Jay Morrison

Jay Morrison covers the Cincinnati Reds, Cincinnati Bengals and various other teams and events in Southwest Ohio. He graduated from Fairfield High School and the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University.

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Young Reds pitcher Mahle tough on hitters, tougher on himself
 One of the biggest reasons Cincinnati Reds pitcher Tyler Mahle has been doing so well lately might be that he doesn’t think he has been doing all that well. The 23-year-old right-hander offered a harsh assessment of his latest outing, when all he did was hold the Detroit Tigers to two runs through six innings with eight strikeouts to...

Posted: 8 minutes ago

One of the biggest reasons Cincinnati Reds pitcher Tyler Mahle has been doing so well lately might be that he doesn’t think he has been doing all that well. The 23-year-old right-hander offered a harsh assessment of his latest outing, when all he did was hold the Detroit Tigers to two runs through six innings with eight strikeouts to...
WATCH: Reds fan deserves ‘Star of the Game’ award for this act
 Scooter Gennett hit a two-run home run to tie the game. Eugenio Suarez blasted the go-ahead shot one pitch later. And starting pitcher Tyler Mahle earned his third win in his last three decisions. But the real Star of the Game in the Reds 5-3 victory against the Detroit Tigers on Wednesday was a fan in the moon deck in right field. After...

Posted: 2 hours ago

Scooter Gennett hit a two-run home run to tie the game. Eugenio Suarez blasted the go-ahead shot one pitch later. And starting pitcher Tyler Mahle earned his third win in his last three decisions. But the real Star of the Game in the Reds 5-3 victory against the Detroit Tigers on Wednesday was a fan in the moon deck in right field. After...
Back-to-back homers lift Reds to 5th straight vs. Tigers
 What at first appeared to be a premature detonation turned out to be the appropriate celebration when the umpires changed Eugenio Suarez’s double into a go-ahead home run Wednesday afternoon. The Suarez blast, which prompted the fireworks to be set off while he was standing on second base, came one pitch after Scooter Gennett hit a...

Posted: 21 hours ago

What at first appeared to be a premature detonation turned out to be the appropriate celebration when the umpires changed Eugenio Suarez’s double into a go-ahead home run Wednesday afternoon. The Suarez blast, which prompted the fireworks to be set off while he was standing on second base, came one pitch after Scooter Gennett hit a...
Reds notes: Peralta’s issues are mechanical, not medical; Hamilton hitting; Votto ties Hall of Famer
 Cincinnati Reds relief pitcher Wandy Peralta had his worst outing in what has been a string of bad ones Tuesday night when he allowed five runs on four hits and a walk without retiring a batter. Peralta has 19.80 ERA in his last 10 appearances and has issued seven walks in his last seven innings, bringing his season total to 25 in 29.1 innings...

Posted: a day ago

Cincinnati Reds relief pitcher Wandy Peralta had his worst outing in what has been a string of bad ones Tuesday night when he allowed five runs on four hits and a walk without retiring a batter. Peralta has 19.80 ERA in his last 10 appearances and has issued seven walks in his last seven innings, bringing his season total to 25 in 29.1 innings...
Wright State freshmen jumping into fray during summer workouts
 On the bus ride to play two of the biggest games of his life, Malachi Smith had his mind – and his eyes – on another team. It was Thursday afternoon, March 15, and Smith and his Belleville West (Ill.) High School teammates were on the bus heading to Peoria for the state tournament. At the same time, Wright State was playing...

Posted: a day ago

On the bus ride to play two of the biggest games of his life, Malachi Smith had his mind – and his eyes – on another team. It was Thursday afternoon, March 15, and Smith and his Belleville West (Ill.) High School teammates were on the bus heading to Peoria for the state tournament. At the same time, Wright State was playing...
Wright State in no hurry to fill scholarship vacancies
 The biggest weakness for the Wright State basketball team during a successful, championship season was depth, and it’s something that could be in play again in 2018-19. The Raiders have two open scholarships after releasing incoming freshman Jeremiah Davenport from his letter of intent and allowing redshirt sophomore Everett Winchester...

Posted: a day ago

The biggest weakness for the Wright State basketball team during a successful, championship season was depth, and it’s something that could be in play again in 2018-19. The Raiders have two open scholarships after releasing incoming freshman Jeremiah Davenport from his letter of intent and allowing redshirt sophomore Everett Winchester...
Reds look to extend one of their longest active win streaks
 The Cincinnati Reds will try to continue one of their longest active winning streaks tonight when they open a six-game homestand against the Detroit Tigers. The Reds have won three in a row against the Tigers, which is is their second longest active streak and could become their longest with a two-game streak. The Reds have won four in a...

Posted: a day ago

The Cincinnati Reds will try to continue one of their longest active winning streaks tonight when they open a six-game homestand against the Detroit Tigers. The Reds have won three in a row against the Tigers, which is is their second longest active streak and could become their longest with a two-game streak. The Reds have won four in a...
Year-by-year look at Bengals ranked in NFL Network’s Top 100
 The NFL Network will continue its countdown of the Top 100 players at 8 p.m. tonight, but the Cincinnati Bengals are not expected to have anyone else ranked. Defensive tackle Geno Atkins came in at No. 63, and wide receiver A.J. Green was No. 22. ›› Bengals rookie gets news he’s been waiting for This marks the third year...

Posted: 3 days ago

The NFL Network will continue its countdown of the Top 100 players at 8 p.m. tonight, but the Cincinnati Bengals are not expected to have anyone else ranked. Defensive tackle Geno Atkins came in at No. 63, and wide receiver A.J. Green was No. 22. ›› Bengals rookie gets news he’s been waiting for This marks the third year...
Cincinnati Bengals: Rookie Billy Price gets news he’s been waiting for
 Minutes after the Cincinnati Bengals drafted Billy Price in the first round with the 21st overall pick, the former Ohio center said he expected to be fully cleared by the start of training camp. Today, Price announced on Twitter he got the news he had been waiting for, writing “Fully cleared for football again” with the emjoi...

Posted: 3 days ago

Minutes after the Cincinnati Bengals drafted Billy Price in the first round with the 21st overall pick, the former Ohio center said he expected to be fully cleared by the start of training camp. Today, Price announced on Twitter he got the news he had been waiting for, writing “Fully cleared for football again” with the emjoi...
Cincinnati Bengals: 5 takeaways from the offseason program
 The Cincinnati Bengals wrapped up their offseason program Thursday with the conclusion of the mandatory minicamp. The next time they’ll be together will be for the start of training camp July 26. There was a lot to like about what the Bengals showed in voluntary OTAs and the minicamp. Quarterback Andy Dalton has looked sharp, 2017 first-round...

Posted: 4 days ago

The Cincinnati Bengals wrapped up their offseason program Thursday with the conclusion of the mandatory minicamp. The next time they’ll be together will be for the start of training camp July 26. There was a lot to like about what the Bengals showed in voluntary OTAs and the minicamp. Quarterback Andy Dalton has looked sharp, 2017 first-round...
A.J. Green praises rookie WR after impressive minicamp
 If there was one consistent theme for the Cincinnati Bengals throughout their recently completed minicamp, it was rookie wide receiver Auden Tate making amazing catches. A seventh-round pick from Florida State, Tate quickly got the attention of a guy who knows a little something about making great catches. “Incredible,” Bengals...

Posted: 6 days ago

If there was one consistent theme for the Cincinnati Bengals throughout their recently completed minicamp, it was rookie wide receiver Auden Tate making amazing catches. A seventh-round pick from Florida State, Tate quickly got the attention of a guy who knows a little something about making great catches. “Incredible,” Bengals...