The Reds got off to a big start on Sunday afternoon. The first five Reds batters reached base, including a three-run homer from Joey Votto. The Reds forced Adam Wainwright to throw 45 pitches in the first inning, and it could have been even worse for Wainwright if not for an alert double play by […]

The Cincinnati Reds (26-30) square off tonight at 7:10 PM against the St. Louis Cardinals (26-29) in the second game of a four game series at GABP. The Reds had an exciting 4-2 comeback win last evening, courtesy of a big seventh inning. The Reds now find themselves just 3.0 games out of first place […]

If you said that the Chicago Cubs ran away with the NL Central in 2016, that would be a major understatement. The Cubs were so dominant in the NL Central in 2016 that they clinched the division on September 16th. That was the quickest the Cubs ever clinched a division. The Cubs 103 wins are […]

Robert Stephenson got off to a great start by retiring eight of the first nine batters he faced. His night turned around quickly however in the fourth inning. Stephenson gave up a couple of cheap singles and loaded the bases. That brought up Aledmys Diaz. Diaz was playing in his first game since his close […]

The Chicago Cubs have pushed their lead in the NL Central back up to 8.0 games after a series win over the Texas Rangers to begin the second half. The Cardinals and Pirates chances of winning the NL Central are growing slimmer, but both teams are right in the middle of the wild card race. […]

The Reds lost to the Cardinals 3-2 on Thursday evening, and are now 22-38 on the season. That was far from the biggest story on this night for the Reds. The Reds had the #2 overall pick in the MLB Draft, their highest pick since 1983. The Reds drafted 3B/INF Nick Senzel out of the […]

I am back covering the NL Central after a week off. I hope you can excuse me for missing last week, but I feel like getting married is a pretty decent excuse. Thanks to Steve for his very kind congratulatory post, and for all those who sent their best wishes. Our old friend Richard Fitch […]

The Cincinnati Reds (63-94) will look to end their 10-game losing streak on Wednesday night against the Chicago Cubs (92-65). The Cubs won the opening game of the series 4-1 last night. The Reds offense has collected just six hits in the last two games. Starting Pitchers Anthony DeSclafani will make his final start for […]

The Cardinals (12-5) continue to hold a solid lead in the NL Central, but they were given a major setback over the weekend. There are reports out that Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright is out for the season. Wainwright suffered an Achilles injury while batting on Saturday. The Cardinals are still probably the favorite in the division, […]

The Cubs top young prospect Addison Russell hit a three run double with two outs in the 5th inning, to lead the Cubs to a 5-2 win over the Reds. Today was just the fifth game in Russell’s young MLB career. The Cubs swept the Reds in the short two game series, and are now […]

All sunny skies today as the Reds (8-9) look to split this rain shortened series with the Cubs. There has been no word as of yet on when yesterday’s game will be made up, but the Cubs are in Cincinnati again July 20-22 and September 29 to October 1. STARTING PITCHERS All stats 2015 actuals […]

Hey, remember that time when we were talking about the St. Louis offense and how it’s not really all that great? Wasn’t that fun? Why don’t we all take a second to hold on to that feeling, because dissecting their pitching staff isn’t going to be nearly as encouraging. The Cardinals’ pitching staff is what […]