The time between now and the July 31 trade deadline may prove as consequential as any two weeks of the Reds multi-year rebuilding process. The team is close to being a contender. That seemed unimaginable in April. But we Reds fans now sense in our bones the wait is months, not years, for a team in […]

After a slow start that lingered through the month of May, the 2018 Reds offense has shifted into high gear. It has produced the third most runs in the National League. In June and July, our Reds have outscored the Red Sox, Yankees, Dodgers, Cubs, Brewers, even Cleveland. In fact, they’ve put more runs on […]

The Short Version: Jose Peraza breaks an all-time franchise record, but the Reds fall short in the final game of the first game. Despite the loss, the Reds will go into the All-Star break feeling pretty good about taking two of three in both St. Louis and Cleveland. Final R H E Cincinnati Reds (43-53) […]

Imagine a tall ladder. It’s full of people trying to get to the top.  There’s a guy toward the middle, but he’s slipping down, rung by rung. This struggling guy, let’s call him Louis. Below Louis is another guy climbing up. We’ll name him Red. Imagine Red working his way relentlessly up the ladder. As […]

The Short Version: The Reds beat up on the St. Louis Cardinals, and that’s always a fun way to spend your Friday evening. Final R H E Cincinnati Reds (42-52) 9 14 0 St. Louis Cardinals (47-45) 1 4 0 W: Harvey (5-5) L: Martinez (6-5) FanGraphs Win Probability | Box Score The Good –Another […]

On the heels of their incredible ninth inning comeback last night, the Reds hope to get out the brooms tonight and sweep the Indians into Lake Erie in the series final. Same Bat Time; Same Bat Channel (7:10pm Eastern Fox Sports Ohio). Starting Pitchers Tonight will feature another battle of right handers, Tyler Mahle for the Reds […]

The Short Version: Reds offense dominated by an All-Star pitcher for eight innings, but they scored seven runs in the top of the ninth — capped by a bases-clearing double from Joey Votto to grab the lead — and the Reds snatch victory from the jaws of defeat. Final R H E Cincinnati Reds (41-51) […]

Well, that was, um, fun. Somehow, the Reds are 9-2 in inter-league games.  Wins have been hard to come by in Cleveland. The Reds had only won two of their previous 18 games at Progressive Field. Tonight the Reds hit, pitched and fielded well. They are now 2-2 on the tough road trip and have […]

The Reds road show moves on to Cleveland tonight for the opening of a 3 game series which also begins the 2018 Ohio Cup. The Reds (39-51; 5-5 last 10) hope to reverse the bad karma of the final two games in Chicago which saw them morph a potential sweep into a series loss. The […]

The Short Version: Jim Riggleman’s Cincinnati Reds bungle and bunt their way to another come-from-ahead loss and drop a series to the Cubs that they easily could have swept. Baseball is fun! Final — 10 innings R H E Cincinnati Reds (39-51) 5 8 2 Chicago Cubs (51-36) 6 11 2 W: Farrell (3-3) L: […]

Methodical. That’s how I’d describe the Reds win over the Chicago Cubs, even though the score was close. The Reds are now 7-3 against the Cubs this year, winners of the last five match ups. The blustery Wrigley Field wind blowing back toward home plate created a favorable context for the pitchers. Scooter Gennett and […]

Make that a 4-3 home stand with a series win over the lowly Chicago White Sox. The Reds offense carried the load again, tonight slam-free with a bunch of singles and walks. The bullpen wasn’t dominant, but the end result was four shutout innings. The defense rebounded from a dreadful night yesterday. Reds are now […]