Bill Lack joined me this week to discuss the suddenly resurgent Cincinnati Reds, and dive into seven easy steps to ensure that the Reds are contenders in 2019. Is the Cincinnati front office listening? Music for this episode provided by Freekbass, a big Reds fan and a friend of Redleg Nation. http://traffic.libsyn.com/redlegnation/RNR_213.mp3 You can listen […]

I bring tidings of great joy to those of you who thought this Reds season had become a long and bitter struggle to strand less than the population of Cincinnati on base: Our fair city has returned to Family Feud. Those of you old enough to share glorious memories of the Apex Age of Western […]

It was the summer of 2013. Dusty Baker’s Cincinnati Reds won 90 games and qualified for the postseason for the third time in four seasons. In contrast, the Chicago Cubs finished 66-96, posting the second-worst record in baseball. The Cubs chose a third baseman out of the University of San Diego with the second pick […]

With six wins in their last eight games and a 21-21 record over the past 42, the Reds are playing the kind of baseball that fans with an optimistic outlook hoped for this year. The 7-24 start to the season can be attributed to the typical long injury list to start the season, particularly to […]

The Reds bullpen has been good recently. In fact, it’s been very good. After struggling in April through the mercifully short lived Gallardo/Quackenbush Era, and a return to health for Michael Lorenzen and David Hernandez, the Reds relief corp has quickly become one of the best in the game. In the month of May, the […]

Despite the recent series against the Detroit Tigers in which he went 4-for-7 with a home run and three RBI, left fielder Adam Duvall has struggled mightily this season. In 2018, he’s hit .199/.282/.416 with 12 home runs, 41 RBI, 21 runs scored, 25 walks, and 67 strikeouts. Duvall has never been a player that […]

The team leader right now in plate appearances is Joey Votto – as it should be – but coming in at number two on the team is Jose Peraza. It’s been a wild ride getting there – after being acquired from the Dodgers after the 2015 season, Peraza represented the Future of the Middle Infield™ […]

My fajitas took a bit longer to prepare than expected. By the time I had finished my lunch and settled in for the Reds game exactly eight minutes after it had started, Tyler Mahle had thrown 15 pitches. One had left the yard. 1-0 Tigers. Welcome to Reds baseball, where it feels like the hope […]

The Short Version: Billy Hamilton had another of his Billy Days, Eugenio Suarez homers again, Joey Votto drives in two runs, and the Reds salvage a game of the series in Pittsburgh. Final R H E Cincinnati Reds (26-45) 8 13 0 Pittsburgh Pirates (35-36) 6 11 0 W: DeSclafani (2-1) L: Musgrove (2-2) S: […]

After an uninspiring loss on Saturday, the Reds (25-45) are back at it again on Father’s Day to try salvaging one win from their three-game series against the Pirates (35-35). First pitch is set for 1:05 p.m. ET in PNC Park. Starting Pitchers Name IP ERA xFIP K% BB% Anthony DeSclafani 10.0 5.40 3.40 24.4% […]

The Short Version: Reds lose. Again. But at least Brandon Dixon hit his first MLB homer. That was fun for him, one would imagine. Final R H E Cincinnati Reds (25-45) 2 7 0 Pittsburgh Pirates (35-35) 6 10 1 W: Nova (4-5) L: Castillo (4-8) FanGraphs Win Probability | Box Score The Good –Jesse […]

Football is often called a “game of inches,” and last night, we all saw how baseball can be, too. Although the Reds (25-44) had plenty of chances to score more than two runs, they were still on the verge of tying the game in the ninth inning with Billy Hamilton on second base and Joey […]