Strange night. The game was tied 2-2 at the start of the 6th inning and 9-2 at the end. Cleveland notched 18 hits and 2 intentional walks. In the 9th inning, relief pitcher Michael Lorenzen played right field and singled; and right fielder Brandon Dixon played relief pitcher and retired the top of the Cleveland lineup in […]

The 2018 battle for the Ohio Cup resumes tonight at GABP as the Reds (52-66; 4-6 last 10) meet the Indians (66-51; 7-3 last 10) in the first game of a 3 game set. The Reds took 2 of 3 from the Indians in Cleveland back in July and need to at least repeat that […]

Here’s my latest piece for Cincinnati Magazine. You’ve all heard the curious statement by Reds’ president of baseball operations Dick Williams about the “winning culture” around the Reds. I have a little different response to that quote, and that’s the focus of this week’s column. Here’s the conclusion: And management needs to be doing everything […]

The Short Version: Arizona longballs doomed the Reds in Sunday’s series finale, but the Reds still won two of three. So that’s not bad. Final R H E Arizona Diamondbacks (65-54) 9 10 1 Cincinnati Reds (52-66) 2 7 0 W: Godley (13-6) L: Castillo (6-10) FanGraphs Win Probability | Box Score The Good –Jose […]

Can the Reds (52-65) just play first-place teams the rest of the season? The team pulled off a come-from-behind victory last night on the heels of another strong pitching performance to win the series over the Diamondbacks (64-54). Per Nick Kirby, Cincinnati is now 22-12 against teams atop their respective divisions since May 10. The […]

He will never go down as a great Reds pitcher and he was never on a World Series championship team, but Tony Cloninger will always be remembered as a power pitcher, a power hitter, and as a guy who always wanted to take the ball and pitch. Cloninger pitched for the Reds briefly -— from […]

Turns out the Cincinnati Reds can win baseball games against first-place teams with a starting lineup that includes Dilson Herrera, Phillip Ervin, Brandon Dixon and Curt Casali. The Reds have won the series against the Arizona Diamondbacks and go for the sweep tomorrow, with Luis Castillo on the mound, at 1:10 p.m. before hosting Cleveland […]

Returning home proved to be just the ticket for the Reds (51-65) last night, as they pulled off an impressive shutout victory over the first-place Diamondbacks (64-53). It was a much-needed pitching performance after several duds during the nine-game road trip. Tonight, the club will try to keep building some momentum when it sends its […]

Seeing Corky Miller in a Louisville uniform at Slugger Field isn’t unusual. After all, the former Reds catcher is the de facto “Mayor of Louisville,” as Sean Casey is in Cincinnati. But on Saturday night a couple of weeks ago, it was a special evening for Louisville baseball fans. Two numbers were retired in a […]

The Short Version: The Redlegs returned home and shut out the Arizona Diamondbacks behind a sterling performance from Anthony DeSclafani. Final R H E Arizona Diamondbacks (64-53) 0 5 1 Cincinnati Reds (51-65) 3 9 0 W: DeSclafani (6-3) L: Buchholz (5-2) S: Iglesias (22) FanGraphs Win Probability | Box Score The Good –Outstanding work […]

The Reds (50-65) will undoubtedly be glad to return home this evening after a rough nine-game road trip that saw them go 2-7. Optimism has dwindled lately in Redsland after riding into the All-Star break on a high note, particularly when it comes to the starting rotation. The group made some strides from May onward […]

Another year, another sub-optimal season for Billy Hamilton at the plate. Hamilton, who owns the most plate appearances of all the Reds outfielders, is having the fourth worst offensive season among qualified players with a wRC+ of 64. His sub .300 OBP has seemingly put an end to his days as a leadoff hitter. He’s […]