The Reds will be facing an uphill battle as they try to end their season-opening three game losing streak today.  They’ll start their second series of the 2018 season against a second straight National League powerhouse in the Chicago Cubs. The Cubbies come into the series with a 2-2 record, having split their season opening […]

A season ago, the Cubs lead the MLB in walks with 656 on their way to winning the World Series. Pitchers simply have to throw strikes to the Cubs, or they will take walks all day long. Pitchers cannot get by with tempting pitches outside of the zone very often. The first seven pitches that […]

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 Cincinnati Reds (29-47) continue their seven game homestand as they begin a three game series against the Chicago Cubs (48-26) tonight at 7:10. The Reds lost the first three games of the homestand against the Padres, but were able to get a 3-0 win yesterday in the series finale. The Cubs still hold a […]

It’s only May 9th, but the Cubs are already running away with the NL Central. The Cubs have won 7 straight games, and are already 7.5 games ahead of the second place Pirates. Speaking of the Pirates, they been playing great baseball against everyone other the Cubs. The Pirates are currently just 0.5 games out […]

A few weeks ago, I, along with eleven other baseball nuts, created a dynasty fantasy baseball league meant to last for five years. Now, the idea behind the league was to draft once and never again. It would be a dynasty league in the truest sense of the word. I say this because a five-year […]

The Pittsburgh Pirates took three of four games in PNC Park over the weekend against the Cardinals, and cut the Cardinals lead in the NL Central down to 2.5 games at the all-star break. The Pirates won back-to-back games on Saturday and Sunday in extra innings, when they entered the bottom half of the inning […]

The Cincinnati Reds (27-32) will look to rebound from a 6-3 loss last night to the Chicago Cubs (32-26). The loss yesterday snapped the Reds four game winning streak. The Reds will play at a strange weekday start time of 4:05. Starting Pitchers Two pitchers with similar numbers so far in 2015 will meet on […]

The Pittsburgh Pirates continue to be hot, as they have won 13 of their last 16 games. They are however going to have a tough time chasing down the team with the best record in baseball, the St. Louis Cardinals. The Cardinals 38 wins are 4 more than any other team in the MLB. While […]

The Cincinnati Reds (63-68) will begin a three game series against the Chicago Cubs (58-72) on Tuesday night at Great American Ballpark. The Reds have dominated the Cubs of late. The Reds are 9-4 against the Cubs in 2014, and are 58-24 against the Cubs since 2010. As an interesting side note, the Reds are 1031-1029 […]

NL Central Power Rankings Week 18 *please note: all stats outside of team records only include games played through 8/2/14. 1. St. Louis Cardinals (last week: 2) 59-51, 2nd Place, 1.0 GB, 409 RS, 407 RA (+2) The Cardinals may have just gone 3-3 over the last week, but they now sit just one game behind Milwaukee. […]

NL Central Power Rankings Week 14 *please note: all stats outside of team records only include games played through 7/5/14. 1. Milwaukee Brewers (last week 1): 52-37, 1st Place, 393 RS, 362 RA (+31) The Brewers have lost 5 of their last 6 games, and their lead in the NL Central is down to just 4.5 […]