Posts From Jacob Benge

Breaking: Reds Pitcher Trevor Bauer Wins NL Cy Young

Trevor Bauer was named the National League Cy Young Award winner for the 2020 season on Wednesday.

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Cincinnati Reds: Awards, Free Agency Update

The World Series concluded just over a week ago and the Los Angeles Dodgers brought their 32-year championship drought to an end with their Game 6 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays. Now comes a major reshuffling of the deck.

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Major League Baseball: 4 Keys Moving Ahead in the World Series

Following Wednesday’s Game 2 victory by the Tampa Bay Rays, the 2020 World Series currently stands at a tie, 1-1. Unlike in other playoff rounds this year, there are off days interspersed between games like there typically have been in previous seasons. This allows for teams to review film and rest their bodies after just several breaks in postseason baseball over the last three weeks. The Los Angeles Dodgers are still in pursuit of their first World Series title in 32 years; meanwhile, the Rays are chasing their first championship.

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10 Interesting Stats from Game 1 of the World Series

For just the fourth time since the start of the Wild Card Era in 1995, the teams with the best record in each league will play in the World Series.

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Big Red Machine Legend Joe Morgan Passes Away at 77

Major League Baseball Hall of Fame second baseman Joe Morgan passed away Sunday at the age of 77. He was inducted in the Hall of Fame in 1990, his first appearance on the ballot. He was a staple on the Big Red Machine throughout the 1970s, and won two World Series Championships in 1975 and 1976.

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Dominance and Swagger: Reviewing Trevor Bauer’s Week Ahead of Free Agency

Trevor Bauer’s swagger was on display throughout much of the 2020 season. Jacob Benge breaks down the Reds’ pitcher’s season and what to expect as he hits free agency this winter.

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MLB Postseason Preview: Cincinnati Reds vs. Atlanta Braves

Major League Baseball expanded the postseason for the shortened 2020 season. The No. 7 Cincinnati Reds (31-29) made the playoffs for the first time in seven years while the No. 2 Atlanta Braves (35-25) are back for the third consecutive season. The Reds were six games under .500 on Sept. 1st but went 16-9 in the final month to claim a playoff spot and compete in October. 

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Cincinnati Reds Take Series From White Sox

The regular season isn’t the playoffs, but it sure can feel like it sometimes. The Cincinnati Reds defeated the Chicago White Sox Sunday to win the weekend series. It was the Reds’ first series victory over the White Sox since

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Cincinnati Reds Win 5th Straight, Now 1 Game Under .500

The Cincinnati Reds have hit their stride, winning a fifth consecutive game. Jacob Benge recaps that win, and what’s gone right in Cincy.

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Reds Win First Series in a Month

It had been 35 days since the Cincinnati Reds could claim a series for themselves.

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