Tonight there is more late night baseball for those of us in the eastern time zone as the Reds (14-27, 5th place NL Central) ride their 6 game winning streak up the left coast to San Francisco to open a 3 game set with the Giants (20-21, 3rd place NL West) at AT&T Park. Game […]

Two Reds players offer an excellent lesson for how variance in defense and luck can dramatically skew batting statistics. Scooter Gennett is having a terrific season. In fact, he was named the NL Player of the Week today for last week’s performance. On the other hand, Adam Duvall is struggling at the plate. In 2018, […]

I’ll begin with a confession: Twice in the past 27 years, I actually considered becoming a Dodgers fan. The first time was as a 13-year-old in November of 1991, when Eric Davis was traded. As I touched on this in my introductory Redleg Nation column last year, I’ll let cut and paste do their jobs: […]

If you Google “nick senzel vertigo,” the search engine will return 5,660 results in 0.52 seconds, with the first reading “Vertigo behind him, Nick Senzel ready to help the Cincinnati Reds.” The headline gives false promise, talking about Senzel’s first bout of vertigo, not this current second iteration. For up-to-date information, it only takes looking […]

As you probably know, Triumph Books has released The Big 50: Cincinnati Reds: The Men and Moments that Made the Cincinnati Reds, by Chad Dotson and Chris Garber. [Available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and in all the finest bookstores.] The book covers the 50 men and moments that made the Reds the Reds. But even […]

My latest for Cincinnati Magazine: As the Reds continue to sink further into the abyss, no player has been more emblematic of the team’s current struggles than leftfielder Adam Duvall. Duvall is tied for the team lead in home runs (5), but otherwise the season has been a disaster. Coming into Monday’s game against New […]

The Short Version: The Reds ride Luis Castillo’s right arm and home runs from Eugenio Suarez and Joey Votto to their sixth straight victory. It’s a four-game sweep of the Dodgers in Los Angeles! The Reds continue to be undefeated in the Matt Harvey Era. Final R H E Cincinnati Reds (14-27) 5 9 2 […]

Last night, the Reds won a series at Dodger Stadium for the first time since 2011. This afternoon, this juggernaut of a team will go for a four game series sweep. First pitch is at 4:10 ET. Starting Pitchers Pitcher IP ERA xFIP K% BB% Luis Castillo 40.1 6.87 3.85 21.2% 8.4% Rich Hill 19.0 […]

I was able to catch the Dayton Dragons on their far western swing in the Midwest League when they took on the Burlington Bees last week. This Dayton team — the Reds Class-A affiliate — has talent, but they’re streaky. They won nine games in a row at one point. Then they lost 8 in […]

The Cincinnati Reds have now won five consecutive games. The Reds fell behind early tonight, but Scott Schebler delivered a huge three run home run against his former team to turn a 3-1 deficit into a 4-3 lead. Every Reds starting position player collected a hit tonight. Homer Bailey wasn’t great, but he battled through […]

After Matt Harvey’s scintillating four inning performance Friday night, the Reds look to continue their 2018 dominance of the Los Angeles Dodgers tonight at 9:10 ET. Starting Pitchers Pitcher IP ERA xFIP K% BB% Homer Bailey 43.1 5.61 5.29 13.2% 6.9% Ross Stripling 23.1 1.93 4.22 24.0% 9.0% Homer Bailey’s last start against the Mets […]

Last night, I was in attendance for Robert Stephenson’s start in Louisville. In the first inning, Stephenson hit Edwin Espinal in the face, breaking his jaw. He also hit the first batter of the second inning and things got very tense for a while. And yet, he went 6 innings on 88 pitches, allowing 1 […]