In the last game before the All-Star break, the Reds look to finish the unofficial first half of the season with a three game sweep of the Cardinals at Busch Stadium. First pitch is at 2:15 ET. If the Reds win today, their record will be 44-52 at the break. If they lose, the record will […]

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 […]

Tonight the Reds and Indians square off in middle game of the Cleveland portion of this year’s Ohio Cup. Things got a bit edgy for the Reds in the ninth inning last night but they held on for the win and will be looking to lock down  a series win and the opportunity to break […]

There have been numerous pitchers with sweeping breaking balls and blazing fastballs throughout baseball history. For those who love watching nasty pitching, there’s arguably no better time to be a fan of the game than now. Twenty different players have hit 100 mph on the radar gun this year (including the Reds’ own Tanner Rainey), […]

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 […]

Dick Williams has found a trade partner with whom he is apparently comfortable with in Andrew Friedman of the Los Angeles Dodgers. The two have agreed to three trades in the past calendar year, the most recent of which was the one sending Dylan Floro to the Dodgers for a couple of young arms in […]

Ugh. Why can’t I get a nice, easy, happy recap? Cubs 8, Reds 7 Box Score | Win Probability Good Things that Are Good –Joey Votto, Scooter Gennett, and Eugenio Suarez did exactly what you want them to do every day. the heart of the order was 6-12 with a homer and 3 walks. Too […]

The Chicago White Sox looked like a decent team for a good while tonight. They had mustered enough hitting and pitching to lead the Reds 3-1 heading into the bottom of the 8th. Eventually they played to form, both on the mound and in the field, coughing up the lead. Somehow, Chris Volstad (5.10 FIP) […]

Isn’t it funny how quickly things can change? In the sports world, we fans have a tendency to put each game and each decision under a microscope. A bad month means the Reds are failing in their attempt to rebuild. Another loss and another weird decision lead us to question the organization and their leadership. […]

No aspect of baseball through its history has changed more than pitching. Underhand to overhand. Soft toss to max velocity. Adding a mound and rubber. The introduction of players who were pitching specialists. Then relievers. Relievers used for fewer than three outs. For exactly three outs. Firemen and the disappearance of firemen. Measuring pitch speed and […]

No four-game sweep for the Reds this series. The back part of the Brewers bullpen is tough and the Reds didn’t even face Josh Hader. Eric Thames hits a lot of home runs against the Reds. The Reds are 1-6 against Milwaukee this year.  Worth noting: The Reds have played 81 games. They’ve reached the […]