With another 90-loss season in the history books and no discernible improvement from the Reds’ pitching staff, the conversation surrounding the Reds for the next five months will center around trade rumors and free agent signings. But before those talks begin, it’s time to put a bow on the 2018 campaign and what we learned […]

The 66-94 Reds host the 81-78 Pirates in this season’s penultimate game at Great American Ball Park today at 4:10 Eastern time. In this series of season-ending game previews, we took a look at what we’ve learned this year about the position players on Friday. Tomorrow we’ll review what we’ve learned this year about the […]

The Short Story: Anthony Desclafani allowed 3 runs through 5 innings; but, a 2 run home run by Eugenio Suarez had the Reds in the game. Then in the sixth inning, Wandy Peralta loaded the bases with no outs; and when the dust cleared, the Pirates had added 2 more runs. With the help of shaky […]

The Reds under Bryan Price began the season 3-15. That team played without Anthony DeSclafani, David Hernandez, Michael Lorenzen, Eugenio Suarez, Scott Schebler and Matt Harvey. They were the Reds of Gallardo and Gossington. Price was fired. With tonight’s loss to the lowly Kansas City Royals, Jim Riggleman’s Reds may finish the season 3-13.   Don’t […]

Final R H E Cincinnati Reds (66-91) 0 4 2 Miami Marlins (62-93) 6 14 0 W: Trevor Richards (4-9)  L: Michael Lorenzen (3-2) FanGraphs Win Probability | Box Score | Game Thread | Statcast Twelve. That’s the number of runs the Reds have scored in their last 10 games. The club continued its end-of-season spiral on Sunday, dropping its third straight game […]

The Short Version: Four consecutive years with at least 90 losses. Go Reds? Final R H E Cincinnati Reds (66-90) 1 6 2 Miami Marlins (61-93) 5 7 0 W: Urena (8-12) L: DeSclafani (7-7) S: Steckenrider (5) FanGraphs Win Probability | Box Score The Good –Gabby Guerrero hit his first big league home run […]

The Reds (66-89) try to revive the offense against the Marlins (60-93) in game three of this series at Marlins Park tonight. First pitch will be at 7:10 ET. Against his former team, Anthony DeSclafani looks to continue what Luis Castillo did in his brilliant 8.1 inning pitching performance yesterday. Starting Pitchers Pitcher IP ERA […]

In a season that likely will see the Cincinnati Reds lose 90 games for the fourth time in a row, many will look at 2018 and see a lost year. But if you paid close enough attention, it’s easy to find some good things that came from a team mired in last place. 1). In […]

Way back at the beginning of this fateful season, when some of us were convinced the Reds could sneak into the playoffs, I decided to make some predictions. My crystal ball was full of optimism, hopeful that young players could step forward and that the front office would do something, anything that made sense. I […]

The Short Version: Why isn’t this season over yet? Final R H E Cincinnati Reds (64-87) 0 8 2 Milwaukee Brewers (86-65) 8 11 0 W: Miley (5-2) L: DeSclafani (7-6) FanGraphs Win Probability | Box Score The Good hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahah The Bad –Anthony DeSclafani wasn’t particularly sharp, but he entered the fifth inning having allowed […]

Having made the 100 mile trip north up the west  shore of Lake Michigan from Chicago to Milwaukee, the Reds take on the Brewers in the first  game of a three game set tonight. The Brewers (85-65) hold the #1 position in the NL wildcard chase 3 games clear of the Dodgers and Cardinals who […]

Before getting into the meat of this recap, a short story in four parts: I sit down in front of the TV with the Reds game about to start. I open my computer with three tabs: WordPress (this recap), Fangraphs (light reading and stat work), and Twitter (because of course). Anthony DeSclafani mows down the […]