The Boston Red Sox you knew back in October 2013 are no more. For that matter, the Sox of May 2014 are no more either. They are undergoing an extreme makeover. A face lift, if you will. For starters (pun intended), gone is Jon Lester and John Lachey. Jonny Gomes’ beard left for Oakland. The […]

It’s the Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame induction weekend. Ken Griffey Jr., Dave Parker, Ron Oester and the late Jake Beckley will be inducted as the newest members of Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame. The Reds have activities planned for every day of the series. Find the full list here: Schedule of events for Reds […]

Cincinnati and Cleveland play a four-game series in a battle for bragging rights in Ohio and post-season relevance. The first two games will be played at Progressive Field (an ironic name given the team’s logo) and the third and fourth games are at Great American Ball Park. The Cincinnati-Cleveland series has ended in a tie […]

Hello Reds’ fans. Starting today, our erstwhile club contenders will cast a line and try to hook as many wins as possible in a four game series with the Marlins of Miami. The clubs enter the series with identical records of 53-54 and playoff chances that could dwindle like raindrops in the sea depending on the […]

The 52-52 Cincinnati Reds host the 45-60 Arizona Diamondbacks for a 3-game series beginning tonight at Great American Ballpark. Just as they did two months ago, the Diamondbacks still have the worst run differential in the National League. Their .429 winning percentage is just a bit better than the .400 record they had in May. […]

The Washington Nationals are 55-44 and in first place in the NL East with a one game lead over the Atlanta Braves. They are 4-2 since the All-Star break and coming off a 2-1 mile-high series win against the Rockies. The Cincinnati Reds are not these things. The Reds did win the May series against […]

It’s time to get the bad taste of that last series out of our mouths. What better way to do that then to kick back with a cold one from Shotz Brewery in Milwaukee for a three game series against the division leading Brewers.

The Reds have won 7 of 10 against the Brewers this year, most recently taking two out of three over the 4th of July weekend. Milwaukee has only won two of the 10 games played since leaving Cincinnati. The Reds have gone 6-5 in that same span, picking up 3.5 games on first place.

As Nick Kirby laid out in his weekly Central Intelligence report, everyone else in the division has been winning, too. The Cardinals are tied with the Brewers for first place, while Pittsburgh is in second place and just 1.5 games back.

WHERE TO WATCH
In the Cincinnati market, all three games will be on FOX Sports Ohio. Fox Sports Wisconsin will have the Monday and Tuesday night games. Wednesday afternoon’s game will also be on MLB Network.

OFFENSE
The Brewers have been employing essentially the same lineup that we’ve seen this season and are ranked second in the National League in runs scored. Even during their latest 10-game slide, they are averaging over 4 runs per game. Over the 4th of July weekend, the Reds pitching held the Brewers to just 5 total runs.

Carlos Gomez has been bumped up to leadoff from his cleanup spot in the order.

1. Carlos Gomez (R) CF
2. Scooter Gennett (L) 2B
3. Ryan Braun (R) RF
4. Aramis Ramirez (R) 3B
6. Khris Davis (R) LF
7. Lyle Overbay (L) 1B
8. Jean Segura (R) SS
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