Strange night. The game was tied 2-2 at the start of the 6th inning and 9-2 at the end. Cleveland notched 18 hits and 2 intentional walks. In the 9th inning, relief pitcher Michael Lorenzen played right field and singled; and right fielder Brandon Dixon played relief pitcher and retired the top of the Cleveland lineup in […]

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 […]

Turns out the Cincinnati Reds can win baseball games against first-place teams with a starting lineup that includes Dilson Herrera, Phillip Ervin, Brandon Dixon and Curt Casali. The Reds have won the series against the Arizona Diamondbacks and go for the sweep tomorrow, with Luis Castillo on the mound, at 1:10 p.m. before hosting Cleveland […]

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 […]

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) […]

Despite the New York Mets losing record, chances were pretty good the Reds would have to play a good game tonight if they hoped to win with Noah Syndergaard on the mound. They didn’t. They’re now 6-11 in the second half.  I’m guessing there’s ever-growing room on the Jim Riggleman bandwagon now. Those national writers […]

The Short Version: Reds waste some good pitching, and drop a narrow contest against the Nationals. Final R H E Cincinnati Reds (49-63) 1 7 0 Washington Nationals (57-54) 2 8 0 W: Roark (6-12) L: Castillo (6-9) S: Herrera (3) FanGraphs Win Probability | Box Score The Good –Effective outing for Luis Castillo: 5.1 […]

Matt Harvey pitched for the Reds tonight instead of Robert Stephenson, Cody Reed or Lucas Sims. If it’s the case that the Reds couldn’t attract a decent offer for Harvey before the trade deadline, it’s hard to see that prospect improving much, if at all. How long will the Reds keep giving valuable rotation opportunities […]

The Short Version: Behind Anthony DeSclafani and Phillip Ervin, the Reds roll to a big victory in game one of today’s day-night doubleheader. Final R H E Cincinnati Reds (49-61) 7 13 0 Washington Nationals (55-54) 1 7 0 W: DeSclafani (5-3) L: Gonzalez (6-8) FanGraphs Win Probability | Box Score The Good –Outstanding start […]

Tonight’s game is rained out. Day-night double-header tomorrow. Still processing the terrible, horrible, no good news about Hunter Greene’s frayed right ulnar collateral ligament. Doesn’t always mean surgery. Anthony DeSclafani and Michael Lorenzen are clear and present examples where rehab alone was enough. But the injury often does require surgery, eventually. The kind named after […]

The Nationals swept the Reds to open the season. Since then, the Nats have won just three more games than the Reds and have a losing record. On Opening Day, Max Schurzer (6 IP, 0 ER) out-dueled Homer Bailey (6 IP, 1 ER). Tonight was a continuation of that dominance. The Reds have now lost […]