Nothing would erase Friday night’s Milton-esque performance like two wins. The Reds (15-30) will play a doubleheader against the Cubs (23-18) at Great American Ball Park today to make up for a rainout on April 3. Game one begins at 1:10 p.m. ET, while first pitch for game two is set for 7:10 p.m. ET, […]

Last month I discussed what a starting pitching rotation needs to accomplish to successfully complete its role. The conclusion of the post was that the future of the Reds rotation was in the hands of their young arms. If you missed that post or want to refresh your memory, you can read it here. Today let’s take […]

Doug Gray joined me for an optimistic and ebullient episode of Redleg Nation Radio, as we reflected on the fact that the Reds actually won 7 out of 9 games, including a beautiful West Coast road trip. Seriously, this is a thing that actually happened. We also discussed what the Reds should do with Homer […]

The Short Version: The Reds lost. But they’ve split the season series with the Chicago Cubs so far. That’s something, right? Final R H E Chicago Cubs (23-18) 8 15 0 Cincinnati Reds (15-30) 1 2 1 W: Lester (4-1) L: Bailey (1-6) FanGraphs Win Probability | Box Score The Good –Nope. The Bad –Everything. […]

The Cincinnati Reds (15-29) will look to continue their 2018 dominance of the Chicago Cubs (22-18) this weekend in Great American Ball Park. Despite their poor overall record, the Reds have eviscerated their division foes, going undefeated against the NL Central favorites this year. The two teams will meet for four games in three days, […]

By the time you’re reading this, I will have had my college degree conferred, thrown the cap, and taken pictures ad nauseum. In other words, currently I’m probably napping because 7 a.m. is just too early for a college student. Now, before continuing, I would like to apologize for that opening a) if it made […]

Which one of these is not like the other? It’s a list of the current Reds bullpen pitchers sorted by the statistic of strikeout percentage minus walk percentage (K%-BB%) for the 2018 season. I included the major league average for relief pitchers to provide context. Why focus on strikeouts and walks? Here’s a succinct explanation offered […]

Bear with me, kids. The school year is coming to a close an my eyes are about to bleed from the grading. Fortunately, I have a thermos full of student tears to sustain me, but my brain is just about melted, so this might be a little brief and/or wacky. By the time people read […]

The Reds recently released OF Tyler Goeddel who was hitting .229/.326/.349/.676 at AAA Louisville. The 25 year old hit .277/.352/.361/.713 for the Bats last season. The Reds also released RH RP Ben Rowen who had a 9.28 ERA over 10.2 IP for the Bats this season. The 29 year old reliever was signed to a […]

Don’t look now (or maybe, yes, do look) the Cincinnati Reds went 5-2 on the dreaded West coast road trip. That’s good for any team, but great for one that limped out of April with a 7-22 record. The good guys have won 7 of the last 9.  The team has an off day on […]

The Reds meet the Giants at 3:45ET this afternoon to wrap up their 7 game west coast swing. They will be looking to salvage a victory from this series after falling 5-3 to the Giants last night.  Here is Matt Habel’s RLN recap of that action. Let’s hope the guys get the job done today because a […]

The Harvey effect is real. Since acquiring Matt Harvey from the Mets on May 8th the Reds have won 6 of 7 games. They just recently had their longest win streak of the season snapped and have looked like a completely different team than they did two weeks ago. Harvey’s pitching expertise has clearly rubbed […]