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 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 […]

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 […]

The Short Version: Sal Romano surrendered six runs in the first two innings, and the game was over at that point. Fun, right? Final R H E Cleveland Indians (68-51) 8 10 0 Cincinnati Reds (52-68) 1 5 0 W: Kluber (15-6) L: Romano (7-10) FanGraphs Win Probability | Box Score Chad DotsonBlame Chad for […]

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 […]

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 […]

Bill Lack and I got together again for Bill’s 101st appearance on the Redleg Nation Radio podcast and, once again, we had entirely too much fun. This week’s discussion: Robert Stephenson’s hard head collides with the new “Winning Culture” of the Cincinnati Reds. Music for this episode provided by Freekbass, a big Reds fan and […]

The Short Version: Robert Stephenson and the rest of these jokers walked 11 Mets hitters, and the Reds embarrassed themselves in the final game of this series in New York. Final R H E Cincinnati Reds (50-65) 0 7 1 New York Mets (47-65) 8 8 1 W: deGrom (6-7) L: Stephenson (0-1) FanGraphs Win […]

The Short Version: Sal Romano and the Reds pitchers hold the Mets to four hits, while Phillip Ervin and Scooter Gennett lead the Reds offense in a 6-1 win in New York. Final R H E Cincinnati Reds (50-64) 6 10 0 New York Mets (46-65) 1 4 0 W: Romano (7-9) L: Vargas (2-8) […]

My latest for Cincinnati Magazine: Recently, The Athletic published a poll of big league players on a variety of topics. It was mostly just an entertaining piece of light-hearted All-Star break content, but the final question in the poll reminded me of something I’ve been asking myself: Aside from Shohei Ohtani, which pitcher could make […]