2012 Cincinnati Reds season

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2012 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, Chris Welsh, Jim Kelch, George Grande, Jeff Brantley)
Local radio WLW (700 AM)
Reds Radio Network
(Marty Brennaman, Jeff Brantley, Jim Kelch, Thom Brennaman)
Stats ESPN.com
BB-reference
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The 2012 Cincinnati Reds season was the 123rd season for the franchise in Major League Baseball, and their tenth at Great American Ball Park. The Reds improved on their record of 79–83 in 2011 and became the first team to clinch playoff berth in 2012 by defeating the Cubs 5–3 on September 20. They clinched the NL Central division with a 6–0 victory over the Dodgers on September 22.[1] Their final record was 97-65 and they subsequently lost in five games to the San Francisco Giants in the Division Series.

Standings[edit]

NL Central standings[edit]

National League Central W L Pct. GB Home Road
(2) Cincinnati Reds 97 65 0.599 50–31 47–34
(5) St. Louis Cardinals 88 74 0.543 9 50–31 38–43
Milwaukee Brewers 83 79 0.512 14 49–32 34–47
Pittsburgh Pirates 79 83 0.488 18 45–36 34–47
Chicago Cubs 61 101 0.377 36 38–43 23–58
Houston Astros 55 107 0.340 42 35–46 20–61


NL Wild Card[edit]

Division leaders W L Pct.
Washington Nationals 98 64 0.605
Cincinnati Reds 97 65 0.599
San Francisco Giants 94 68 0.580


Wild Card teams
(Top 2 qualify for 1-game playoff)
W L Pct. GB
Atlanta Braves 94 68 0.580 +6
St. Louis Cardinals 88 74 0.543
Los Angeles Dodgers 86 76 0.531 2
Milwaukee Brewers 83 79 0.512 5
Arizona Diamondbacks 81 81 0.500 7
Philadelphia Phillies 81 81 0.500 7
Pittsburgh Pirates 79 83 0.488 9
San Diego Padres 76 86 0.469 12
New York Mets 74 88 0.457 14
Miami Marlins 69 93 0.426 19
Colorado Rockies 64 98 0.395 24
Chicago Cubs 61 101 0.377 27
Houston Astros 55 107 0.340 33


Record vs. opponents[edit]

Team ARI ATL CHC CIN COL HOU LAD MIA MIL NYM PHI PIT SD SF STL WSH AL
Arizona 2–5 5–4 2–5 9–7 6–0 12–6 5–3 3–3 3–4 2–4 3–4 7–11 9–9 1–5 2–4 9–6
Atlanta 5–2 3–4 1–5 6–1 4–2 3–3 14–4 3–3 12–6 12–6 3–2 4–3 3–4 5–1 8–10 8–10
Chicago 4–5 4–3 4–12 2–4 8–5 2–4 2–4 4–13 4–2 2–4 8–8 3–3 1–6 7–10 1–6 5–10
Cincinnati 5–2 5–1 12–4 5–1 10–5 2–4 3–3 9–6 6–2 3–4 11–7 6–2 4–3 6–7 2–5 7–8
Colorado 7–9 1–6 4–2 1–5 5–2 8–10 3–4 5–1 5–2 2–7 2–4 8–10 4–14 2–5 4–3 2–13
Houston 0–6 2–4 5–8 5–10 2–5 2–4 2–4 8–9 4–2 3–3 5–12 3–5 1–8 4–11 1–7 6–9
Los Angeles 6–12 3–3 4–2 4–2 10–8 4–2 4–2 1–6 4–3 5–2 6–1 11–7 8-10 6–5 4–2 6–9
Miami 3–5 4–14 4–2 3–3 4–3 4–2 2–4 4–4 4–12 8–10 1–4 5–1 5–2 2–5 9–9 5–13
Milwaukee 3–3 3–3 13–4 6–9 1–5 9–8 6–1 4–4 3–2 2–5 11–4 3–4 2–4 6–9 3–5 6–9
New York 4–3 6–12 2–4 2–6 2–5 2–4 3–4 12–4 2–3 10–8 5–2 4–3 4–4 4–3 4–14 8–7
Philadelphia 4–2 6–12 4–2 4–3 7–2 3–3 2–5 10–8 5–2 8–10 3–4 4–3 2–4 5–2 9-9 5–10
Pittsburgh 4–3 2–3 8–8 7–11 4–2 12–5 1–6 4–1 4–11 2–5 4–3 1–5 3–3 8–7 3–2 10–8
San Diego 11–7 3–4 3–3 2–6 10–8 5–3 7–11 1–5 4–3 3–4 3–4 5–1 6–12 3–3 2–3 8–7
San Francisco 9–9 4–3 6–1 3–4 14–4 8–1 10–8 2–5 4–2 4–4 4–2 3–3 12–6 3–3 1–5 7–8
St. Louis 5–1 1–5 10–7 7–6 5–2 11–4 5–6 5–2 9–6 3–4 3–4 7–8 3–3 3–3 3–4 8–7
Washington 4–2 10–8 6–1 5–2 3–4 7–1 2–4 9–9 5–3 14–4 9-9 2–3 3–2 5-1 4-3 10–8


Regular Season Highlights[edit]

Opening Day Starting Lineup

Position Name
Starting Pitcher Johnny Cueto
Catcher Ryan Hanigan
First Baseman Joey Votto
Second Baseman Brandon Phillips
Third Baseman Scott Rolen
Shortstop Zack Cozart
Left Fielder Ryan Ludwick
Center Fielder Drew Stubbs
Right Fielder Jay Bruce

April[edit]

  • April 5: The Reds opened the season with a 4–0 shutout victory over the Miami Marlins in front of 42,956 fans — the largest crowd ever for a regular season game at Great American Ball Park. This was the first Opening Day shutout win for the Reds since 1980.

May[edit]

  • May 13: Joey Votto homers three times, including a walk-off grand slam in a 9–6 win over the Washington Nationals on Mother's Day. Votto became the first player in Major League Baseball history to hit three homers and have one of them be a walk-off grand slam in the same game.
  • May 21: In a 4-1 victory over the Atlanta Braves, The Reds had 4 solo home runs in one game, including three in a row in the 4th inning by Mike Leake, Zack Cozart and Drew Stubbs. Both Leake and Cozart's home runs were caught by the same fan, Caleb Lloyd. Mike Leake went 8 innings with 6 strikeouts to earn his first victory of 2012.
  • May 21–24: The Reds complete a four-game sweep of the Atlanta Braves. The Reds hit 10 home runs during the series. It was the first 4-game sweep of the Braves since 1990. At the end of the series, the Reds ascended into first place by half a game when the Cardinals lost to the Phillies.

June[edit]

  • June 12–14: The Reds sweep their in-state rivals, the Cleveland Indians, in three games. During the three wins, the Reds outscored the Indians 24–9 and outhit them 37–26.
  • June 15–17: The Reds win three straight games against the New York Mets for their second straight sweep, making 6 straight wins.

July[edit]

  • July 16: Joey Votto is placed on 15-day DL due to arthroscopic knee surgery.
  • July 19–29: The Reds beat Arizona in a dramatic comeback, then sweep Milwaukee at Great American Ball Park, Houston and Colorado on the road to go on a 10-game winning streak. All of these wins came without 2010 MVP and All-Star First Baseman, Joey Votto. As a result of the streak Hall of Fame announcer Marty Brennaman had his head shaved, with proceeds going to Cincinnati area charities.[2]

August[edit]

  • August 29: The Reds became the first team in MLB to reach 80 wins with a 6–2 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks. It was also the fastest the Reds have reached 80 wins since their 1976 season.[3]

September[edit]

  • September 20: The Reds became the first team in MLB to secure a spot in the playoffs with a 5–3 win over the Chicago Cubs.[4]
  • September 22: The Reds became the first division winner, with a 6-0 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers, the win gives the Reds their second NL Central title in three years.[5]
  • September 28: Homer Bailey no-hits the Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Park. Only two men reached, Barmes on a fielding error by Scott Rolen in the 3rd and a walk by McCutchen in the 7th. It was the 15th no-hitter in the long existence of the Cincinnati Reds. Frazier's sacrifice fly, scoring Phillips in the 1st was the lone run. Bailey struck out 10.[6]

Game Log[edit]

Legend
  Reds win
  Reds loss
  Postponement
Bold Reds team member
2012 Game Log

Postseason[edit]

Game Log[edit]

Legend
Reds Win Reds Loss Game Postponed

Series Notes[edit]

National League Division Series: vs. San Francisco Giants[edit]

Game 1[edit]

Saturday, October 6, 2012 – 9:37 pm (ET) at AT&T Park in San Francisco, California

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Cincinnati 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 2 5 9 1
San Francisco 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 2 7 0
WP: LeCure (1-0)   LP: Cain (0-1)   Sv: None
Home runs:
CIN: Brandon Phillips (1), Jay Bruce (1)
SF: Buster Posey (1)
Game 2[edit]

Sunday, October 7, 2012 – 9:37 pm (ET) at AT&T Park in San Francisco, California

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Cincinnati 0 1 0 3 0 0 0 5 0 9 13 0
San Francisco 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
WP: Arroyo (1-0)   LP: Bumgarner (0-1)   Sv: None
Home runs:
CIN: Ryan Ludwick (1)
SF: None
Game 3[edit]

Tuesday, October 9, 2012 – 5:37 pm (ET) at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati, Ohio

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 R H E
San Francisco 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 3 0
Cincinnati 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 1
WP: Romo (1-0)   LP: Broxton (0-1)   Sv: None
Home runs:
SF: None
CIN: None
Game 4[edit]

Wednesday, October 10, 2012 – 4:07 pm (ET) at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati, Ohio

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
San Francisco 1 2 0 0 2 0 3 0 0 8 11 1
Cincinnati 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 9 0
WP: Lincecum (1-0)   LP: Leake   Sv: None
Home runs:
SF: Ángel Pagán (1), Henry Blanco (1), Pablo Sandoval (1)
CIN: Ryan Ludwick (2)
Game 5[edit]

Thursday, October 11, 2012 – 1:07 pm (ET) at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati, Ohio

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
San Francisco 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 6 9 1
Cincinnati 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 1 4 12 1
WP: Cain (1-1)   LP: Latos (0-1)   Sv: Romo (1)
Home runs:
SF: Buster Posey (2)
CIN: Ryan Ludwick (3)

Roster[edit]

2012 Cincinnati Reds
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Coaches

Player statistics[edit]

Up to date as of September 27, 2012.

Batting[edit]

Note: G = Games played; AB = At Bats; R = Runs scored; H = Hits; 2B = Doubles; 3B = Triples; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in; AVG = Batting average; SB = Stolen bases

Player G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB AVG
Arroyo, BronsonBronson Arroyo 31 62 4 9 1 0 1 3 0 .145
Bailey, HomerHomer Bailey 32 66 1 8 1 0 0 5 0 .121
Bruce, JayJay Bruce 149 540 89 138 35 5 34 98 9 .256
Cairo, MiguelMiguel Cairo 68 145 9 26 6 2 1 13 4 .179
Cingrani, TonyTony Cingrani 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Costanzo, MikeMike Costanzo 17 18 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 .056
Cozart, ZackZack Cozart 132 541 72 133 32 4 15 34 4 .246
Cueto, JohnnyJohnny Cueto 32 64 3 6 1 0 0 2 0 .094
Frazier, ToddTodd Frazier 123 413 55 115 26 6 19 65 3 .278
Gregorius, DidiDidi Gregorius 7 20 1 6 0 0 0 2 0 .300
Hanigan, RyanRyan Hanigan 108 308 25 87 14 0 2 23 0 .282
Harris, WillieWillie Harris 25 44 5 5 4 0 0 2 0 .114
Heisey, ChrisChris Heisey 114 338 44 92 16 5 7 31 6 .272
Latos, MatMat Latos 32 63 2 12 1 0 1 4 0 .190
Leake, MikeMike Leake 34 59 8 17 2 0 2 3 0 .288
LeCure, SamSam LeCure 46 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Ludwick, RyanRyan Ludwick 120 410 52 113 25 1 26 85 0 .276
Mesoraco, DevinDevin Mesoraco 54 165 17 35 8 0 5 14 1 .212
Navarro, DionerDioner Navarro 21 61 6 17 3 1 2 11 0 .279
Negron, KrisKris Negron 4 4 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 .250
Paul, XavierXavier Paul 51 82 7 25 5 1 1 6 4 .305
Phillips, BrandonBrandon Phillips 142 562 84 158 30 1 18 76 15 .281
Phipps, DenisDenis Phipps 6 10 2 3 1 0 1 2 0 .300
Redmond, ToddTodd Redmond 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Rodriguez, HenryHenry Rodriguez 11 13 0 3 1 0 0 2 0 .231
Rolen, ScottScott Rolen 87 277 24 66 16 2 7 37 2 .238
Simón, AlfredoAlfredo Simón 35 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Stubbs, DrewDrew Stubbs 130 473 74 103 13 2 14 40 30 .218
Valdez, WilsonWilson Valdez 73 183 14 36 4 0 0 15 3 .197
Votto, JoeyJoey Votto 105 356 58 121 42 0 14 55 5 .340

Full batting stats can be found here: [163]

Pitching[edit]

Note: G = Games played; GS = Games Started IP = Innings Pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; HLD = Holds; ERA = Earned Run Average; SO= Strikeouts; WHIP = Walks and Hits Per Innings Pitched

Player G GS IP W L SV HLD ERA SO WHIP
Arredondo, JoséJosé Arredondo 64 0 59.0 6 2 1 12 2.90 59 1.36
Arroyo, BronsonBronson Arroyo 31 31 197.0 12 9 0 0 3.70 123 1.20
Bailey, HomerHomer Bailey 31 31 195.0 12 10 0 0 3.92 152 1.30
Bray, BillBill Bray 14 0 8.2 0 0 0 1 5.19 7 2.31
Broxton, JonathanJonathan Broxton 22 0 23.0 3 1 4 9 2.14 19 0.95
Chapman, AroldisAroldis Chapman 66 0 69.2 5 5 36 6 1.55 119 0.79
Cingrani, TonyTony Cingrani 2 0 4.1 0 0 0 0 2.08 8 0.69
Cueto, JohnnyJohnny Cueto 32 32 210.0 19 9 0 0 2.83 164 1.18
Hoover, JJJJ Hoover 26 0 28.2 1 0 1 1 2.20 31 1.05
Latos, MatMat Latos 32 32 204.1 13 4 0 0 3.52 181 1.16
LeCure, SamSam LeCure 46 0 55.2 3 3 0 6 3.23 59 1.20
Leake, MikeMike Leake 29 29 173.0 8 9 0 0 4.73 113 1.36
Marshall, SeanSean Marshall 71 0 59.1 4 5 9 21 2.58 74 1.20
Ondrusek, LoganLogan Ondrusek 61 0 52.2 5 2 2 13 3.59 38 1.48
Redmond, ToddTodd Redmond 1 1 3.1 0 1 0 0 10.80 2 3.60
Simón, AlfredoAlfredo Simón 35 0 59.0 3 2 1 1 2.59 51 1.39
Villarreal, PedroPedro Villarreal 1 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0.00 1 0.00

Full pitching stats can be found here: [164]

Farm System[edit]

Minor League Standings[edit]

Standings as of: September 11, 2012[7]

Level
Team League Manager W L Position
AAA Louisville Bats International League David Bell 51 93 4th, INT West (38 GB)
AA Pensacola Blue Wahoos Southern League Jim Riggleman 34 35 3rd, SOU South (4 GB)
(2nd Half)
High-A Bakersfield Blaze California League Ken Griffey, Sr. 31 39 4th, CAL North (8 GB)
(2nd Half)
Low-A Dayton Dragons Midwest League Delino DeShields 30 38 7th, MWL East (11 GB)
(2nd Half)
Rookie
Billings Mustangs Pioneer League Pat Kelly 21 17 2nd, PIO North (2 GB)
(2nd Half)
AZL Reds Arizona League José Nieves 18 38 4th, AZL Central (16½ GB)
DSL D-Backs/Reds Dominican Summer League Henry Martínez 16 53 8th (32½ GB) Boca Chica South
DSL Reds Dominican Summer League Joel Noboa 40 29 3rd (2½ GB)
Boca Chica Baseball City

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Preceded by
Milwaukee Brewers
2011
NL Central Championship Season
2012
Succeeded by
St. Louis Cardinals
2013