Johnny Cueto was simply awesome as a Red. He had a great career here in Cincinnati. He pitched very well this year until the moment he got traded to the Kansas City Royals. Ever since the trade Cueto has been a different pitcher. Look at his stats below to see how bad he has been. What […]

Rookie Raisel Iglesias did something over the weekend that only 16 Reds pitchers had ever done before: strike out 13 or more batters in a single game. The names on that list of 16 pitchers are a veritable “Who’s Who” of the best pitchers in franchise history. The Reds have played approximately 16,000 games in the […]

The Reds’ pitching staff right now looks a lot different than it did on Opening Day. Johnny Cueto, Mike Leake, Jason Marquis and Kevin Gregg were here then but are gone now. The Reds have used 25 different pitchers this year as they tried to patch holes and stay competitive. The results have not been […]

There has been a lot of worry and consternation about the Reds’ all-rookie starting rotation, not only for the rest of this year but for next year too. It is possible Walt Jocketty will bring in a veteran starter or two over the winter to help bridge the gap until the multitude of young minor […]

As Reds fans we are all sad to see Johnny Cueto go to Kansas City. I feel he ranks right up there with Jose Rijo and Mario Soto as the best Reds pitchers I have seen in my lifetime. I thought it would be interesting to figure out where Cueto ranks among all the starting […]

Let’s take a statistical look at the five National League Central Division pitching staffs (should it be pitching staves?). The goal is to find out where the Reds stand in relation to the other teams in their division. W L SV BS ERA Cardinals 51 24 31 5 2.61 Pirates 42 33 25 7 2.91 […]

The Reds are not having a good season. The team has a lot of holes, many of them caused by injury. But the Reds do have some elite players. Joey Votto is a superstar. Todd Frazier is having an MVP type of season. Johnny Cueto has been a Cy Young caliber pitcher for several years now. […]

All Reds fans and most baseball fans in general are fully aware that Aroldis Chapman is the fastest pitcher in the game today, and perhaps in the game’s history. Let’s take a few minutes to map out the full extent of his dominance. We can’t say for sure that Chapman is the fastest pitcher in […]

Mike Leake has made ten starts so far in 2015. He began the season very well. After seven games his ERA stood at 2.36 with two wins and one loss on his record. Then something flipped and his performance nosedived. Over his last three starts Leake’s ERA ballooned to 12.86 and he lost all three games. […]

This week I will investigate the five pitchers in the current starting rotation. The goal is not only to evaluate how have they have performed so far, but also to predict how they will perform for the remainder of the season. To do this I will look at both their traditional stats and their more […]

Through the magic of MLB.tv I was watching the Brewers’ telecast of last night’s game with the Reds. They were not particularly happy about all the home runs the Reds were blasting out of Miller Park. I must confess I took pleasure from their distress. One of the nice things about watching the other team’s […]

Last week I discussed the types of pitches thrown by each member of the Reds’ starting rotation. This week I will go over the relievers. I described the various pitch types last week, including their movement and the grips pitchers use when throwing them. I will not go over that information again here this week, […]