–6
New York 1–5 7–11 4–3 2–4 3–3 6–12 4–3 4–3 2–5 9–9 6–1 3–3 3–4 3–3 9–9 13–5
Philadelphia 4–2 10–8 2–4 5–2 6–1 13–5 3–4 4–2 5–1 9–9 2–4 5–2 3–3 4–4 12–6 10–8
Pittsburgh 4–2 3–6 10–5 6–10 4–3 2–6 4–11 3–4 5–13 1–6 4–2 0–6 2–4 6–9 1–5 2–13
San Diego 10–8 2–4 5–3 4–2 6–12 6–3 5–2 10–8 4–3 3–3 2–5 6–0 12–6 3–4 3–3 9–6
San Francisco 13–5 3–4 5–2 4–3 9–9 5–2 7–2 10–8 5–2 4–3 3–3 4–2 6–12 3–3 4–2 7–8
St. Louis 5–4 6–2 6–9 12–6 4–3 2–3 5–10 4–3 7–8 3–3 4–4 9–6 4–3 3–3 3–3 9–6
Washington 4–3 10–8 2–4 3–4 3–5 5–13 4–4 3–3 2–4 9–9 6–12 5–1 3–3 2–4 3–3 5–13

October 3, 2010 - final for 2010 NL season


Detailed record[edit]

Team Home Away Total Win % Gms Left
NL East
Atlanta Braves 2–1 0–2 2–3 .400 0
Florida Marlins 3–0 2–2 5–2 .714 0
New York Mets 2–1 2–1 4–2 .667 0
Philadelphia Phillies 2–1 0–4 2–5 .286 0
Washington Nationals 2–2 2–1 4–3 .571 0
11–5 6–10 17–15 .531 0
NL Central
Chicago Cubs 6–3 6–1 12–4 .750 0
Houston Astros 4–2 6–3 10–5 .667 0
Milwaukee Brewers 6–1 4–2 10–3 .769 0
Pittsburgh Pirates 5–2 5–4 10–6 .615 0
St. Louis Cardinals 3–6 3-6 6–12 .333 0
22–12 24–16 45–28 .622 0
NL West
Arizona Diamondbacks 2-2 3–0 5–2 .714 0
Colorado Rockies 2–1 0–4 2–5 .286 0
Los Angeles Dodgers 3–3 2–1 5–4 .556 0
San Diego Padres 1–2 1–2 2–4 .333 0
San Francisco Giants 2–2 1-2 3–4 .429 0
10–10 7–9 17–19 .472 0
American League
Cleveland Indians 2–1 2–1 4–2 .667 0
Kansas City Royals 1–2 N/A 1–2 .333 0
Oakland Athletics N/A 3–0 3–0 1.000 0
Seattle Mariners N/A 0–3 0–3 .000 0
3–4 5–4 8–8 .500 0
Month Games Won Lost Win %
April 23 12 11 .522
May 29 18 11 .621
June 27 14 13 .519
July 26 14 12 .538
August 27 19 8 .704
September 27 12 15 .444
October 2 2 1 .667
162 91 71 .562
Games Won Lost Win %
Home 81 49 32 .605
Away 81 42 39 .519

Game log[edit]

Legend
Reds Win Reds Loss Game Postponed
2010 Game Log

Postseason[edit]

Game Log[edit]

Legend
Reds Win Reds Loss Game Postponed

Series Notes[edit]

National League Division Series: vs. Philadelphia Phillies[edit]

Game 1[edit]

Wednesday, October 6, 2010 – 5:07 pm (ET) at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Cincinnati 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Philadelphia 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 5 0
WP: Halladay (1-0)   LP: Volquez (0-1)   Sv: None
Home runs:
CIN: None
PHI: None

In his first career postseason start, Phillies ace Roy Halladay hurled a no-hitter, giving up only one walk (to Jay Bruce in the fifth inning). Halladay's was only the second postseason no-hitter in Major League Baseball history, and the first since Don Larsen's perfect game in the 1956 World Series.[1]

During the 2010 regular season, Halladay had thrown a perfect game on the road against the Florida Marlins on May 29. He thus became the only pitcher to throw a no-hitter or perfect game in the regular season and a no-hitter in the postseason in the same year. Halladay is also the fifth major league pitcher to throw two no-hitters in the same season, and the first since Nolan Ryan in 1973.

Game 2[edit]

Friday, October 8, 2010 – 6:07 pm (ET) at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Cincinnati 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 4 6 4
Philadelphia 0 0 0 0 2 1 3 1 X 7 8 2
WP: José Contreras (1–0)   LP: Aroldis Chapman (0–1)   Sv: Brad Lidge (1)
Home runs:
CIN: Brandon Phillips (1), Jay Bruce (1)
PHI: None

On the fourth pitch he saw, Brandon Phillips hit a solo home run to lead off the first inning. This is both the first hit and first run since 1995 for the Reds in the postseason.[2] Laynce Nix scored another run in the top of the second inning on two throwing errors and a wild pitch.

Jay Bruce also hit a lead-off solo homer in the third inning to increase the lead to 3–0. In the top of the fifth inning, Phillips hit a lead-off double, advanced to third base on a sacrifice bunt, then scored on Joey Votto's sacrifice fly.

The Phillies mounted their attack in the bottom of the fifth inning. Pinch-hitter Domonic Brown reached first base on a fielder's choice, then the Phillies loaded the bases on two consecutive defensive errors. Chase Utley delivered a two-out RBI single to get the Phillies on board. But Arroyo struck out Ryan Howard to limit the damage at two.

The Phillies scored again in the sixth inning. Jayson Werth walked, stole second, then scored after two batters were hit by pitches and a bases-loaded walk by Reds relievers Arthur Rhodes and Logan Ondrusek.

The Reds sent flame-thrower Aroldis Chapman to the mound in the bottom of the seventh inning. He hit Chase Utley, the third time by Reds' relievers in the night, then struck out Ryan Howard. Werth hit a ground ball to Reds third baseman Scott Rolen, but Utley was called safe at second base. The next batter Jimmy Rollins hit a fly ball to right field, but the Reds right fielder Jay Bruce lost it in the lights; Reds second baseman Phillips also missed the relay catch. These two crucial errors—the third and fourth on the night—let both Utley and Werth score. Rollins scored later on Raúl Ibáñez's single and Carlos Ruiz's RBI force-out. Reds reliever Nick Masset replaced Chapman and got Shane Victorino to ground out to end the inning. The Phillies took the 6–4 lead on Reds' errors into the eighth inning.

In the bottom of the eighth inning, Utley hit a one-out single then stole second. Masset intentionally walked Howard, to set up a potential double play for the next batter. However, Werth hit an RBI single to left field to score Utley.

Phillies closer Brad Lidge closed the ninth for the save.

The six combined errors tied an LDS record previously set by the Athletics and Red Sox in the 2003 ALDS.[3]

Game 3[edit]

Sunday, October 10, 2010 – 8:07 pm (ET) at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati, Ohio

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Philadelphia 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 8 1
Cincinnati 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 2
WP: Cole Hamels (1-0)   LP: Johnny Cueto (0-1)
Home runs:
PHI: Chase Utley (1)
CIN: none

Cincinnati was again dominated by Phillies' starting pitching. Cole Hamels pitched a complete game shutout, striking out nine while allowing five hits. Plácido Polanco scored for the Phillies on Orlando Cabrera's throwing error in the top of the first innings. Chase Utley added another run to the lead by hitting a solo home run in the fifth inning.

Roster[edit]

2010 Cincinnati Reds
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Coaches

Player stats[edit]

Batting[edit]

Starters by position[edit]

Note: Pos = Position; G = Games played; AB = At Bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting Average; HR = Home Runs; RBI = Runs Batted In

Pos Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
2B Brandon Phillips 154 624 172 .276 18 59
SS Orlando Cabrera 122 491 129 .263 4 42
1B Joey Votto 149 545 176 .323 37 112
CF Drew Stubbs 149 512 130 .254 22 77
RF Jay Bruce 147 507 133 .278 24 69
LF Jonny Gomes 147 508 134 .264 18 85
3B Scott Rolen 132 468 134 .286 20 83
C Ramón Hernández 96 310 92 .297 7 48

Stats through October 2, 2010

Other batters[edit]

Note: Pos = Position; G = Games played; AB = At Bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting Average; HR = Home Runs; RBI = Runs Batted In

Pos Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
LF Laynce Nix 96 165 48 .291 4 18
UT Miguel Cairo 90 199 57 .286 4 28
C Ryan Hanigan 70 203 61 .300 5 40
OF Chris Heisey 96 199 44 .251 8 21
IF Paul Janish 81 199 52 .261 5 25
3B Juan Francisco 35 54 15 .278 1 7
OF Jim Edmonds 86 246 68 .276 11 23
SS Chris Valaika 18 36 10 .278 1 2
C Corky Miller 31 72 18 .250 2 9
1B Yonder Alonso 21 28 6 .214 0 3
RF Willie Bloomquist 10 15 5 .333 0 0
P Bronson Arroyo 34 68 10 .147 1 8
P Homer Bailey 19 33 7 .212 0 2
P Francisco Cordero 74 1 0 .000 0 0
P Johnny Cueto 31 54 6 .111 0 2
P Carlos Fisher 18 4 0 .000 0 0
P Aaron Harang 21 36 5 .139 0 2
P Mike Leake 28 48 16 .333 0 3
P Sam LeCure 15 11 1 .091 0 0
P Matt Maloney 6 3 1 .333 0 1
P Logan Ondrusek 59 4 0 .000 0 0
P Jordan Smith 37 3 0 .000 0 0
P Edinson Volquez 12 17 2 .118 0 0
P Travis Wood 17 37 7 .189 1 3

Stats through October 2, 2010

Pitching[edit]

Starting pitchers[edit]

G=Games Played ; IP=Innings Pitched ; W=Wins ; L=Losses ; ERA=Earned Run Average ; SO=Strikeouts ; WHIP=Walks and Hits Per Inning Pitched
Player G IP W L ERA SO WHIP
Bronson Arroyo 33 215.2 17 10 3.88 121 1.15
Homer Bailey 19 109.0 4 3 4.46 100 1.37
Johnny Cueto 31 185.2 12 7 3.64 138 1.28
Mike Leake 24 138.1 8 4 4.23 91 1.50
Edinson Volquez 12 62.2 4 3 4.31 67 1.50
Travis Wood 17 102.2 5 4 3.51 86 1.08

Stats Through October 2, 2010

Relief pitchers[edit]

G=Games Played ; W=Wins ; L=Losses ; SV=Saves ; IP=Innings Pitched ; ERA = Earned Run Average ; SO=Strikeouts ; WHIP=Walks and Hits Per Inning Pitched.

Player G W L SV IP ERA SO WHIP
Bill Bray 35 0 2 0 28.1 4.13 30 1.09
Jared Burton 3 0 0 0 3.0 0.00 0 0.00
Aroldis Chapman 14 2 2 0 12.1 2.19 18 1.05
Francisco Cordero 74 6 5 39 67.2 3.89 58 1.44
Carlos Fisher 17 1 1 0 22.1 5.64 21 1.57
Aaron Harang 21 6 7 0 109.2 5.25 79 1.57
Sam LeCure 12 2 5 0 48.0 4.50 37 1.56
Matt Maloney 6 1 2 0 17.2 3.57 11 1.13
Nick Masset 82 4 4 2 76.2 3.40 85 1.27
Logan Ondrusek 59 5 0 0 57.2 3.75 37 1.20
Arthur Rhodes 68 4 4 0 54.1 2.32 49 1.01
Jordan Smith 37 3 2 1 42.0 3.86 26 1.33

Stats Through October 2, 2010

Team Leaders/Team Rank[edit]

As of 10/3/10

Stat Player Value NL Rank
Runs
Votto
105
4th
Hits
Votto
176
6th
Doubles
Votto
35
17th
Triples
Stubbs
6
T-13th
Home Runs
Votto
37
3rd
RBI
Votto
112
3rd
Stolen Bases
Stubbs
29
8th
Batting Avg.
Votto
.323
2nd
Wins
Arroyo
17
4th
ERA (+100 IP)
Cueto
3.64
24th
Innings Pitched
Arroyo
215.2
8th
Strikeouts
Cueto
138
33rd

Awards[edit]

All-Star

Hank Aaron Award

  • Joey Votto - (1st time winner)

NL Most Valuable Player Award

  • Joey Votto - (1st time winner)

Gold Glove

  • Bronson Arroyo - P (1st time winner)
  • Brandon Phillips - 2B (2nd time winner)
  • Scott Rolen - 3B (8th time winner)

Minor league affiliates[edit]

Level Team Record Place Manager
AAA Louisville Bats 79-64 1st Rick Sweet
AA Carolina Mudcats 58-79 5th David Bell
Advanced A Lynchburg Hillcats 61-77 4th Pat Kelly
A Dayton Dragons 53-75 8th Todd Benzinger
Rookie Billings Mustangs 38-37 3rd Delino DeShields
Rookie AZL Reds 31-24 2nd Julio Garcia
Rookie DSL Reds 45-27 2nd Joel Noboa
Rookie VSL Reds 35-33 4th José Nieves

Local television[edit]

Fox Sports Ohio

Local radio[edit]

Cincinnati Reds Radio Network

References[edit]

  1. ^ Zolecki, Todd (October 6, 2010). "Doctober! No-no for Halladay in playoff debut". MLB.com. Archived from the original on October 9, 2010. Retrieved October 6, 2010. 
  2. ^ Tanier, Mike (October 8, 2010). "Live Analysis: Reds at Phillies, Game 2". The New York Times. Archived from the original on October 9, 2010. Retrieved October 8, 2010. 
  3. ^ "Errors give Phillies late life, bury Reds in 2-0 hole". Associated Press. October 8, 2010. Archived from the original on October 10, 2010. Retrieved October 8, 2010. 

External links[edit]

Preceded by
St. Louis Cardinals
2009
NL Central Championship Season
2010
Succeeded by
Milwaukee Brewers
2011