Narratives separated by eight months: February 2017: The Reds finished 68-94 last season, fifth place in the National League Central division. The club’s starting rotation enters 2017 with considerable uncertainty: (1) veteran pitcher who didn’t pitch until June, but who started every turn afterward; (2) quality veteran who was injured last season, hopes to return […]

A series of minor transactions were announced by the Reds today, beginning with pitcher Luke Farrell, who has been claimed by the Chicago Cubs off waivers: RHP Luke Farrell has been claimed off waivers by the Cubs. The #Reds 40-man roster is currently at 36 players. — Cincinnati Reds (@Reds) October 4, 2017 The Reds […]

The Short Version: In the penultimate game of the 2017 season, the Reds laid yet another egg. Please let this season end soon. Please? Final R H E Cincinnati Reds (67-94) 0 8 1 Chicago Cubs (92-69) 9 10 0 W: Lester (13-8) L: Stephens (2-1) FanGraphs Win Probability | Box Score The Good –The […]

One of the most intriguing aspects of sports is surprise performances: major upsets, and individuals and teams performing at a level higher than predicted or ever before seen. One reason they actually play the games is because of the variables in human athletic performance. Clearly one of the amazing and heartwarming stories of this otherwise […]

The Short Version: Reds waste Scooter Gennett’s fourth grand slam of the season — and perfect relief work by the home team — and allow the Red Sox to come back for a 5-4 win. Final R H E Boston Red Sox (89-64) 5 6 0 Cincinnati Reds (66-88) 4 9 1 W: Porcello (11-17) […]

The Reds had a chance to win two series in St. Louis for the first time in 27 years. The Reds won one in April, I promise. They still have a chance to take the season series against the Cardinals by winning one of the three games next week at GABP. It would be the […]

The Short Version: Big days at the plate by Tucker Barnhart and Zack Cozart, combined with a solid start from Sal Romano and effective relief from Jackson Stephens and Raisel Iglesias, result in a win that salvages one game from this series against New York. Final R H E Cincinnati Reds (62-82) 10 10 0 […]

Final R H E Milwaukee Brewers (72-67) 3 5 1 Cincinnati Reds (60-79) 9 11 0 W: Robert Stephenson (4-4)  L: Zach Davies (16-8)  SV: Raisel Iglesias (25) FanGraphs Win Probability | Box Score | Game Thread | Statcast When a club is out of playoff contention in September, playing the spoiler to other teams’ postseason chances is often all that’s left to […]

———————————- BREAKING NEWS (7 P.M. EST): BRYAN PRICE TO RETURN AS REDS MANAGER IN 2018, CINCINNATI.COM REPORTS ———————————– Prior to tonight’s middle game of a three-game series against the Pirates at PNC Park, the biggest Reds-related news didn’t happen in Pittsburgh. Nick Senzel will miss the rest of the 2017 season as he continues to […]

Final R H E Cincinnati Reds (58-77) 7 9 0 Pittsburgh Pirates (63-72) 3 7 1 W: Asher Wojciechowski (4-3)  L: Gerrit Cole (11-9) FanGraphs Win Probability | Box Score | Game Thread | Statcast Last Saturday, Gerrit Cole almost single-handedly beat the Reds by throwing seven shutout innings and hitting a solo homer for the only run of the game. That was […]

Holy cow. Another game against the Cubs tomorrow. Cincinnati Reds 3 • Chicago Cubs 9 || Box || Play Log || Statcast Asher Wojciechowski has been much better as a reliever than he has been a starter. The issue, a common one for pitchers, has been his lack of success with hitters the second and third time through lineups. A 30-second glance at […]

The Cincinnati Reds (53-73) are coming off a bullpen implosion last night to the Chicago Cubs (67-57). The Reds blew leads of 3-0 and 6-3 as the bullpen allowed all 13 runs after Homer Bailey exited early with an injury. The Reds offense continued to hold up their end of the bargain, as they have […]