2012 Cincinnati Reds season

2012 Cincinnati Reds
National League Central champions
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record 97–65 (.599)
Divisional place 1st
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

NL Central standings

National League Central W L Pct. GB Home Road
Cincinnati Reds 9765 0.599 50–31 47–34
St. Louis Cardinals 8874 0.543 9 50–31 38–43
Milwaukee Brewers 8379 0.512 14 49–32 34–47
Pittsburgh Pirates 7983 0.488 18 45–36 34–47
Chicago Cubs 61101 0.377 36 38–43 23–58
Houston Astros 55107 0.340 42 35–46 20–61

NL Wild Card

Division leaders W L Pct.
Washington Nationals 9864 0.605
Cincinnati Reds 9765 0.599
San Francisco Giants 9468 0.580
Wild Card teams
(Top 2 qualify for 1-game playoff)
W L Pct. GB
Atlanta Braves 9468 0.580 +6
St. Louis Cardinals 8874 0.543
Los Angeles Dodgers 8676 0.531 2
Milwaukee Brewers 8379 0.512 5
Arizona Diamondbacks 8181 0.500 7
Philadelphia Phillies 8181 0.500 7
Pittsburgh Pirates 7983 0.488 9
San Diego Padres 7686 0.469 12
New York Mets 7488 0.457 14
Miami Marlins 6993 0.426 19
Colorado Rockies 6498 0.395 24
Chicago Cubs 61101 0.377 27
Houston Astros 55107 0.340 33

Record vs. opponents

2012 National League Records

Source: MLB Standings Grid
Team ARI ATL CHC CIN COL HOU LAD MIA MIL NYM PHI PIT SD SF STL WSH AL
Arizona2–55–42–59–76–012–65–33–33–42–43–47–119–91–52–49–6
Atlanta5–23–41–56–14–23–314–43–312–612–63–24–33–45–18–108–10
Chicago4–54–34–122–48–52–42–44–134–22–48–83–31–67–101–65–10
Cincinnati5–25–112–45–110–52–43–39–66–23–411–76–24–36–72–57–8
Colorado7–91–64–21–55–28–103–45–15–22–72–48–104–142–54–32–13
Houston0–62–45–85–102–52–42–48–94–23–35–123–51–84–111–76–9
Los Angeles6–123–34–24–210–84–24–21–64–35–26–111–78-106–54–26–9
Miami3–54–144–23–34–34–22–44–44–128–101–45–15–22–59–95–13
Milwaukee3–33–313–46–91–59–86–14–43–22–511–43–42–46–93–56–9
New York4–36–122–42–62–52–43–412–42–310–85–24–34–44–34–148–7
Philadelphia4–26–124–24–37–23–32–510–85–28–103–44–32–45–29-95–10
Pittsburgh4–32–38–87–114–212–51–64–14–112–54–31–53–38–73–210–8
San Diego11–73–43–32–610–85–37–111–54–33–43–45–16–123–32–38–7
San Francisco9–94–36–13–414–48–110–82–54–24–44–23–312–63–31–57–8
St. Louis5–11–510–77–65–211–45–65–29–63–43–47–83–33–33–48–7
Washington4–210–86–15–23–47–12–49–95–314–49-92–33–25-14-310–8

Regular Season Highlights

Opening Day Starting Lineup

PositionName
Starting PitcherJohnny Cueto
CatcherRyan Hanigan
First BasemanJoey Votto
Second BasemanBrandon Phillips
Third BasemanScott Rolen
ShortstopZack Cozart
Left FielderRyan Ludwick
Center FielderDrew Stubbs
Right FielderJay Bruce

April

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.
  • June 18, 19, 20: On June 18, 19, 20 the Indians swept their instate rival Cincinnati Reds in Cleveland scoring 21 runs to the Reds 12, beating LeCure, Chapman and Arroyo.

July

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

Legend
 Reds win
 Reds loss
 Postponement
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2012 Game Log

Postseason

Game Log

Legend
Reds Win Reds Loss Game Postponed

Series Notes

National League Division Series: vs. San Francisco Giants

Game 1

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

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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

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

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WP: Arroyo (1-0)   LP: Bumgarner (0-1)   Sv: None
Home runs:
CIN: Ryan Ludwick (1)
SF: None
Game 3

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

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WP: Romo (1-0)   LP: Broxton (0-1)   Sv: None
Home runs:
SF: None
CIN: None
Game 4

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

Team123456789RHE
San Francisco1200203008111
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WP: Lincecum (1-0)   LP: Leake   Sv: None
Home runs:
SF: Ángel Pagán (1), Gregor Blanco (1), Pablo Sandoval (1)
CIN: Ryan Ludwick (2)
Game 5

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

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WP: Cain (1-1)   LP: Latos (0-1)   Sv: Romo (1)
Home runs:
SF: Buster Posey (2)
CIN: Ryan Ludwick (3)

Roster

2012 Cincinnati Reds
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Coaches

Player statistics

Up to date as of September 27, 2012.

Batting

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
Bronson Arroyo31624910130.145
Homer Bailey32661810050.121
Jay Bruce1495408913835534989.256
Miguel Cairo68145926621134.179
Tony Cingrani210000000.000
Mike Costanzo17180100020.056
Zack Cozart1325417213332415344.246
Johnny Cueto32643610020.094
Todd Frazier1234135511526619653.278
Didi Gregorius7201600020.300
Ryan Hanigan10830825871402230.282
Willie Harris25445540020.114
Chris Heisey11433844921657316.272
Mat Latos326321210140.190
Mike Leake345981720230.288
Sam LeCure4610000000.000
Ryan Ludwick1204105211325126850.276
Devin Mesoraco541651735805141.212
Dioner Navarro2161617312110.279
Kris Negron442100000.250
Xavier Paul518272551164.305
Brandon Phillips14256284158301187615.281
Denis Phipps6102310120.300
Todd Redmond110000000.000
Henry Rodriguez11130310020.231
Scott Rolen8727724661627372.238
Alfredo Simón3540000000.000
Drew Stubbs13047374103132144030.218
Wilson Valdez731831436400153.197
Joey Votto1053565812142014555.340

Full batting stats can be found here:

Pitching

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
José Arredondo64059.0621122.90591.36
Bronson Arroyo3131197.0129003.701231.20
Homer Bailey3131195.01210003.921521.30
Bill Bray1408.200015.1972.31
Jonathan Broxton22023.031492.14190.95
Aroldis Chapman66069.2553661.551190.79
Tony Cingrani204.100002.0880.69
Johnny Cueto3232210.0199002.831641.18
JJ Hoover26028.210112.20311.05
Mat Latos3232204.1134003.521811.16
Sam LeCure46055.233063.23591.20
Mike Leake2929173.089004.731131.36
Sean Marshall71059.1459212.58741.20
Logan Ondrusek61052.2522133.59381.48
Todd Redmond113.1010010.8023.60
Alfredo Simón35059.032112.59511.39
Pedro Villarreal101.000000.0010.00

Full pitching stats can be found here:

Farm System

Minor League Standings

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

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