New day, same old Robert Stephenson. Since being called up from Triple-A Louisville two weeks ago Robert Stephenson has pitched in two games for a total of 5 and 2/3 innings. In those games Stephenson has an ERA of 7.94 and a total of 9 walks. Yes, you read that correctly…9 walks. Stephenson has been […]

My latest column for Cincinnati Magazine explores whether Bob Castellini’s ownership team is meddling in the decisions of the baseball operations department: Last week, I opined thusly: Dick Williams is a smart guy. Reds general manager Nick Krall is smart. There is no reason to believe they don’t understand the perils of short-term decision-making at […]

The Short Version: Cincinnati rides a seven-run third inning and a strong start from Luis Castillo to a sweep of the San Francisco Giants at Great American Ball Park. Final R H E San Francisco Giants (61-64) 4 8 1 Cincinnati Reds (55-69) 11 17 2 W: Castillo (7-10) L: Suarez (4-9) FanGraphs Win Probability […]

The Reds (54-69) and Giants (61-63) get together for the final game of this series, as the Reds try to complete the three game sweep and win the season series. First pitch is at 1:10 ET. Starting Pitchers Pitcher IP ERA xFIP K% BB% Luis Castillo 126.2 5.04 3.92 22.3% 7.4% Andrew Suarez 116.2 4.40 […]

Short Version: Matt Harvey pitched 6.1 innings and allowed no runs. The Reds scored 5 runs in the first 5 innings and tacked on a couple of more in short  order to make it a relatively easy stroll until  a dicey 8th inning. Michael Lorenzen slammed the door in the 8th; and the Reds waltzed […]

After an intense pitching duel and a thrilling walk-off home run by Phillip Ervin in extra innings, the Reds (53-69) look to build off that momentum in the second game of the series tonight at GABP. First pitch will be at 7:10 ET. Starting Pitchers Pitcher IP ERA xFIP K% BB% Matt Harvey 111.0 5.19 […]

The Short Version: Reds get a strong start from Anthony DeSclafani, and the bullpen shut down the Giants long enough for Phillip Ervin to hit a walkoff home run in the 11th inning. Final — 11 innings R H E San Francisco Giants (61-62) 1 8 0 Cincinnati Reds (53-69) 2 11 0 W: Hernandez […]

The Reds (52-69) will look to end the four-game losing streak as they start a weekend series with the San Francisco Giants (61-61) tonight at Great American Ball Park. First pitch is at 7:10 ET. The Giants come to town trying to stay in the NL West race at 5.5 games back of first place. […]

Phillip Ervin (Photo by Doug Gray)

When Adam Duvall was traded at the deadline, and with Jesse Winker and Scott Schebler went on the DL with shoulder injuries, many fans thought the move would be an opportunity for Phillip Ervin to show the Reds if he can be a piece of the puzzle in the coming years. But Ervin has barely […]

Crosley Field was cramped, crumbling, and trapped in a disintegrating neighborhood, and both the Reds team and their fans were scrambling to enter the shiny round multipurpose stadium on the river. Great cheers arose when Pete Rose, Jr. swung a wrecking ball to bring the old girl down. In the rush to clear out, the […]

Jason Linden joined me again this week for a fun episode of Redleg Nation Radio. We began by discussing current news, answered a few Twitter questions, then asked whether ownership was meddling too much in baseball operations. Short answer: Yes. We were also joined this week by Jeff Fassero, the pitching coach for Cincinnati’s Triple-A […]

Recently, I did an extended interview with John Kiesewetter of WVXU about “The Big 50: The Men and Moments That Made the Cincinnati Reds,” the book that I wrote with Chris Garber. We talked about the book, of course, but also dove into Reds history. It was a lot of fun. Here’s John’s story about […]